Originally Posted by NoGuru
Do you think we can run in both the 4 core and 6 core category since it is a 4 core to start with?
Pick a class. You will not be allowed to submit in two classes with the same CPU.
Originally Posted by Rbby258
i think if you had 8 core you can disable 4 cores to run in the 4 core comp
Disabling is not allowed. Unlocking is allowed. Going to add that to the rules now.
Originally Posted by techjesse
Over at nvidia they all bench with PPU enabled.
This is not nVidia. The benchmark is meant to be a CPU bench.
Originally Posted by GigaByte
How exactly does someone like myself attempt to compete in such a thing when its not also architecture classed? Whoever has the most expensive EE Ivy Bridge is bound to instantly win, maybe even with the stock cooler..
When we were building this competition, it originally had about 10 classes. Due to the limited prizing, we thought it best to lower the number of classes so the opportunity for for higher prize winnings per individual. This is also a threaded competition. Now a single threaded competition with benchmarks like SuperPi, we run with architecture classes. We do our best to make it as fare as possible, but this one is built off threads, so thread based classes is what you get. We were being nice and splitting up Intel from AMD.