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Old 06-28-10, 02:42 AM   #17
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Default Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870

Originally Posted by mailman2 View Post
You didnt read the techspot article then.

For measuring performance we are using Fraps, recording the minimum and average frame rates of each graphics card. As mentioned before, for this article we are including a frame rate timeline that should suggest how each graphics card performed at any given moment compared to the others. In games such as Wolfenstein where we'd normally use a pre-recorded timedemo to measure performance we have instead recorded actual gameplay.

They benchmarked using Fraps in game too.
I've read it a long time ago. Did you read hardwarecanucks article:

In a general canvassing of over two dozen English-speaking tech websites we found a wide swath of benchmarks being used; from timedemos to stand-alone programs to in-game benchmarks to walkthroughs. What we also saw at times was a general lack of information beyond a game’s title regarding the actual type of benchmark used. For the most part it seemed many websites were using in-game benchmarking tools (mostly “rolling” demos) instead of actual gameplay and coming up with some interesting results. This along with comments in several forums got us wondering: is there a “right” way to benchmark a particular game? In addition, do these in-game or stand-alone benchmarking programs –like the recently released AvP DX11 test- represent in-game performance? If not, do they even provide an accurate enough analysis for a writer to formulate a conclusion about a given product? Well, we’re about to find out
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