Windows 8 banned by world’s top benchmarking and overclocking site

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Garbellano, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    #1 Garbellano, Aug 19, 2013
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  2. reticule

    reticule MDL Novice

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    Does this have relation to Windows DPC Latency such as the Invariant TSC's & Dynamic Tick feature with UsePlateFormClock?
     
  3. MissFortuneGO

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    OMG! the real-time clock isn't exact! but are you sure the time of mobile is exact? o_O
     
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    #4 sabio00, Aug 20, 2013
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    MissFortuneGO argument is right! Evidence would be different if they had used a precision laboratory clock! :cool:

    UPDATE: However, further reading indicate that the occurring problem is real!
     
  5. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    read the whole article... And the problem is real (pun intented)
     
  6. s1ave77

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    See no big deal here, as i seldomly use benchmarks which even in case of synthetic ones don´t have much significance.

    After ugdate of graphic drivers i test with a hardware hogging game like 'Metro' or 'Battlefield 3'.
     
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  7. Espionage724

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    Benchmarks aren't the only things affected by an off RTC though. If the timing of the entire OS is off, it could lead to some weird (and probably unnoticeable) stuff. I recall quite a few people having issues in the past with World of Warcraft where cooldowns on spells would finish/be delayed quicker/later than they were on the server due to core syncing with multi-core CPU's (not 100% sure if WoW relied on RTC or not though)

    Can only imagine framerate, input latency, frame time, audio, and other sensitive stuff would be affected by a non-accurate clock. Over-zealous anti-cheat engines may probably flag you too.

    Then there's tiny stuff, like your system clock itself just being off :p
     
  8. dreamss

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    #8 dreamss, Aug 21, 2013
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    I get the feeling this is more of a non hardware pure hpet + dynamic clocks. since this issue is more aparent when OC/UC which is an hpet issue... i NEVER had timer issues in windows8 since RTM leaked.

    did anyone bother to test if this 2 things were being used for the RTC in windows8?

    I been running with this and my benchmarks has always been on par with my GFs win7 pc, never had anticheat issues and never noticed my clock being off :

    bcdedit /set useplatformclock true
    bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes