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I did this yesterday under the impression that it was how it's supposed to go.


Since it's the exact same chip with a different name, can this stand? Or do I need to resubmit it as a W3520?


I just got this chip and it has a bright future. However, this future will be with very few points if I have to submit it as a W3520.


23rd i7 920 1M gives 23.3 points whereas 5th W3520 gives ~9ish points.

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I was confused when submitting my 3D scores. I saw almost as many W3520s as I did 920s and didn't make the connection that I was in the 4890 category, not 920.


This is awful, though. I might have to sell this processor.



Has there ever been talks of combining the categories (not in name, but in ranking and points)?

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The discussion on giving people the points they deserve is a very difficult one since it's more than just "I did effort - I get points". Technically, you should reward people who put more effort into the overclocking achievement more than those who only quickly benched and got a high score. The problem is that it's not easy to make a functional point algoritm based on this subjective feeling of effort ... it's not easy.


The hardware points are already an attempt to give more points to those with more low-end hardware. It allows people to bench ancient hardware and still get some points + allows people with hardware that has been tested A LOT (eg: 920) to get some points on air and water cooling. It's already quite elaborate.


Why and how should we separate extreme editions?

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Here's my thinking:


Count the total submissions from all chips in the architecture. With the points, award them for the specific chip. By this I mean combining all ~30K submissions for the architecture (i7 900/W35xx series) but awarding points based on how the 920/W3520s compare with eachother and so forth.


That way, my W3520 would get me 27th for the 920/W3520 category and would give about 22 points since it's a 'popular category,' having ~30K submissions.


EDIT: I also mean to include identical chips in each category. The W35xx Xeons are the same chips with a different name and a slightly higher price tag. They have no multiplier advantage nor an architecture advantage. I'm not sure if I made my position clear on that.

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