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Old 02-13-09, 08:55 AM   #12
weevil
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Default Re: GeForce GTX 260 and 280 benchmarks up

Specifically-

You send your F1 car around the track and you time it

You tweak something and send the car around again. If it goes faster this time you got some extra performance. If it gets a slower lap time you learned something

The graphics card is the car, the benchmark is the track. Chicanes are the bottlenecks

The incorrect use of benchmarks is less useful. As in, the comparisons made between machines. Benchmarks are for testing and tweaking on one machine, comparing benchmark runs (laps) to benchmark runs on the same machine, not for attempting to make into some sort of competition across machines. Although of course the ultimate fastest machine times will always be something to aim at, we all like records and probably babes on the grid
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