It does seem a bit...
by GeeBee - 8/4/06 11:41 AM
In Reply to: what does this mean? by ackmondual
...odd doesn't it? Why do they only count run #3?
The answer is likely indicated by the hardware and game (Doom3) combination.
The small form factor (that's cube to us) PC being tested uses relatively low end hardware, but is being asked to run a high end game, Doom3.
The first benchmark run is easily discounted as the laptop 2.5'' drive would be thrashing away (slowly) trying to load all the textures required by the Doom 3 benchmark. So that score's out!
With textures loaded into RAM, the game is running as fluidly as possible (with no impact from Hard Drive activity), for run #2. So why do they need #3? As you mention, I'd suspect it's to confirm score #2, and that being the case it's used as the final score.
So it's not to warm up the hardware!
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