Originally Posted by therapture
DVS....is the A64 3200+ so much faster than an equivalently clocked Athlon Mobile, that it would account for 30fps difference on benchemall's default maximum detail runs????
I mean my Mobile chip is at 2.4ghz (@3400+) and I only get:
run# 0: Average FPS: 45.98
run# 1: Average FPS: 46.85
I compared my scores with several other P4 rigs in the 3.1ghz range, and a bunch of other XP's and it seems close...I just expected more from this cpu considering I had been on Intel P4's @3ghz for a while before I got this...
It's much easier to understand scores if you know both the processor OC AND the graphics card OC. For instance if your card tops out at 415/1.19 like mine, or less, and then say suddenly we could clock 450/1.3 like JakUp's ultra, you'd see a great increase especially 1280 and up, certainly at 1600.
A note on SM3.0 for those of you that didn't try it, In order to use it with the 1.2 patch I had to start the game and enter r_SM30PATH 1, then I would get a prompt at the top of the screen telling me it was on. It only would stay on for a gaming session. Each time I started I had to enable it again via the same command. Bench'emall would not be running with SM3.0, it starts Far Cry directly from my exe in my folder. So I am saying I seriously doubt anyone was receiving a benefit here from SM3.0 in this specific bench.
I removed the 1.2 patch do to the crappy shadows edges and issues with FSAA. I am back to using the 'r300' path as some call it, via the d3d(32) wrapper by Tommti systems.
If you really want a raw measure of ram/cpu speed try a SuperPi1M bench. I turn in 36secs there, precisely two secs behind an AMD FX-53 which does 34.