I'm afraid I don't understand the problem. The benchmark I used for ET from nd80usa.net was setup to test the system based on a baseline demo and graphical settings. While I could run the test at different details that would skew the results to differ from what others have been running that stress test on their machines.
And in defense of ET, most major hardware sites still use that as a benchmark for OpenGL testing and then even older games for other types of tests. Serious Sam and Comanche 3 (or 4?) for example are often used still.
My point in running the ET test was to show the jump in performance I received by running that one test on both my old machine and then my system setup.
While I could use other tests (such as Far Cry), to be honest I didn't feel like it nor is it my intent to make the article a full write an all encompassing essay on every aspect of the new board.
Sure, I COULD have run memory bandwidth tests, hard drive read/write tests, and probably a couple other tests, but the Internet is flooded with articles like that which are probably written better and have prettier graphs. Me, I just have Excel
Thanks for reading the article and I appreciate the feedback.