I don't get this 3dMark05 stuff...

I downloaded the behemoth of a program.

I ran it and found out the demo has one option: RUN 3dMARK05

I clicked the button and I was really impressed by the cool video scenes.

I told the program GIVE ME MY SCORES and it sent me to an online place.

It told me I scored 11226.

So...is this a good score?

Specs are:

Power Supply
Seasonic S12 Energy +550W ATX12V V2.2 20/24 PIN Active PFC Power Supply

Gigagbyte GA-965P-S3 ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 GBLAN

Intel Core 2 DUO E4300 Dual Core Processo LGA775 1.8ghz 800fsb

Video Card
EVGA E-Geforce 8800 GTS 500MHZ 320MB 1.6GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV HDCP DirectX10

G.SKill F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ PC2-6400 2GB 2X1gb DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel

WD1200BB/JB 7200 RPM
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  1. You don't need to buy the full program to use the ORB.


    Just click on the "Search and Compare" link.
  2. Not sure if that is a good score for the 8800GTS, I get 10,330 for my x1950pro. You can compare with others on the page it takes you to even with the demo version which is what I run as well.
  3. Quote:
    I downloaded the behemoth of a program.

    I clicked the button and I was really impressed by the cool video scenes.

    Btw those arent video scenes, those are real time scenes. Im "getting" this a lot lately, and impressively most coming from technicians @ computer stores.
  4. Quote:
    Btw those arent video scenes, those are real time scenes. Im "getting" this a lot lately, and impressively most coming from technicians @ computer stores.

    Where do you live? Perhaps I can apply for a job there :?:
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. I think maybe there is some confusion here between 3dmark05 and 3dmark06.
  8. 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.
  9. 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! :D
  10. humm weird i dont know why because i get a score of 16135 on 1024 by 786
    but i dont do the CPU testing just the graphics my score seems higher then everyone else's. my card is on 600/900

    Core 2 duo E4300 at 3.2
    Geforce 8800 Gts 320mb
    my mobo has a graphics booster and i enable it helps my fps alot.
  11. I would think you would get higher. My CPU is probably a smidge better than yours, but you're video card is better, so I would expect a higher score. I haven't ran this benchmark since April 06


    If you are talking about 3dMark06 then your score is more what I would expect as, as I only get a 6117 on it
  12. What do you think the problem is then? I have the latest drivers.

    I've never done a defrag since buying this system a month ago. Maybe this is it?

    Could it be because my Hard Drive is on IDE cable and not Sata?

    Or does this mean I have a dud CPU or something?

    EDIT: I had the choice between the 320mb non OC'd V-card and the regular. I chose the regular one. Could this also be the reason?
  13. 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
    aquamark 150,900
  14. 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.
  15. I'm almost thing your CPU is the bottleneck, I jsut realized that my old score was with a AMD 3800+ and here is my score with a 4800+ X2

    Basicallym it went from 10829 to 11621. So an 800 point jump with a different CPU and a year's worth of driver updates.

    The 4800+ is about even with the E6400. So the E4300, maybe be holding you back more than I thought.

    But like others have stated, check all your video settings and make sure.
  16. Oops, you're right. I took off the 16x AA and 16x AF and it went up to about 14750. Looked sucky though. I like the eye candy.
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