Grab Futuremark's 3DMark Benchmark for $8.49 During Steam Sale

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QuadraQ

Shows as $24.99 for me

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vrmlbasic

So in order to bench a computer I'd have to install Steam, authorize it to my account and then download and install 3dmark for Steam all on EACH ONE? Non-gaming software through steam continues to suck.

Even Capcom will just give away its Resident Evil 6 and SFIV benchmarks. Stand-alone and free. The way a benchmark should be.

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Modred189

I'm so very tired of benchmarks. All they measure is a particular company's ability to game them.

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limitbreaker

Specially 3dmark, the version they made for android is being cheated at every turn. Samsung and sine other brands make the phone go in overclock mode when you're running 3dmark. There's an article about it on anandtech.

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Carlidan

So how then are you suppose to measure your computer's performance then? All benchmarks are, usually, just standards.

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Modred189

Real world performance measurements.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/02/11/benchmarking_benchmarks#.UlWd_9JJPuQ

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Carlidan

my point still stands. It's just HardOCP way of benchmarking. But they are still benchmarking. Intersting read never the less.

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vrmlbasic

What is the point of me benchmarking a mobile device? I can't upgrade them to improve their performance.

What is the point of me benchmarking an Apple device? There's not really a "higher model" or competing model from another company that can be bought (as Apple has complete control over iOS).

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limitbreaker

Benchmarks help understand the product you're going to buy next. Apparently the new iPhones score really high in different benchmarks and they don't even cheat on the results.

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Carlidan

I don't get that either.