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Creating a new gaming benchmark test

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a c 236 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
April 18, 2011 12:24:00 AM

as many of you know, a lot of the review sites use crap gaming benchmarks. Too many use old games (TF2, HL2, FEAR), synthetics programs (in case you enter cards in high score contests :sarcastic:  ) or just run the games AMD/Nvidia tell them too. Some will pick 2-3 AMD and 2-3 Nvidia just to be fair to both.... :sarcastic: . Unfortunately gaming is not like that, certain games are just played by more people then other games. For example, no one builds a new PC for Pirates of the Burning Sea but our forums are littered with help for WoW, SC2, Crysis builds. So we should create our own list and yes the more popular games will rule because...more people play them and want to see how new cards handle them.

I suggest the following format; we each suggest two games from each category. I'll then make a poll so we can vote and narrow it down to one selection in each category. FPS, RTS, MMO, single player RPG/action, racing/flight sim, and finally sports/Misc. So here is my list and my one and only rule...NO CRYSIS OR CRYSIS WARHEAD...ENOUGH!

FPS
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Crysis 2 (different engine :p  )

RTS
Civ5
Star Craft 2

MMO
World of Warcraft
Risen

RPG/ Action
Dragon Age II
Mass Effect II

Racing / Flight
Need For Speed Shift 2
F1 2010

Sports / Misc
Football Manager 2011
Blood Bowl






April 18, 2011 12:52:19 AM

Put FIFA 11 under sports imo
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2011 10:08:20 PM

think you should give rift a shot in the mmo slot. considering everyone is starting to play it. (over 1 million players already..)
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April 18, 2011 10:13:37 PM

yeah i intended to place Rift in there, I had RIFT in my head but my fingers spelled risen
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a c 169 U Graphics card
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April 19, 2011 7:17:53 AM

I vote for Shogun2(RTS) and AVP(FPS), both have great graphics.
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