11/13/2022 at 10:15 a.m. by Stephan Wilke – 3D benchmarks have been popular with PC gamers and overclockers since the 1990s to measure performance, as a stability test or simply as nice technology demonstrations. If you’re well versed in 3D benchmarks, the new installment of PCGH Quiz Time is right up your alley.
Not enough points in 3DMark? That was a reason for many PC mechanics to try out a new graphics driver, overclock the GPU or maybe even upgrade the PC. In the past, the importance of the most used 3D benchmarks was so high that practically every graphics chip developer tried to achieve a higher number of points through driver tricks. However, if cheating such as a reduced filter quality depending on the name of the executed .exe file was noticed, it could become embarrassing for a manufacturer. This is not the only reason why PCGH has relied on practical gaming benchmarks for many years when it comes to evaluating processors and graphics cards. However, the respective play and a certain amount of effort are required to adjust the measurement. As the 3DMark leaderboard 2022 with 53 graphics cards proves, synthetic 3D benchmarks are still popular as a supplement. With PCGH Quiz Time this time you can prove how well you know about 3D benchmarks and their history.
We look forward to your feedback and hope you enjoy the new edition of PCGH Quiz Time! Please let us know in the comments how easy or difficult you found the questions to be. More quizzes about games, technology and co. can be found on the PCGH quiz page. Important: If you are running a script blocker on PCGH.de, you will unfortunately not see the integrated quiz questions.
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Background: The new PCGH Quiz Time format gives you the regular opportunity to test your knowledge of a specific hardware or gaming topic. In multiple-choice questions, the task is to select the correct answer within a limited time frame. If you succeed, you will receive a certain number of points depending on the difficulty. More points mean higher placement on the leaderboard, which is headlined by the hardest-working and smartest quiz-takers in the community. Found an error in the quiz or have ideas for improving PCGH Quiz Time? Then we look forward to your feedback by e-mail to [email protected] or you can comment on the PCGH quiz in the collective feedback thread.