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ZokesPro
22nd January 2007, 07:30
Now that I have a gaming system once more, I'm curious to see how my laptop compares to the rest of your systems. Post em here.

Mine: (default settings for 3D Mark)

3D Mark 2003: 6750
3D Mark 2005: 3728
3D Mark 2006: n/a (will test tonight)

lowlifecat
22nd January 2007, 07:44
your scores seem a little low for an x1600

ZokesPro
22nd January 2007, 07:58
Well, I'm using the drivers that came with the laptop cause the updated ones from Asus cause artifacts, but I have downloaded the Catalyst Mobility 7.1 and will install them and run the tests again. But you have to remember that it's a laptop so the GPU and memory is clocked lower than the desktop counterpart.

lowlifecat
22nd January 2007, 08:44
some tweaking and updated drivers should give you at least +100 to 150 '05 marks. with your card it should be closer to the 4000 (just a little under) 3dmark05.

ZokesPro
22nd January 2007, 14:05
Updated to Catalyst Mobility 7.1, default settings.

3D Mark 2003 : 6897
3D Mark 2005 : 4008
3D Mark 2006 : 2058 (sm2.0 708, HDR 794, CPU 1806)

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 04:36
No one?

gt40
23rd January 2007, 04:46
I remember trying my ATI firegl X3 and being extremely dissapointed :(
Can't remember exactly, but was below 1000 in 2006 :(

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 05:07
Ouch, disapointing indeed. :(

lowlifecat
23rd January 2007, 05:16
woops, forgot to run the benchies last night. sorry zokes, will try again tonight.

i do know that my '06 score was roughly 4100. should run it again for cat 7.1 and let you know.

gt40
23rd January 2007, 05:16
I've since had an aversion to benchmarks.
That, and flying sheep.

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 05:36
I've since had an aversion to benchmarks.
That, and flying sheep.


Ah well, no biggie.

@lowlifecat: No worries, so long as someone posts their benchies. :p

gt40
23rd January 2007, 05:36
Just re-ran them
1453 3D mark 2006
P4 2.4, ATI Firegl X3

sm2 783 hdr N/A cpu 644

My cpu sucks :)

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 05:41
That's pretty good for a laptop.

gt40
23rd January 2007, 05:48
oops, that's not my laptop :o

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 06:00
Oops indeed. :p

Jon P. Inghram
23rd January 2007, 11:13
Wow, can I have those 10 minutes of my life (or however long it took to run) back? Apparently they tried to make sure their "benchmark" not only ran slow as humanly possible, but also as looked as butt-ugly as possible.

Anyways:

3DMark Score 2961 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 1325 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 1226 Marks
CPU Score 844 Marks

That's with a Sempron 3400+ running at 2160 MHz and a 7600GT.

ZokesPro
23rd January 2007, 11:32
@Jon: Thanks, I just wanted a few scores for comparison. And no you can't have those 10 minutes back. :p

lowlifecat
23rd January 2007, 14:28
sorry it took so long. :)

edit: it's been a couple months since i last benchmarked; cat 7.1 seems to have a nice performance boost!

Tom
12th February 2007, 20:03
3DMark03 = 22541
3DMark05 = 10053
3DMark06 = 5909

Tjalfe
12th February 2007, 20:44
Not a laptop, but this is what I just got.. I could probably get a slightly better score if I closed down all background apps, but I did not care to at this time :)

3DMark06 = 4584

Intel Core2Duo E6600 @2.4GHz
2GB DDR2-800
AIW X1900 256MB

ZokesPro
14th February 2007, 05:23
@ Tom & Tjalfe: Cool, thanks! :)

Tjalfe
15th February 2007, 20:06
I just found 3D mark 2001 in an old backup.. 33316 3D marks :D
Quite an improvement from when I ran it when it first came out :cool:

shadow001
15th July 2007, 19:42
let's see:


10890 for 3dmark 06
4277 SM 2.0
4660 SM 3.0
3811 CPU score(Quad power woot)...:cool:

ZokesPro
22nd August 2007, 09:29
let's see:


10890 for 3dmark 06
4277 SM 2.0
4660 SM 3.0
3811 CPU score(Quad power woot)...:cool:


Hmm, nice score! What are the specs?

Which makes me think that I should redo the test myself seeing as I've only tested them with the Catalyst 7.1 and now they are at 7.8.

Admiral
22nd August 2007, 09:35
Hmm, nice score! What are the specs?

I'm guessing Q6600 or 6700 with a 8800GTS from the initial post.

Evildead666
22nd August 2007, 13:37
Probably time for a re-run anyways...

