There are quite a lot of hardware enthusiasts out there who buy the latest gear, not the play games, do heavy calculations or use it for work; their sole goal is to reach the highest scores in a wide array of benchmarks.
www.hwbot.org has been hard at work over the past year to automate the
comparison, submission and validation of different benchmark results;
Now richbastard, the main man at the site, has come up with a clever
way to "rank" overclockers based on how good they score. Nothing new
you say? Well.. it's not limited to one benchmark anymore.
" The hwboint ranking algorithm is a well thought computation
that hands out points to overclocking results, based on how noteworthy
they are. A high rank in a very popular benchmark application like
SuperPi will get you a lot more hwboints than a high rank in eg.
Sisoft sandra, as there is less competition. The same counts for the
specific hardware you used. You might not be ranked high in the main
ranking, but if you have the fastest processor / videocard of your
kind, you'll recieve a decent amount of points too. Again, the more
people are using this piece of hardware, the more points you will get.
Eg. you will recieve a lot more points for having the fastest 7900GT,
than having the fastest Matrox Parhelia."
Learn more at Madshrimps.
HWBoints - Putting the fun back into Benchmark
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 08 2006 @ 09:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck