Originally Posted by HeavyH20
Actually, that SM3 test is about right. It is extremely shader heavy and the 4870x2 will completely outpace the 3870x2 on that test by far. I have seen many 4870 cards with killer SM3 scores. Yours looks about right for the video card setting.
I deleted the compare url for that run. It had the 'Deep Freeze' score at 160 something FPS. IMO that was about twice as much as it should have been for the settings then. But I've been playing around and have improved my score progressively.
I'm up to 21,255 with this E8600 chip and finally broke the 2.0 barrier on CPU2 Red Valley test with 2.02 FPS.
E8600 @ 4.33 4870x2 @ 800/955
SM 2.0: 9210
SM 3.0: 12,077