Originally posted by Matthyahuw
Can't cheat in all games all the time, that's why you bench more than two games...
or then start using FRAPS...
There are issues with those suggestions...which have been pointed out before.
Specifically, reviews already
use more than two games. But review sites have a tendency to use the same games. IHVs will undoubtedly optimize for the games that big review sites benchmark.
As for FRAPS:
a) it is time consuming.
b) it produces varying results.
c) it renders comparing numbers between websites impossible.
C is particularly important, take Anandtech's NV35 preview for instance. By looking at other site's numbers, it is painfully clear that there is something wrong with his Quake3 4x FSAA numbers, as they show no decrease as resolution increases, while every other review site shows otherwise.