The GPUPI benchmark is a brainchild of Matthias from Overclockers.at. It requires CUDA or OpenCL capable hardware and features a fantastic integration with the HWBOT rankings. The benchmark is getting more and more used by overclockers and reviews, so continuous improvements and bug-fixes are welcome. Version 2.2 features a couple of important updates and will be mandatory for HWBOT validation in the near future.
- - Progress bar for the submission upload including the possibility to abort
- - Split submission into two dialogs: Online submission and data file saving (will make more sense in future releases)
- - Timeout set to 30 seconds for reaching the HWBOT servers (in case they are down)
- - Better file names for data files
- - Bugfix for Windows XP timer bug
- - Improved timer validity check and added Skylake's 24 Hz HPET resolution
- - Better error reporting for OpenCL context creation
- - Added platform vendor name (if necessary) to OpenCL ready message to better distinguish the platform that a run was started with
- - Fixed possible cheating in slowest result competitions by aborting a run when system is set to sleep mode/li>
- - Added execution states to the calculation thread to avoid sleep mode/hibernation (monitor will still be able to go into sleep mode, but that won't affect the benchmark run)
- - Bugfix for repeated online submission and hardware detection via COM queries
- - Legacy version uses CUDA toolkit 6.5 again, because 6.0 could not calculate valid results on serveral old graphics cards due to a precision bug
- - Compiled with newest Visual Studio 2013 - Update 5
In a brief section, Matthias also talks about some upcoming plans for GPUPI. Firstly, there's upcoming integration with CPU-Z which will feature improved hardware detection. This could possibly mean GPUPI will be a major option for low-clock challenges. Also planned is improved support for HWBOT competitions, similar to what the HWBOT Prime for Android currently offers with direct submission to competitions from the benchmark application.
You can find all relevant information and download links at the Overclockers.at news article!