Synthetic Mark!

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Krux, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Krux

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    Found an Interesting article showing how "synthetic" 3Dmark is, and how you shouldn't base a computers "goodness" off of it (I know goodness isn't a word but ehhh) putting a PII 350 against a P4 2.8 and having it score higher in 3dmark.

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    I expect Sazar to get a big kick out of this the most but it’s good for anyone looking to by a new video card of processor and basing that purchase off a 3dmark score ;)
     
  2. Sazar

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    yah I did get a kick out of it :)

    3dmark03 has always been positioned as a gpu benchmark... even 3dmark2001 was the same... to say it is a SYSTEM benchmark fails to give justice to the intentions... remember pcmark ? there is a reason for that to be there...

    besides.. the fact that gunmetal is now being positioned as a dx9 benchmark really makes the article a little on the looney side :)

    /me decides to breakout quake 1... add a really long register to it and call it a dx9 benchmark...

    wooohoooo... now I too have a dx9 game and dx9 benchmark :D

    yipee... I am so l33t...

    back on topic..

    http://futuremark.com/companyinfo/3dmark03_whitepaper.pdf

    read the conclusion.. and consider what ace's says with a pinch of salt... :)

    there is a very good reason I tend to only read reviews from beyond3d... or by sean pelltier nowadays... for information... the others I read for a laugh... :)

    and this one falls into that category...

    (gunmetal dx9 ?

    :D )
     
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    Hey they where just going off what the gunmetal dev team says it is :)
     
  4. Sazar

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    adding the conclusion of 3dmark03 white paper so that perhaps one of the 'experts' at aces can have a read :)

    the table is coming out garbled so I did not attach it...

    but as has been shown... futuremark is not positioning their benchmark as a test of OVERALL GAMING PERFORMANCE.. but rather the 3d processor...

    I just wish some of these reviewers or whatever they want to call themselves actually READ the material out there instead of putting out erroneous and misleading information :rolleyes:
     
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    idiots :eek: :confused: :p
     
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    Why, is it because ATI "Rules the Roost...?":D
     
  7. Sazar

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    Re: Re: Synthetic Mark!

    :)

    not quite...

    its because ati has superior hardware @ the moment...
     
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    I was more intrested in the CPU aspect of it..... but I guess you got something else out of it for all im concerned Nvidia and Ati can go to H3LL 3DFX FOREVER!!!
     
  9. Sazar

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    the problem is 3dmark03 is not very cpu dependent at all... it is basically dependent on the gpu more than anything else..
     
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    I know I was going through the PDF I just thought it was funny so I posted it for chits and giggles
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    whats a chit ?
     
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    s-h-i-t but not filtered :) haha I dunno I'm tired!
     
  13. Sazar

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    bleh.. you always have excuses :D
     
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    :(

    aww... poor lad...

    take a nap right after a bong hit... you'll feel better i'm sure...
     
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    im at work cant toke it up here sheesh not that I do that anyways!