The GIGABYTE Master Your Ryzen Contest is only four days away from reaching its conclusion. With that in mind let’s look at the overclockers that currently sit at the top of both Extreme and Ambient tables in a contest where $3,000 USD in great hardware prizes is at stake. The contest is in fact the fourth contest of the GIGABYTE OC Season and is centered around the new and exciting AMD Ryzen platform processor series with two distinct categories that are designed to attract overclockers that span Rookie to Elite League members.
Ryzen 5 Ambient – Let’s kick off with the Ambient portion of the contest which invites Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast league members to compete on the latest Ryzen 5 processors using ambient cooling only. At the top of the table we find yosarianilives, a US-based Enthusiast overclocker who belongs to the /r/overclocking team. Right now he looks to be almost untouchable, taking maximum points with top scores in all three stages.
In Stage 1 he leads with a processor frequency score of 4,375MHz (+21.54%) using a Ryzen 5 1600X and a GIGABYTE AORUS AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard. In Stage 2 he sits atop the table with a score of 37.84 fps in the HWBOT x265 Benchmark (1080p), pushing a Ryzen 5 1600X 4,148MHz (+15.22%). In Stage 2 and the GPUPI for CPU - 1B benchmark he leads with a score of 3min 41sec 933ms with his 1600X CPU clocked at 4,250MHz (+18.06%). His closest rivals on the table are the UK’s Infuriare and Indonesian Gang-guan.
Ryzen 7 Extreme – Although there are no restrictions as regards to who may compete, the Ryzen 7 Extreme segment is designed for Extreme and Elite overclockers with a thirst for LN2. At the top of the table we currently find Chilean overclocker Samsarulz who has now taken the lead from US OC master FUGGER.
In Stage 1 however we find macsbeach98 using an AORUS AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard to push a Ryzen 7 1800X to 5,129MHz (+42.48%). Samsarulz Sits in second with a frequency of 5,113.31MHz. FUGGER is first in Stage 2 with a score of 53.06 fps in the x265 Benchmark (1080p) . Mus1mus from the Philippines is second while Samsarulz is third. In Stage 3 we find Samsarulz in control with a GPUPI for CPU 1B run in 2min 28sec 937ms. This was done using an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X clocked at 4,783MHz (+32.87%).
There is clearly still a great deal to play for in this contest, which comes to a close at the end of this weekend. If you have a talent for pushing AMD Ryzen processors, there’s still time for you get involved. Make sure to check out the Master Your Ryzen 5 Ambient contest here and the Ryzen 7 Extreme contest page here.