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October 5, 2008 2:18:03 AM

Ok, just wondering if these are decent scores for my set up.(Amd Athlon x2 5600+o.c 2.94Ghz, single 8800gt o.c.703/950, gigabyte motherboard M55sli-s4, 2Gigs G.Skill 800Mhz ddr2 6400, Hitachi 320 GB HD sata)
3dmark06-10636
3dmark vantage-p6431
lightsmark08- 424fps
I know its just synthetic benchmarks and not real world, but I'm just curious if its decent.
thanks for any input.

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October 5, 2008 2:33:11 AM

Your score is fine. Dagger is just showing off again.

Of course your Dual core 2.9 AMD and your 8800GT wont perform no where near a 3.6 Quad Intel and higher clocked GTS.

Its a known fact AMD scores way less then Intel on 3dmark06. Your right where you should be for what you got.
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October 5, 2008 2:56:11 AM

cool thanks for the input. i was thinking of throwing another 8800gt for sli.(only $122 on newegg) i only play at 1280x1024. do you think its worth it?(i was thinking about picking up a 22" monitor in a couple of weeks)
October 5, 2008 3:03:14 AM

If it was me and I wanted more performance and I had $122, I would save up some more money and get a P5Q mobo and a Intel CPU like e7200, e8400. Or i forgot I had this forsale, check it out. If you not into it its cool, just though I'd throw it out since you asked and it is a steal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item...

You could get a e1200 for $49 to be a place holder til you could get a better CPU. Good luck in whatever you do, but another 8800GT aint gonna help you much, your CPU will bottleneck it.
October 5, 2008 3:32:19 PM

crowheart27us said:
cool thanks for the input. i was thinking of throwing another 8800gt for sli.(only $122 on newegg) i only play at 1280x1024. do you think its worth it?(i was thinking about picking up a 22" monitor in a couple of weeks)


roadrunner197069 said:
If it was me and I wanted more performance and I had $122, I would save up some more money and get a P5Q mobo and a Intel CPU like e7200, e8400. Or i forgot I had this forsale, check it out. If you not into it its cool, just though I'd throw it out since you asked and it is a steal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item...

You could get a e1200 for $49 to be a place holder til you could get a better CPU. Good luck in whatever you do, but another 8800GT aint gonna help you much, your CPU will bottleneck it.


Yes, get another 8800gt, and no, a 3ghz Athlon x2 is not low enough to bottleneck it. Don't change out motherboard, and don't buy from ebay. Stick to reputable retailers like newegg. E1200 is significantly slower than your existing cpu. Those are some bad advices. You'll get far higher gain out of $120 by getting another 8800gt instead.

8800gt sli outperforms gtx280.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=14
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=15
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=16
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=17
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=18
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=19

And your 3dmark results for 8800gt is low, especially for one that's been overclocked. Try in game benchmarks and see how it does. It takes no effort at all. Better to be safe than sorry, if there is a problem, you want to catch it. Wishful thinking does not help.
October 5, 2008 3:39:03 PM

Daggers at it again showing benches with a High clocked quad core. Why dont you reach in your bench archives and find a bench with a AMD dual core buddy. If he had a Intel 3.0 he would easilt get in the 12000-13000 range.

Dagger your nuts if you dont think a dual AMD wont bottle neck 2 cards.
October 5, 2008 3:57:46 PM

roadrunner197069 said:
Daggers at it again showing benches with a High clocked quad core. Why dont you reach in your bench archives and find a bench with a AMD dual core buddy. If he had a Intel 3.0 he would easilt get in the 12000-13000 range.

Dagger your nuts if you dont think a dual AMD wont bottle neck 2 cards.


8800gt sli is a very common setup. Others have used it on less than 3ghz Athlon x2 without bottlenecking. For the same $120, 2nd 8800gt is more useful than a motherboard from ebay plus cpu downgrade to 1.6ghz e1200 (or Celeron, which is the commercial name for e1200).

You're just trying to make him to switch to Intel. I think Intel cpus are better than AMD too, and would never suggest AMD for new build. But what you're suggesting for the existing system makes no sense.

And no, I'm not showing off. Stop throwing that around as if it's a valid reason to turn away a patient with syndromes and assure him he's healthy. The low score denotes a potential problem, which, if found to existed upon further investigation, needs to be solved. So run in game benchmarks. If results are normal, it's fine and 3dmark06 is just giving false results.
October 5, 2008 4:02:19 PM

His score aint low for his specs. Besides you dont know what was running in the background. I only suggested Intel after he asked about another 8800. That e1200 can OC to 3.2 easy and be faster then the current AMD. And it could be a place holder til he had more money.

Why put a bandaid on something that needs surgery.
October 5, 2008 4:09:22 PM

It doesn't need surgery! Geez. I'm all for Intel, but this is pushing it.
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