Thursday, September 1st 2011

PowerColor and TechPowerup Present Pimp My Rig Contest

It's that time again, when bagging some rad graphics hardware is as easy as showing off your PC tuning skills and filling up a form in GPU-Z 0.5.5. PowerColor is back on board with us, and this time what we're giving away will come with the bragging rights of being perhaps the only people in the world to have it! Presenting, PowerColor and TechPowerUp Pimp my Rig Contest 2011!

You stand to win a rare, one of its kind PowerColor dual Radeon HD 6970 X2 prototype, which is designed by its makers to be one of the fastest, most tweakable graphics cards. There's just one prototype on the planet that's fully finished for the consumer, and you stand to win it! All you have to do is get the lowest possible 3DMark 03 score in default settings (of 3DMark), submit the validation link of your feat along with other details in the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab of GPU-Z 0.5.5. That's right, you don't need the fastest hardware to win this contest, just your skills.

That's not all! You can still leave things to Lady Luck. From the pool of valid entries, we will randomly pick one person, who will bag an awesome new PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 X2 dual-GPU graphics card! So there's simply no reason not to try!

For more information, download GPU-Z 0.5.5, and click on the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab. Good luck!
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191 Comments on PowerColor and TechPowerup Present Pimp My Rig Contest

#1
Arctucas
I do not believe it is possible to be below zero.

To the best of my limited knowledge, N/A means the test failed or did not complete.
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#2
Maban
I wasn't around to watch it so I have no idea whether it ran properly or not. With what I'm doing I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't.
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#3
uuuaaaaaa
Maban said:
Managed to get 0 FPS in a few tests. The first test must have been below 0 or something so it didn't count. http://screencast.com/t/NznmVyxJg
Nice run man! I'm struggling with the exact same problem. If you can get rid of the N/A on the first test you will win for sure. There is a certain amount of frames that need to be rendered in each game test in order to achieve a valid result. i got the exact same error, but on GT4, it only renders a single frame and the result on that test is listed as N/A.
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#4
Arctucas
uuuaaaaaa said:
If you can get rid of the N/A on the first test you will win for sure.
So, valid scores for only the four graphics tests are required to obtain a qualified score for the contest?

If that is the case, I have been wasting time trying to get scores for each and every test, including the sound tests.
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#5
Maban
The actual 3DMark score is just the GPU score. While CPU might affect the GPU tests, the CPU tests are NOT calculated into the final score. Whether PowerColor/W1zzard accepts entries without CPU scores, I don't know. And the other tests are just feature tests. After the GPU tests complete, you can simply press escape and submit.

CPU scores were not included in the final score until 3DMark06.
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#6
Arctucas
Maban said:
The actual 3DMark score is just the GPU score. While CPU might affect the GPU tests, the CPU tests are NOT calculated into the final score. Whether PowerColor/W1zzard accepts entries without CPU scores, I don't know. And the other tests are just feature tests. After the GPU tests complete, you can simply press escape and submit.

CPU scores were not included in the final score until 3DMark06.
OK, so I have been wasting my time.

But, as you say, we still need to know what is and what is not acceptable, since the rules are vague regarding that point.
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#7
uuuaaaaaa
Arctucas said:
So, valid scores for only the four graphics tests are required to obtain a qualified score for the contest?

If that is the case, I have been wasting time trying to get scores for each and every test, including the sound tests.
A valid score consists of valid runs on each of the game tests, at least
3d mark 2003 uses the scores of these 4 tests to calculate the final score, so i guess that we only need valid runs on those.
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#8
makaka
Conclusion

It is not hard to score 0 or 1 on this contest , it do not depend also on hardware , i managed to get 49 from a gtx 570 and 2600k .
http://xtupload.com/image-3FED_4E694638.jpg

tests really take too long to complete and it do not make sense to waste more time ,

Stuff here has first to clarifies what do the valid result stand for , i was also able to get a 0 in overall score (all test passed), i think getting too low will result in N/A in all score with overall of 0
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#9
uuuaaaaaa
makaka said:
It is not hard to score 0 or 1 on this contest , it do not depend also on hardware , i managed to get 49 from a gtx 570 and 2600k .
http://xtupload.com/image-3FED_4E694638.jpg

tests really take too long to complete and it do not make sense to waste more time ,

Stuff here has first to clarifies what do the valid result stand for , i was also able to get a 0 in overall score (all test passed), i think getting too low will result in N/A in all score with overall of 0
the rules have changed... i got a valid score of 5 without N/A on the game tests. Now you need to have every game test (GT1 to GT4) to have a numerical number on orb, or it won't count.
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#11
Darkrix
ok tested more if the game fps goes under 1 it dosent show it in the ORB.. so this is the lowest i can go .. now got 112 but only wings showed 1 others was missing from orb details showed
wings 1.2 battle 0.9 trilss lair 0.8 mother nature 0.9 and orb showed only the wings like i told..
damn shame,, well ill try to keep it so near 1.0 as i can so maby ill get some off from the 178..
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#12
Arctucas
Darkrix said:
http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6437257?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm03%2F6437257%3Fkey%3DyU8m3yYbbhQUAcr3vafkhUdqQfBMbc



178 marks every test at 1
alldone with default settings..
but i think its not enough for the grand prize tho..

its done with laptop..
with some funny things going oon with it..
:D
I thought I might point out, according to section 4 of the rules;

All desktop systems are welcome to submit their entry (no notebooks, netboooks, tablets or other such portable systems).
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#15
Dapixelassassin
Crashed said:
It is silly that notebooks are baned. Could you tell me WHY?:wtf::shadedshu
No...it is not. It is there rules. You must have a desktop GPU to win/enter
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