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post #21 of 30
benchmarks are nothing more than bragging rights, that's all. It's not like those crazy scores you see posted can be used in day to day computing, it's not realistic.
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post #22 of 30
I find benchmarks are a good way to gauge overclocking tweaks in relation to previous results from the same rig but that's as far as it goes really. Chances are if you see an increase in 3DMark06 or what have you, you'll see an increase in real world gaming performance.
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post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
Everytime that someone gets a new kick ass card, people say "I want to see benchmarks!". Yet when say, the 3870x2 beats the world record, the Nvidia fans start clamoring that "its just a benchmark! It doesnt mean anything in real world gaming!"
When you say "it's just a benchmark" you're talking about 3DMark, and yea some cards score higher than others. Which might not ring true in real world performance/benchmarks.

If were talking about actual game benchmarks, this is real world performance and this is where your focus should be.

If you want proper statistics and comparisons, looks towards game benchies rather than 3DMark.
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post #24 of 30
Benchmarks are just for fun as far as Im concerned. I came from a 8800GTX system scoring over 12k in 3DMark06 to a 8600m GT scoring just over 5K and I was happy enough with how my new laptop plays games that I sold my desktop system and now use my notebook for all my gaming needs.
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post #25 of 30
i think it's overrated.. i mean, i feel no need to change my CPU, and i get what i find to be acceptable fps vs quality levels in the games i play, including crysis, so it just becomes about epeen IMO... i know i can actually PLAY any game out, and that's all that really matters to me... I mean, i am actually running my CPU at stock atm, cos i don't need the extra power...
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post #26 of 30
I don't care about benchmarks

All that matters to me is how well the card works in games

(And I can tell you, I'm very disappointed in my 6200 lol)
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post #27 of 30
I like to see Bench Marks for COMPARISONS. I do not believe that they show real-world performance. However, I do not complain. I had 2 ATI cards before. ATI Radeon 2000 and ATI RAGE 128. Since I bought a nVidia MObo, I figured I should buy a nVidia card. People nixing Benchies are fanboyz...

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I don't care about benchmarks

All that matters to me is how well the card works in games

(And I can tell you, I'm very disappointed in my 6200 lol)
What 6200 you using? Link?
post #28 of 30
I don't care about benchmarks. Sure I might run a benchmarking program on my computer once but I'm not going to waste time seeing if I can tweak a few extra points out of it.
post #29 of 30
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What 6200 you using? Link?
A PNY Verto Geforce 6200 AGP

o_o

http://www2.pny.com/6200-256MB-AGP-P1724C15.aspx
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post #30 of 30
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I find benchmarks are a good way to gauge overclocking tweaks in relation to previous results from the same rig but that's as far as it goes really. Chances are if you see an increase in 3DMark06 or what have you, you'll see an increase in real world gaming performance.
Exactly. I see them as a consistent way to test hardware and see results from changes you've made. I could care less about how they compare to other people's results, I just want to know how much I have improved my own scores.
When I buy stuff, I try to balance price and performance. Although my e6750 or 8800GT aren't the best you can buy, they hold their own rather well considering how much they cost. If someone says they perform way better than me, I point out they spent way more than I did.
Obviously buying some things are just dumb, but usually there are levels of performance and satisfaction with what you buy.
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