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7. Re: New 3DMark Feb 5, 2013, 09:41 Quboid
 
Arithon wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 07:01:
I see little value in recent benchmarks, since most are now "on this weeks cards / hardware"

I want to see how much bang-for-buck I get for my money compared to the 2010 video card I have in my PC right now.

There are some sites that give you "HD5870 vs GTX660Ti" for example, but they are the exception.

The problem with new benchmark software is it removes the ability to compare with previous hardware. i.e. 3Dmark06 (from 2010) gives my card "23611" but 3Dmark11 (from last year) gives the 660 Ti "9027". That's no help to anyone. Both cards will run in my PC, so I want a meaningful comparison.

If 3DMark have a database of comparable test results for hardware going back some time that they share with purchasers of the software, then I'd be interested to know more, otherwise not.

QFT!

I have a Geforce 460 and I'll probably upgrade for the Autumn games rush, but no site will have performance comparisons that really mean a damn thing to me and I don't trust comparing a benchmark today with one from a couple of years ago even in the extremely unlikely event that the same hardware is used.

This comment was edited on Feb 5, 2013, 11:48.
 
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