3DMark06 score

Hi all. As you can tell I'm new to this forum so please forgive me for asking this question, I'm sure you've seen it a million times. But, my 3DMark06 score is very low compared to the ones I've seen.

Here it is (3DMark06 default settings):
SM2.0 = 2404
HDR/SM3.0 = 2580
CPU = 2282
Overall = 6145

I have my CCC settings at:

AA - 'Use Application Settings'
AF - 'Use Application Settings'
CAtalyst A.I - 'Standard'
Mipmap Detail - 'Performance'
Wait for vertical refreash - 'Always Off'
Adaptive AA - Unchecked

X2 6400+ @3.2 / 2 x 2GB G-skill ddr2 800 / HD3870 / ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe / 320GB 16mb HD / Vista64 / NZTX 600w

What do you think? Is the score normal for what I have?

Thanks much.
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  1. Oops sorry
  2. I think it is extremely low. My 8800 GTS 320 recieved ~9150 every time it runs. Is the cards PCI-E connector connected?
  3. Yes (I assume you mean from the PSU), I can't figure out why such a low score
  4. wow that is a low score. my diamond hd 3870 gets the score of 10,060

    sm 2.0 is 4006
    sm 3.0 is 4398
    cpu score is 3246

    maybe your card isnt getting enough power? maybe for some reason your card stays at 300mhz clock, instead of jumping to 776 mhz.

    i have phenom 9500/msi k9a2 platinum/2gb ocz ddr2 800/ diamon hd 3870/500gb seagate 7200.11 gb/700 w oczy gamextreme psu /windows xp
  5. Hmmm, That is quite low. Could be a power problem, but could also be a driver issue. Have you tried uninstalling the drivers for your video card, and then reinstalling the newest drivers from AMD/ATI's website?

    I'm running an 8600gt and still beating your score...

    SM 2.0 - 2684
    SM 3.0 - 2441
    CPU Score - 2337

    Overall - 6315

    AMD x2 BE 5000+ @ 3.3/ LP UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G / 2GB OCZ DDR2 800 / MSI 8600 GT OC / 2 74GB Raptor HDD - Raid 0 / 700 Watt OCZ PSU / Windows Vista 32 bit
  6. I have latest drivers, what do you meen by staying at 300mhz?
  7. The speeds of the card differ when in 2D and 3D, which is mainly for power and heat reasons. Try fixing the drivers by reinstalling them, or changing to an earlier version.
  8. 5300
    with
    6000+, 2gb ram, 7950gt.
    seems like you should be getting much higher scores.
  9. Try checking out your task manager. Close all the non-essential tasks. Power is important too, though. Your power supply might meet the min. specs. req. but the amps could be too low. Forcing it to stay at the lower freq. The CCC settings should be at defaults, and the internet should be disconnected. Re-connect to get your score though. Stupid new FutureMark thing. Check your bios settings for the PCI-E width/speed/etc. Also disable video bios caching, if it's on. Good Luck!
  10. Thank all for the advise
  11. nevasumma said:
    Try checking out your task manager. Close all the non-essential tasks. Power is important too, though. Your power supply might meet the min. specs. req. but the amps could be too low. Forcing it to stay at the lower freq. The CCC settings should be at defaults, and the internet should be disconnected. Re-connect to get your score though. Stupid new FutureMark thing. Check your bios settings for the PCI-E width/speed/etc. Also disable video bios caching, if it's on. Good Luck!


    please explain Check your bios settings for the PCI-E width/speed/etc
  12. here is my score
    3DMark Score 13492 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 5656 Marks
    SM 3.0 Score 5466 Marks
    CPU Score 4623 Marks

    q6600 @ 2.93 ghz at stock cooler
    asus maximus formula
    evga 8800gt sc
    corsair 2 gb ddr2 pc6400c4
    antec 500w
    coolermaster ammo533 cabinet
    seagate 250 gb sata
  13. lonelymanav said:
    here is my score
    3DMark Score 13492 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 5656 Marks
    SM 3.0 Score 5466 Marks
    CPU Score 4623 Marks

    q6600 @ 2.93 ghz at stock cooler
    asus maximus formula
    evga 8800gt sc
    corsair 2 gb ddr2 pc6400c4
    antec 500w
    coolermaster ammo533 cabinet
    seagate 250 gb sata


    ahh you just beat me, my score was:
    3DMark Score 13425 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 6271 Marks
    SM 3.0 Score 5949 Marks
    CPU Score 3184 Marks

    but thats on a e6600 @ 3.5 and an XFX 8800gt @ 718 x 1006
  14. nice score man, u oc'ed ur gpu mayb thats y u got a gud score
    my gpu is at factory settings
  15. nice score man, u oc'ed ur gpu mayb thats y u got a gud score
    my gpu is at factory settings
  16. Bios has settings under PCI-E... whatever, to change from 8x to 16x. You want 16x. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR PCI-E SPEED from 100mhz. or AUTO to anything else. Best to just leave it @auto.

