Originally Posted by Domino
People disable thermal throttling all the time. Seems like some lobbyist or fanboy club harassment ploy.
The way I see it is that unless Futuremark intends the 3dmark database to be an accurate representation of the actual stock performance of these devices then this move makes absolutely no sense at all.
I don't get why the devices would be banned if there are submissions with all devices from people who've disabled throttling or overclocked the device. It's not like the database is going to be accurate either way for stock performance. What about people who use the banned devices overclocked? Can't they submit results either? Surely those results are as legit as any other overclocked device.
I mean think about how silly this is. Say Nvidia drivers allowed all GK110 cards to draw 300W instead of 250W but only when running Futuremark software. Sure the stock scores would be inflated but since the database is full of overclocked, bios flashed, overvolted, etc. results anyways the ban wouldn't actually help with anything at all. That and all the bios flashed and overclocked GK110 results would still be perfectly valid but they would be banned either way.
There would be an outrage and Futuremark would never do that. So I don't know why they're trying it with phones.