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    Question Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    I'm confused (it doesn't take too much, heh)

    I've been hearing stories that Doom 3 is capped at 60 FPS and this is evident throughout HardOCP's benchmarks with the highest-end systems. However, in the benchmarks that ID provide we see FPS over 70 in some cases.

    Am I behind the times or is there something ID isn't telling us? I think we should be told how to disable the FPS cap!

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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    http://www2.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjQ0

    Have you seen that? It's not just the benchmark, it's the entire guide. I'm not sure, but I think Nvidia, HardOCP, and maybe even Id may be up to something.
    http://www2.hardocp.com/image.html?i...hfOV81X2wuZ2lm
    http://www2.hardocp.com/image.html?i...ZfNl9sLmdpZg==
    http://www2.hardocp.com/image.html?i...dfNV9sLmdpZg==

    Um, GPU limitation with an X800 XT-PE? I don't ****ing think so.

    Also, there's no question about the cap; it's there.
    http://www2.hardocp.com/image.html?i...dfNV9sLmdpZg==
    http://www2.hardocp.com/image.html?i...dfMV9sLmdpZg==

    I mean, the guide does show how nicely the game performs on lower systems, but this is utter BS.

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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    I'm deeply investigating and will get to the bottom of things shortly
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    Cool Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    It's well in the works... :)
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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    Nice...

    Just a thought: It could have been the brand of cards they used. The X800s were VisionTek cards. I don't know from experience or tests whether or not VisionTek makes good cards, but www.newegg.com, possibly the largest U.S. hardware retailer, doesn't even carry VisionTek cards. For all I know, the VisionTek's use inferior hardware and even come with lower stock speeds.

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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    VisionTek used to make excent cards, really great stuff. However, the last one I bought was when they were still making Nvidia cards. VisionTek got pissed and droped nvidia when the FX cards came out and started building ATI cards. I havn't bought a VisionTek card since my fabulous Ti4200, so it's possible their quality has deteriated since then.
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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    AFAIK Visiontek still makes a quality card.

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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    Then I guess either HardOCP or id (or both) are full of it, because those benchmarks are BS. Well, we'll have to wait for some tests from other sites (*cough* :) ).

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    Default Re: Doom 3 Benchmark Inconsistencies

    Awesome. The X800s don't do nearly as bad as before, but it seems as if Doom 3 were really designed to run on the 6800 and vice versa. There's no way the collaboration between id and nVidia (it's a TWIMTBP game) didn't involve optimization of both the game's code and the card's design. This isn't a good thing for the gaming industry.

    On a side note, the CPU Battlegrounds article really shows just how bad Intel processors are for gaming.

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