I'm in the process of upgrading my setup and have picked up a GTX 295 (mostly because I got it incredibly cheap on a lucky RMA). I will be running an i7 975, Rampage 2 Extreme and 6GB Corsair DDR3 1600 RAM within a few months, but until then I wanted to see how the card handled on stock setting with my current gear with no overclocking. I was a tad shocked at how low the score was compared to what I was expecting.
Asus P5Q mobo
Intel q6600 @ 2.4 MHz
BFG Geforce GTX 295
Corsair 750W PSU
Antec 902 case
4 GB Ram
My scored came out as the following:
3DMark Score 12503
SM 2.0 Score 4628
SM 3.0 Score 6224
CPU Score 3463
I know I shouldn't expect anything spectacular with the chip at 2.4, but I must admit I expected more than 12.5k.
Also, I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Prior to switching from XP to Win 7, I hit 13k on 3DMark. I was under the impression the OS didn't impact on the score?
Just wondered if anyone had any tips on why this score seems so low? and if so, what can I do to raise it (without overclocking, as the setup won't be running for much longer)?
Thanks for the info!
So far games have been pretty good. Mirror's Edge runs on highest with AA without a hitch. I have found it a tad jumpy at times on Crysis on very high though. I'm hoping the i7 975 will sort that out though.
+1 to what cjl said,3DMARK benefits from a faster CPU,when i OC'd my Q6600 to 3.4 i saw a great performance increase in 3DMARK,but 3DMARKS isn't important as games,getting good frames in games is important.
Also about Crysis on very high,well Crysis isn't very well optimized and you have a good CPU and a powerful GPU,PM me and i will recommend you some optimized Crysis config which will look more realistic than Very high and gives you more FPS too