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Poll Results: What matters most to you?

 
  • 89% (33)
    Silky smoothness and/or max eye candy
  • 5% (2)
    Huge benchmark scores
  • 5% (2)
    Folding points
37 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
It's eyecandy/smoothness for me. How about you?

As for intent, this poll is NOT 'which is more important', it's about what 'yanks your chain' the most about graphics performance; is it gaming quality, bench scores or folding points?
Edited by *AcidBath* - 3/28/11 at 11:59am
post #2 of 9
same here
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post #3 of 9
Now heres my problem. I love smoothness, and eye candy like everyone else here so far, But I need it to perform like a champ first. Its benchmarks that matter, and then on to the eye candy. I dont know if these three options are enough per say.
post #4 of 9
smoothness/eyecandy

My cards don't benchmark well but they run everything smoothly so benchmarks are nice but not the end all be all.

Smoothness is probably slightly more important but there is a balance. Before building my sig rig I never had a nice graphics setup and I never realized how much herky-jerkiness I was dealing with.
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post #5 of 9
Smoothness and eye candy for me. Although I'll sacrifice eye candy for smoothness when necessary.

I think benchmarks are good, but usually just end up being a way to flex your e-peen. If I can have decent fps and my games look nice I don't really care how my card benchmarks (but what do I know I still have a 8800 gts (not for long)).
    
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post #6 of 9
The first option, hate looking at low textures and jagged edges really turn me off when playing a game. And also, I need a decent framerate as well.
    
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post #7 of 9
I play games to enjoy them. If it's smooth, beautiful, stable and fun, I'm happy. I don't bench really.
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post #8 of 9
actual performance > synthetic performance

Kind of a weird question too, since actual performance correlates highly with synthetic performance.
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Seems that there should be more hardcore folders out there, but maybe they don't waste their time on polls or this forum.

As for intent, this poll is NOT 'which is more important', it's about what 'yanks your chain' the most about graphics performance; is it gaming quality, bench scores or folding points?

Thanks to all who've contributed...and yes, this really is a thinly veiled bump
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