Sunday, August 18th 2013

HWBot No Longer Accepts Record Submissions from Windows 8

HWBot announced that it no longer accepts benchmark record submissions from PCs running Windows 8. It discovered that the way Windows 8 handles real-time clock (RTC), compromises the veracity of benchmark results. HWBot announced that is looking into possible solutions for the problem, and till such a time, it won't accept benchmark result submissions from Windows 8 PCs. This decision could affect leaderboards and records set using Windows 8 benches, and could greatly stunt adoption of the operating system among the professional overclocking community. A statement by HWBot reads;
As the result of weekend-time research, the HWBOT staff has decided to invalidate all benchmark records established with the Windows8 operating system. Due to severe validity problems with the Windows8 real time clock ("RTC"), benchmarks results achieved with Windows8 cannot be trusted. The main problem lies with the RTC being affected when over- or underclocking under the operating system. The operating system uses the RTC as reference clock, and benchmarks use it to reference (benchmark) time.
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81 Comments on HWBot No Longer Accepts Record Submissions from Windows 8

#1
erocker
Senior Moderator
Hi everyone! Some reminders...

1. Keep on topic.

2. Keep your foul language off this forum.

3. Have a great day!

Thank you! :toast:
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#2
xvi
riffraffy said:
Maybe it would not be a problem if it's accurately wrong , just add or subtract ...or not .
If it can be predicted, the scores might be able to be adjusted, but that's a bit like someone winning a race and then saying "We'll just measure your legs to adjust your final time" and then taking the medal back. Slightly unfair and not precise enough for benchmarks.
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#3
Nabarun
xvi said:
If it can be predicted, the scores might be able to be adjusted, but that's a bit like someone winning a race and then saying "We'll just measure your legs to adjust your final time" and then taking the medal back. Slightly unfair and not precise enough for benchmarks.
I think it's more like using steroids to win the race.
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#4
EarthDog
Nabarun said:
I think it's more like using steroids to win the race.
Sort of...

Bottom line is, its no big deal. Its so easy to fudge. For example, lower the bclk, run a bench, raise bclk and mutli to match. So say you can't get a bench to run at 5.5GHz but can capture SS there, but can run it at 5.2Ghz. Lower the bclk, run it, then back up to 5.5 with 5.5Ghz type scores.
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#5
erocker
Senior Moderator
Nabarun said:
I think it's more like using steroids to win the race.
You have 14 posts in this thread and have been the cause of the thread going of topic on a couple occasions. I think that is plenty to get your point across. Time to let others discuss the actual topic.

Thank you.
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#6
Nabarun
OK, I"ll shut up now. :P
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