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I thought the reason for giving points is to reward a good score, not a category is has absolutely no interest for benching. To bench 4-way in Win7 for 3DMark01 is like competing in the special olympics :)

 

L.E: You're changing a little the rules of the game. You want to give normal people reason to bench and I get that, but the distribution of points does not reflect the value of score. This is just my opinion

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Playing devils advocate.... more or less...

 

If enough guys are tempted by an "easy" 60 global points, soon it will be worth more than 60 points and the level of skill required to get those 60+ points becomes greater.

 

Why do none of the Pro league (well... why do none of the guys usually associated with the best scores) care about e.g..... 3D01 4x GPU? If it scaled, would there be more interest? Is it because it gives worse scores than 1 & 2-way GPU setups?

 

There is a WR for it. It's no-ones fault that the bench doesn't scale, so why not work with it anyway? :)

 

3D03 doesn't scale properly with 3 & 4-way.... but people still bench it.... why? :)

 

 

 

I wonder.... if the 3D01 4x GPU World record was worth 169 points like a usual bench.... how would the leaderboard look in 3 weeks time?

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Oh, I know about Win7 bro :) That's no-ones fault :)

 

Does it not scale with CPU MHz either? I have never ran a 3 or 4 way system of any kind..... We cannot complain about it not scaling with GPU MHz because that happens with single card too....

 

3D03... yea, it's CPU bottlenecked.... but no-one complains about the slow scaling once we are at CPU limit...

 

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I wonder.... if the 3D01 4x GPU World record was worth 169 points like a usual bench.... how would the leaderboard look in 3 weeks time?

 

I'm sure that within 3 weeks we'll see numerous scores of 3x/4x benches where scores don't scale. 05, 06, AM3 the WR for 1x and 4x is maybe 2-3k difference and most of the time it's the same or less.

 

I don't see how running 3x 580's on air merits WR points or deserves to be rewarded in any way. It's just not impressive. The same applies to any other bench where you can do the same. Right now we've only seen it in 01, the rest will follow suit shortly.

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There are 5 results in this entire category.... and gold is worth 60 global points. If it was hardware-class, it'd be worth 2 points. Unbalanced much?

 

http://hwbot.org/benchmark/pcmark_2005/rankings?cores=12

 

In my own opinion it isn't unbalanced. You have a point allowance for each category, so allow it, so that people who bench un popular kit get rewarded.

 

On a side note, sorry about whats going on at the moment.

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Personal opinion, unpopular kit shouldn't be rewarded heavily at all, no matter what it is or who benches it. I believe there should be a minimum number of results and a minimum number of pople/ teams / nationalities benching something before it gets points. I've spoken to PJ about it before, I hope one day he comes around to my way of thinking :D

 

If you are speaking of what I think you are, thanks for the words of support :)

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I shared the same opinion when we discussed this latest revision internally. My suggestion was to only award a minimum of 60p if the category, at one point, was so competitive it naturally went over 60p.

 

In the end, we dismissed this idea because it made everything too complex. KISS-principle was applied. I think it's actually better this way.

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Actually, in retrospect, Matose has a good point. Take 'Dead Things'

 

http://hwbot.org/user/dead_things/#Points

 

Check his global points. Lots of 60pts, because he has access to multi-CPU servers, so is taking crown in the 24x CPU space and so on, and is now top 5 in the enthusiast league.

 

w00t! Who knew folding boxes could make for such good benchers too! lol

 

Seriously, though. I will say that due to my lack of cooling, I have been forced to target more obscure hardware and less popular benchmarks if I had any hopes of posting a competitive score. Now that those benches are worth something, guys with more skill and time on their hands will be taking those boints away from me right quick, and I'll be back in my rightful spot in the rankings eventually.

 

For now, I'm enjoying my time in the Enthusiast League sun while I still can, taking lots of screencaps so I can show my grandkids one day!

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I thought the reason for giving points is to reward a good score, not a category is has absolutely no interest for benching. To bench 4-way in Win7 for 3DMark01 is like competing in the special olympics :)

 

L.E: You're changing a little the rules of the game. You want to give normal people reason to bench and I get that, but the distribution of points does not reflect the value of score. This is just my opinion

 

look at deadthings points lol

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60 global points for stock speed and the category (20x CPU) has ONE result.

 

Please can someone fix this retarded rule?

 

(Dead things..... I don't blame you for this, I have nothing against you.. but at the same time, I am not gonna congratulate you for stock speed.)

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IMO the top spot should have a high minimum. 1st place is (nearly) always a PITA to get (no easy ones below 20 cores). Then we can let the points drop faster instead, if there are just like 10 people fighting, then #1 still gets 50p or so, but 5th place won't get too much (maybe 50-35-25-15-10 is a good way to distribute points).

 

I've been battling these type of low-popularity rankings for a few years... the top scores are top scores for a reason, not just because someone bothered benching his CPU while watching a sitcom. Top 5 is usually quite easy, but that's it. Then again, getting 15-20 points in the more popular rankings is also a walk in the park these days.

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I agree, Borandi. The minimum points rule should have been variable since the beginning ...

 

http://bugs.hwbot.org/browse/HWBOT-694

 

I don't mean to complicate things, but this seems pretty similar to how Rev4 handles TPP. As individuals can dominate the enthusiast league with obscure hardware, so can teams dominate the teams league on obscure hardware.

 

The easiest way to get 50 TPP? Request a new CPU be added, run the 10 2D benches which award HTPP at stock.

 

Or you could take 3x pcmark05 global 1st and get 80 TPP. One way is very expensive and challenging enough that few people could do it - the other way...

 

I chose the pcmark05 route because it was the cooler way. However, any smart team would recognize there are a lot of quick, easy, and valuable points to be had by benching rare stuff or low competition stuff.

 

In spirit, the way HTPP are awarded should encourage more competition in those categories since they are valuable (as I understood it, that was part of the idea behind the Rev4 TPP scheme) - I get the intention, however in 95% of oddball categories it is not creating competition, its just giving easy points.

 

If I had DB access to hwbot, I'd be curious to run a query looking at the top 20 teams, to see how many 1st place HTPP each team has in categories where there is no competition.

 

By the way, just a minor gripe - I think overall the scoring system is working pretty good.

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