View Full Version : 3dmark Scores

05-23-07, 08:15 PM
Im not very familiar with the 3dmark scoring system, the only thing that baffles me is that i am consistently getting higher scores in SM 3.0 than SM 2.0 i thought that logically since shader model 3 was more intensive my score should be lower, but on the contrary its higher...

Main Test Results(videocard @ 648/2000 and CPU stock at 2.2GHZ)
3DMark Score 7416 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 3211 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 3789 Marks
CPU Score 1592 Marks

Those are my scores without an OC'd CPU.... When i OC my overall score jumps about 1000.

Can anyone account for this 500 pt difference?

Also, here is a test i did a few days back... this was with a 630/1920 setup and the CPU was OC'd to 2.44GHZ.

3DMark Score 8318 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 3797 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 4000 Marks
CPU Score 1818 Marks

Note: The SM scores are still off... is this normal?:o

05-23-07, 08:58 PM
Every benchmark I have done with 06 with my 8800 Gts. SM3 was either really close at 5 points lower than SM2 or about 50 points lower at close to normal clocks. Overclocked a lot lower. Never higher.

My latest run was
SM2 4995
SM3 4724

05-23-07, 09:03 PM
Yeah, see thats a 200 pt difference going the OTHER WAY... makes no sense man.