# How are Points awarded by the Ranker?

Each result (and thus score) is local ranked(2) against all the other scores for that benchmark and points are awarded based on its ranking:

1st place: 300 points

2nd place: 250 points

3rd place: 210 points

4th to 9th place: 180 to 110 points.

10th and less: based on the percentage of scores lower than it, up to a maximum of 100 points(1): thus if 66% of scores are lower than it, 66 points are awarded.

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Q1: How can 10th place (or less) get 100 points, i.e. 100% - isn't 1st place the only one higher than 100%, i.e. all other scores?

A1: The percentage is rounded up, thus higher than 99.99% (or 99.5% more precisely) of scores still means 100 points.

9th place gets 110 points, thus 10 more points than all the lower ranks that might get a maximum of 100 points.

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Q2: What is Local Rank?

A2: Local (Platform) Rank means the result is ranked against the platform it belongs to only, e.g. if the device is in the Tablet/Pad platform it is ranked against other Tablets/Pads only.

Global Rank means the result is ranked against all the other devices, i.e. across all platforms (servers, desktops, laptops, phones, etc.) which naturally favours the most powerful platforms like servers/workstations.

We recommend Local (Platform) Rank.

1st place: 300 points

2nd place: 250 points

3rd place: 210 points

4th to 9th place: 180 to 110 points.

10th and less: based on the percentage of scores lower than it, up to a maximum of 100 points(1): thus if 66% of scores are lower than it, 66 points are awarded.

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Q1: How can 10th place (or less) get 100 points, i.e. 100% - isn't 1st place the only one higher than 100%, i.e. all other scores?

A1: The percentage is rounded up, thus higher than 99.99% (or 99.5% more precisely) of scores still means 100 points.

9th place gets 110 points, thus 10 more points than all the lower ranks that might get a maximum of 100 points.

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Q2: What is Local Rank?

A2: Local (Platform) Rank means the result is ranked against the platform it belongs to only, e.g. if the device is in the Tablet/Pad platform it is ranked against other Tablets/Pads only.

Global Rank means the result is ranked against all the other devices, i.e. across all platforms (servers, desktops, laptops, phones, etc.) which naturally favours the most powerful platforms like servers/workstations.

We recommend Local (Platform) Rank.