Originally posted by deckard
This is the same situation for all prior versions of 3DMark. Our systems at the time really gagged but within a couple years we were eating it for lunch then, you guessed it, new version of 3DMark comes out and the cycle began anew.
Thats the problem, its not the same as all other versions of 3dmark, I have never ever had to run any benchmark or demo at 1FPS. When 3dmark2001 came out, I had an Athlon SlotA 700 + geforceDDR, and not once did anything go down to 1FPS in the 4 game tests, well 3 on my GFDDR.
The difference between a 1GHzPIII and a 3GHz P4 using the video card SHOULD be much grater, going from a 700 to 1800+ cpu for me in 3dmark2001 gave me like 4000+ points, in 3dmark2003 it gives you like 1000+