What is benchmarking?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anonymous12, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. anonymous12 macrumors member

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    I've heard the term "benchmark" so many times but I don't know what the hell it is. What is it?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    it's a way to tell how well your computer preforms under intensive tasks. it's based on a number (3dmarks via a program called 3dmark06) or it could be as simple as the frame rates received in a popular game. e.g. "80 fps on high in Crysis" can be used as a very general benchmark.

    you can view benchmarks for entire systems or through specific parts like cpu and gpu benchmarks.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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