View Full Version : Why does Fast Write mess up my 3dmark03 score?

10-16-04, 11:13 AM
Hey guys, I narrowed my bad 3dmark03 score to Fast Write ( CPU test ). With FW off ( which limits my GPU oc for some reason ) I get 740 cpu marks in 03! The first test only gets 100 fps, while the second one only gets 10 fps. With FW on, I get 1000! First test gets like 120 fps, and the second on gets 16. My Aquamark score doesnt change though, so im guessing its a bug?

10-16-04, 11:44 AM
Fast Writes appeared from older days ( Lets data move from Ram to Vid card bypassing CPU if i remember correctly ) , and in 3dmark03 CPU test is basicly software rendering so... don't worry about it real games get minor if any impact.

Actually inever seen low score with Them ON , its puzzleing for me why you get more with them OFF should be other way arround.

10-16-04, 11:54 AM
edited whoops hehe

should i keep it on or off?

10-16-04, 04:32 PM
It is quite often the reason for instability issues but if it causes no problems, you may as well keep it on.

I personally tend to keep it off though, as I prefer stability over non-noticiable performance increase.