HWBOT PCMark05 Benchmark Validation Regulations

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HWBOT PCMark05 Benchmark Validation Regulations

Allowed benchmark versions
  • No version restriction
  • It is highly recommended to use the latest version
KeyPCM05-K78Z-4NJ9-NECB-TR45-8MJR
Allowed operating systems
Default benchmark settingsSystem Test Suite
SystemInfoSystemInfo can be disabled
ScoreThe score is the score obtained after running the system test suite
Allowed optimisations
  • Enabling/Disabling HyperThreading
  • LOD
  • Adjust priority and affinity
  • Specify disk drive for HDD subtests
  • Hardware ramdisk (eg: GIGABYTE i-Ram)
  • WMV PowerToy
  • Editing web browser settings
  • The benchmark requires Windows Media Encoder 9
Disallowed tweaks/cheats
  • XP Startup must be kept below 220 MB/s
  • Altering benchmark files or the rendering
  • Software ramdisk
  • MFT Software
  • Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
  • Another web browser than Internet Explorer
  • Non-default (included with benchmark) audio/video codec
  • Flash2Desktop
  • Lucid Virtu MVP
Verification screenshot requirements
  • Benchmark window with benchmark name
  • Score window
  • Result details window
  • Result.txt window (all subtests must be visible)
  • CPU-Z CPU tab
  • CPU-Z Memory tab
  • GPU-Z Graphics Card tab
Verification linkNo verification link required
Verification PhotoGlobal Top 20 scores must include a picture of the storage used (Please also describe it in the comment field)
Example screenshot

Red: Mandatory Green: Optional

Additional notesThis page contains the benchmark result regulation specifications for PCMark05. The rules as described in our General Rules section are still applicable even if they are not specifically mentioned on this page.

It is your responsibility, and the responsibility of your team captain(s) that these rules are followed properly. Your submission may be blocked by HWBOT moderators without notice if your submission is in violation of one of these rules. Multiple infractions may lead to a warning, and eventually an account ban.

Changelog
  • Sep 13, 2016: link
  • January 1, 2013: add result.txt requirement
  • December 24, 2012: add Flash2desktop and Lucid Virtu rule
  • May 15, 2008: Initial draw

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