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Is the new 3DMark useful for your buying decisions?

Is the new 3DMark useful for your buying decisions?

  • Yes

    Votes: 420 13.7%
  • No, but it looks pretty

    Votes: 895 29.3%
  • No, I look at real-world numbers only

    Votes: 823 26.9%
  • I'll use it for competitive overclocking

    Votes: 190 6.2%
  • I don't see myself using it at all

    Votes: 731 23.9%

  • Total voters
    3,059
  • Poll closed .
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#26
I NEVER use it as reference for buying a new card. I prefer real game tests.
 
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#27
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).
 
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#28
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.