HWBOT Cinebench R15 / R20 Benchmark Validation Regulations

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HWBOT Cinebench R15 / R20 Benchmark Validation Regulations

Allowed benchmark versionsR15  /  R20
Allowed operating systems
Default benchmark settingsCPU test
ScoreThe score is the score obtained after running the CPU test
Allowed optimisations
  • Enabling/Disabling HyperThreading
  • 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
Verification screenshot requirements
  • The left tab (score, system, ranking)
  • The full rendered scene
  • CPU-Z CPU tab
  • CPU-Z Memory tab

Not mandatory but highly recommended: Save screenshot as png or use CapturePNG. To avoid that a low quality jpg screenshot gets discussed/reported/blocked because it looks like textures were altered.

Verification linkNo verification link required
Example screenshot

Red: Mandatory Green: Optional

Additional notesThis page contains the benchmark result regulation specifications for Cinebench R15. 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.

  • Sep 15, 2016: link
  • June 3, 2013: Initial draw
  • October 6, 2019: Addition of BenchMate benchmark program

Christian Ney says:

Reserved for tweaks and tips


- Newer version of the benchmark scores higher.

Greece TASOS says:

Free bump , to avoid reports and extra moderating workload



Old and new members , looks like they dont follow the new rule regarding the screenshot.

websmile says:

Now that we have a new flood of results with a highly unlikely efficiency and still no explanation for this, I would opt for disabling cinebench points for all versions - tired of this vulnerable cr.. :)

United States Mr.Scott says:

That's a shame.

Pretty soon HWB will be down to only a handful of cheatproof benches. You offending members should be proud of yourselves. :(

United States Splave says:

The tweaks are not vile in any form. No files are changed nothing strange going on.


Unfortunate if required to tell people how its done after working very hard on finding it :/ this is the community now? Must tell others with better hw how to beat me or its not fair.

websmile says:

This is bs, you tell it to Ney or to Massman or even me to check it and no one will get any info - we had this before on Hwbotprime where dancop found new java, and no one except himself shared this. We cannot work with vulnerable benchmark like cinebench which should have dumped months ago when we have no proof that boosts we see are legit, especially when all we have for this is plausibility check.

Romania Alex@ro says:

If you tell to CN or websmile i think you are safe,if any of them guarantees your work is legit then it's all fine in my book. You can agree everyone is tired of magic, and the previous trick some of guys used was such a shame that's why everyone is sceptical now.

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

The tweaks are not vile in any form. No files are changed nothing strange going on.


Unfortunate if required to tell people how its done after working very hard on finding it :/ this is the community now? Must tell others with better hw how to beat me or its not fair.


Problem is how do you ever moderate if we are simply going on the assumption that everyone here is benching honestly when history shows that the contrary is more often than not correct.

websmile says:

Allen told me how result was obtained (thanks for this), I checked this, the results are approved because it applies to the rules and the results are reproducable. We have to check results with outstanding efficiency especially at benchmarks where we have no validation files, this is routine for the staff, and as promised we will also not share this because it is not our job to gift away other peoples tweaks and finds in which they invested time and passion

Sweden Rauf says:

This is not a sustainable way. So now everyone with better than x efficiency must tell the mods and they have to verify it? Or just gfp, or just top three?


What about the other two scores with even better efficiency? I say move on...

websmile says:

Wouldn´t mind it, we have too many problems with verification. Means extra work for staff, means doubt about results and mistrust. Every time we close a case, something else pops up sooner or later...

Australia ozzie says:

if people are gunna cheat all theyre doing is cheating themselves and their team and making things harder for everyone, especially the mods work in bot, you lot who cheat should be ashamed of yourselves, youre selfish and outright plain stupid, i say ban anyone found cheating in any bench, if theyre not good enough to do it properly and honestly theyre not good enough to be here....full stop !!!!

France COMIAS says:

By cons with the new obligations about the screen, how to do when bench on a laptop with a rotten resolution?

Having on the same scrennshot CB15 + the CPu-Z tabs is impossible.

Is this problematic taken into account or not?

exemple: http://hwbot.org/submission/3497269

websmile says:

If you cannot get the mandatory tabs and information on the screenshot, use external monitor. As far as I see there are no exceptions

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