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radekhulan
04-02-05, 05:04 PM
Just downloaded AquaMark3, and was surprised that XFX 6800GT@400/1150 got only about 60.000 points, while most tests would place it at 70.000.

3DMark05 on the same card is 5.333, and 3DMark03 12.950, which are fine values, and up par with all card reviews, but AquaMark3 is not. Performancein games is also great. Just the benchmark is not ;)

Do you have any idea why this happenes?

Drivers: 76.10, 76.41, WinXP SP2

SH64
04-02-05, 05:12 PM
Aquamark 3 takes big advantage of the CPU as well as the GPU , unlike 3DMark2003-05 which focus mainly on the video card capabilites .

for your PC 60,000 is right . thats what i get with a PC like yours.

radekhulan
04-02-05, 05:20 PM
Aquamark 3 takes big advantage of the CPU as well as the GPU , unlike 3DMark2003-05

Thanks for explanation. BUT... had MSI 6600GT (clocked @ 600/1200) in this comp before, and had 59.000 at AquaMark3. It is very strange that with 6800GT performance is the same. And 3DMark3/5 also measures CPU speed and is *way* faster with current 6800GT.

sam375
04-02-05, 11:05 PM
Thanks for explanation. BUT... had MSI 6600GT (clocked @ 600/1200) in this comp before, and had 59.000 at AquaMark3. It is very strange that with 6800GT performance is the same. And 3DMark3/5 also measures CPU speed and is *way* faster with current 6800GT.

My 9800 Pro and oced system maxed at 59800. With my 6800GT at 400/1000 and no system oc I scored about 65000. Seems right in line with your score. AM3 goes back and forth between between being CPU and video card limited. The high FPS tests are more CPU limited and the lower FPS tests (ie massive overdraw) are more video card limited.

The good thing is that once you start ocing your system and card together the scores start looking real nice. Right now I score just below 75k when both are oced. If I can get some lower ambient temps I should be able to hit 80k.

btw, my specs are very similar to yours, 3.2C and 865PE, but my ram is better, that probably explains why my score is a few thousand higher than yours.

crayzboost
04-02-05, 11:42 PM
no no no. i have a buddy with the same mobo and processor as you and has maxed out at 72,000

i have whats in my sig and i get 76,362 maxed out.

sam375
04-02-05, 11:45 PM
I dont get you man. Y you saying "no"? Your score seems to be inline with what I posted...

sabersix1
04-03-05, 12:33 AM
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radekhulan
04-03-05, 04:47 AM
no no no. i have a buddy with the same mobo and processor as you and has maxed out at 72,000

This is what I am saying, P-IV@3.2GHz is not a slow CPU, and I have seen tests with this CPU + 6800GT giving 70,000 in AquaMark3. Mine gives 60,000, which is very low, there must be some bottleneck, and only for AquaMark3, as 3DMark3/5 scores are perfect.

I have changed MSI 6600GT @ 600/1200 for XFX 6800GT, and all benchmarks jumped-up (3DMark05 from 3,950 to 5,333) except AquaMark3, which stayed almost the same.

sam375
04-03-05, 05:17 AM
Dude he MAXED OUT at 72000. His stock score was probably in the low 60s just like you. My stock score was 65000 and I max out at 76500. The average system with a 6800GT will have stock scores in the 60s and oc scores in the 70s. Makes sense to me...

Could you post a link to your best AM3 score please?

Also your drivers could be slow, try 76.41 forceware.

radekhulan
04-03-05, 05:19 AM
Also your drivers could be slow, try 76.41 forceware.

I have 76.41. And I had a *very* decent performance in AquaMark with 6600GT and these drivers.

radekhulan
04-03-05, 05:31 AM
Could you post a link to your best AM3 score please?

Here you go: http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=86086038

sam375
04-03-05, 05:33 AM
Dude Im sorry your just wrong. Here are the results from the ARC with the same specs as you. All the scores are below 65k. If you want a higher score work on increasing your clocks. I dont mean to be a d*ck its just the truth sorry...

http://img103.exs.cx/img103/3015/bench3ht.jpg

sam375
04-03-05, 05:34 AM
Here you go: http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=86086038
Well, its reading your clocks wrong. Did you download the hotfix? Look on the aquamark3 front page. Thats probably your problem right there. With the hotfix you should be in the 60s, problem solved. Just dont expect to hit 70k :D

radekhulan
04-03-05, 05:58 AM
Well, its reading your clocks wrong. Did you download the hotfix?

Hm, I did, but the results are still about 60,000, while they should be higher.

This is my 3DMark05, in comparison:
http://hulan.cz/blog/img/1/20050402-3dmark05.png

sam375
04-03-05, 06:10 AM
Well...

Those people are probably forcing no AF. You can force no AF through Nvidia display settings for a 1000 point boost.

Make sure your image quality settings are set to "high performance".

Ive heard of 2G of RAM slowing down benchmarks, your CPU score looked low, so that could be a possibility (damn, why would anyone buy 2G of ram? besides the point but still it makes no sense to me).

Other than that, I dont know. Like I said before I think your score is normal for your system. If all else fails, just worry about the tests that your system runs the best. I got to get to bed, g'd night.

Oh one more thing, you should be able to hit 425 with that zalman you got there.

Eh, I guess I should show you my bestscore just so you know I aint making sh*t up;
76555 (http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=555844587)