Round #44 of the Rookie rumble series on OC-ESPORTS finished up last week and saw US Overclocker DeanoMax take his third consecutive win of the season. Meanwhile the third edition of the AMD-centric Rookie Ryzen Rumble featured a win for Germany’s Pingo. Let’s take a look at all the submissions from both Rookie contests in a little detail.
Rookie Rumble #44: May 6th to 27th, 2017
First a quick overview of what the contest is all about. The Rookie Rumble contest is designed to give Rookie, Novice and Apprentice-class Overclockers a place where they can compete against each other on a level playing field. For this reason Enthusiast, Extreme and Elite Overclockers are not eligible to compete. Round #44 of the contest was set up with three stages featuring the following benchmarks; Intel XTU, Geekbench 4 Multi-Core and SuperPi 1M.
Stage 1: Intel XTU
As with all Rookie Rumble contests, Stage 1 is all about the popular Intel XTU benchmark, a favorite with Rookie Overclockers because of its simplified GUI and integrated submission process. One interesting quirk about XTU stage of this contest is that the eventual score produced by the benchmark is divided by the number of cores present on the CPU used, a fact that tends to favor dual-core processors.
At the end of Round #44 we find that DeanoMax has claimed a stage win with an XTU score of 962 marks (481.00 per core) using an Intel Core i3 7350K clocked at 5,252MHZ, a pretty impressive +25.05% beyond stock settings. Other rig features include a GTX 1060 at stock and an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard.
Read the full round up article here on OC-ESPORTS which also includes Rookie Ryzen Rumble #3 contest and this month’s lucky prize winner.