Skylead (France) Wins (3rd Consecutive) Rookie Rumble #50 and AMD Rumble #44

Just a few days ago we saw the end of the penultimate Rookie Rumble contest of 2017. Rookie Rumble #50 spanned the months of November and December and featured 482 Rookie HWBOT members, all vying for a crown that once again belongs to Skylead from France. He makes his mark once again, taking his third consecutive Rumble win, plus his first AMD rumble win. Nice work sir! It’s not often that we see one overclocker take wins in both contests. Let’s take a look at each of the stages, the hardware being pushed and the scores being produced in a little detail.

Rookie Rumble #50: November 18th - December 9th, 2017 - First, a quick reminder about what the Rookie Rumble series all about. The central idea is to give Rookie, Novice and Apprentice-class HWBOT members 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 #50 of the contest was set up with three stages featuring the following benchmarks; Intel XTU, the classic SuperPi 1M and the GPUPI for CPU 1B benchmark. Let’s take a peek at each stage in a little more detail, starting with XTU.

Stage 1: Intel XTU - Interestingly we find that this round’s champion is not to be found in the top three of the Stage 1 leaderboard. Instead we find Skylead (France) in fourth place with a score of 477.5 marks per core (1,910 total) while klause (Germany) takes top spot with a score of 484.83 marks per core (2,909) using a Core i7 8700K ‘Coffee Lake’ processor which he pushed to a very impressive 5,260MHz (+42.16%). Not bad going at all. His motherboard of choice was the ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC) which was joined by a 32GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB CAS 15 DDR4 kit.

Read the full roundup of the Rookie Rumble #50 contest here on OC-ESPORTS.


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