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3DMark on sale @ steam - is it worth it?

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Just wondering if this program is worth 12.49 or should I just stick tot he free benchmarks from Unigine?

What are the pros and cons of buying/using this?

Also, here is the link to the online deal I posted.
Edited by Exostenza - 5/1/13 at 10:24am
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If you do a lot of benching and really want to bench hardware, then yes. If you aren't really that serious about it and just want to a guideline then the free ones would be fine. Just my opinion anyway.
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12.50 is cheap, why not? It sure beats running the demos and other test and ultimately forces a much higher load on your rig which often lowers the scores or crashes you out before the finish.
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Originally Posted by Tk7331 View Post

If you do a lot of benching and really want to bench hardware, then yes. If you aren't really that serious about it and just want to a guideline then the free ones would be fine. Just my opinion anyway.

Yeah, I am not so into it and only like to be benching when I get a new card and that isn't going to happen for a while. Thanks - I won't be picking it up.
post #5 of 11
Kinda worth it but you have to run a benchmark with steam running first to get your key to run it without steam. (You can just grab that key on the firstmark website after logging in with steam). But if you wait you can probably grab it for cheaper i got mine when it was 75% off. thumb.gif
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Kinda worth it but you have to run a benchmark with steam running first to get your key to run it without steam. (You can just grab that key on the firstmark website after logging in with steam). But if you wait you can probably grab it for cheaper i got mine when it was 75% off. thumb.gif

Yeah that sounds more like it. Where did you get your key from?
post #7 of 11
I'd say it's totally worth it, especially considering the restrictions Basic version has. I'm also not a benchmarker but it's nice to have an Advanced version of "world's most popular" benchmarking software. I got it for 8 TF2 keys today (about $8). tongue.gif

Edit: I'm biased.
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Yeah that sounds more like it. Where did you get your key from?
After you run a benchmark by default you should be linked to a webpage with your results. If you bought it you'll have your steam account linking with your futuremark account. From there just go to settings and voila! Registration keys so you dont have to be running steam when youre benchmarking cause steam (at least for me) kills my physics score. battery.gif
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It automatically creates 3DMark pro account using your Steam name and details, you'll have to merge your existing account (if you've one already of course). And if you want your product key without benchmarking or publishing scores online, you can still get it from "Help" tab under 3DMark user interface. thumb.gif
    
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After you run a benchmark by default you should be linked to a webpage with your results. If you bought it you'll have your steam account linking with your futuremark account. From there just go to settings and voila! Registration keys so you dont have to be running steam when youre benchmarking cause steam (at least for me) kills my physics score. battery.gif

I was asking where you got it for 75 percent off...
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