Originally posted by StealthHawk
that's just the problem. everything would be fine and dandy if Futuremark didn't advertise 3dmark03 as "the gamer's benchmark." i don't know about you, but as a gamer, i want a game that depicts some facet of realworld performance. and that means taking into account the CPU.
i don't think anyone is contesting that 3dmark03 is a video intensive benchmark. it is. and the results show that it is very clearly without a doubt. they are contesting that it shouldn't be, since that is not indicative of a realistic gaming experience.
hence why it is a SYNTHETIC benchmark...
seeing as dell has adopted it and as intel has indicated it seems to like the benchmark also... that a pretty large chunk of the pc market right there
intel as producer and dell as distributor...