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512MB 7800 GTX doing worse than BFG 256MB 7800 GTX?

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February 9, 2006 2:17:08 AM

Ok. I have 2 pcs currently. My systemax has dual BFG 256mb 7800 GTX and my dell has dual 512MB 7800 GTX. When I run 3dmark05 on my systemax, i get around 8200 with 1 card. Weird thing is when I run 3dmark05 on my dell, i get 7922. That is weird considering that card is superior to the BFG. Specs on my comps

Systemax

AMD FX-60
2GB Ram
250GB HD
Dual 256MB BFG 7800 GTX

Dell

Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHZ EE
2GB ram
250GB HD
Dual 512MB 7800 GTX

Anyone can explain why the score wsa so slow?
February 9, 2006 2:48:26 AM

Did you remember to turn on SLI for both? Cos those are AWFUL scores for those set ups. You should be getting around 12,000 points!
February 9, 2006 2:59:45 AM

A Pentium 3.2 isn't going to hold a candle to an FX-60 in the gaming arena... and that includes 3dmark

The platform is definitely holding the Dell back.
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February 9, 2006 3:18:52 AM

Amen to Cleeve. Numerous test results from Tom's Hardware Guide backs up this claim. One of the few times that Intel shines, is usually Microsoft/Intel software and hardware. Even then, AMD is usually nipping at the heels of Intel. :lol: 
February 9, 2006 4:34:38 AM

Guys. Stop. Read.

He's getting a 8000 score w/ dual 7800 GTX 512's. Obviously SLI is not enabled on his system.

His frigin CPU isn't holding him back. Well ok maybe it is a little, but that's not the reason his 3dmark05 score is so low.

Shanker: screw around in ur BIOS or nVidia drivers and ENSURE SLI is enabled. Better yet, go download nVidia's latest forceware drivers and install them.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html
February 9, 2006 4:50:31 AM

Whoa. Read is right... I was assuming 3dMark06.

3dMark05, there is a bigger problem than Intel there...
February 9, 2006 5:03:18 AM

LOL... I'm not sure why I found that funny. But I did. (the intel remark).

I think the guy was trying to tell us in a different thread that he purposely disabled SLI. But who knows. He's kinda flaky... Who the hell would need 2 SLI systems, 1 FX-60 and the other a Pentium D? Something's not adding up...

-mpjesse
February 9, 2006 5:07:23 AM

That's not good, I have almost 10k points on 3DMark05 on my 7800 GTX SLI. The 512's should be way over what I scored. Besides enabling it to SLI mode, do you have 2Gb of high performance ram? I assumed you do when you can afford the 512's. Do you have enough power for your rig, like 600 watts?

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February 9, 2006 5:36:18 AM

I agree that you probably do not have SLI enabled on those systems (That is if you are running the standard test at 1024x768 with trillinear filtering and antialiasing disabled).

What are your settings?

Also make sure you don't have a setting in the driver locked like AA at 4x.

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February 9, 2006 11:52:15 AM

Quote:
Systemax

AMD FX-60
2GB Ram
250GB HD
Dual 256MB BFG 7800 GTX
= 8200 score = SLI disabled, agreed with rest of the post. This setup should score above 11k in 05'.


Quote:
Dell

Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHZ EE
2GB ram
250GB HD
Dual 512MB 7800 GTX
= 7922 score = same as above.

Just as a reference, I have similar system to your FX-60 setup up, with 2 256mb 7800 gtx that scored a little over 13k stock speeds. I'll post what I get with the 512's as soon as they come in if your still browsing this post. (Traded up with eVGA's step-up program) Yeah, yeah nvidia fanboy I know :roll:
February 9, 2006 12:44:31 PM

There's nothing wrong with Nvidia... but why in god's name are you running dual 7800's on an InDell?

Flagrant! Idolatrous!.. and wrong.

Wrong!
February 10, 2006 12:52:16 PM

Quote:
There's nothing wrong with Nvidia... but why in god's name are you running dual 7800's on an InDell?

Flagrant! Idolatrous!.. and wrong.

Wrong!


Quote:
I have similar system to your FX-60 setup up


I dun use no crappy InDell!

AMD 4 LIFE!
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February 10, 2006 1:27:37 PM

If you are testing the performance differences of the two video cards, then you would need an "apples to apples" comparison...

Place a single GTX512 in the FX60 rig, or one GTX256 in the Dell rig, and you should see increases and decreases in scores, respectively...

It's possible the 3.2EE/Intel chipset is holding you back when comparing it to an FX60, and you won't be able to directly compare scores for GTX256 vs. GTX512 when they are in different rigs with different processors using different chipsets...

(At 1024 x 768 res and below, the cpu/chipset will play a larger role in the scores, as it does in most games...)
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2006 1:29:48 PM

"I'll post what I get with the 512's as soon as they come in if your still browsing this post. "

Did you honestly pay over $300-$350 extra *per card* to step up to SLI'd GTX512s???

Ouch....
February 10, 2006 1:40:53 PM

first of all you have an fx-60 it pwns all intels all the time second switch cards see what the 3dmark score is gonna be ok.
February 10, 2006 2:32:05 PM

I agree something smells fishy there.
February 10, 2006 2:33:10 PM

lay us an orb showing the two
February 10, 2006 4:58:22 PM

Quote:
"I'll post what I get with the 512's as soon as they come in if your still browsing this post. "

Did you honestly pay over $300-$350 extra *per card* to step up to SLI'd GTX512s???

Ouch....


nah $140 more per card :p 
As a side note, eVGA's step-up program is taking forever with this damn shit. Shipped my cards back on Feb. 2 and still no response from them yet. It's Feb 10 1pm cst, nada info back. Bout to give them a call and see what the deal is.

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lay us an orb showing the two


Will do soon as my beast up and running again. Doing a few mod's to my TT Armor case atm + waiting on those gc's.
February 10, 2006 5:11:45 PM

Sorry Maxiius, I was replying to Shanker there... not you.
February 10, 2006 5:22:05 PM

What processor do you have? Only 10,000 for 7800 GTXs sounds a bit low. I scored over 12,000 with my 7800 GTs.
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