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I must say I don't like the way the top 30 computers are determined.

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Has anyone thought about the fact that the older technology tests have more weight than the most important test, 3DMark05? Adjusting my CPU 300 MHz took 10,000 off AM3 but only 400 3dm05 marks.

If we were truly serious about determining the top computers more accurately, we'd get a weighted system which brought AM3's weight down a lot and put some more emphasis on 3Dmark05 (And 06 when it's out).
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t exactly true. Think about how much higher an AM3 score is than a 3dmark05 score is. 100 000 in AM3 versus 10 000 in 3dmark05. So, the goal is to determine the best computer over a wide ammount of benchmarks.
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cait is right, the varience in a good or bad am3 score can make or break your top 30 standing. look at all the trouble daguv was having with low am3, where is he now. 3d05 is almost an afterthought as tweaking will only get you a few hundred points, tweaking am3 and 3d01, 03 gets you thousands.
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cait is right, the varience in a good or bad am3 score can make or break your top 30 standing. look at all the trouble daguv was having with low am3, where is he now. 3d05 is almost an afterthought as tweaking will only get you a few hundred points, tweaking am3 and 3d01, 03 gets you thousands.
Thats how the benchmark is calculated. There is no point in weighting the benchmarks because it will work out close to the same. if someone cant get as high am3 as the other, they must be doing something wrong. Drivers and everything can change the scores. It is up to the overclocker to do what they need to do, to get the best score.
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I think the graphics top scores should be listed by video card type, not all around. That would give more chance's to people, and would compare them to there own card type or towards how other cards perform. Thats my two cents, I believe it would make a better score table.
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I think the graphics top scores should be listed by video card type, not all around. That would give more chance's to people, and would compare them to there own card type or towards how other cards perform. Thats my two cents, I believe it would make a better score table.
This is the top 30 fastest. It has nothing to do with what the hardware is. There are no restrictions. You can go buy 4 7800GTX 512mb cards and buy a quad SLI board if you want. Its just the top 30 overall.
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