Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by jnickell, Feb 12, 2009.
Anyone tried all 3 of these systems? Whats best? Which one should I use?
3D Mark is for benchmarking graphics performance while PC mark benchmarks overall system performance. Use 3DM Vantage if you have a newer gfx card (GeForce 9 series) or else 2006.
You can use all 3.
Except the 2 Vantages are designed to run on Vista only.
Can you use any of them to tune things up, or are they all just benchmarking?
Software tunings generally suck. If you have a subpar GPU then there is no way to play Crisis, period. Software won't help.
To answer your question, those are benchmarkings only.
Note that 3DMark Vantage requires a DirectX 10 GPU.
Crysis is the new 3DMark06.
Doesn't require DX10, and is an actual useful benchmark.
So you don't think 3DMark Vantage is even useful?
3D mark is a synthetic benchmark, it may not necessary reflect real world gaming performance. But, since 3D Mark has become the de facto standard for graphics benchmarking you can easily compare your cards raw performance against others out there. In that sense it is useful.
BTW, It is just a benchmarking tool, not a tweaking tool.
They are all fairly just crap.
Hardware makers tweak their hardware to actually get good marks in those programs.
There was a different day and time...but the best is to get real applications with real benchmarks in them.
Too often real benchmarks show the competition actually winning while in 3dmark it's reversed.
Plus 3Dmark now has a charge for the application to boot.
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