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I've been capturing video of Euro Truck Simulator 2 for my YT channel.  I already posted the first video and I have 4 or 5 more to edit before uploading.  So far I'm really digging this setup.  Regardless of those numbers from benchmark it is performing decent but it could do with some GPU improvements.

 

That video is directly from the GPU I'm currently using.  You will see in later videos where I'm playing around and testing in-game graphic enhancements.  I'm using a wired 360 controller which can be touchy at times and controls are also effected by the frame rate. If FPS are slow then the control response will suffer as well.

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On 8/6/2019 at 8:32 AM, RickR said:

It is possible that they "change the curve" so that the newest PC's don't exceed 100% on the main 3 values.   That probably explains why your CPU went down a little. 

 

Pretty sure this is the case. I rebuild and added the missing components I took from my old PC to offload it to a new home and ran the benchmark again after a clean OS load and only the minimal drivers needed. It scored lower than it did in my first post with scores and yet, I actually have faster all SSDs in that build now and was able to get the aging i5 up to an always constant 3.8-3.9ghz clock speed shutting off the C states on the CPU. 

Point being is that it should have scored the same if not higher than it did in my first scores results post but yet had dropped. Additionally my new build I posted the scores for has also dropped. So yes, I would say they scale this thing as more and more higher end systems get tested and added to the DB for comparisons. Basically over the past year, more and more people are building up PCs like I did and similar or better and that causes the rest of the scores to scale down accordingly.

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UserBenchmarks: Game 55%, Desk 93%, Work 49%
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 - 85.7%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 57.2%
SSD: Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB - 158%
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 99.1%
USB: WD My Passport 259F 3TB - 39.6%
USB: WD Elements 25A3 8TB - 74.5%
RAM: Unknown HMA81GU6CJR8N-VK 4x8GB - 82.9%
MBD: Dell XPS 8930
 

Something is definitely wrong, my numbers used to be higher, but I don't know if it's all because of the grading scale mentioned in the message above, or if my system is running too much stuff.  I guess it's time for a little "maintenance".

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I'm not sure this test is all that accurate.  I ran the test this morning WITHOUT ANY CHANGES from yesterday, and my numbers changed.

UserBenchmarks: Game 58%, Desk 95%, Work 54%
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 - 91.4%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 57.6%
SSD: Toshiba XG5 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB - 162.5%
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 100.7%
USB: WD My Passport 259F 3TB - 40%
USB: WD Elements 25A3 8TB - 74.3%
RAM: Unknown HMA81GU6CJR8N-VK 4x8GB - 83.4%
MBD: Dell XPS 8930

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My results today.  All curved lower than the results I posed in 2019.  It's safe to say Moore's Law is dead, as I have no desire to upgrade anything.  The only thing that's changed in my system is a larger data HDD. 

 

UserBenchmarks: Game 37%, Desk 93%, Work 32%
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 90.6%
GPU: AMD R9 285 - 34%
SSD: Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 121.9%
HDD: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB - 89.6%
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 4x8GB - 73.9%
MBD: Asus STRIX H270F GAMING

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I believe the results are also based on other user submitted scores in addition to the hardware speed increases causing the scale to constantly change. They would have to because otherwise those of us with PCs that were in the UFO range like mine was in 2019, can't stay that way forever. Eventually the newest stuff has to take over the UFO status and drop the rest of us that don't keep up with the Jones' 

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On 4/12/2021 at 1:21 PM, CrossBow said:

I believe the results are also based on other user submitted scores in addition to the hardware speed increases causing the scale to constantly change. They would have to because otherwise those of us with PCs that were in the UFO range like mine was in 2019, can't stay that way forever. Eventually the newest stuff has to take over the UFO status and drop the rest of us that don't keep up with the Jones' 

Yeah, you're right.  It did have UFO status, at least in the "desk" portion when I bought it.  I usually keep a PC 7 years before I get a new top of the line replacement, so I figure in 5 more years this one will be garbage scow class or something like that anyway.

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I know they've updated the benchmark because it looks a little different.  My scores are a bit lower than before even though I have no hardware changes.

UserBenchmarks: Game 37%, Desk 88%, Work 31%
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 90.3%
GPU: AMD R9 285 - 34%
SSD: Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 126.5%
HDD: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB - 86%
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 4x8GB - 72.1%
MBD: Asus STRIX H270F GAMING

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And here is my garage desktop made up of a bunch of leftover parts.  

UserBenchmarks: Game 11%, Desk 71%, Work 10%
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770S - 74.3%
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 - 7.5%
SSD: Transcend SSD370 128GB - 66.5%
HDD: WD Green 1.5TB (2010) - 45.6%
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB - 58.2%
MBD: Dell Vostro 270
 

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