HWBOT Rev4.5 released - Signature engine, Hardware browser, AQ3 revival, Hardware Performance Index

We're proud to announce a shiny new HWBOT engine dubbed rev 4.5 "ED 209". It contains all features that went missing in the first rev4 release, which was a rewrite from scratch.

The signature engine is back, and is now much more userfriendly as any change to the settings renders a preview of your new signature on the fly. Try it out in your account! If you're team captain, don't forget to make it public to the rest of your team, or set it as team default

The old hardware browser in rev3 was useful for browsing processor and videocard specs, the new rev 4.5 browser also allows you to browse motherboards, disks, memory and power supplies. In contrary to the old browser it also allows you to navigate back&forth or link directly to specific page.

A lot of work has been put into the Hardware Performance Index to make it a reliable number that represents the performance of a videocard or processor, when pushed to it's limits. This number is shown on the processor and videocard information page, and while browsing hardware specs. We've got a huge database, better put it to use.

As of this release, it is required to use the HWBOT Aquamark3 wrapper to make AQ3 submissions. The wrapper is very similar to the Heaven wrapper, and is required to keep AQ3 free from cheaters. There is a slight delay on the AQ3 wrapper, we expect it to be released later this week. Screenshot submissions are no longer allowed.

Enjoy!

Release Notes - HWBOT - Version hwbot v4.5.0

Bug

  • [HWBOT-589] - Memory Clock overview page should show different memory types
  • [HWBOT-597] - Joshua7 points tab returns blank page
  • [HWBOT-609] - Ranking does not change when processor changes when editing submission
  • [HWBOT-610] - User can't re-open team for new members
  • [HWBOT-613] - Link to non-HWBOT competition not functional

Epic

  • [HWBOT-596] - Implement Aquamark3 wrapper integration

Improvement

  • [HWBOT-561] - Indicate Who's Team Captain in team overview page
  • [HWBOT-601] - Add "unlocked to 6 cores" option
  • [HWBOT-602] - Improve Hardware Index

Story

  • [HWBOT-12] - improve signature wizard
  • [HWBOT-377] - Bring back hardware database
  • [HWBOT-599] - Provide HW Index information page.
  • [HWBOT-603] - Videocard product series info page
  • [HWBOT-605] - Videocard product series with image and automatic population of db
  • [HWBOT-606] - Show videocard product model picture if available in submission
  • [HWBOT-612] - Provide custom HTML tltle, logo and description for submissions, users, teams, hardware, news and competitions.


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Belgium richba5tard says:

Recalculation of the new hardware index is in progress, ETA 1 hour.

Belgium richba5tard says:

Also, all trusted members can now help us to complete the hardware database by providing reference pictures for hardware. A member who signed up more than a year ago and has more than 50 submissions is considered as trusted.

Eg: hd 6770 has no reference image

Christian Ney says:

Hope it will not ba a mess with hardware pics open to "trusted members". Good job Frederik.

Poland G.Foyle says:

AM3 was bugged enough as it was, I hope this new wrapper is better than Unigine wrapper.

India sumonpathak says:

so how to add ref pics???

Germany der8auer says:

Realy nice work on this rev! Looking forward to the AM3 wrapper :)

Austria Turrican says:

it still doesn't work -> [HWBOT-609] - Ranking does not change when processor changes when editing submission example: it was in the 2x e5200 category and still is after editing http://www.hwbot.org/submission/784469_cydrex_pcmark_2005_pentium_e5200_2.5ghz_9299_marks

K404 says:

Do NOT allow Tin to supply pictures of "reference" hardware :D

Christian Ney says:

K404 said: Do NOT allow Tin to supply pictures of "reference" hardware :D


hahahaha

South Africa SystemTech says:

hahahaha. lol Quick question, about the dreaded signatures, Mine is showing beautifully, but its still my old one from like 6 months ago??? Even on forums that i never used my HWBOT Sig, so its not in the forums cache? I reinstalled windows on Monday so its not my Browser cache??? Is it possibly on your guys server cache? Wondering how to force a updated img through??? Thanks

South Africa SystemTech says:

hahahaha. lol

Quick question, about the dreaded signatures, Mine is showing beautifully, but its still my old one from like 6 months ago??? Even on forums that i never used my HWBOT Sig, so its not in the forums cache? I reinstalled windows on Monday so its not my Browser cache??? Is it possibly on your guys server cache? Wondering how to force a updated img through???

Thanks

Netherlands Mausio says:

Still no save button on the team account page :S I thought it would be in this fix... 3:(

Belgium Massman says:

I have a save button?

Netherlands Mausio says:

Ahhh yes I have it to :$ sorry for being such a jerk :S THIS IS A GREAT FIX :D

United Kingdom RawZ says:

Chi11ed said: hahahaha. lol

Quick question, about the dreaded signatures, Mine is showing beautifully, but its still my old one from like 6 months ago??? Even on forums that i never used my HWBOT Sig, so its not in the forums cache? I reinstalled windows on Monday so its not my Browser cache??? Is it possibly on your guys server cache? Wondering how to force a updated img through???

Thanks


Same here.

Greece Stelaras says:

I have one aquamark score made some days ago with a 4870 . Run with the original aquamark .

How can i upload it ? Card is already dead by the way.

I believe you should have given us some time to upload old scores. I dindn't read anywhere that this bench was about to change.

Christian Ney says:

Yes, I think you can still upload it, Hwbot's AM3 is not out yet.

Greece Stelaras says:

How ????

Belgium richba5tard says:

Chi11ed said: hahahaha. lol

Quick question, about the dreaded signatures, Mine is showing beautifully, but its still my old one from like 6 months ago??? Even on forums that i never used my HWBOT Sig, so its not in the forums cache? I reinstalled windows on Monday so its not my Browser cache??? Is it possibly on your guys server cache? Wondering how to force a updated img through???

Thanks


I see this as your signature:



Seems perfectly ok to me? The date in the bottom right says 15th december, so it has been generated today.

Signatures are aggressively cached by your browser. To force a refresh hit CTRL+R

Canada Vinster says:

You guys have been doing a great job, thanks for these continuous improvements.

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