Originally Posted by jomama22
I realize this and don't need to read another 20 pages or arguing over how everything is allowed yet amd cards can disable Tess....then what is the point of hwbot?
If anything, it just proves how useless hwbot is as a comparison tool.
Hwbot is designed for people to get the highest score anyway possible. That's the bottom line. So if we are to ever bring hwbot into discussion, than it needs to be what the final score is, pure and simple. No asterisk, no nothing. Otherwise it need not be used
Hwbot is designed as a place for the world's best benchers, hobbyists, extreme OCers, enthusiasts, etc. to compete in different categories and have a goo time while doing it.
No one really cares what brand of cards was used for a high score and the credit for the score goes for the overclocker since all the setups are pushed to the limits anyways. You can also bench older hardware there which is a blessing for guys like me who don't have infinite funds to do stuff, I have a single good platform I use to bench GPUs and then I dabble a bit with some other cheaper platforms.
HWbot is not a comparison tool and no synthetic benches should be used as comparison tools since they tell you absolutely nothing about real world performance. You can use hwbot to compare stuff but then you have to take into account all the tweaks and rules that are in place, which is why the titan an 7970 scores aren't comparable. That's why I only really use it for average OCs when I want to compare something.