    BTW - Your cpu score is normal. -total score should be- 10,100 (+/-) probably (-)
    Roughly twice the numbers for your video scores.
  17. nevesis said:
    ahh you just beat me, my score was:
    3DMark Score 13425 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 6271 Marks
    SM 3.0 Score 5949 Marks
    CPU Score 3184 Marks

    but thats on a e6600 @ 3.5 and an XFX 8800gt @ 718 x 1006


    that makes me angry, I cant get above 13.5 k and I have e8400 and BFG 8800GT 512
  18. how can i change the bios for pci -e in my asus maximus formula
  19. how can i change the bios for pci -e in my asus maximus formula
  20. iancarnage said:
    that makes me angry, I cant get above 13.5 k and I have e8400 and BFG 8800GT 512



    lol I got q6600 and 8800GT 512 and im moving in on the 16k area :D


    To the OP what are your temps like on GPU and CPU?
  21. http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5034665 16,406
    Q6600@4Ghz / 8800GTS 512 @ 820/2008/2208
    I am single card champ masc in my glory, probably not to long lived though. All that needs to happen is some rich person with a Q9650 to come along and crank their cpu up and smash me into the ground lol.
  22. I think it's his processor holding him back. I noticed that with my quad @ 2.4 Ghz it bottle necked my system as soon as I cranked it up my score sored..
  23. Press delete when your pc boots up. Once in the bios, explore the options and read the descriptions for them and look for PCI-E settings anywhere. Most motherboards have different bios setup formats. I always just look around for a while, or look in your mobo manual. Reminder... don't change the PCI-E speeds, just the lane width. (8x to 16x)
    I get 11K+ but with one card it's closer to 10,050. Your cpu score is higher than mine too. I do use Vista x64 though. I could get another 1,200 points from using XP Pro x32. FYI - 4GB RAM is faster than 2GB RAM with Vista x64... hundreds of points faster.
  24. nevasumma said:
    Bios has settings under PCI-E... whatever, to change from 8x to 16x. You want 16x. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR PCI-E SPEED from 100mhz. or AUTO to anything else. Best to just leave it @auto.

    BTW - Your cpu score is normal. -total score should be- 10,100 (+/-) probably (-)
    Roughly twice the numbers for your video scores.


    I don't have the ability to change the PCI-E setting in my Bios.
  25. Quote:
    Im getting 10K with my E6300 and 8800GT 256 under Vista64, a little higher under XP. I am not overclocking my video card either.
    Id say your score is very low, there must be a problem somewhere. Did you do a complete driver cleaning before installing the new card?


    No I didn't I still have the Nvidia drivers on it... I'll do a complete unistall and see if that works...thanks
  26. nevasumma said:
    Press delete when your pc boots up. Once in the bios, explore the options and read the descriptions for them and look for PCI-E settings anywhere. Most motherboards have different bios setup formats. I always just look around for a while, or look in your mobo manual. Reminder... don't change the PCI-E speeds, just the lane width. (8x to 16x)
    I get 11K+ but with one card it's closer to 10,050. Your cpu score is higher than mine too. I do use Vista x64 though. I could get another 1,200 points from using XP Pro x32. FYI - 4GB RAM is faster than 2GB RAM with Vista x64... hundreds of points faster.


    Thanks for the help....I'll look again at my bios and see if I can change the PCI-E setting.
  27. Those scores are really bad. I have a AMD 4200 X2 and a 7950 GTX go in my laptop, all stock. I can score a overall of 6500 with that 3 year old machine, and it's a laptop. Your CPU score aren't the greatest but I would look more into your graphics card. Your graphics performance scores are terrible. Follow some of the things people have replied with and see if they help. If they do not I would send the card back, It might have a faulty chipset or something.
  28. My Opteron 185@2.8ghz and 2900XT 512mb = 10200 Marks. I get ~4500 SM2.0, 5000 SM3.0, and 2200 CPU.
  29. Any luck yet?
  30. truehighroller said:
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5034665 16,406
    Q6600@4Ghz / 8800GTS 512 @ 820/2008/2208
    I am single card champ masc in my glory, probably not to long lived though. All that needs to happen is some rich person with a Q9650 to come along and crank their cpu up and smash me into the ground lol.


    I don't need a Q9650 to get 17,759 ...., but it wouldn't hurt, nice score man.

  31. warezme said:
    I don't need a Q9650 to get 17,759 ...., but it wouldn't hurt, nice score man.

    http://www.paul-aguilar.com/images/orb1.jpg


    Yes but what OS is that?
  32. A +6400 should have around 2700 for the CPU score. Do you have the amd optimized dual core driver etc?
  33. Also download the ATITool 0.27 Beta 4 here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/ATITool.shtml

    It has RV670 support. You have to make sure your card is switching to 3D speeds when you load up 3DMark06. Also I think there may be some problems caused by Vista in that regard so look into that too. Goodluck.
  34. truehighroller said:
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5034665 16,406
    Q6600@4Ghz / 8800GTS 512 @ 820/2008/2208
    I am single card champ masc in my glory, probably not to long lived though. All that needs to happen is some rich person with a Q9650 to come along and crank their cpu up and smash me into the ground lol.


