Originally posted by: taltamir
I do like reading various sources though, without hardocp i wouldn't have known about the crysis benchmark cheating... And there is value to be gleaned from seeing the results of all testing methods... this means I can expect much lower performance in crysis engine based games with the GTS 512MB I just ordered... so I learned something from reading that article...
It is something to note though (perhaps in an article), that both AMD and nVidia cheat so aggressively in crysis benchmarking is deplorable and misleading to people buying those cards based on the canned benchmarks results they read online. The relative power of cards remains similar (should I go with a 3870 or an 8800GT is answered well by anands methods) but the hard method gives a better idea of what playable resolution might be at (the anand result of 30fps at 1600x1200 is due to both companies cheating, neither is playable at anything above 1280x1024).
Anand trys and succeeds in showing relative performance of cards compared to eachother. (I can tell, in percents, how much faster is a 8800GTS 512MB then a 8800GT).
Hard trys and succeeds in showing realistic and subjective playable performance of specific cards with specific games, but without substantial comparison between the cards. (I can tell how fast the 8800GT will be in crysis, I can't tell how it will compare to the 3870)
One cut scene? Actually two..CoD4 was one and then The Witcher.Originally posted by: DerekWilson
Originally posted by: Rusin
Well..at least they didn't test cut scenes like Anandtech did few times (This one AT editor did say that they didn't do this even when their review said they did)
anand change the test while i was in the hospital and i didn't pay attention ... also, i acknowledged that i got that wrong. and it wasn't "a few times" it was one cut scene.
and cut scenes are still often very useful.
Originally posted by: Rusin
Other sites with similar methods as HardOCP gets same sort of results you know? It's not just one site against everyone else anymore.
HardOCP has been thoroughly mired ...
Originally posted by: smut
I think both methods have their places.
Originally posted by: angry hampster
My step-father, who was a senior marketing executive for John Deere, always told me that when you mention your competition in ads or articles, especially trying to 'prove' that your product is better than theirs, you're simply scared of the competitor.
I'll stand by AT's and Tom's reviews. HardOCP, for the most part, is poorly written and poorly reported. Regardless of flawed methodology or what have you, H's reviews are unbearable to read. This is coming from a journalist
Originally posted by: Pugnate
If you were walking down the street, and some beggar cussed at you... would you waste your time beating his face with a tire iron, or would you just ignore the attention seeker?