HWBOT Aquamark3 Benchmark Validation Regulations

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HWBOT Aquamark3 Benchmark Validation Regulations

Allowed benchmark versions
Allowed operating systems
Default benchmark settings1024x768x32, No FSAA, 4x Anisotropy, Maximum Details
ScoreThe score is obtained after running the benchmark
Allowed optimisations
  • Enabling/Disabling HyperThreading
  • LOD
  • Adjust priority and affinity
Disallowed tweaks/cheats
  • Altering benchmark files or the rendering
  • Any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
  • Lucid Virtu MVP
  • Mipmap
  • Change benchmark settings
Verification screenshot requirementsThe screenshot must be obtained using the integrated screenshot functionality

Verification datafileVerification datafile is mandatory
Example screenshot

Red: Mandatory Green: Optional

Additional notesThis page contains the benchmark result regulation specifications for Aquamark3. The rules as described in our General Rules section are still applicable even if they are not specifically mentioned on this page.

It is your responsibility, and the responsibility of your team captain(s) that these rules are followed properly. Your submission may be blocked by HWBOT moderators without notice if your submission is in violation of one of these rules. Multiple infractions may lead to a warning, and eventually an account ban.


Christian Ney sagt:

Reserved for tweaks and tips

United Kingdom GeorgeStorm sagt:

It may be worth editing the rules to state that it's highly recommended to disable SystemInfo as it may invalidate a result, rather than the current rather vague lack of reason.


I just found out the hard way and it would be nice if others didn't suffer the same fate :)

United States Gunslinger sagt:

Junk bench, wrapper needs major work, gives constant upload errors when trying to submit.

United Kingdom GeorgeStorm sagt:

Junk bench, wrapper needs major work, gives constant upload errors when trying to submit.


Yeah that's the issue I'm having, and apparently it's because I didn't disable systeminfo.


Seems weird something on by default in the wrapper has a chance of invalidating the result.

United States Gunslinger sagt:

It's more than systeminfo for the problems I've had so far.

Romania suzuki sagt:

Yes,i had this problems too.

Even if you disable systeminfo you will still have problems with corrupted file,the best way to be sure is to validate on spot,but the problem isif it's starting to give you at a result a broken file each time you will sace it will still be broken.



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United States Gunslinger sagt:

If I try to submit using the GUI after getting a score, it crashes the benchmark.

Russian Federation liq_met sagt:

If i try to submit i get error to unvalid data,wrapper 2.5.5 .XP sp3,VC 2005,2008,2010.After deleting anyone VC equal effect.


Ok...I figured out what the problem is. Disabling System Info DOES NOT fix it. The problem is with the size of the verification file being too big. The way you make sure it isn't too big is by NOT ADJUSTING THE SCREENSHOT QUALITY TOO HIGH...UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE IT AS A JPG. IF YOU ARE SAVING IT AS A PNG YOU NEED TO HAVE THE QUALITY SET AT LEAST 2 DOTS BELOW HIGHEST. Having the screenshot quality set too high while saving it as a PNG causes the verification file to be too big. If you save it as a JPG you can max out the screenshot quality setting. Again...having System Info enabled does not cause a problem. For proof see the verification screenshot of my score saved as a PNG(@ 2 dots below max quality) with System Info enabled. ashttp://hwbot.org/submission/3613535_mrgenius_aquamark_radeon_r9_280x_366793_marks

dr4gon1 sagt:

Is it effected by physx

Russian Federation mishgane sagt:

"Invalid data file: Unable to parse the datafile" I have the same problem. Any result file, saved by system with the AM2NF3-VSTA board can't be uploaded. The Picture quality setting dones not affect to this. The file size is about 150-250 KB.

United States Mr.Scott sagt:

On 6/29/2018 at 5:38 PM, mishgane said:

 Any result file, saved by system with the AM2NF3-VSTA board can't be uploaded. 


I have a million subs in with that board.

Russian Federation mishgane sagt:

You don't have any aquamark results for this board in your profile - http://hwbot.org/search/submissions/permalink?username=Mr.Scott

Russian Federation mishgane sagt:

Sorry, the search wasn't correct. You have. http://hwbot.org/submission/2707070_mr.scott_aquamark_radeon_hd_3850_agp_196143_marks

Australia macsbeach98 sagt:

Turn off sys info in Aquamark you have to do that with other hardware as well not just the AM2NF3-VSTA

Russian Federation YURBAN sagt:

Same Problem, i try Submit, but no affect - unable to parse data file ?! I turned System Info on/off, no affect..

Russian Federation YURBAN sagt:

I try to make different Resolutions on Windows Desktop (XP SP3), same problem: Invalid data file: Unable to parse the datafile

Italy davidescion sagt:

yup can't upload results and that sucks because I spent two days tweaking settings trying to get a decent score, also scaling with multi gpus sucks, a single r9 380 scores better than two

United Kingdom Plasma Carrot sagt:

To top everything off this crappy benchmark is really a CPU test with modern equipment, I'll not be bothering to waste any more time on it.

United States ShrimpBrime sagt:

On 7/5/2018 at 9:59 AM, YURBAN said:

I try to make different Resolutions on Windows Desktop (XP SP3), same problem: Invalid data file: Unable to parse the datafile

Try to select to save in different folder perhaps on a different drive and type in the file extension manually.

United Kingdom GeorgeStorm sagt:

Did you try disabling system info?

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