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3DMark2k1SE and not running half the tests???

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May 24, 2001
Maine, USA
I noticed in comparing my scores to others that beat me that they are running less than half the tests. Is this the new standard for testing our systems now?:rolleyes:


Aug 8, 2002
not really, I think it's more of the fact that the score is based more on the first 7 or so test? I'm not sure exactly how many but somewhere around there. So, any other tests you do after that is time wasted. Try selecting to run only the first 7 or so tests, you get the same score as when you run all of them... :)


Addicted Tweaker
Nov 29, 2001
Toronto, Canada
Your score is the same with or without running the rest of the tests. Heres is the formula to calculate your score:

[(L1+L2+L3)X10] + [H1+H2+H3+NATURE)X20]

L1 is game one low detail, H1 is game one high detail, etc.

So sometime benchmarkers just skip the rest of the tests, since I won't make a different.