Originally posted by Rogozhin
I agree that graphics card companies shouldn't use maipulated 3dmark scores to sell their vgas.
But you're throwing the baby out with the bathwater if you insist on expunging futuremark from the soil of mass media publication.
I've taken the steps to curtail this manipulation by not selling nvidia VGA's to my customers and I've written a few emails to them using analogies from my own buisness (the other one) regarding their actions.
Who's to say that even if a new benchmark takes the place of 3dmark that nvidia won't manipulate it?
There needs to be more solid benchmark guidles but the companies that blantantly cheat need to be "black listed" or the guildines are useless.
I have a dream, It's a dream where on benchmark isnt used to expressively to sell Graphic card, Where Benchmark suites are taken and people can make educated decisions.
Under the current system of "3dmarks" and how many people percieve graphic cards, This cant be achieved, That being said, You blame this entirely on Nvidia, And it's not entirely Nvidia's Fault. ATI and XGI are just as bad about promoting 3dmarks to how there cards perform.
Does anyone remember XGI releasing 3dmarks way before the first previews came about? What does this tell us? People are placing way too much value in 3dmark, Taking away futuremark's credibility and benchmarking system is the only way we hope to combat this.