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January 18, 2006 6:59:08 PM

first i tryed it out and only got ...........2159 :( 
sm2.0 961
sm3.0 892
cpu score 624

with a p4 3.06
gt 6800 256 card
1 gig memory
audigy 2 plat ex sound
2 x wd raptor 74gig hd x 2 =0 raid

im going to fine tune a few other things over night and see if i can better it

3DMark 06 Build v1.0.2 download it here 4 a fast download

mostly for nvidia owners i found you can do better if you
right click on screen
click on properties
go to settings
advanced icon
then gforce icon
performance and quality settings
then put antialiasing settings to off also anisotropic filtering
and image settings to high performance

also get rid of back ground apps, anti virus, internet,
screen saver and wall papers etc

just make sure you turn them back on when finished with 3dmark06

The first part off 3dmark06 was from 3dmark 05 ...the soldier shooting
the second part fire fly forrest from 3dmark 04 i think
the 3rd part was looking at a building blowing up in a desert-mountain area ...hard to tell here it was so slow .....0 fps
the 4th part repeated
the 5th part was a remake of the sea monster and balloon sceen from 3dmark05 but much better and faster
the 6th part was in the snow with some buildings and a snow machine then a storm or night came over

hope it helps
ill update this later :D 

More about : tips 3dmark06 score

January 18, 2006 7:18:30 PM

Because we find it interesting.
January 18, 2006 7:28:53 PM

YO prozac26

I do it to see how my pc is performming with other pcs with the same specs
and to see if my upgrades are good or not etc 8)
and its fun....4 some
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January 18, 2006 7:40:42 PM

why do people care about scores anyway?
AMD Athlon 1GHz CPU
384 MB PC100 RAM
ATI Radeon 9550se 256mb agp
Generic DVD-ROM
Generic 40gb HDD IDE
Windows ME
3DMark01SE - 5972
3DMark03 - 1975

They care enough to put the scores into there sigs... :roll:
January 18, 2006 7:47:30 PM

YO TunaSoda

HEHE yea i saw that :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2006 7:47:43 PM

It may be good for a few points, but I find scores at the actual quality settings you game at to be more useful than going in to display settings and picking looks like mud (performance) settings.

Now if only there were a DL mirror that could give me better speed. Oh well, it's 23% through. :x
January 18, 2006 7:50:50 PM


Buy a faster computer and/or videocard
January 18, 2006 8:44:57 PM

If you're that kind of person, you should avoid looking at other people's scores then...
January 18, 2006 9:25:31 PM

or other guys women!!! :mrgreen:
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2006 10:51:34 PM

"then put antialiasing settings to off also anisotropic filtering
and image settings to high performance "

If you override the preferred application settings (who compares cards today without enabling 4xAF?), then the score is merely that cards ability to run a little faster *without aa*, which is a given...
January 19, 2006 7:08:41 AM

Anyone else got any 3DMark06 scores ???

and what did you think about 3dmark06 !
January 19, 2006 7:46:07 AM

YO wusy

Im a kiwi to, born in woodville :o 
but i dont live there any more
family still live in Auckland

kiora mate
January 19, 2006 8:44:40 AM

Tips 4 a better 3DMark06 score

use 05 and photoshop :D 

havnt been able to get a decent download on it, all about 50Kbs and i can normally get about 200Kbs.
January 19, 2006 2:46:38 PM

4415 3Dmarks-06
Got down to 0 fps too.
January 19, 2006 7:00:07 PM

With your new beast rig?!?
Wow this test really tortures your video card, might aswell run it on my geforce 4 mx 440 and see fps under 0
a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2006 7:12:43 PM

I question the utility of a benchmark which consistently shows a GTX256 consistently and soundly defeating a 1800XT/512 in all portions of the benchmark...

What good is a benchmark if games' delivered performance does not follow suit?
January 19, 2006 7:50:53 PM

Here are my specs:

AMD64 3500+ @ 2.7 Ghz w/ Big Typhoon Heatsink
eVGA GeForce 7800 GT CO (SLI) 475/1200
eVGA GeForce 7800 GT CO (SLI) 475/1200
DFI SLI Motherboard
2GB 2x1 GB OCZ EB Platinum
X-Fi Fatality
Logitech G7 Mouse
Saitek Eclipse Keyboard
Antec 1 P-180 Case
Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones

3dmark05 score: 12037
3dmark06 score: 5980
January 19, 2006 8:48:24 PM

for some reason i keep crashing at the end of the airship test..any help?
January 20, 2006 11:23:39 AM


Nice, what do you have?
January 20, 2006 11:27:26 AM

yo gersson

what hard drive do you use?
and hows the x fi sound card work
do you think its much better than a audigy 2 ex plat
January 20, 2006 11:30:21 AM

YO illicitsc

Did you upgrade yr Dix 9.0c to december ver ?
or try turning off most of yr back ground apps.
January 20, 2006 1:46:08 PM

most likely overheating CPU or Graphics card... OCed?
January 20, 2006 1:52:59 PM

I used a 7200 RPM HDD on that test but I have a 74GB Raptor coming in the Mail.