    I'm glad you used the opportunity to brag about your score. Because it really helps the OP know what a "good" score is for an AMD system with an HD3870.
  35. Yah it won't kick in right for me, I have Vista Ultimate. That took me awhile to figure out.
  36. cnumartyr said:
    I'm glad you used the opportunity to brag about your score. Because it really helps the OP know what a "good" score is for an AMD system with an HD3870.



    Your a sharp one,,
  37. wingless said:
    Also download the ATITool 0.27 Beta 4 here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/ATITool.shtml

    It has RV670 support. You have to make sure your card is switching to 3D speeds when you load up 3DMark06. Also I think there may be some problems caused by Vista in that regard so look into that too. Goodluck.


    Im a little concerned. If he is not comfortable navigating the BIOS, he should stay away from a tweak util like this one.

    At least for now. It should not require any custom apps to get it running correctly.
  38. When I had my 1900xtx, I would have to set the voltage first then tell it to set to the 3d mode settings because other wise it locks up from trying to run at the speeds without setting the voltage first..
  39. Sometimes you need to unplug the power, pull the card and re-seat it. Make sure that your power to the card is good and secure, and not sharing the same rail with any other devices. Best to devote a whole 12v rail to just the card. Look into new drivers for the nVidia chipset, hotfixes or anything related to having an ATi card in an SLi board w/Vistax64... just a wild thought. Sometimes they don't post the "hotfixes" under typicall downloads for the mobo. "?"
  40. gwolfman said:
    Any luck yet?


    no luck at all!!!! I'll keep trying.
  41. truehighroller said:
    Yes but what OS is that?


    LOL!, XP of course, you still got me beat because yours is a single card. How in the world did you OC the SNOT out of that card that high? I hope you don't keep it running at that speed all the time, she may not want to run to long....
  42. aapitalia said:
    no luck at all!!!! I'll keep trying.


    Sorry to post stuff OT(above) ,

    your problem has to be only one of a few things. One your PCIE bus is not syncing at 16X or maybe not even 8X. (you will have to go into the bios and find where your bus settings are make sure they are set to 16X)

    The second is there is a driver issue whereby your card is not recognized correctly and its performance options are disabled. (you should uninstall the driver completely and then reinstall the latest one).

    The third thing I would think the card itself has an issue. I have had cards with bad voltage regulators that will cause them to detect insufficient voltage to itself and go into reduced performance safe mode. (if this is a possible case, make sure you are using the correct power connector to your video card and that your power supply is pulling sufficient juice to power your whole system.

    And last but not least, as someone has surely advised already, unplug the card and move it to another slot to test but first uninstall the existing driver and when it redetects the card anew, use the latest drivers you can find.

    Hope some of this helps and good luck.
  43. To the OP:

    You should be getting at least 10k with your rig. And even that might be a tad low. I would say on average ~11k or higher. Im hitting 14.6k with my SLI rig in sig with very little OC'ing.
  44. I stuck one of these on it,
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_images/vga_cooler/hr03_reva/HR-03-maim.gif


    and stuck it out side my screen door for about an hour or two int the winter cold while I was doing the benching lol. I actually do keep it at 750/1900~/2100 all the time though.
  45. What catalyst driver version are you running? What res were you running at? I know that AM2 board doesn't support pcie 2.0 but it shouldn't hurt it that much.... Which PCI E slot is that installed in?



    This is my score with my current settings, and I'm on the lower end for scores when it comes to other systems based off the same processors... You should probably be scoring around....10k with your setup.
  46. Mine

    q6600 @3ghz
    ASUS P5K-E
    BFG 8800GT
    2gb Gskill Ram
    Zalman 9700 (temps never got above 48)

    3DMark Score 13417 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 5610 Marks
    SM 3.0 Score 5403 Marks
    CPU Score 4693 Marks

    Detailed Test Results


    Graphics Tests
    1 - Return to Proxycon 46.007 FPS
    2 - Firefly Forest 47.49 FPS

    CPU Tests
    CPU1 - Red Valley 1.564 FPS
    CPU2 - Red Valley 2.253 FPS

    HDR Tests
    1 - Canyon Flight (SM 3.0) 51.947 FPS
    2 - Deep Freeze (SM 3.0) 56.115 FPS
  47. i need better cpu, only got 1980 or so with it oc'd 5oo mhz...but other than that, my system as whole got 8465 or something like that with my 8800gt. it was set to 680/2050 when i tested it with my 4000+ brisbane set to 2.65ghz or so. i know, sucky..i want to slap two 3870x2, q9450 and some ddr2 1200 together on a p5e or whatever can handle it and see what it can do...25k? 30k? who knows, paper tiger is the term, right?
  48. bildo123 said:
    A +6400 should have around 2700 for the CPU score. Do you have the amd optimized dual core driver etc?


    where can I get it? thanks
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