The better computer you have, the less likelihood there is of any kind of lagging in the responses such as skipped beats on the display. If you are running a top-tier FIBA 3x3 or a national team event, you most likely have received a recommendation of what computer to use from the Digital expert in the Local Organizing Committee or from the FIBA team. We suggest following that recommendation to a detail.
HARDWARE AND BROWSER REQUIREMENTS
1. Use Chrome browser
Google Chrome is the recommended browser. Using anything else than that is at your own risk.
The performance of the computer is a combination of multiple factors – the MHz level of the CPU, the size of the RAM, the browser application used, and how many other applications are running at the same time, either launched by the user or silently in the background.
We recommend using Browserbench JetStream test to assess the computer performance. We have received the following benchmarks.
|Test score||Browser||Operating system ||Computer hardware||Scores app clock (running tenths of seconds) |
|246.95||Safari||Mac Sierra||MacBook Pro 2017 (2.9 GHz Intel Core i7)||Satisfactory|
|177.52||Chrome||Mac Sierra||MacBook Pro 2017 (2.9 GHz Intel Core i7)||Satisfactory|
|142.77||Microsoft Edge||Win10||Dell XPS with Intel Core i7 (2.60 GHz)||Some skipped beats|
|139.47||Chrome||Win10||Dell XPS with Intel Core i7 (2.60 GHz)||Satisfactory|
|135.35||Firefox||Win10||Dell XPS with Intel Core i7 (2.60 GHz)||Satisfactory|
|105.44||Microsoft Edge||Win10||Lenovo Thinkpad X230 (Intel Core i5)||Severe skipped beats|
Boot the computer a couple of times during the game day
Rebooting will clean caches and memory leaks.
Keep the computer clean from crapware
Event even the most powerful computer in the world can run out of juice, if there’s all kinds of crapware in the browser or running in the background.
Do not run other apps parallelly or in the background
We strongly recommend only using the computer only for the sole purpose of scouting the games of the event and displaying the game scores on the scoreboard. Computers are, by definition, multi-application devices and any other applications, especially multimedia applications, eat up computer performance, which, in turn, impacts the Scores app performance.
Google the web for help articles how to optimize your Windows and Mac computer performance
Here are some sample articles you can find by googling Windows and Mac support pages
- How to clear cache and cookies
- Clean Chrome of unwanted ads, pop-ups, & malware
- How to View All Running Apps & Processes in Mac OS X
- How to use Task Manager to optimize your Windows 10 experience
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