View Full Version : Only 9547 3DMarks?

07-26-04, 09:35 PM
System Configuration

General Information
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
DirectX Version 9.0b
Mobo Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Mobo Model nForce
AGP Rates (Current/Available) 0x /
CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 2009 MHz
FSB 200 MHz
Memory 512 MB

Display Information
Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
Driver Name NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
Driver Version
Driver Status WHQL - Not FM Approved
Video Memory 256 MB
Core Clock 1343 MHz
Memory Clock 8 MHz

Sound Information
Sound Adapter Driver Name Realtek AC97 Audio
Sound Adapter Driver Version

Benchmark Settings
Program Version 3DMark03 Revision 4 Build 0
Resolution 1024x768@32 bit
Texture Filtering Optimal
Pixel Processing / Antialiasing None
Post Processing false
Vertex Shaders Optimal

Main Test Results
3DMark Score 9547 3DMarks
CPU Score 245.0 CPUMarks

Detailed Test Results

Game Tests
GT1 - Wings of Fury 220.8 fps
GT2 - Battle of Proxycon 88.9 fps
GT3 - Troll's Lair 62.8 fps
GT4 - Mother Nature 43.6 fps

CPU Tests
CPU Test 1 32.1 fps
CPU Test 2 3.6 fps

Feature Tests
Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 3320.9 MTexels/s
Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 6492.8 MTexels/s
Vertex Shader 27.6 fps
Pixel Shader 2.0 147.9 fps
Ragtroll 43.1 fps

Sound Tests
No sounds 52.0 fps
24 sounds 40.1 fps
60 sounds Not Supported

Very very dissapointed...

07-26-04, 09:40 PM
Uhh, is that a 2800+? Somewhat underwhelming to me, also... I guess just make sure you've got everything configured correctly, check startup apps, etc.

07-26-04, 09:43 PM
ummmm I noticed something right off the bat...........you listed agp as 0x Cours that may be a typo.

Umm make sure you are running it in default settings..........dont change anything when first starting 3dmark03 and just click run. Also, you should set your desktop res to 1024x768 for the test jsut to make sure your desktop res isnt overriding the benchmark default of 1024x768. Make sure there is no aa or af turned on in the nvidia settings outside of 3dmark. Set those to application controlled.
Also, reboot pc before doing the test and use taskmanager to end task on any programs that are user started/controlled. Try to get the memory usage below 100mb..........task manager will show that at the bottom right of the window.

07-26-04, 09:44 PM
Are you sure you have the AGP gart driver installed? If so, are you overclocking? If it is throttling (from overclocking or overheating), you'll get really low scores b/c it lowers the clocks.

07-26-04, 09:45 PM
Yeah, check what he said about having AA/AF and not knowing it. That would probably work out to about 9k.

07-26-04, 09:45 PM
Thats definately not right. Check to see in your display settings. Make sure it's all defaults.

07-26-04, 10:00 PM

Core Clock 1343 MHz
Memory Clock 8 MHz

Looks like something is messed up.

07-26-04, 10:01 PM

Core Clock 1343 MHz
Memory Clock 8 MHz

Looks like something is messed up.
I think that's just 3DMark screwing up. I pretty sure that usually occurs with newer cards...

07-26-04, 10:01 PM

Core Clock 1343 MHz
Memory Clock 8 MHz

Looks like something is messed up.

Yeah true but 3dmark never recognizes the actual core and memory of any 6800 series anywhere near accurate. My 3dmark scores say I have a core of 5mhz and a mem clock of 6mhz.
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07-26-04, 10:14 PM
OK, we figured out the prob on IRC. I'll post some steps here, in case someone else runs into this problem. Anyone can add as they chose. Installing Windows XP and then benching it out of box, with absolutely no service pack, and prior to updating the drivers won't give one the best performance. The service pack includes bug fixes, and the updated drivers will allow one to get more out of their hardware, then the drivers XP shipped with.

1. Install Windows XP (which you did).

1.5 Yes, let it reboot

2. Get Service Pack 1 (for now, 2 after it is officially released) and install this. Only after this is installed:

3. Go to Windows Update and get the critical updates only. Do not update the drivers from Windows Update, as you're likely to get better/more full featured, and perhaps newer drivers from the hardware manufacturer.

4. Go to nVidia's site (in your case) and download the lattest nForce drivers and install these.

5. Get the lattest version of Direct X (will make a difference in your case as you have a 6800). As they say 9.0c is released, get this as it will give you the SM 3.0 support.

6. Go to nVidia's site and get the updated video card drivers. Install these.

7. Oh, and BTW, not sure in your case, but make sure it's running in 8x AGP mode. The Radeon drivers upon install throttle this back to AGP 1.0, not sure with the lattest nVidia drivers. Let it reboot after changing this (if you must).

07-26-04, 11:43 PM
11925 now :)

07-26-04, 11:54 PM
That's right on spec for a stock Ultra, your new score.

07-26-04, 11:56 PM
great thread closed.