View Full Version : odd 3dmark03 glitch

11-26-04, 09:41 PM
Well i benchmarked my card and i got 8120-ish 3dmarks, then i did a 2nd benchmark and i got 7000 and now thats all i get. Did 3dmark glitch or what?
I get 3186 marks in 05 and i did a compare and that seems normal for my setup.
usein 67.02 drivers.

I just ran the VST in counterstrike source and i still get 86fps, with 4xAA, 8xAF, 1027x768, reflect all, which i suppose is good. I dont really trust 3dmark.

11-26-04, 10:29 PM
i wondered why i was only getting around 10k in 3dmark03 until i found out you're meant to restart before benching. after a restart i get 11.6k+, with subsequent runs coming in lower. don't trust 3dmark, its synthetic.

11-27-04, 02:00 AM
3dmark isn't that great. I've found if I have a high multiplyer low FSB I'll get a higher score than with a high FSB low multiplyer at the same speed which runs games a bit faster. It not to be trusted for real life performance

11-27-04, 12:28 PM
ok, whoa, this is nuts. I set my driver to "performance" and my refreshrate override to "application controlled" and i got 7916 3dmarks in 03 :confused:, i also forced vsync off.

seems that when i set refresh rate override to "applications control refreshrate" my 3dmark03 score goes up nearly 1000 points (my single texture fillrate doubles). Though this only seems to have effect on 3dmark03 and probably 2001se (cuz i got 12000 in that lol), but 3dmark05 is not effected by this. Must be driver related.