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Is the new 3DMark useful for your buying decisions?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Feb 4, 2013.

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Is the new 3DMark useful for your buying decisions?

Poll closed Feb 22, 2013.
  1. Yes

    420 vote(s)
    13.7%
  2. No, but it looks pretty

    895 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. No, I look at real-world numbers only

    823 vote(s)
    26.9%
  4. I'll use it for competitive overclocking

    190 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. I don't see myself using it at all

    731 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. Prima.Vera

    Prima.Vera

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    I NEVER use it as reference for buying a new card. I prefer real game tests.
     
  2. LTUGamer

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    As a hardware reviewer I think that benchmarks are releasing too often. If I want to use this 3DMark for upcoming tests I need to retest all older cards. Also it haven't many updates - older test is good enough at the moment. That is why I will use 3DMark 11 for a long time (until next gen DirectX appears).
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  3. johnspack

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    Yeah, it seems to under rate my 480. Also trying to decide if it favors faster cpus. A 570 shouldn't be that much faster than my card, so just not sure about this one.
     

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