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I'd never heard of SPEC and their benchmarks until a professor in one of my computer science courses told us in class the SPEC has the most trustworthy benchmarks. He said that they are not biased towards AMD or Intel or any other architecture apparently.

Is there a reason no one talks about SPEC here? Is it not a very good benchmark suite?
post #2 of 13
CPU only.

Most people are gamers, those benchmarks mean little to us.
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Does it test RAM?
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Generally free benchmarks are the best to use because anyone can use them, the futuremark benchies can also be bought to save more results & they're fairly cheap (but don't need to purchase).
Just took a look at those SPEC benchies & they have to be purchased, cheaper ones starting at over $100.
    
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Ahh... yeah it is expensive isn't it!?
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my gawd... a 100 bucks for a benchmark tool?

heck naws son

it's too expensive for just a benchmark utility.. that's why you don't hear much about it
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Furmark products aren't free if you'd like to do more than run the stock settings. They just want market saturation so they give out a free version.

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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Furmark products aren't free if you'd like to do more than run the stock settings. They just want market saturation so they give out a free version.

Sent from my phone.
True, if you want to save more than a couple validations or change the options (like run 3dmark 05 without the cpu tests) they do need to be purchased. But anyone can still run & get a score from the free version.
    
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Spec got bant!


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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Spec got bant!


LOL, that was my first thought when I saw the thread, because at least one mod gets upset at the sight of his name!
    
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