Policy regarding 3DMark11 benchmark version

As you might have read in our forums, v1.0.1 of the 3DMark11 benchmark is producting slightly higher benchmark results due to the older physics library. In v1.0.2 and the latest v1.0.3, the Bullet Physics Library version is updated from v2.78 to v2.79 causing the Physics Score to drop 700 to 1000 points on an X79-based platform. This is approximately a performance difference of 5% in the subtest; less than 1% in the overall benchmark score.

Given this performance difference, the HWBOT staff its policy regarding the benchmark. There are two options:

  • Disallow usage of v1.0.1; only allow latest versions to be used
  • Allow all versions of the benchmark

During the evaluation it became clear that, even though preferable, we simply can't enforce ruling regarding the 3DMark11 benchmark.

  • Version number cannot be check on a screenshot.
  • V1.0.1 can still be used to create verification links
  • FM links are not secure enough to serve as proper verification

Until further notice, HWBOT allows any version of the 3DMark11 benchmark to be used for submitting results to the database.


  • Verification links are still mandatory for global top-20 results. In case the FM policy would change and it would no longer be possible to create verification links with v1.0.1, v1.0.1 will no longer be usable for top-20 submissions.
  • Any change to this policy will not be applied retroactively. In other words, no results will be removed if the policy would change.

The HWBOT Staff.


United States sin0822 says:

Sounds good, shouldn't be much of an issue as I am sure everyone will just use the older version.

I have a question though, what is so unsecured is about the FM links?

I don't upgrade any benchmark I use for my reviews, unless I change the platform I am benching to keep it consistent. Reviewers should also be made aware of this update and its affects.

This is HWBot on FM so when they change their hall of fame rules, I am glad HWBot isn't giving in!

United States Hondacity says:

link to 1.01? lol

United States sin0822 says:

hey I have the 101 install if anyone wants it.

India sumonpathak says:


United States sin0822 says:

uploading now

United States sin0822 says:

there you go boys http://www.fileserve.com/file/3YehWdd/3DMark_11_v101_installer-[Guru3D.com].exe If i can't post up that download i will take it down.

United States Hondacity says:

its fine... hwbot crew are friendly thanks btw

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Damn it..and I used 1.03 for the CountryCup :D Stupid me...

Italy Mafio says:

thx for da link :D

United States sin0822 says:

yea guys you are welcome! If I can help i will! Sorry for fileserve, i have an account with them. mediafire said the file was too big, and i don't think my site can handle the traffic lol.

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Thanks for the download. However the captcha on fileserve is awful.

Here's an easier link @ TechpowerUP

United States sin0822 says:

i looked through techpowerup for a download link, i couldn't' find it, huh. Yea that is better, Fileserve only works well when you have an acount lol.

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