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PowerColor and TechPowerup Present Pimp My Rig Contest

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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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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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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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<SNIP>If you can get rid of the N/A on the first test you will win for sure. <SNIP>
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6437257?show_ads=true&page=/3dm03/6437257?key=yU8m3yYbbhQUAcr3vafkhUdqQfBMbc



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..
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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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lol so i missed that part well then i have to do something to my home comp lets see how low i can go.. now its maby a bit too quick.. http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6437328
 
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