Why we change benchmark

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Hi! everyone, can anyone tell me why we cannot use same benchmark (suite) for different paradigms of computing??

This question was asked in my midterm exam, but i don't know the answer yet.


thanx in Advance
 

SNGX1275

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I'm sure there will be much better answers, but one answer is there are new technologies that processors use. For example SSE. From Wikipedia:
The earlier SIMD instruction sets on the x86 platform, from oldest to newest, are MMX, 3DNow! (developed by AMD), SSE and SSE2.
SSE3 contains 13 new instructions over SSE2.
The same thing happens with GPU technology, each edition of 3DMark tests new technologies that have came out since their prior edition.
 
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