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Benchmark service

#1Dragon239Posted 5/31/2012 7:51:28 PM
What benchmarking services do you guys 'approve' of? I think WEI isn't very trusted here, is it? Or at least, it's not taken too seriously. Is that correct? What do you guys prefer? I generally just use like http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ and whatnot, which is PassMark...
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#2cody4783Posted 5/31/2012 7:54:08 PM
Only benchmarks I follow are how things actually run in the real world. What framerates I get in games, how quick programs operate, ect..

Synthetic benchmarks are a joke, and IMHO, not worth much more than online e-peen/bragging rights. Final scores often seem very arbitrary compared to how conventional software performs in practice.
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#3Dragon239(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 8:31:53 PM
Synthetic? Well don't some (tomshardware, off the top of my head) actually test the hardware and games and show FPS comparisons? Is this acceptable?
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#4cody4783Posted 5/31/2012 8:37:07 PM
Er, maybe synthetic wasn't the right term. Basically just meant the difference between programs designed to run some tests and spit out a score, versus the programs and games you're likely to be running in day-to-day life.
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#5SmoboHashPosted 5/31/2012 8:37:13 PM
Yeah. For gaming performance, use games.
#6Dragon239(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 8:38:38 PM
Yeah, alright. That makes sense. So, what sites do you guys prefer that uses actual games for their benchmarks? Or do you just google and find stuff?
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 9:26:37 PM
Google around and get a wide variety. There's no telling when the selection of games one site uses will favor one product over another.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 5/31/2012 9:33:09 PM
I bench around 250-260, depending on my diet before..I know, not the greatest but I'm working on it.
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#9BMANZZSPosted 5/31/2012 9:41:36 PM
tomshardware and anandtech are the two best sites for real-world benchmarking in my opinion
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#10DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/31/2012 9:49:00 PM
Loltomshardware.
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!