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Old 12-22-05, 04:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Popular benchmarking tools?

3DMark (various versions) -- probably most popular so easiest to compare results (although, there is some debate about how well it translates to actual game play)

SuperPI -- cpu type benchmark but memory settings also have an effect (the first few rounds are pretty quick and this can also be a good test for overclocking -- stability -- when running the longer ones)

Doom 3 timedemo -- good opengl benchmark

Fear built-in benchmark -- recent, plus this game heats up my computer more than most so it's also a good check for stability

Fraps -- for monitoring framerates in any game and for taking screenshots (it also has a benchmark function)

Benchemall -- lets you benchmark a bunch of popular games with various settings pretty easily
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