I was wondering why Tom's Hardware does not use Prime95, Folding@Home, or some other distributed program as a benchmark. I think that many people use these programs, and having a baseline benchmark would help them determine if a certain CPU/GPU is actually faster than the one they are using.
What is the consensus on this, or has this question already been asked? If so, please post the link.
I'm not sure if this has been posted about, nor if this response is correct/worthy.
Buuuut, I figure they assume the benchmarks they have are enough to show the difference between the hardware benched.
They show synthetic / gaming / 3dmark / real-world, what else could you need? =P Prime 95 I believe shows a little more performance for intel compared to some other benchmarks, making it a little biased if used as a global benchmark.