oh my gosh wow what a leap from almost nothing to blasting out killer amazing
Good going, Exophase.
And....I'm a little wary of anything based on mid-90'd code. Yes, I know there's backwards compatibility, but to my non-techie eye, it's a little bogus. Chips & the microcode do much more today, not just run faster.
(If i'm wrong about this, flame away. I appreciate the education!)
I'm not sure. I'm not sure anyone is. There's been a lot of uncertainty over how to best capture performance on older cores -- one reason I think you see older tests is because low-power cores often resemble older chips that ran those tests in the first place.
Another reason is because many benchmarks don't have analogs. PCMark 7 doesn't have an equivalent workload to run on a mobile part. Ditto for a Photoshop benchmark, an H.264 encode, or even a lot of games. So we turn back to older, simpler tests that could still give an accurate performance comparison (within their limits).
so basically its back to the basics. Dont trust any company. Its amazing that we now live in an era where benchmarks are starting to matter less and less. Its going to start coming down to real world usage. Which requires real people not computers.
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