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TPU HWBot Competition - now open

Would you enter TPU Hwbot/benching competitions?

  • YES

    Votes: 14 63.6%
  • NO

    Votes: 8 36.4%

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TPU HWBOT COMPETITIONS - FROM THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER
(TO MID DECEMBER - 15/12/2013)





1st PRIZE - ENERMAX PLATIMAX 1350W PSU
2nd PRIZE - ENERMAX WC KIT
3rd PRIZE - FX4100 / ASUS M5A78LM MOBO
AND a Lucky Paypal Draw


MASSIVE THANKS TO ENERMAX FOR THE PRIZES




>>TPU HWbot/Benching Competiton Link to Hwbot!<<

TPU Hwbot HQ Is running competitons, something to start the ball rolling and hopefully entice members to join and win prizes. Here are the first sets of competitons, any TPU member welcome.




3DMARK 01 COMPETITION
⦁ Intel only - 4.5ghz cpu frequency capped
⦁ Any single gpu
⦁ Cooling - H20 or Aircooling only
⦁ Any operating system, excluding win8
⦁ HWBOT RULES

DISALLOWED TWEAKS
⦁ Mipmap
⦁ Lucid Virtu
⦁ Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
⦁ Wireframe hacks: any software or driver causing a benchmark program not (properly) render the textures
⦁ Rendered image differs too much from the original due to other software tweaking





3DMARK 03 'BUDGET' CARD COMP
⦁ Intel only - 4.5ghz cpu frequency capped
⦁ Cooling - H20 or Aircooling only
⦁ NVIDIA Specific SINGLE CARD ONLY;

CARDS ALLOWED:
GTS 250
8800GS
8800GT
8800GTS
8800GTX
8800 Ultra
9600GS
9600GT
9800GT
9800GTX

⦁ Any operating system, excluding win8
⦁ HWBOT RULES

DISALLOWED TWEAKS
⦁ Mipmap
⦁ Lucid Virtu
⦁ Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
⦁ Wireframe hacks: any software or driver causing a benchmark program not (properly) render the textures
⦁ Rendered image differs too much from the original due to other software tweaking





SUPERPI 32M AMD / INTEL DIVIDED CHALLENGE
⦁ AMD and INTEL categories - 5ghz cpu frequency capped
⦁ Cooling - H20 or Aircooling only
⦁ Any operating system, excluding win8
⦁ HWBOT RULES

DISALLOWED TWEAKS
⦁ Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster





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Prizes confirmed, winners announced 16/12/2013, same rules as Hwbot.

To submit, a TPU Hwbot competition has been made. Link above



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I like it!

Don't like the CPU frequency capping though. I could maybe understand if all kinds of cooling were accepted, but for just air and water crank em' up!

Also, what is with the limited Nvidia cards for 3dMark 03?
 

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Will there be pie for snacks?

When my H55 gets here I will bench the all mighty powerful X300 ATI!
 
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We want limited cpu freq to make stages more competitive. Also older cards means easier to find (ebay) and good prices. So anyone can participate ;)

Also, these cards are popular and give great points :D
 
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Also itll be skill vs skill, instead of who can overclock the highest.

and the cheaper cards are less valuable, so if they were to break.... it doesn't matter!


And I don't know if I could send pie to the states lol
 

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Do you accept Pie coupons?
 
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i love it me!

the only part i think could be an issue is the extreme cooling on the 03 test. while not a problem for some of us who have done subzero before and have access to it i think it will make some people shy away from taking part as they can't :(
 
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i love it me!

the only part i think could be an issue is the extreme cooling on the 03 test. while not a problem for some of us who have done subzero before and have access to it i think it will make some people shy away from taking part as they can't :(
Still thinking about it :)
I can make a insulation guide if you want
 
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i have been down that road once or twice myself already, i have a phase cooler collecting dust atm and a very nice 8800gts which is crying out for a hardmod or 2 :D

i just think it might put others off, you know :(
 
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i have been down that road once or twice myself already, i have a phase cooler collecting dust atm and a very nice 8800gts which is crying out for a hardmod or 2 :D

i just think it might put others off, you know :(
Here is a thread for the general idea of the competition; stages and their limitations/requirements will change after the poll ;)
 
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Still thinking about it :)
I can make a insulation guide if you want
we have one I can link when I am not mobile.

That said, forcing extreme cooling in any stage of this event will do as marsey says. Its not cheap getting a gpu pot, and ln2... Though dry ice is cheaper. You are still asking people for a Hell of an investment. You really want to limit to air and water to get the highest turnout.

As far as the clock limits... That is a great idea. Not only will it make others semi interested as it is a clockspeed they can reach, but it also pits a focus on learning the tweaks of the benchmark and efficiences. :)
 
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Damn I am tempted, got a 9800 GT with the nice heat sink backplate and everything
 
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Hmm I am tempted also. I have 2x 8800 GTX's and a 8800 GTS G92. With a i7 920. Hmm I really have to think on this one.
 
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I could, see my specs. I could throw my old 9800gt eco edition with my 2500k at 4.5ghz.

Is it just as simple as run those three benchmarks under those rules?
 
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your LN2 fun will have to wait then :p

updated OP

maybe we can do a separate LN2 comp, but members who are interested please post hardware available so we know who and what to do!
 
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List of all my available hardware and cooling methods I'm willing to use on it:
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Anyone with a 4.8 to 5ghz capable haswell will destroy every one else in superPi. You should adjust frequency caps to compensate ipc differences.
Ivy = sandy + 5%
Haswell = Ivy +10%

Something like this
Sandy max freq = 5 ghz
Ivy = 4.8ghz
Haswell = 4.4ghz
 
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That's not a bad idea as more people will be able to run those overclocks on those processors, and the field will be more level
 
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Anyone with a 4.8 to 5ghz capable haswell will destroy every one else in superPi. You should adjust frequency caps to compensate ipc differences.
Ivy = sandy + 5%
Haswell = Ivy +10%

Something like this
Sandy max freq = 5 ghz
Ivy = 4.8ghz
Haswell = 4.4ghz
sandy isnt that much slower than haswell at super pi dude.

edit




some things yes, 3d mark, cinebench but not so much with superpi.
 
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Ok I just checked HWbot and the difference isn't that pronounced however I still think there should be steps of around 100mhz. Because a 5.15Ghz 4770k will match or beat a 5.4Ghz 2600k and same goes for a 5.2Ghz 3770k. I got the numbers from HWbot