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GTX 260 OC and E8500 3dMark Score Spoiler!!

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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 11:20:23 AM

hey everyone

my specs:

Inno 3D GTX 260 OC
Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16 Ghz (Standard and not overclocked)------Yet!
Asrock Penryn 1600-110Db Motherboard
2 Gig Ram DDR2 667Mhz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Before windows 7 i had Vista 64 bit... don't ak me why! my 3dmark score was around 12200... i installed windows 7 and it runs at 13800 (a 1600 increase between only changing OS)

but yet i scan the internet and come across people reaching in there low 20 000 with their scores, with the exact specs as what i have.

many say that syncing the cpu with clock speeds so that it doesn't hold back your gpu, some say the ram i have is not sufficient enough, but then others say that the 3dmark test is not such a ram intensive procedure!

what lacks that could increase my score? is overclocking my cpu my only choice?

any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

Dane (South Africa)
June 30, 2010 11:58:21 AM

First of all, you fail to write down which version of 3D Mark. Different versions rely on different parts of your computer. 06 version, for example, relies more heavily on the CPU than other versions, etc...

As for your scores, your CPU is definitely holding you back. I have an E7200 CPU OC'ed to 3.8GHz and my 3D Mark (Vantage) Scores are on Par with 9 series quad core CPU's or i5.
a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 12:17:16 PM

dear 3BarJohn,

its definitely 3D mark '06, and my cpu is running standard, no overclocking yet, but i have put my notions together and am getting a betther power supply and a good quality cpu cooler, so that i can overclock just a bit!

thank you for your feedback and let me know if there is anything else that is recommended!

Dane
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June 30, 2010 1:42:29 PM

You are where you should be score wise for 3Dmark06

Here are runs I did for comparison:

E8400 @ 3.6Ghz w/GTX260 : 15,000
E8400 @ 3.6Ghz w/GTX285 : 17,000
E8400 @ 4.0Ghz w/GTX285 : 18,000

Just increase your CPU speed. You should be able to get 15k give or take a little at 3.6Ghz.

Cheerz! and good luck :) 
a c 125 U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 2:07:14 PM

very true, Core i7 @ stock = 17-18K Core i7 @ 4.4Ghz = 27K
June 30, 2010 2:18:44 PM

Here come the Epeens. What does an i7 with ATI cards have to do with a Dual Core cpu thread and someone questioning thier GTX260?

The reason I posted is the fact I have an E8400, which is comparable to his E8500. That and I previously had a GTX260 to show him roughly where he should be at what clock speed.

No need to have everyone toss in their 20k+ scores with Crossfired cards or Quads at 4k+Ghz cpu's. Irrelevant to the OPs question.
June 30, 2010 2:33:12 PM

Right cause an i7 scales the same as a Core 2 Duo right ? LMAO

Since the two are completely different your post wasn't necessary and does nothing but bloat the thread. What I initially supplied to the OP in my reply was more than enough.


a b U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 2:36:42 PM

Triton05 said:
Right cause an i7 scales the same as a Core 2 Duo right ? LMAO

Since the two are completely different your post wasn't necessary and does nothing but bloat the thread. What I initially supplied to the OP in my reply was more than enough.

Get a life, lol. Take a look around, people want more than one pov. And general consensus which is what those posts were.
June 30, 2010 2:46:47 PM

..and this is why these forums blow now.

You can't just come here and get quick answers or simple responses. Everyone has to toss in their 2cents and half the time. Its not even relevant.

Years ago, this place was it. These days, anything with any real grit that requires someone to actually think, gets disregarded and buried in posts. Or gets replied to weeks later.

Im done replying to this thread, most likely these forums in general. Enjoy your fanboy responses with no utter direction other them to bloat ones own ego.

To the OP, sorry for misdirecting the thread. I hope you find your answers.
a c 125 U Graphics card
June 30, 2010 3:48:18 PM

Hahahah :lol:  Made my day :D 

All we were getting across to the OP is that more clock speed = bigger score in 3DM06, that should be obvious and if you don't like it then don't bother posting.
a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 6:25:49 AM

ha ha ha yeah definitely made my day but didn't mean to stir a ruckess,

yet i thank everyone for their points of view, comparisons, and experience!

truly appreciated!!
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