Testing – Futuremark
Futuremark’s PCMark and 3DMark series are an important part of benchmarking, as they test so many aspects of a system. I ran PCMark05, PC Mark Vantage, 3DMark06, and 3DMark Vantage on the two systems, and on the i7 overclocked.
I have often wondered if the guys at Futuremark really ever expected to see a rig get over 10 grand on 3DMark 06 when they designed it. I know they couldn’t have foreseen scores over 15,000.