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Old 05-15-03, 07:48 AM   #104
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Originally posted by Nemesis77
So the users could see how the CPU and sound-card affects performance? But to my knowledge, the 3DMark-score is calculated from the game-test, NOT from the sound-tests. The other tests are just extra.

Why shouldn't it show all the specs?

You forgot to mention your real reason for believing that: "Because NVIDIA sez so!"
No, because I have tested it, and major differences to system spec, but not changing the display card does not affect performance in the benchmark, yet in games, the average FPS is 50% faster.

It shows all the specs, and allows you to compare your results to other users with the same CPU, obviously it's a system comparison.

The sound tests do impact score. And the CPU tests should aswell, yet trying an exact system spec with another CPU almost 50% faster, the 3dmark scores remain the same.

It's a bad benchmark. Game engine benchmarks are the only real way of determining performance WHICH MATTERS to the customer, they are going to be playing games, not benchmarks. (unless they are like a few peeps here.. lol)
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