This is kinda dumb but: I bought an X-Fi Fatality cos the xtreme music version gave me a hardware conflict...I was DETERMINED to have great components and so after discovering that the nForce 4 and X-Fi compat issues weren't present in the Fatality, I went ahead and bought that.

Is it worth it? I think that there are other hardware pieces that will yield better results than a sound card. I think I added 3-4 FPS more from the X-Fi...

A fast HDD will make windows boot faster or another card in SLI helps a lot.

Hope that helped.
January 20, 2006 4:37:42 PM

Asus A8R-MVP
Opteron 175
HiS X1800XT 512mb 700mhz/1500mhz stock, 800/1600 stable
2gig Corsair xpert DDR 2-2-2-5 @2.8volts
2x74gig Raptor RAID0 boot
2x250gig WD SATA2 storage
January 23, 2006 7:57:04 AM

Hers a few more performance tips
Windows XP uses processor time to handle system performance according to default settings, which can be adjusted for your computing needs.

Also, settings that govern visual effects enhance the appearance of the Windows XP interface, but can slow down performance.

You can fine tune settings in Windows XP Professional to improve performance:

1. Right click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and in the Performance area, click Settings.

3. On the Visual Effects tab, click the Custom button, and then select which UI features to disable to improve performance.

4. Click the Advanced tab, and in the Processor scheduling area, click the Background services radio button. Selecting this option means that background tasks that you want to run while you work, such as backup utilities or print jobs, will share processor time equally with programs.

hope it helps :) 
January 23, 2006 9:25:37 AM

I have noticed ATI X800/X850 family gets owned by the 6800 family even a vanilla can beat a X800XT ROFL.

check orb out project search and compare.

i think ATI gets owned because they dont have SM3.0 cards enabled on those cards.
a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2006 9:55:20 AM

for some reason i keep crashing at the end of the airship test..any help?

maybe a terrorist crashed it LOL
January 23, 2006 9:56:55 PM

lol apache maybe a terrorist shot u down..anyways i managed to get it to work at 2.8v in vdimm
January 23, 2006 11:09:53 PM

3d Mark is a SYNTHETIC benchamark.
In no way is it related to game performance.
So u you got 7000 marks... big deal.
Thats like a slut telling you that she wants you.

Get something that compares dx9 game performance like AquaMark or better yet, just run FEAR... and see your fps.

How many synthetic games do you run on your computer? :roll:
You shouldnt care that a crappy synthetic program gives you a low score.

The 3d mark scoring system is becoming an addiction for a lot of people.
Kina like their ego... (or other appendage) that is attached to their score.

Now i do understand people trying to get better performance in their game,
but at least run a program that tests GAME performance.

Someone should combine a couple engines, like Unreal for example.
Then make a test out of that using upcoming game demos.
At least then you could show of your score and it would mean something.

For example: Your computer can or cannot run this game in playable fps.
3d mark is the most useless piece of crap. :evil: 
January 24, 2006 12:12:20 AM

lol its TheMASTER-reTARD

3dmark is just to show how powerful your rig is. dont take it so seriously. its just for comparison. theres nothign wrong with an ego. just dont let it get too big. it also givs u an idea of how next next next gen games will run lmfao...ahahhahah
o ya did i mention that themaster was a retard?
January 24, 2006 5:48:03 PM

YO TheMaster
First take two chill pills and see me in the morning..reallly !

i never got 7000 it was 2150ish its not a big deal at what anyone gets, its just for our own personal benefit, each have there own reasons why we use 3dmark

o and i do have AquaMark and fear but why should i stop there i use many different pc testers this is just 1

unlike you i dont know any sluts im married :) 

i dont care about synthetic programs but since thousands do its got me interested

if people are getting addicted to pc stuff dont you think its a lot better than drugs or alcohol

i hear what your saying about game performance but it gives me an idea of how my pc is working with others with the same specs. After runing 3dmark 04 ive improved my pc performance by about 10% from asking questions on this board etc which means my games run faster as well now 8)

Showing your score does mean something to someone no matter what score it is eg do u like scoccer? i dont, if france got 100 goals in one game,it would mean nothing to me
If you dont like 3dmark then why bother being here or posting at all???????? i dont go to scoccer boards and post stupid comments :tongue:
3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

read the full explaination on 3d mark 06 its not just games testing
Welcome to 3DMark®06
Congratulations on installing 3DMark06, the worldwide standard in advanced 3D graphics performance benchmarking from Futuremark Corporation. 3DMark06 is a fundamental tool for every PC user interested in 3D graphics and performance. 3DMark06 will measure your PC's 3D performance in next generation games, reliably compare the latest high-end gaming hardware, and show you amazing real-time 3D graphics. By using 3DMark06 and the Online ResultBrowser web service, you will get:

The 3DMark score - a globally recognized and comparable measurement of the 3D performance of your PC.
SM2.0 Score - a new comparable measurement of the 3D ShaderModel 2.0 performance of your PC.
HDR/SM3.0 Score - a new comparable measurement of the 3D ShaderModel 3.0 & HDR performance of your PC.
CPU Score - a comparable measurement of the CPU performance of your PC.
A comparison of your machine and the fastest PCs on the planet.
An educated estimate as to how much better your system will perform with certain upgrades.
A view into the next generation of real-time 3D graphics.

etc etc etc