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Why must BF3 always be THE bench?
It's like the original Crysis, it may just be badly coded.
And there are better looking games.

Because it's what most of us are playing?


The coding is irrelevant. Most people buy hardware and games to actually play them. It's nice to see reviewers provide actual metrics that we can relate to.
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BF3 is a good game to test if done in MP. SP means nothing.
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BF3 is a good game to test if done in MP. SP means nothing.

Really? Testing games in multiplayer infers that you have a number of uncontrolled variables... Ping, server latency etc. There is a reason most reviewers don't test online versions of games extensively. There would be no way to control the external factors.
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Because it's what most of us are playing?
The coding is irrelevant. Most people buy hardware and games to actually play them. It's nice to see reviewers provide actual metrics that we can relate to.

Totally untrue.
Just because a game is popular doesn't make it a good bench, and if a game is poorly coded, it affects the outcome of said bench.
We could still use the original Crysis, as it's also poorly coded, and better looking than BF3
Doesn't matter anyway, because OCN loves to find a game that performs sub-optimally, then likes to spread it across 3 monitors, mostly in the quest for e-peen.
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Totally untrue.
Just because a game is popular doesn't make it a good bench, and if a game is poorly coded, it affects the outcome of said bench.
We could still use the original Crysis, as it's also poorly coded, and better looking than BF3
Doesn't matter anyway, because OCN loves to find a game that performs sub-optimally, then likes to spread it across 3 monitors, mostly in the quest for e-peen.

Okkkk..

You would rather see benches for 4 or 5 year old games that no one actually plays but are good for benching purposes?

Personally, when I read reviews, I like them to be actually relevant to what I play. For example, I play BF3. When the GTX680's and 7970's were released, I looked at reviews that tested with that game so that I could actually see how well they performed with a game I actually play.

Is this so hard to understand?

Synthetic benchmarks have their place for benchers but have no real world application. Nothing I love more than sitting down on a Friday night and playing a few hours of the Heaven benchmark! rolleyes.gif

I can't recall the last time I bought a new card (or cards) based on how well they do in 3dmark.
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Really? Testing games in multiplayer infers that you have a number of uncontrolled variables... Ping, server latency etc. There is a reason most reviewers don't test online versions of games extensively. There would be no way to control the external factors.

But people only play MP and as long as you test the same server its should be a close comparison.
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But people only play MP and as long as you test the same server its should be a close comparison.

So you are going to ask reviewers that are spread through different countries to:

1: Agree on using the same server

2: Use a server that will for sure not have the same ping unless the reviewers are pretty much near each other?

3: Ensure that the server and internet connections are all running identically for the purposes of every review?

Come on...

I play the same servers on a regular basis and I see my ping vary from day to day. How do you expect reviewers to get consistency?
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I didn't expect the overclocked 7970 CFX to actually beat the 680 SLI. The review could have included BF3, but the job of showing which setup provides the most performance is done well here.
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I didn't expect the overclocked 7970 CFX to actually beat the 680 SLI. The review could have included BF3, but the job of showing which setup provides the most performance is done well here.

exactly.
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