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new GTX 260 3dmark06 score bad or good?

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December 11, 2008 11:49:20 AM

hi. i recently bought leadtek gtx 260 extreme+. i got 12300 marks in 3dmark06 and im here to ask if this score is normal for my system because 3dmark didnt have any similar systems to show :/ 

intel e6750 2.66ghz stock
2gb corsair ddr2 667mhz
leadtek gtx 260 extreme+
asus p5q mainboad
500gb hdd
corsair vx450 psu.

i appreciate all answers. thanks.
December 11, 2008 1:24:52 PM

It's a pretty low score. And I'm guessing your cpu and slow/old ram are the problem. Once you get those upgraded, you should easily outscore me.

I use an E8400, 4GB PC2-8000 OCZ Platinum, and 4850 (700/1150) and score ~13300.

December 11, 2008 1:53:16 PM

What resolution did you run it on?
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December 11, 2008 2:16:26 PM

default 1280x1024
December 11, 2008 3:22:40 PM

i have oc'd my cpu to 3 ghz and will have another go with 3dmark and see if it helps. if all goes well then possible and cheap solution would be to buy a better cpu cooler to withstand better overclocks.
December 11, 2008 3:53:25 PM

score improvement: from 12304 to 13676.
if this increase keeps on ill buy new cpu cooler and get it around 3.6ghz.
then i should perhaps go past 16k
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December 11, 2008 4:40:43 PM

thats a fairly low score. i used to get 12900 with my q6600 @ 3.0ghz + stock 4850 (after the silly 8.12 upgrade it went down to 11800, that and some bsods started to happen). but i think you should beat/match a 4870 which should probably fall around 14k.
December 23, 2008 9:39:06 PM

Hi People,
just my 2p,

I got 16156 3DMarks (3D mark 2006) - What do you think?
You can't actually compare on 3dmark because the top systems are always some triple SLI, etc...

Specs bellow:


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (400x9 3.6Ghz - 1.36Vcore)
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro
4GB Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator, PC2-8500(1066)
XFX GTX 260 (216 Cores) 896MB
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P iP45
Coolermaster RealPower 700W Modular PSU
Antec 300 Three Hundred Case
December 24, 2008 7:56:22 AM

Hi everyone,

its mainly from your cpu bottleneck, im pretty sure it can go way over 16k just like TB303 has his system, I got a 16150 on 3DMark 2006 and my system specs are:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (400x9 3.6Ghz - 1.46Vcore) i got the GO revision but HIGH VID
Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler
2GB Patriot LLK DDR2 PC6400
EVGA 8800 GTS G92 512mb OC to 800core/2000shader/2160memory
Asus P5N-D 750i SLI
Cooler Master 650w extreme power
Antec P182 case

i wish i had the same cpu as TB303 otherwise my Q6600 would have run cooler damn VID. but yea your main issue is the CPU that is way bottlenecking ur powerful GPU
December 30, 2008 3:39:12 PM

so if i get it right i naturally get lower score with gtx 260 and e6750 because cpu score wont get so high as with quadcore. then i suppose that most games that dont support quadcore my gtx 260 wont be slown down by my cpu. for example cod4.
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December 30, 2008 6:35:32 PM

Run a game benchmark, I know FarCry2 has a benchmark built into it. That is what will really matter. A few years ago My buddy had(still has it) a dual dual core Opteron (2 CPU's 2 cores each) with 8GB of ram, running Xp 64 bit, on a Tyan motherboard with a 7950GX2. At the time I had the system I have now but with an ATI x1900XTX OCed to all hell. He roasted me on 3dMark05 and every synthetic benchmark known to man. But when we played and ran game benches. I kept up or even toasted him in some. 3Dmark is good for an overall comparison, but really when it comes down to it your game performance is what matters, or whatever software you are running.

April 5, 2009 4:45:29 PM

hmm... i just ran 3dmark06 and got a 14969 - seems a bit low.

my specs are


Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 stock
Zalman CNPS9700
EVGA 790i ultra
MSI GTX 260 oc'ed
4 GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
Coolmax CUQ 950b psu
Tagan EL diablo case

it seems low because all you guys with q6600's and 8800 gts are CRUSHING me and getting over 16000
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2009 9:46:22 PM

You can't compare your scores with quad cores simply for the fact 3dMark06 loves to utilize as many cores as you can throw at it.
I have an "old" EVGA 8800 GTS 512 and got 15,202 with an e8400 OC'd to 3.99 GHz (9 X 444 FSB) but I had to even OC the GPU to get that score and set my NVidia Control Panel to performance preference.
On GPU stock speeds and stock e8400 I "only" get around 12,700.

Your bottleneck is your FSB. When you see the really high scores in the Futuremark ORB for single card scores you'll find most of those to be in 470 and up FSB speeds.
February 2, 2010 10:46:11 AM

something must be up i get 14986 3dmarks (3dmark06) and i have a inferior card

my specs


intel core 2 quad q9550 2.83ghz stock cooler

XFX nforce 790i 3 way SLI motherboard

800w psu

2gig of DDR3 1333mhz

1tb sata hard drive

1x geforce 9600gso 384mb ddr3 standard clocked

alienware replica case
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February 2, 2010 11:24:08 AM

I get 25K + Muhahaha!!!

At OP Jay2tail is right, gaming performace is what matters, not 3dm06.

Your CPU is bottlenecking your 260 at 1280 x 1024, but it wont bottlneck as much with higher resolutions.
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February 2, 2010 2:40:32 PM

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