KONAKONA Posted April 8, 2010 Share Posted April 8, 2010 I've thought about this just a smidgen, minus well have it shot down in public. Most (er, um, all) of the 3D benchmarks on the bot are still quite CPU limited. Even vantage still needs a beefy CPU to get good scores. A lot of more casual benchers (Yes, I am biased because I am included) have good GPUs but lack the CPU (and or ram) to back it up in 3D tests. So why not add a bench to the bot that has a very low CPU limitation? I've been told (and I haven't looked this up myself so don't quote me) that the heaven benchmark has little CPU limitation. I haven't checked this myself though. The only other thing I can think of would be running one of the 3dmarks (Probably 03/05 to avoid the CPU tests, but then you are back to the CPU bottleneck) at a higher res and higher AA/AF, but that doesn't seem like it would work well for a number of reasons, mainly that it would force people to buy the full versions. Probably a bad idea, but if you change the points system to give more points to more popular but slower hardware, having some benchmark that properly isolates GPU performance doesn't seem that out of step. Another thought on the same tone would be points for combonations of CPU and GPU in 3D benchmarks. It doesn't seem like it would be that much work, as you can already search for 3D results with CPUs, but it would divide things up a bunch and getting the points to work right with all of that seems like it would be a nightmare. Just throwing stuff out there, please don't eat me. I don't taste very nice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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