Announcement Join the Smallformfactor.net HWbot Team.

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It's time for a little friendly competition!



HWBOT is a 100% FREE to use online benchmarking repository.
The rules are simple:
1. Create an account.
2. Join the team.
3. Run benchmarks.
4. Submit your results.

Link to the team: http://hwbot.org/team/smallformfactor.net/#Members

Why should I run benchmarks?
- Your contribution(s) earn points for the smallformfactor.net team.
- It starts some friendly competition with other members of the Small Form Factor community.
- Competition helps to optimize builds and eek out performance that would otherwise go unnoticed.
- Teammates help each other by finding ways to improve their scores.
- The more points our team earns, the higher we rank among other teams worldwide.

As a lot of our builds share similar hardware inside various SFF chassis, this helps to ensure that our hardware is running at its best.

What is HWBot?
It's a website were you can browse processor and videocard specifications, and compare your performance based on thousands of submitted results. It's also an overclocking competition site. If you like tweaking your computer, you can send in your results and be handed out awards for best performing videocard / processor, etc.
- HWBOT is the official website for benchmarking/ overclocking enthusiasts.
- It's been around since 2006 as the gold standard in benchmark result submissions.
- Every record that has even been, was submitted to HWBOT for accuracy and validation.

How do I join the Smallformfactor.net team?
Step 1. Visit the website hwbot.org/

Step 2. Select the option to register


Step 3. Enter your username at it appears on the Small Form Factor Forums.


Step 4. Select the team.


Step 5. Complete your registration


Now what?
Run benchmarks and submit your scores to help the team.
You can benchmark your CPU, GPU, RAM, and HDD.

3DMark submissions will require a 3DMark account, you can make one here: http://www.3dmark.com/login

Is there an FAQ where I can learn more?
Absolutely!
https://hwbot.org/article/faq

If you have any additional questions, please ask them below and I will do my best to answer them.

Let the games begin!

Quick Links:
Download Benchmarks: http://hwbot.org/benchmarks
Submit Results: http://hwbot.org/submit
Browse CPU results: http://hwbot.org/hardware/processors
Browse GPU results: http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocards

To submit scores, you will need to have CPU-Z and GPU-Z installed.
The programs need to be opened and included in the screenshots that are submitted to HWBOT.
CPU-Z
GPU-Z

3DMark can be purchased on Steam here.
Step 1. Configure your forum signature on HWBOT's page and remember the 2 underlined sections.
http://hwbot.org/profile/


Step 2. Visit the URL to changes your signature on Smallformfactor.net
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/account/signature

Step 3. Select the option to input BBCode

Step 4. Alter the BBCode provided by HWBOT to match your:
A. Username
B. Your HWBOT u#####.png

It needs to match the following example to function on this site.



Step 5. Click on Preview to view the changes, if you're happy, click on save.
 
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Hmm, OC incentive. Soon I'll be joining in on the fun !
 

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Any members available to help push us past 500 points before the end of the year?

3DMark and 3DMark11 are currently on sale:
3DMark
3DMark11

The more the... Merrier Christmas everyone!
 

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I'd really like to join, but I'm stuck between waiting for stuff for my LZ7 rig with the Pentium G3258 to arrive and the i5-4670K I'm using generally waiting for Zen to free that hardware up. I'm hoping to post my 4.7GHz stable overclock on the Pentium, but I'm not sure the NH-L9i can take the extra voltage.
 
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What the heck, I'll join too. Given the numerous testing options, do you have a few recommended to start?
 

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Excellent!
Well, I guess that depends on what scores you would like to submit and how much time you would like to spend optimizing your rig(s)

If you need something fast and easy; SuperPI and CPU Frequency submissions are really quick and help to provide a nice baseline to improve upon.
SuperPI does a really good job showcasing CPU and memory optimizations so if you like to tinker with things like CPU clocks and memory timing, it will show help highlight these subtle changes with increased PI calculation speeds.

Other tools like Cinebench 11.5 or 15 take a little bit longer but is equally as rewarding when you find out that you've pushed your CPU passed the stock performance of a far more expensive CPU (in the results).

If you want to milk every last drop of performance from your machine, 3DMark submissions provide a very nice visual representation of the performance improvements that you have made.
Immediately after building my machine and setting the clockspeed to 4.6GHz, my current rig put out 10831 marks in 3DMark Firestrike. After overclocking and optimization, I now get 12,195 marks.
The direct result is that this has helped to improved the framerate in games.

Hopefully you'll find it enjoyable.
 

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i threw in one bench. the rest of the 3 linux compatible benches are so fucking broken in their implementation i lost all interest and will likely never touch it again. Also, the one bench that did run w/out pissing around was written in java. Anywho, have at it!
 

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Haha, thanks for the contribution j0rd, I should have stated that competitive benchmarking is definitely a Windows thing.

My apologies!
 

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It was worth a shot. I still think j0rd should spin up a Windows VM :p
 

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From where im sitting hwbot really need to get their act together. Comparing their setup to the Phoronix test suite its frankly embarrassing. PTS is cross platform, has 100's of tests, ties into openbenchmarking.org and has a server component if you want to do automated / complex tests (for example downloading a codebase every time a commit is dropped in git, building it, testing it and generating reports, bisecting the git tree automatically when there are regressions, etc, etc). Whats more, PTS is essentially a one man operation, its open source and its free to use. The only thing it doesn't have is a competitive points scoring system. W/ all the money and hype around hwbot this one man shop frankly (imo) makes them look like a bunch of armatures, also, their web site is fugly
 
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I'm genuinely curious, do those services have teams or offer the ability to compete with others?

Also, let's try not to stray too far from the topic at hand. This thread isn't really about any possible HWBot setbacks. Any and all faults aside, HWBot is the de facto standard for establishing credible benchmark scores and world records.

Ultimately what this thread is about, is just having a little fun!
- Offering a little friendly competition to see where we as a community stand.
It's also an opportunity to help users with similarly specced builds to find that extra bit of performance they might be missing.
 
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Yeah! I added 1.8 points to the team with a Core 2 Quad and GTX 560 ti system!

[/You're the Best, Around! Nothing Ever gonna keep you down!!!!!]
 
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