Via this news article the staff is announcing a couple of rule updates which go in effect on November 1, 2017. The rule updates relate to benchmark version restrictions as well as general improvements to include more details in the overclocking results.
- Rule Update #1 - All Global Top-20 benchmark results must now include a valid verification screenshot and a system picture showing the benchmarked system in action.
- Rule Update #2 - All verification screenshots must show the settings at which the benchmark was completed. This means it is not allowed to decrease the operating frequency for screenshot purposes. In effect, the staff reserves the right to reject a submission that is deemed out of line for the stated system parameters. For XTU specifically, the data file must contain monitoring information (frequency and temperature).
- Rule Update #3 - All users are obliged to declare the original source of the hardware used for a submission in case they do not own the hardware. In effect, this is mandatory for all Engineering Sample hardware as they are legally not for sale.
- Rule Update #4 - Joined accounts, that is an account used by multiple people, are still allowed. However, it is mandatory to disclose who achieved a specific result in the description field. Failure to disclose will lead to removal of the submission.
- Rule Update #5 - XTU v18.104.22.168 is mandatory from Nov 1, 2017.
- Rule Update #6 - HWBOT X265 Benchmark v2.1.0 is mandatory from Nov 1, 2017.
- Rule Update #7 - It is not allowed to publicly, falsely accuse a user of foul play. In case of false accusations the accuser may see their account temporarily or permanently suspended. Foul play is interpreted in the broadest sense of the word.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of the staff members.