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September 24, 2006 4:34:53 AM

Hi I just built a new computer (specs in sig) and ran 3d mark 06 on it. My score is 1670 Here is a screenshot. I did some checking to see what other people have got on this and they have like obliverated my score. Why is my score so low? Is my GPU really that crappy? Or is there something wrong?

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September 24, 2006 5:07:05 AM

Well I got a pretty low score also, so don't feel too bad ... I guess for what I spent, I'm pleased, because every game I play I can run at the max rate of my monitor @ 1280x1024 without any major slowing in any game from GTA San Andreas to Doom3 to HL2., and even F.E.A.R plays very good minus the weird screen freeze when opening new doors in the game, which has been totally disregarded as video or hdd? must be a demo glitch ... hmmm

Well anyhow don't feel too bad ... The real test is actually playing your favorite games and that they work and suit your gameplay.
September 24, 2006 5:07:55 AM

3d mark06 scores sm3.0 the x850 doesnt have that

that is probably the reason for the low score

EDIT the x850 is a pretty good card though
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September 24, 2006 5:08:44 AM

Thats odd. I checked the ORB, and people were getting 2300+ with a setup like that. Yours is a full 600 points lower. (almost 25%) I can't understand the pic of your results its much to small for me to read. As such, I can only suggest the normal stuff. Reinstall your drivers, check for spyware, virus, etc. Perhaps your board needs a bios update or other such thing?
September 24, 2006 5:10:19 AM

that's true, i also think it's sm3.0 8)
September 24, 2006 5:12:27 AM

i agree i scored a 3200 on my 68gt and the x850 is a little better overall
card than mine
my brother scored around 2000 with an x800xl
September 24, 2006 5:14:51 AM

that's why im still hanging with my x1600 pro 512 :oops:  , im waiting for dx10's to come out(whenever that is :cry:  )
December 4, 2006 6:37:43 AM

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that's why im still hanging with my x1600 pro 512 :oops:  , im waiting for dx10's to come out(whenever that is :cry:  )


I had the 1650 pro and I took it back it was slower by 500 points than my existing 800xl
December 4, 2006 7:30:56 AM

I get 7700 points Muhahahahahahaha! (evil laugh) :D 
December 4, 2006 8:14:38 AM

That is a really really low score...something is wrong. I think you have some serious settings to mess with to fix your score.

Even my old rig equipped with the same video card scored much higher.

My 4.5 year old system (with only a vid card upgrade):

AMD Athlon xp 2500+ (@2.083ghz from 1.83ghz)
Asus A7n8x mobo v2 (2 year old bios)
1gig pc-3200 memory (set on agressive timings)
200Gigs of hdd (40+40+120)
X850xt (gpu overclocked 20mhz and memory overclocked 20mhz)
480watt psu

Scored a 2,075 in 3dmark 06.
December 4, 2006 10:00:25 AM

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that's why im still hanging with my x1600 pro 512 :oops:  , im waiting for dx10's to come out(whenever that is :cry:  )


I had the 1650 pro and I took it back it was slower by 500 points than my existing 800xl

You don't go from an __800 series card of the previous generation to a __600 series card of the next generation.

That is almost always a downgrade.
December 4, 2006 10:04:06 AM

Get a nVidia 7600GT or better.. That'll solve your problems.. Simple as that
December 4, 2006 10:06:34 AM

Doesn't the X850 XT beat the 7600 GT in some game timedemos ?
December 4, 2006 10:15:43 AM

I wasn't aware 3DMark06 was a game timedemo

For example, with 4x FSAA too: http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&m...

Oblivion and Half-Life 2 are even better examples of the X850 XT kicking the 7600 GT's ass. (Oblivion with FSAA disabled too - which is usually what gives the X850 XT its edge in benchmarks)
December 4, 2006 10:27:25 AM

Well, in this context, we are talking about 3D Mark 06. As the forum topic subject states: "3D Mark 06 Score"

And the 7600GT is more powerful - According to 3D Mark's scoring system.
December 4, 2006 10:41:46 AM

Yeah but in real-life for real-games why replace a X850 XT (overclocked to XT PE speeds) with a 7600 GT ?

Sure 3DMark06 score will rise, but gaming performance for 70% of titles will actually reduce, as will 'available funds'.

If we are talking about 3DMark06 we may aswell mention how inaccurate it is (just look at all the comparisons between a X850XT PE and a 7600 GT in the VGA Charts for a better overall view).

I'd rather kick ass on the battlefield and have a lower 3DMark06 score, than have a higher score and perform worse on the battlefield while throwing away good $$$ just for a higher score - :? - Why do FPS players develop 'tunnel vision' towards just one (not all that accurate) benchmark ?

(As you said, we're talking about 3DMark06)

IMHO 'tunnel vision' does more damage off the virtual battlefields than one them - 8) - Tabris:D arkPeace
December 4, 2006 10:49:44 AM

I see your point. I was just saing the 7600GT is more potent because i checked the 3d mark 06 scores.. But i did say that you should go for a 7600GT or BETTER. So i kinda covered my own tracks there buddy :D 

No hard feelings tho, right?
December 4, 2006 10:59:40 AM

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No hard feelings tho, right?

