Quote Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
And I still don't understand the value of benchmarks like that. The same with graphics driver tests. Pages and pages of graphs showing performance under poor conditions instead of showing what the drivers (or compilers) are actually capable off.
Most users would never adjust defaults. "Defaults will prevail". So that's what >90% of users will actually be able to get from system. Hence it's completely fair and good idea to compare default systems without tuning.