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Old 02-25-03, 11:44 PM   #21
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Originally posted by scott123
3dmark03 is a dismal disaster. Futuremark really missed the mark, and they will probably need to release another one within a year.

If Futuremark cannot get ALL the folks on-board (including Nvidia) for future beta testing, they won't make it in the long run.
I dunno, I sort of think you got that backwards. If nVidia doesn't get on-board with Futuremark soon I think it's gonna just keep being another PR black-eye for 'em.

They're looking like sore losers because their shiny new cards ain't all they were cracked up to be, plain and simple.

I'm sort of shocked that 3dm2k3 is already as popular as it is...I really didn't expect it to be adopted as quickly as it has been. I still pretty much use 3dm2k1se to bench D3D as I think it's more accurate and representative of most of the games out today...but 3dm2k3 is gonna be added to me benching regime after my next upgrade I'm pretty sure. (Ok, I just can't STAND scoring under 2000! )

Right or wrong, 3dm2k3 is going to be one of the new standards...regardless of what nVidia says about it.
[SIZE=1][I]"It was very important to us that NVIDIA did not know exactly where to aim. As a result they seem to have over-engineered in some aspects creating a power-hungry monster which is going to be very expensive for them to manufacture. We have a beautifully balanced piece of hardware that beats them on pure performance, cost, scalability, future mobile relevance, etc. That's all because they didn't know what to aim at."
-R.Huddy[/I] [/SIZE]
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