Windows 8 Benchmark Records No Longer Accepted At HWBOTSun, Aug 18, 2013 - 8:38 PM
If you have been submitting to HWBOT using Windows 8, all of your scores have been invalidated. You might want to keep a safe overclocking distance from Windows 8 until further notice! Find out more here on HWBOT.
“As the result of weekend-time research, the HWBOT staff has decided to invalidate all benchmark records established with the Windows8 operating system. Due to severe validity problems with the Windows8 real time clock (“RTC”), benchmarks results achieved with Windows8 cannot be trusted. The main problem lies with the RTC being affected when over- or underclocking under the operating system. The operating system uses the RTC as reference clock, and benchmarks use it to reference (benchmark) time. “