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Tom's Hardware is turning up the heat in 2008. With multiple hardware test labs and editorial teams in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Taiwan, we want to capitalize on our resources. The first step is the creation of a standard test platform, which will allow us to exchange certain test results, and to cooperate on important articles. A second step will be a common set of benchmarks in certain hardware categories. Clearly, our goal is a larger pool of test results for articles, which we can then provide to you, our faithful readers.

Some of you might wonder why we haven't done this before. The first reason has been due to history: most of the testing for our reviews has traditionally been performed at certain locations. Our team in Munich typically has been the resource to work on platform and processor reviews - or at least, to work on the testing and benchmarking. We will continue the tradition by having our editors work on what they do best, but we'll now provide the necessary hardware to all test locations in order to capitalize on each other's resources and knowledge. The second reason has a business background: we also want to grow within the competitive publishing market, which can only be done by doing what we do best and by working closely together.
http://channel.tomshardware.com/2008...chmark_system/

Can't see why they didn't go with an 8800gt or a q6600 for that matter...
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DDR3? Strange choice...
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yeah i can't see why they didn't use stuff most tech savvy people are most likely to have used. like a q6600 is pretty much standard nowadays for own-built compies but i guess they got the 3850 right though, pretty mainstream. but im an nvidia nut so im biased lol
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aside from benchers, who uses DDR3?
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ummmm, benchers? nah in the next 6-9 months ddr3 is going to drop like a feather in a vacuum.
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