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skoprowski
04-04-08, 08:35 AM
I just picked up another 8800GTX for SLI and benchmarked 3DMark06 in both Vista 32bit and XP Pro 64bit. Vista is over 1,000 points less then XP. Is this normal? I expected Vista to be on par. I'm using the new 174.74 drivers- SLI is definately enabled and I installed Service Pack 1 for Vista.

Here are the scores:

Vista Home Premium 32bit

10,836

2.0 4743
3.0 6131
CPU 2017

Windows XP pro 64bit

12,041

2.0 5181
3.0 6692
CPU 2328

Any ideas?

BronzeGod
04-04-08, 11:08 AM
64bit>32bit

mailman2
04-04-08, 11:53 AM
I just picked up another 8800GTX for SLI and benchmarked 3DMark06 in both Vista 32bit and XP Pro 64bit. Vista is over 1,000 points less then XP. Is this normal? I expected Vista to be on par. I'm using the new 174.74 drivers- SLI is definately enabled and I installed Service Pack 1 for Vista.

Here are the scores:

Vista Home Premium 32bit

10,836

2.0 4743
3.0 6131
CPU 2017

Windows XP pro 64bit

12,041

2.0 5181
3.0 6692
CPU 2328

Any ideas?

Yea my scores are lower in Vista too. Its normal.


"64bit>32bit"
Uhh... not true, my score in XP32 is faster than Vista x64. It's not x64 vs x86 that makes it faster, it's XP that is faster than Vista regardless of what version you run.

wollyka
04-04-08, 03:03 PM
Yeah true XP is faster than vista (x86 or 64bit)
However, on my setup, XPx64 is faster than XP , maybe because i have 4 GB of RAM that XP cannot see them all while XPx64 can

henrybravo
04-04-08, 04:01 PM
The issue here is SLI. Don't blame Vista. With a single 8800GTX my Vista versus XP scores are within 100 points.

skoprowski, just out of curiosity you should compare scores in single card mode. I suspect you'll see much closer scores.

CaptNKILL
04-04-08, 09:17 PM
Yea my scores are lower in Vista too. Its normal.


Just curious, what are your specs? I've seen some mixed results with 3d mark scores in Vista vs. XP. It probably depends on the system.

mailman2
04-04-08, 10:21 PM
Just curious, what are your specs? I've seen some mixed results with 3d mark scores in Vista vs. XP. It probably depends on the system.

Xeon E3110 @ 4.2Ghz
4GB DDR2 1066
8800 GTX OC