ZokesPro
24th August 2007, 09:14
@Admiral:The cpu most likely, but there's no mention of his gpu. Oh well no biggie.

@Evildead666: Yeah, I'm going to re-run the tests again and compare them to my latests scores in this thread. I'm curious to see how much the recent Catalysts have improved for mobility gpu's, or worsened if that may be the case. :p

Pace
27th August 2007, 15:28
3DMark03

Core 2 Duo E6600, X1650 Pro: 9630
P4 3.2GHz, R9800 Pro: 5887

ZokesPro
7th September 2007, 15:37
Updated to Catalyst Mobility 7.1, default settings.

3D Mark 2003 : 6897
3D Mark 2005 : 4008
3D Mark 2006 : 2058 (sm2.0 708, HDR 794, CPU 1806)

Catalyst 7.8
3D Mark 2003 : 6845
3D Mark 2005 : 3908
3D Mark 2006 : 2013 3DMarks (SM 2.0 689, SM 3.0 779, CPU 1797)

Well, slower than the 7.1 but not by all that much. M'eh, not going to downgrade for a few 3D marks. Overall, satisfied with my laptop's performance. :)

ZokesPro
14th September 2007, 05:04
Catalyst 7.8
3D Mark 2003 : 6845
3D Mark 2005 : 3908
3D Mark 2006 : 2013 3DMarks (SM 2.0 689, SM 3.0 779, CPU 1797)

Well, slower than the 7.1 but not by all that much. M'eh, not going to downgrade for a few 3D marks. Overall, satisfied with my laptop's performance. :)


Cat 7.9

3dmarrk06 1801 Boo! ;down:

I like the laptop's performance but not the drivers. :(

ZokesPro
29th September 2007, 10:25
Interesting. Same driver version, Mobile Catalyst 7.9, but with 2GB RAM now.

3DMark Score 2014 3DMarks (Cat 7.8: 2013 but was at 1801 with CAT 7.9 1GB RAM )
SM 2.0 Score 690 Marks (Cat 7.8 689)
SM 3.0 Score 779 Marks (Cat 7.8 779
CPU Score 1795 Marks (Cat 7.8 1797)

Johnny Ray
17th October 2007, 22:23
3DMark 2006: 7700

System: Opteron 185 at 2.7 GHz, 2 X 7800GTX, SLI

Marshmallowman
19th October 2007, 05:08
3dmark 06 : 4541
sm2.0: 1676
hdr/sm3.0 1649
cpu: 3811

not bad for a 2 year old system, need to upgrade the video card though

Tom
23rd October 2007, 19:25
New parts...new numbers...NVIDIA ForceWare 163.75 Beta drivers

3DMark2001SE = 51297
3DMark03 = 41844
3DMark05 = 16648
3DMark06 = 13013

Mehen
23rd October 2007, 20:26
wow - just checked your pc specs - very nice!

Any of that overclocked?

Tom
23rd October 2007, 21:30
Thank you....other than a few specific memory settings, it's all stock.

ZokesPro
1st November 2007, 16:01
Interesting. Same driver version, Mobile Catalyst 7.9, but with 2GB RAM now.

3DMark Score 2014 3DMarks (Cat 7.8: 2013 but was at 1801 with CAT 7.9 1GB RAM )
SM 2.0 Score 690 Marks (Cat 7.8 689)
SM 3.0 Score 779 Marks (Cat 7.8 779
CPU Score 1795 Marks (Cat 7.8 1797)


Now with Mobile Catalyst 7.10 drivers:

3DMark Score 2012 3DMarks (-2)
SM 2.0 Score 692 Marks (+2)
SM 3.0 Score 775 Marks (-4)
CPU Score 1798 Marks (+3)

Evildead666
2nd November 2007, 07:14
3dmark 06 : 9604
SM 2.0 : 4209
SM 3.0 : 4514
CPU : 2293

8800GTS at 648/1728/1800, Pentium D at 4.6GHz, memory at 540MHz DDR (shit slow, both 1Gb sticks have probs...)

ZokesPro
8th November 2007, 05:47
3dmark 06 : 9604
SM 2.0 : 4209
SM 3.0 : 4514
CPU : 2293

8800GTS at 648/1728/1800, Pentium D at 4.6GHz, memory at 540MHz DDR (shit slow, both 1Gb sticks have probs...)


Interesting! Less than 500 points differend between a P4 D @ 4.6GHz and a Core Duo @ 2.16GHz.