Of course not - :lol: 

What cards will give him at least a +41.43% improvement in performance across the board ?

In that if you do a 2nd +41.43% upgrade, compounding, it'll be double the performance of the original card: eg:
10,000 = Baseline
14,143 = A 'Mark I' upgrade
20,000 = A 'Mark II' upgrade, or 2 compounding 'Mark I' upgrades

Sure it is a bit lame, but that is how I'd mentally splice up the statistics, then I'd look at price/performance ratios. Have 'sub-marks' in there too.

I'd try to double performance (across the board of 3D benchmarks) when moving from one video card to the next single video card (or SLI / Crossfire solution, whatever floats peoples boats).

Also, when upgrading GPU remember to look at your PSU (Pwr Supp Unit) to confirm it meets requirements.

Check: http://tabris-darkpeace.spaces.live.com - Under Favourites Module on main page (it has favourites within the MSN Space), then in the PSUs folder (or enter 'PSU' in the search bar atop the Live Favs) for any links of use in that matter - :D 
December 4, 2006 11:33:52 AM

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I get 7700 points Muhahahahahahaha! (evil laugh) :D 


and I get 10500, whats your point?

Anyhow, what RAM timings/ratio are you running? You may be seriously undercutting your performance by running it too slow, although by the margin your seeing, i have doubts to that.

The other thing it could be is was this a straight up install of XP? or did you buy all new stuff and try to "repair" it?
December 4, 2006 11:35:15 AM

I know I have a pretty high end computer but uhh...jesus christ, that is a REALLY low score for a new computer. My score was 11,500.
December 4, 2006 11:40:41 AM

Whats your problem Jodo?? If theres no point in putting your 3D mark score on this forum, then why did you post yours??

What was YOUR POINT??
December 4, 2006 11:43:52 AM

I used to have an X850XT OC'd to 580 / 1230. It was a an excellent card, and scored 2575 on 3DMark06 with an Opteron 170 @ 3.0Ghz. Check out the following THG article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/08/25/sub_200_pci_expr...

Also, be sure that Internet Security / AntiVirus are disabled. My rig below scores 7003 on 3DMark06.
December 4, 2006 11:57:24 AM

I suppose that I should hide in shame with my rig!

My 3DMark 06 score is only 736 :oops: 
I used the AI Booster to OC the system and my score went down to 732!

My graphics card is only a Nvidia 7300 so I don't expect anything special.
My processor is only a P4 xeon 3.2GHz too.
I do have to my credit 2Gb matched memory (2 x 1Gb sticks).

Ahh well... Roll on the Januaray sales then I will buy a 7600GT that should help a little bit.

Have fun (and flame away!)

D0gleg.

I Think Therefore I...
I erm....

I Umm....

I Forgot!
December 4, 2006 12:01:52 PM

DOgleg, how come you running a Xeon chip? Dont think those CPUs are "beefed" up for gaming hey, i might be wrong tho..

What monitor are you using? Whats your native screen resolution? Coz maybe a 7600GT, although stronger than your current card, wouldnt be the ideal choice.
December 4, 2006 12:14:45 PM

In games I run my monitor at 1024 x 768 (19" Viewsonic)
I am generally happy with it but I did play with 1280 x 1024 and I liked the extra space on-screen.

The extra memory on the video card (currently 128Mb) will help a lot too.

I tend to buy my hardware just before it goes end-of-life due to the fact that it's cheap! - LOL :lol: 
December 4, 2006 12:18:37 PM

At 1024x768, you'll be able to run most of the newish games very well with a 7600GT. But maybe ATI has a better deal for you hey, so do your research :)  But i only use nVidia
December 4, 2006 12:24:12 PM

Thanks for the info :D 

I am an nVidia/Intel person. I probably wouldn't swap to either rivals (even though they are now the same manufacturer!) after I was burned (laterally) by an AMD chip!

Thanks again for the comfort that my upgrade next month will be good.
December 4, 2006 12:29:35 PM

Maybe even check out if you can get a 7900GT.. I know DX10 is out now, but i think (not that i know much) that it will only really be the standard in 2008. So you should be "safe" for a while..
December 4, 2006 8:49:02 PM

Wow talk about thread revival. I posted this almost 4 months ago and like 2 days after I built my computer. When It said I was the original poster I was like WTF I never made this thread. It is amazing how time goes by so fast it's like I only just built my computer yesterday. I'm going to run 3dmark again here as soon as it gets downloaded. Maybe something has changed in 4 months on my computer.

What may have caused the low score is that in the pic if you look real closely I'm running dual instances of prime 95. And this is before I flashed my card to the PE version. Furthermore I don't think I had it overclocked it was running at default 520 core and 540 (1080) mem.
December 4, 2006 9:03:25 PM

Quote:
Whats your problem Jodo?? If theres no point in putting your 3D mark score on this forum, then why did you post yours??

What was YOUR POINT??


