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11-25-04, 01:46 AM
- 11-24-2004, 10:17 PM
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i just traded in my 9800xt for a new pny 6800gt today and i am wondering if it is underperforming. As much as i do not trust 3dmark programs, i do use them to compare my computer to changes i make in it. with 3d2001se, my score is unchanged at around 15900 or so. WIth 3D2005, it jumped from 2200 ro around 4400. I tired to use the search function of ORB and i couldn't find squat for 6800gt's. Are these good numbers or not?

second reason to think that my 6800gt is when i play t:v. On my 9800xt, at 1024 res, all Very High, 2AA/16AF, i would get about 30ish fps at high play. Now with the exact same settings on my 6800gt, i get only 40ish.

third, my aquamark3 score barely increased. On my 9800xt with 512 ram, i got about 38,000. Now with 6800gt and 1 gig, i only get 47,000. Nine Fps is kinda small considering the jump between 9800xt and 6800GT

my specs are:

amd xp2800+ (Barton)
1 gig Crucial pc2700 ram
PNY 6800gt, dets. 66.93
ABIT Nforce 2 NF7, latest drivers

11-25-04, 02:21 AM
I think most would say that your processor is hold the card back.

11-25-04, 03:44 AM
Your scores are in the general vicinity of where they should be.

Probably some driver tweaks will yield better performance for benchmarks.

Your limiting factor is indeed your processor.

Although it has been a while since I benchmarked with 3DMark05
Here are my old results

5128 using Driver 66.93 WHQL

AMD XP2800+
Windows XP SP2
1 Gig Corsair CMX512-PC3200-LLPT


From memory also, my Aquamark3 score only increased about 10,000 from a FX5900Ultra. Again an example of CPU limitation.

All that aside
The 6800GT plays anything out well at even 1600x1200 resolution.
Don't get caught up in the benchmarking, and enjoy playing your games.


11-25-04, 08:55 AM
Probably CPU limiting overall speed , my Aquamark score went from 42,000 with a 9800 Pro to 68,598 (http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=1020070059) with a 6800 GT ,and 3dmark 03 score (at 3.1ghz) almost doubled wich you can view in my signature.

11-25-04, 09:35 AM
Well not much of an expert here, but a 2700+ would be the minimum what you would want for a 6800 or equal card. I dont see 2800+ barton holding you back that much, now if it where a normal 266fsb chip then i would worry. But bartons are good chips and are very overclockable (my 2500+ is sitting at 2700+ and i will boost it to 2800+ when i get my 6800nu tomorrow or monday).

11-25-04, 05:56 PM
my 2500+ is @ 3200+ (barton) wo. troubles 42degree wo. load 45with load
spec: pow gf6800gt 512 pc3200 ram, will do some of the test tomorrow