ZokesPro
23rd November 2007, 11:01
Now with Mobile Catalyst 7.10 drivers:

3DMark Score 2012 3DMarks (-2)
SM 2.0 Score 692 Marks (+2)
SM 3.0 Score 775 Marks (-4)
CPU Score 1798 Marks (+3)

Mobile Catalyst 7.11

3DMark Score 2013 3DMarks (+1)
SM 2.0 Score 691 Marks (-1)
SM 3.0 Score 776 Marks (+1)
CPU Score 1798 Marks

No diffenrence. Wasn't expecting it to be different either.

Mobile Catalyst 7.12:
No difference. Surprise surprise.

Johnny Ray
6th December 2007, 21:09
Replaced my SLI 8800GTX's with a single 8800GT at 675/1950.

3DMark2006: 10,061.

Same Opteron 185 at 2.7 GHz. I'm really tempted to get another for more SLI. :)

knirfie
10th January 2008, 16:16
3dmark 06 : 11457
S.M. 2.0 : 4468
hdr/sm3.0 : 5066
cpu : 3759

Admiral
11th January 2008, 12:17
Replaced my SLI 8800GTX's with a single 8800GT at 675/1950.


Why, the GTX is still better than any G92 on the market, not to mention two in SLI.

Marshmallowman
14th January 2008, 02:23
new video card 3870

3dmark06 11015
sm2.0 4350
sm3.0 4708
cpu 3819

ati 3870
pair of 275 opterons @ 2783
4G of mem

ZokesPro
17th January 2008, 14:24
Mobile Catalyst 7.11

3DMark Score 2013 3DMarks (+1)
SM 2.0 Score 691 Marks (-1)
SM 3.0 Score 776 Marks (+1)
CPU Score 1798 Marks

No diffenrence. Wasn't expecting it to be different either.

Mobile Catalyst 7.12:
No difference. Surprise surprise.

Mobile Catalyst 8.1:

3DMark Score 2013 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 692 Marks (+1)
SM 3.0 Score 775 Marks(-1)
CPU Score 1800 Marks(+2)

Starting to think that the only thing that really made an impact recently was doubling the RAM.

Johnny Ray
31st January 2008, 00:31
Why, the GTX is still better than any G92 on the market, not to mention two in SLI.Whoops. Typo. They were 7800GTXs (see above).

Admiral
31st January 2008, 04:46
Post 32 (2x 7800GTX with opteron) makes sense now. :D :)

Tom
31st January 2008, 21:54
Nvidia ForceWare 169.28 beta drivers (January 10, 2008)
....nothing overclocked....

Main Test Results
3DMark Score 13357 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 5414 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 5772 Marks
CPU Score 4262 Marks

Mehen
31st January 2008, 23:15
Man that 8800ultra is sick! Nice score

Mehen
31st January 2008, 23:23
Last time I ran 3Dmark06 was May of last year, I got 4070 (on the same setup). Gonna download and run it again and see if drivers have changed anything.

edit: Now I get 4112. Went up 1% woo!

Video card @ stock speeds.

ZokesPro
1st February 2008, 05:22
Nvidia ForceWare 169.28 beta drivers (January 10, 2008)
....nothing overclocked....

Main Test Results
3DMark Score 13357 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 5414 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 5772 Marks
CPU Score 4262 Marks
I see that you've upgraded since the first post in this thread? Nice score.:up:


Last time I ran 3Dmark06 was May of last year, I got 4070 (on the same setup). Gonna download and run it again and see if drivers have changed anything.

edit: Now I get 4112. Went up 1% woo!

Video card @ stock speeds.What did you get for CPU score?

Mehen
1st February 2008, 17:31
3DMark Score 4112 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 1752 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 1938 Marks
CPU Score 1018 Marks

Mehen
1st February 2008, 17:36
This is my brother's:
Q6600, 2GB, X1950pro (he's waiting for something good to come out before he spends $$ on a video card).
3DMark Score 5430 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 1907 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 2134 Marks
CPU Score 3782 Marks

I think he bumped up his cpu since he ran it (from 2.4 to 2.88).

ZokesPro
4th February 2008, 08:39
Interesting! Your video card is twice as powerful as mine, but my cpu is twice as powerful as yours! :p

Mehen
4th February 2008, 14:51
Getting this X1950pro has really given my computer some legs. Without it I wouldn't have a chance of playing games like The Witcher, BioShock, UT3, Crysis (very low, but very playable), etc. Gonna be buying a new computer in May :)
Gonna spend 1500-2k on just CPU/Mobo/RAM/Vid + some Thermalright aftermarket coolers, and PSU (don't need to upgrade the rest).

