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Old April 11, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MpG View Post
Aside giving a general idea of how your system performs, it's widespread enough that you can quickly determine that everything is working properly, and by the time you factor in the overclocking and tweaking, benchmarking is a sport onto itself. You may as well ask why people spend mind-numbing hours on some games, simply to get 'Achievements', or why people race cars on tracks that bear little resemblance to city streets. Ultimately, like many things, there are people who simply find it fun.
QFT! Benching is a sport to me. My dad asks why I bother spending hundreds of dollars and computer parts and why I would ever need to cool it with dry ice. I tell him its a sport to me. The same question could be asked about any hobby that isn't directly connected to something useful (like MpG's racing example).
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