Thanks for the link. Now I have another question. Is a 1000 point difference huge or no? I am getting results of people who OC'd their E4300 (which I haven't yet) to almost 3gz and are only getting 500-1000 more points than me.
EDIT: All of the results are for people with 1280 x 1024. The demo only gives me 1024 768.
SUPER DOUBLE EDIT: A lot of the results for people running 6400's/6600's are getting low 9k. I wonder if that is considered comparable to my 11226 score (1024x768).
That's not bad. Without oc'ing my 8800gts I get in the low 9000's (at 1280 x 1024). I can get it up over 11000 if I oc my card, but as it runs my games smooth I don't usually oc it. I had played HL2 on my old computer at low res and loved it. Now that I can run it at 16x AA and 16x AF, it's freaking awesome.
3dmark tend to really depend on vcards for the score. i run an e6700 and 780gtxs in sli and i get 12000 or so.
Not meaning to change the topic, does anyone's scores keep going up over time? I start at about 11800 with the latest drivers and now i pull over 12000 i haven't changed a thing (especially since nvidia hasn't made new 7 series drivers for xp in 6 months.) If anything i would expect it to go down.
I think it's a little low for your system.
Your CPU is better than mine(don't know how much!) and i got around 12500 with the Stock clocks(500/800) for my 8800GTS.(now 13500 with these clocks!) :?
BTW, 3DMark is nothing that should make you worry at all and as long as you can play your games fine, be happy!
Go to your Nvidia control panal and set your antialasting on app control , then go do a test
before i had my antialasting on 16xq and my 3dmark05 score was on 15,000 i put it on app control it gave me an extra 1000
With an overclocked 8800GTS and a Athlon X2 running at about 2.4 (so probably close in performance to your CPU, maybe slightly higher), I score about 12,600 on 3DMark05... so your system probably isn't doing too bad. Granted, I'm running Vista, so YMMV.