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Old 11-07-2006, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Benchmarking?

How does this work? Do I just run a program on my computer and it tells me a number that I can compare to other rigs? If so, where do I find these programs?

I just want to test overall computer performance, and Proccessor performance also.

I found this website? Do I use one of these programs?



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Old 11-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are many, many kinds of benchmarking programs out there. Some of the popular ones are:

The 3DMark series which does graphics, memory, etc. Gives you a raw score that you can compare with other people's.

SuperPI One of the less accurate ones, most people chose the 1M mark, in which your computer is timed on how long it takes to reach 1 million digits of pie.

CPU Bench: strictly a CPU bench test (hence the name).

Like I said, there are many more out there but it just depends on what you want. I personally like the 3dMark series because I like to benchmark my video card.

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you very much sir.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)

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however, keep in mind that benchmarks do not TRULY tell u how powerful ur computer is. they are completely synthetic and can only give a rough estimate. dont get me wrong they are fairly accurate most of the time.

if u want to really test the true power of your computer i suggest u download FRAPS this runs in background while you are running a game.

fps in a game gives a sense of how powerful your motherboard, ram, gpu and cpu are. mostly the latter two.

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Old 11-09-2006, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did the CPU BENCH and I received a 10. Isn't that a bit bland? What does a 10 mean? is that good? Thanks
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