February 2003, people at Futuremark, previously known as MadOnion.com (and before that – the same as now – Futuremark), released their 3DMark03 benchmarking package intended for measuring speed characteristics of modern PCs in 3D games. Right after its appearance, 3DMark03 provoked a lot of critical remarks from both: graphics chip makers (NVIDIA was among the most disappointed) and graphics cards reviewers. One of the main concerns was the low performance of modern graphics cards, particularly GeForce4 Ti4600 based ones, which didn’t correspond well to their pretty fast performance in present-day computer games.
Läs hela artikeln hos X-Bit Labs. Frågan är om prestandajakten i program som 3DMark03 någonsin kommer sluta, om man bara mäter en dators prestanda i ett program kan man inte komma ifrån att resultatet blir lite ensidigt. Vi får hoppas att det kommer fler program i framtiden som varierar prestandajakt-scenen lite.