The RealBench benchmark developed by ASUS is now available as a HWBOT specific release. The RealBench HWBOT Edition v2.43 is a separate and different version of of the original RealBench app that has been optimized for users who want to submit scores to the HWBOT overclocking database.
The ROG RealBench benchmark was developed by the ASUS ROG team to offer gamers and enthusiasts a way to assess system performance. It actually combines three separate benchmark tests based on open source software to test each aspect of your PC’s performance. The GIMP image editing test assesses single threaded CPU and memory performance using up to SSE4.2 CPU extensions. The Handbrake video compression test assesses multi-threaded CPU and cache performance, taking advantage of AVX CPU extensions. Finally, the LuxMark rendering test is entirely bound to OpenGL performance, leveraging GPU acceleration wherever possible. There is a heavy multi-tasking test which combines the three tests above to simulate a heavy workload scenario.
RealBench also offers an opportunity to run a system stress test, loading the system beyond the heavy multi-tasking test to provide a real test of your system's stability under a very high, sustained load.
One of the key advantages of the HWBOT edition of RealBench is the ability to enjoy integration between the benchmark app and the HWBOT / OC-ESPORTS submission database. It is hoped that along with a simple HWBOT login and leaderboard integration, the HWBOT Edition will also inform users of the current ongoing RealBench competitions.
In fact the very first RealBench contest is about to get underway on OC-ESPORTS with the ROG RealBench - First Beta Challenge kicking off tomorrow (March 4th) . Running until April 11th, the contest will essentially provide a platform to test the HWBOT integration features and allow us to iron out any potential (and possibly inevitable) kinks that may arise.
You can download the RealBench HWBOT Edition v2.43 here where you can also check out a user guide on the ROG website with advice on how to get better scores using the app.