Its 3DMark06.... dont expect a miraculous score off that piece of ****
Seriously people, why do most of you insist on judging a piece of hardware based on a 2 year old benchmark that bases most of its scoring on a Shader model that's no longer used in modern gaming situations.
Wait till release day and then we'll see what the score is.
What I'd love to know is why people tell me that they get scores with one 3870 that are higher than mine with the 3870x2? Do they overclock their CPU? Do they have quad cores? I get a mere 9512 with the 3870x2. Yet, it seems to do great in games like Oblivion and The Witcher that benefit from Crossfire.
Futuremark might want to release a game incorporating their benchmark, but either way, they should update every couple of years. 3DMark 06 just seems outdated, and the CPU score just isn't right. Who's using the CPU to render graphics in a modern 3D environment anyways?
Ahh, but wait, maybe it's the drivers.
Yes, lets use the ATi fanboi line of "newer drivers will make the card RoXoRs"
Don't be prejudiced. Nvidia needed driver updates to improve performance and support for their 7950. They needed drivers to improve on Vista performance. Nvidia cards aren't always fastest when drivers actually render what's in the game vs. what Nvidia fudges (i.e. Crysis's water) and so it goes.
Both ATI and Nvidia benefit from improved drivers as support for their cards mature. Anyone who doesn't see that is an Nvidia fanboy.
Well my 3870x2 bends it over.... but i do agree with dev1se!
I get 12377
i have a picture if u want but i have no idea how to add it to a post (kinda new to the forum scene)
To add it to a post, you'd have to upload it to Flickr or Photobucket. I'm at work on my break and photo sites are banned, so I can't go into mine and add my Orb rating here, but I did it at home in prior 3870x2 threads. It said that there was only one other configuration like mine on record, so I guess not many are getting the 3870x2 who only have X2 4600+ class CPU's.
Oh well, your score shows me that I'm CPU limited. I don't overclock and the stock 2.4 gigahertz is doing me in. Can't wait for May when the Phenom 9750 arrives and I can get it with a 790 motherboard. It probably won't overclock but it will help avoid CPU limits, as will an LCD monitor (saving up for a 24"). I'm still stuck with a CRT.