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If someone were to have access to a bunch of different GPUs and CPUs and could benchmark them, what would you consider to be some essential benchmarks or some benchmarks you would like to see? I know there are many go to benchmarks like 3DMark, Heaven, SuperPi, PCMark, Sandra, Cinebench, and MaxxMem, but what are some that don't get enough attention or that you think are necessary?
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These are some of the common & widely used ones here http://www.hwbot.org/benchmarks

Also in the benchmarks section here at OCN unigine Valley & heaven 4.0 are very popular for 3d benching, & a couple less known benchmarks like the Blackhole benchmark for the cpu http://www.overclock.net/t/1351472/beta-testing-thread-black-hole-benchmark/0_50
    
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I guess I should rephrase it. If you wanted benchmarks to get an idea of how the CPU or GPU would perform in a given task, are there any specific ones you would want to see? I know some people tend to be critical of those synthetic benches like 3DMark since they're not always indicative of real world performance.
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I would like to see more people benchmarking with Blender/Cycles, especially with CUDA GPUs (and OpenCL, if the devs ever get it working); a good benchmark for Cycles is available here.
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Your question is worth to be answered, I myself asked several times some IT "specialists" to evaluate the performance of given PCs in order to get the 'track' in which those machines would work, and guess what, only mumbling and twisting was the answer. I mean they failed, a shame.

I use several CPU evaluation benches written in C: 32bit/64bit compression/multiplication/search, but as far as I understand you need benches that provide answers not fragmented info.

Who knows e.g. heavier string torture than MokujIN.
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