AKJ, i didn't realize the OP started the thread back in Sept, so I was trying to help the guy out, hence the questions after the statement. I kinda just looked at the post, then at the responses, which were not very helpful, and responded. But I singled your post out because it was a bit cocky to just write a message saying, "my score is better"...the point of me saying my score was to say, hey i have a better score but im not here to gloat, then i wrote some questions to the OP(again a mistake since he had obviously left the thread). Anyhow whatever, no big deal, hope you got the problem solved(to the OP since he just came back lol)
December 5, 2006 5:16:01 AM

I wasnt trying to be cocky Jodo, i was attempting to be humourous.. Anyway, obviously it didnt work :D  Now why i know why IT guys never get any chics :cry: 
December 5, 2006 5:43:07 AM

Considering what little amount I spent on my computer I'm happy with my scores 8) ...
December 5, 2006 5:55:14 AM

Nice rig. Great numbers. Always glad to see someone who's found their sweet spot.
December 5, 2006 8:01:40 AM

Quote:
I wasnt trying to be cocky Jodo, i was attempting to be humourous.. Anyway, obviously it didnt work :D  Now why i know why IT guys never get any chics :cry: 


speak for yourself....wait no you spoke for me too :( 
December 5, 2006 10:57:04 PM

It said 2,709. Still pretty low. Can't wait till like an Geforce 8600gtx or a Radeon X2600 come out. It said this about my system:

Your system compared to all 540548 system configurations. There are 313171 systems with a higher score and 227377 systems with a lower score than your system
December 5, 2006 11:31:56 PM

That's because it doesn't support SM 3.0 ...
Your score is really inaccurate considering you didn't complete the entire benchmark due to the lack of SM 3.0 ... I think 2 test require SM 3.0 in 3DMark 2006
December 5, 2006 11:43:16 PM

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It said 2,709. Still pretty low. Can't wait till like an Geforce 8600gtx or a Radeon X2600 come out. It said this about my system:

Your system compared to all 540548 system configurations. There are 313171 systems with a higher score and 227377 systems with a lower score than your system


its your x850 for 3dmark 06 if it supported sm3.0 it might score a 3500
January 25, 2007 12:03:22 PM

Quote:
I suppose that I should hide in shame with my rig!

My 3DMark 06 score is only 736 :oops: 
I used the AI Booster to OC the system and my score went down to 732!

My graphics card is only a Nvidia 7300 so I don't expect anything special.
My processor is only a P4 xeon 3.2GHz too.
I do have to my credit 2Gb matched memory (2 x 1Gb sticks).

Ahh well... Roll on the Januaray sales then I will buy a 7600GT that should help a little bit.

Have fun (and flame away!)

D0gleg.

I Think Therefore I...
I erm....

I Umm....

I Forgot!


I purchased a 7950GT instead of the 7600GT :p 

It only cost me £180 at a computer show.

My 3D-Mark 06 score is now a healthier 4545.

Everything is running a stock speeds.

I have upped my games to 1280x1024 and I am enjoying my gaming a lot more.

Sorry for raising this posts ugly head again. I just thought you all would like to know... Flame away!
January 25, 2007 12:05:32 PM

Do you benchmark at 1024x768 with everything on the default settings?
January 25, 2007 12:13:39 PM

It's the free one. (I'm too cheap to buy the real thing! LOL)

My CPU test doesn't quite reach 1fps when it's running! LOL

Sorry I can't be more specific.
January 25, 2007 12:16:42 PM

Um, cant you change the benchmarking settings?
Also, if you're not running ALL of the tests, your score would be lower aswell.. So, if you want a true reading, get the full version
January 25, 2007 12:25:38 PM

You can't change the settings in the free version. :oops: 

I suppose that I will have to stump up the ca$h for the full version at some point in the future! :?


Once again - Thanks to all that gave me comments and helped me in my purchase. :) 
January 25, 2007 12:31:38 PM

A new PC with a score that low? Yikes... My old comp (P4 2.6 Ghz HT, 1 GB DDR-400, X850XT) Scored something like uhh 4000 or 5000. I'm not really sure, haven't used that PC in a while. My current computer scores around 11,000 lol.
January 25, 2007 12:43:12 PM

Quote:
Hi I just built a new computer (specs in sig) and ran 3d mark 06 on it. My score is 1670 Here is a screenshot. I did some checking to see what other people have got on this and they have like obliverated my score. Why is my score so low? Is my GPU really that crappy? Or is there something wrong?

edit: i fixed the pic.


Its your video card.
January 25, 2007 12:51:40 PM

could it be that some of the tiny boxes called "let the application decide" are unchecked in the catalyst drivers? and he is running the test with AA or AF?
January 25, 2007 1:13:32 PM

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A new PC with a score that low? Yikes... My old comp (P4 2.6 Ghz HT, 1 GB DDR-400, X850XT) Scored something like uhh 4000 or 5000. I'm not really sure, haven't used that PC in a while. My current computer scores around 11,000 lol.


Your old computer didn't score 4K-5K with that set up in 3d06, maybe you are confusing it with 3d05. I had an older system which includes a P4 3.2GHz HT, 1GB DDR-400, 6800GT OC to 400/1100 (and the 6800 supports SM3.0) and it only got a score of 2621. That system scored 5433 in 3d05 though. So you are probably just confusing the two :)  .
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