HWBOT PCMark05 Benchmark Validation Regulations

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HWBOT PCMark05 Benchmark Validation Regulations

Allowed benchmark versions
Allowed operating systems
Default benchmark settingsSystem Test Suite
SystemInfoLatest version required
ScoreThe score is the score obtained after running the system test suite
Allowed optimisations
  • Enabling/Disabling HyperThreading
  • LOD
  • Adjust priority and affinity
  • Specify disk drive for HDD subtests
  • Hardware ramdisk (eg: GIGABYTE i-Ram)
  • WMV PowerToy
  • Editing web browser settings
  • The benchmark requires Windows Media Encoder 9
Disallowed tweaks/cheats
  • XP Startup must be kept below 220 MB/s
  • Altering benchmark files or the rendering
  • Software ramdisk
  • MFT Software
  • Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
  • Another web browser than Internet Explorer
  • Non-default (included with benchmark) audio/video codec
  • Flash2Desktop
  • Lucid Virtu MVP
Verification screenshot requirements
  • Benchmark window with benchmark name
  • Score window
  • Result details window
  • Result.txt window (all subtests must be visible)
  • CPU-Z CPU tab (Require CPU-Z 1.91 or newer version)
  • CPU-Z Memory tab (Require CPU-Z 1.91 or newer version)
  • GPU-Z Graphics Card tab
  • New 2020 scores: Full desktop screenshot required ( no clipping)
Verification linkNo verification link required
Verification PhotoGlobal Top 20 scores must include a picture of the storage used (Please also describe it in the comment field)
Example screenshot

Red: Mandatory Green: Optional

Additional notesThis page contains the benchmark result regulation specifications for PCMark05. The rules as described in our General Rules section are still applicable even if they are not specifically mentioned on this page.

It is your responsibility, and the responsibility of your team captain(s) that these rules are followed properly. Your submission may be blocked by HWBOT moderators without notice if your submission is in violation of one of these rules. Multiple infractions may lead to a warning, and eventually an account ban.

  • Jan 09, 2020: Latest CPUZ to be used and full desktop screenshot
  • Sep 13, 2016: link
  • January 1, 2013: add result.txt requirement
  • December 24, 2012: add Flash2desktop and Lucid Virtu rule
  • May 15, 2008: Initial draw

Christian Ney says:

Reserved for tweaks and tips

Belgium leeghoofd says:

New 2020 scores: Require CPU-Z 1.91 or newer version New 2020 scores: Full desktop screenshot required ( no clipping)

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