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Really?

I can turn settings down (which most do) and can compete in any shooter out there with success
You're talking about gaming, we're talking about benching.
Benching for lulz it won't really make a difference to you, scores are scores. If benching in a competition or for points on the bot, you want to max everything out & do the best that you can, which will require more than 1 OS.
    
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post #32 of 37
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You're talking about gaming, we're talking about benching.
Benching for lulz it won't really make a difference to you, scores are scores. If benching in a competition or for points on the bot, you want to max everything out & do the best that you can, which will require more than 1 OS.
And just what do I win by doing this?

With all the testers working for amd, ati, nvidia, etc. with all the massive hardware no regular joe can ever compete in those epeen stats
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post #33 of 37
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And just what do I win by doing this?

With all the testers working for amd, ati, nvidia, etc. with all the massive hardware no regular joe can ever compete in those epeen stats
If you don't put in max effort you won't win anything.

I agree about the sponsored guys, very hard to compete on the bot against that, but regular guys can still compete, just takes a lot more skill & tweaking to keep up (money too, depending how far you want to go)
A lot of the in-house competitions here at OCN have prizes though, sorted by class of hardware, anyone willing to put in the effort can walk away with prizes.
    
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Did this thread get moved into the benchmarking section or did that many people fail to realize which section they were posting in
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Not only do some benchmarks favor either 32 or 64bit, but some hardware will do better on 32bit compared to 64bit. Some architectures can't handle the 64bit as well and will hinder you in the CPU Ghz department. So even though x64 might be faster clock for clock then 32bit, 32bit might be worth it for the extra 200Mhz.


Multi booting and having as many flavors available when benching is the way to go.
    
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post #36 of 37
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Not only do some benchmarks favor either 32 or 64bit, but some hardware will do better on 32bit compared to 64bit. Some architectures can't handle the 64bit as well and will hinder you in the CPU Ghz department. So even though x64 might be faster clock for clock then 32bit, 32bit might be worth it for the extra 200Mhz.


Multi booting and having as many flavors available when benching is the way to go.
Just to clarify this is down to drivers and the OS/application being run. Assuming everything is in check with the software a component running on 32 bit software should never be able to outperform its 64 bit counterpart it should run on par at best
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Don't forget to read what you didn't highlight in bold. "So even though x64 might be faster clock for clock then 32bit, 32bit might be worth it for the extra 200Mhz." AMDs get bogged down with 64bit code. You can generally push AMDs a little further in 32bit for some extra CPU Ghz in 32bit compared to 64bit. I'm not saying 32bit is faster, I'm saying you can "sometimes" squeeze more Ghz out of 32bit and yield a higher benchmark score by doing so.
    
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