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Have you ever bought a game solely for benchmarking?

#1Jeffw88Posted 6/3/2014 8:32:29 PM
Have you ever bought a game solely for benchmarking? - Results (98 votes)
19.39% (19 votes)
80.61% (79 votes)
This poll is now closed.
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#2chase1234lifePosted 6/3/2014 8:58:06 PM
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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#3PhilOnDezPosted 6/3/2014 9:00:28 PM
I bought 3Dmark11 for $2.50 a while back. Does that count?
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#4SuperemppuPosted 6/3/2014 9:02:41 PM
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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#5codyorrPosted 6/4/2014 11:57:45 AM
No, I only buy a game if I think it'll give me entertainment.
#6ThePCElitistPosted 6/4/2014 12:01:34 PM
I only build $4,000 PC's to bench Valley.
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#7KOTRwhoopsPosted 6/4/2014 12:18:19 PM
It never has and never will cross my mind.
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#8BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 6/4/2014 12:38:11 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
I bought 3Dmark11 for $2.50 a while back. Does that count?

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#9JKatarnPosted 6/4/2014 1:33:51 PM
No, that's idiotic. I buy games I'm reasonably certain I'll play/enjoy.
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