Artikeln går igenom hur prestandatester används i till exempel recensioner idag, och pratar angående de "optimeringar" som både ATi och Nvidia har gjort i det populära prestandatestet 3DMark03 till exempel. Mycket intressant läsning.
The entire hardware community has been watching the world of benchmarking changing around us recently. What we have seen initially, that we find important, are situations where synthetic benchmarks have been “optimized". Optimizing for these benchmarks allows the company doing it to enjoy the advantages of having a higher score or however the data is represented. Some argue these scores are unfairly inflated, while others will argue that the company doing the optimizing is simply doing what they should be doing. The morals and ethics surrounding this have been hotly debated for a while now. I personally have seen this all as a waste of time and energy as no amount of argument and blame is going to close this Pandora’s Box that has been opened.
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