“If someone wants to know what is the performance on a specific game with specific drivers, 3DMark03 is not the tool to use. In that case, the user should use that specific application with those drivers.
See the entire statement on www.theinquirer.net
… that 3D Mark is not a suitable tool to evaluate real-world applications’ performance than 3D Mark cannot be considered being a benchmark. The acceleration of a car is not evaluated by disabling the gearbox. Such a statement may redefine the meaning of a benchmark (What does the number represent with respect to real word experience?). Futuremark may risk making themselves redundant.
According to my understanding Futuremark always claimed that 3D Mark represents the end users gaming performance “as closely as possible”. Today Futuremark indicates that someone should run games to evaluate the performance, what most of the journalists are already doing anyway. If this is true, why should anyone run 3D Mark 2003 as it may not have a lot in common with real world experience the end user is seeking?
Managing Director Europe
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