Benchmarking Your PC: A Guide to Best Practices

krizby

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That's a good point about low resolution, super high refresh rate gaming needing surprisingly powerful components. It does beg the question that should reviews containing performance benchmarks of components be separated or flagged up for specific users/scenarios? For example, the latest CPU review would be initially a general one, using the usual test platform, whereas a similar review could be targeted at e-sport professionals by only looking at those particular game benchmarks, but with additional test paraments (such as memory overclocking). The only problem there is that it's less of a CPU review, and more of a RAM/platform one.

Well I guess many people would be interested to know if there is a quick 5-10% FPS boost by upgrading the memory subsystem that can later be reused rather than paying through the nose for Intel 10th CPU + Motherboard for practically the same gain and no upgrade path beyond 11th gen CPU. So yeah an in-depth article covering what can one expect when upgrading a 2x8GB 3200Mhz RAM to 4x8GB 3600mhz is well appreciated. I already made the request through HUB Patreon, don't know if the question would get enough attention for HUB to do the testing...

For me an ideal testing rig would include 9900KS + 4x8GB 3600mhz cas 14 + 2080 Ti since they are the highest performing hardware at the moment, there is really no need for any overclocking beyond that point. Furthermore no one would ever complain how overkill a testing rig would be...