Poll: Discontinue Obsolete 2D Beta Benchmarks

In a recent audit of the beta benchmark applications by the staff, we found 5 benchmarks which can be considered obsolete. In the poll which you can find in the sidebar on the front page you can vote for which beta benchmarks you would like to see archived. The archiving process is similar to how we discontinued SiSoft Sandra a long, lo-o-ong time ago. It disables submit functionality and strips any submissions from ranking and cups. The benchmarks are Processing Power, 3DPM-MT and 3DPM-ST, FryBench, Hyper PI 32M, and Multi Threaded PI.

We look forward to hearing your input on the future of the benchmarks at HWBOT. As always, please try to keep the discussion civil and polite. To help you understand why the staff found the benchmarks obsolute, here is a brief explanation.

  • Processing Power: really irrelevant benchmark in terms of code. Buggy as well (it's possible to grab WR with a single-core cpu made 5 years ago)
  • 3DPM-MT/ST: no score variety and source code lost so no future updates ever
  • FryBench: we already have 3 Cinebenches, this one brings nothing new other than taking 2-3 times more to complete.
  • HyperPi: it's essentially SuperPI + 1 second because everyone is running single thread
  • Multi threaded Pi: everyone runs it single thread

The poll runs from today until the 6th of July. Note that although we are interested in your opinion, this is not a binding vote. You can vote for as many benchmarks as you like.


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Slovenia tiborrr says:


Romania Alex@ro says:

100% agree !

Kazakhstan TerraRaptor says:

sad about hyperpi - that was a perfect perfomance/ram stability test.

TaPaKaH says:

HyperPI would have worked so much better if you forced people to use the maximum number of threads available. Otherwise, it is simply pointless (like the rest).

K404 says:

Sack em off, the list is too long as it is (IMO)

Puerto Rico MrPaco says:

Sam OCX said: HyperPI would have worked so much better if you forced people to use the maximum number of threads available. Otherwise, it is simply pointless (like the rest).
Agreed %100 ^

Greece TASOS says:

Sam OCX said: HyperPI would have worked so much better if you forced people to use the maximum number of threads available. Otherwise, it is simply pointless (like the rest).


True.

United Kingdom borandi says:

Noooooo not 3DPM

Czech Republic havli says:

My vote goes for HyperPI and Multi Threaded Pi... if you really want to decrease the number of benchmarks. Otherwise I would keep them all.
I like the rest - they are easy to work with and run even on oldschool CPUs. Deleting them would put a lot of effort to waste. These benchmarks are perfect for hardware masters to get some nice medals / gold achievements.

United States Bones says:

Sam OCX said: HyperPI would have worked so much better if you forced people to use the maximum number of threads available. Otherwise, it is simply pointless (like the rest).


Also agree - Make it so the bencher must run all threads available if keeping it. All the rest can certainly go.

United States Splave says:

can we add GPU PI

Australia zeropluszero says:

Splave said: can we add GPU PI

As well as...
Geekbench
XTU
One cinebench
Superpi 1M
Wprime
All 3DMark except FS ultra
Heaven Basic
Catzilla 720p

Amirite guys?

Argentina Pablocs08 says:

Oh no.. my gold cups :(

Italy Gigioracing says:

I think you can delete all the 5 benkmark

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