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post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by Special_K View Post
07 should come out by the end of this year.

My 2 cents to this is kind of like how games should put specs for systems on the back of their boxes

Min, recommended, and 60 fps no lag.

Anyone else agree?
I think thats a good idea

However

1. it would cause prolems suppose someone as stuff loading down there system so don't get that amount

2. it depends on where you are in the level (eg details...)
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hmmm I sorta see but alright.

Just like I said it was just an idea I had.

I have no proof of anything

Also I know its not common.

But I was suggesting a possible situation
good idea though... even if it wasn't true - it was good

i find the problem with 3dmark is that i can run 500/1180 on that, but in any game that will just artifact like hell and crash - it means it doesn't really reflect the real in game performance

the benchmark should run at 1600x1200 or 1680x1050 for widescreen, with full AA and AF on, then it would be closer to game performance
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Originally Posted by Special_K View Post
Min, recommended, and 60 fps no lag.

Anyone else agree?
ha, wouldn't that be nice? the way i always look at the boxes - i ignore Minimum Specs altogether and treat Recommended Specs as the real minimum. that's the way it seems to me.
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ha, wouldn't that be nice? the way i always look at the boxes - i ignore Minimum Specs altogether and treat Recommended Specs as the real minimum. that's the way it seems to me.
yeh that's exactly what i do... minimum its pointless to look at - because there is always the chance it will run, but run so crap you cant really play it.
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i totally agree on the sea monster part...

and how come there is really no huge splash when he goes back into the water?????????

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Also, Nvidia and ATI optimize their drivers for 3DMark, just look at the 8600's, and also the 7900's when they came out, they did amazing in 3DMark's. However the 8600's especially just don't deliver when it comes to what matters; frames per second.
    
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the dragon totally phailed. that's why we don't have any dragons anymore.
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3) the sea monster is an idiot. i mean come on, all it had to do was jump up from directly beneath the airship and knock it out of the sky. then it could have picked the people out of the water one at a time and enjoyed a tasty meal. instead, it goes around trying to show off, flying over the airship on its first pass. the sea monster got what it deserved.
ahahah that made me laugh preeetttyyyy good.
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I get low scores on 3DMark '06 even though I can max out CSS and BF2142. I never lag or stutter unless it's a server on the other side of the globe, and that's unavoidable with cable. I can't wait for FIOS!
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Why 3DMark06 Shouldn't Be Taken Too Seriously

by Mr. Bungle



1) quad cores get a huge points advantage in 3DMark, but not in any game out today.

2) the stock benchmarks runs with no anti aliasing and minimal texture filtering. the true test of a gaming system isn't how many frames per second you can get at minimum settings; but rather how high you can turn up the settings while maintaining playable frames.

3) the sea monster is an idiot. i mean come on, all it had to do was jump up from directly beneath the airship and knock it out of the sky. then it could have picked the people out of the water one at a time and enjoyed a tasty meal. instead, it goes around trying to show off, flying over the airship on its first pass. the sea monster got what it deserved.

feel free to add to my list if you want. there may be some things i missed.
1) I disagree. Quad cores gets higher points because 3dmark06 knows there a quad core and takes use of them. Some games don't / can't use quad core because they where programmed before quads came out

2) I'm 50%/50%. Futuremark only did 4x AF because it's even for all video cards that are DX9 (Geforce FX, 6, 7, 8 and Radeon X1300 +)

3) I disagree. That's not a point of "Why 3DMark06 Shouldn't Be Taken Too Seriously". If your mad about that benchmark email futuremark
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