HWBOT PCMark Vantage Benchmark Validation Regulations

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HWBOT PCMark Vantage Benchmark Validation Regulations

Allowed benchmark versions
  • No version restriction
  • It is highly recommended to use the latest version
Allowed operating systems
Default benchmark settingsPCMark Suite test
  • SystemInfo can be disabled
  • SystemInfo must be enabled for online validation
ScoreThe score is the score obtained after running the PCMark suite test
Allowed optimisations
  • Enabling/Disabling HyperThreading
  • LOD
  • Adjust priority and affinity
  • Specify disk drive for HDD subtests
  • Hardware ramdisk (eg: GIGABYTE i-Ram)
  • Editing web browser settings
  • Ramcaching
Disallowed tweaks/cheats
  • 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
  • Non-default web browser
  • Non-default audio/video codec
  • Lucid Virtu MVP
Verification screenshot requirements

With Key:

  • Benchmark window (benchmark name, settings and score)
  • Result details window

Without Key:

  • Benchmark window (benchmark name)
  • Submit results window
  • Web browser with link, score and run details visible
Verification linkVerification link required for Global Top 20
Example screenshot

Red: Mandatory Green: Optional

Additional notesThis page contains the benchmark result regulation specifications for PCMark Vantage. 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.

  • Sep 13, 2016: link
  • December 24, 2012: Clarify ramcaching allowed
  • May 15, 2008: Initial draw

Christian Ney says:

Reserved for tweaks and tips

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