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Have you ever bought a game solely for benchmarking?

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2 years ago#1
Have you ever bought a game solely for benchmarking? - Results (98 votes)
Yes
19.39% (19 votes)
19
No
80.61% (79 votes)
79
This poll is now closed.
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2 years ago#2
Yes, though only at huge discounted prices, and if benchmarking programs don't count.

When I built the rig I'm running, Bioshock Infinite was like, $5 on sale. I bought it knowing that it had a benchmark test, and though I knew I would play it eventually, I have done more benchmarking than playing.
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2 years ago#3
I bought 3Dmark11 for $2.50 a while back. Does that count?
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2 years ago#4
I bought Crysis in 2009 just to see if my PC would run it at reasonable FPS levels. Had a phenom II X2 550 and a 4870 512mb version at the time.
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2 years ago#5
No, I only buy a game if I think it'll give me entertainment.
2 years ago#6
I only build $4,000 PC's to bench Valley.
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2 years ago#7
It never has and never will cross my mind.
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2 years ago#8
PhilOnDez posted...
I bought 3Dmark11 for $2.50 a while back. Does that count?
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2 years ago#9
No, that's idiotic. I buy games I'm reasonably certain I'll play/enjoy.
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