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Old 02-09-05, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Comments on my 3dmark 2k5 scores?

Are my scores within the norm? Comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

3DMark Score 3725
CPU Score 3844

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=570537

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Old 02-09-05, 08:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Comments on my 3dmark 2k5 scores?

It's been a while since I did any benchmarks, but I always save my results

I got 4099 in 05 on PoV 6800(nu) 66.70drivers and the following OC 385/930 (this was before the soft mod was released)

My system is a bit more modest then yours. amd tbred 2400+ (stock) and 1gb ram

The relative high score I got back then was alot due to the OC.

This does not mean that your score is low, My initial scores was around 2500 or so, then I played around with different drivers and the some OCing.
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Old 02-11-05, 06:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Comments on my 3dmark 2k5 scores?

Hmmm that score looks a bit lower than it should for a 16pp/6vp 6800 .
BTW whats your clocks ??
try either an official drivers like (66.93) or beta like (71.24) .. so we can make sure wether its the drivers lowering the score or not .
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Default Re: Comments on my 3dmark 2k5 scores?

a bit low but if your games are running well I'd ignore it completely
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Old 02-11-05, 09:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: Comments on my 3dmark 2k5 scores?

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Hmmm that score looks a bit lower than it should for a 16pp/6vp 6800 .
BTW whats your clocks ??
try either an official drivers like (66.93) or beta like (71.24) .. so we can make sure wether its the drivers lowering the score or not .
That run was at stock 325/700.

Just did a conservative OC to 350/740 and got 3949. The bloody thing was heating up at stock speed so I was afraid to push it. Strangely, my card runs much cooler now that it's OCed. I'll probably try pushing it a bit more with the OC when I have time.
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Old 02-12-05, 08:35 AM   #6
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You would be much better served looking at reviews of card X where the synthetic marks you are interested in are implemented. Many users that bench these synthetics do not use the same methods, or "optimize", others outright cheat.

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3dmark05 is not the best gauge for performance either, look at these links from a review. It shows 3dmark05 at a res many play currently, 1280x1024, then that same res with 4xAA/8xAF. If you were to look at the 3dmark2005 score with 4xAA/8xAF alone you could assume a 9800XT runs just about the same as the 6800. Now go look at the second link and the green bars on the chart for 4xAA/8xAF 1280x1024 in Far Cry. While you are there compare the synthetic marks/gaming measurement with 4xAA/8xAF of the X800XT-PE vs the Ultra as well. Different conclusion isnt it?

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...211_3439301__8

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...211_3439301__7

For added fun go seach 9800XT and then 6800 AGP at pricewatch. Compare prices.

http://www.pricewatch.com/

To clarify my earlier point. If a fellow buys a 6800 then installs the drivers and benches 3dmark05 he will be using the driver defaults which are quality and AA/AF at application preference. If he compares that against another user who has high performance set in his driver and AA/AF to off with all his unnessary windows background services off as well, the numbers will not match and he will wonder why his card 'sucks' compared to the other guys.

You can not use a bench as a baseline to establish performance for cards if users keep changing the variables. You can add to this that you also have users that implement outright cheats like nulling shaders.

Thats why I suggest reviews. You have a more uniform controlled set of variables.
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