Tom
4th February 2008, 22:49
Gonna spend 1500-2k on just CPU/Mobo/RAM/Vid + some Thermalright aftermarket coolers, and PSU (don't need to upgrade the rest).
There's lots of good stuff out there...by May, there should be even more!

Mehen
5th February 2008, 00:32
I'm thinking the Q9450, 2-4GB of RAM, possibly DDR3 depending on price, an X48 ASUS board, and probably a 9800GTX or GX2 (depending on price). For PSU, probably a Corsair 520 or 620. I believe the EVGA warranty is still good even with aftermarket cooling and overclocking, so I'll probably go with them for the video card.

I believe the new Intel Quad Cores are supposed to be out in March-ish, and the new NV cards in March-April-ish. Also, by May, I will have $$ :)

edit: it'll be basically like your system Tom, but with everything 1 gen newer :)

Mehen
5th February 2008, 19:05
The X48 chipset should be out in Mid-March.
http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20080204PD216.html

Q9450 will be out during Q1 - so end of March.
http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20071218PD212.html

Both 9800GX2 and GTX are supposed to be Feb/March
http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ0MCwsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0

Some rough price estimates... (CAD)
X48 ASUS board - $250-275
Q9450 - $375-400
9800GTX - $400-550
RAM - ??? could spend next to nothing for 2gb of ddr2, or $500 on 4gb of ddr3!
PSU - $100

So after taxes and shipping, maybe $1400-1800 or so. If I could keep it under $1500 that would be great, which will probably mean sticking with DDR2.

edit: I think I'd be smarter to "cheap out on the ram a bit, get like 2x2gb DDR2, but then either get a higher model CPU, or the GX2.

edit: So I don't hijack the thread too much, I'm going to just keep editing this post...
Another option for video cooling: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&number=1&artpage=3162&articID=667
Supposed to be better than the HR03, and quieter.

edit: for the RAM... 2x2GB G.SKILL DDR2-1000 $120.
With the higher FSB of the Q9450 (1333fsb), it'll be nice to have some faster RAM than the currently uber cheap DDR2-800.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26456&vpn=F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ&manufacture=G.SKILL&promoid=1088

edit: If I just go to 400x8 (3.2GHz) the DDR2-800 should be fine, even a little beyond that. But if I can, without cranking the voltage too much, it would be nice to get to something more like 450x8 (3.6GHz). But 3.6GHz quadcore on air? Hard to say. The QX9770 (3.2GHz 45nm 1600fsb) reaches 4GHz quite easily. So who knows. The RAM decision I will probably have to leave till I see some overclocking articles on the Q9450. If it turns out I'm gonna have to turn my computer into a space heater to do it (3.6GHz), I might end up sticking with cheap DDR2-800.

ZokesPro
8th February 2008, 05:27
@Mehen: Don't worry about hikacking this thread, you can make new posts. In fact it doesn't bother me at all. And that way I know that this thread has been updated! ;)

So I guess you'll be getting yourself a new system in March I take it? :p

I'd stick with DDR2 for now, I doubt that the price justifies the performance increase. Plus for the price of 1GB DDR3, you can get 2GB of DDR2 at the same speed! I know you want the latest, but that's a sacrifice worth thinking about.

I wouldn't mind getting an X2 video card. I love the concept of it purely cause you can almost build an SLI/Crossfire system without have to purchase two cards! That and most dual CPU motherboards can't go SLI/Crossfire.

Mehen
8th February 2008, 13:37
Well I put some money away in some 3-year thing, which is coming out May 5th. It's about $4500 + 0-25%. So as soon as I get that, I'm ordering myself a new machine. (Obviously not gonna spend all of it).

The more I am reading articles, it seems that pretty much everything ends up being GPU limited once you get to ~3GHz core2 (dual or quad). So SLI/xFire might be a serious consideration (or a dual GPU...).

Evildead666
9th February 2008, 08:25
What with ATi being able to mix and match GPU's for Crossfire, any one or two of their cards would be a good choice for GPU's right now...

A 3870X2 now, and add something like a R700 later, or the single chip version, RV770

Or a single 3870 now, and a single rv770 later, the possibilities are multiple ;)
Fits whatever budget as well...

Fudzilla has some benches on 'pick and mix' ATi cards in crossfire...

ZokesPro
9th February 2008, 11:17
@Mehen: The problem with SLI and Crossfire is that some games don't support it, so at least with an X2 card, there's no problem. You sacrifice a bit of speed but it's worth it when considering that every game will work fine with it.

Mehen
9th February 2008, 21:25
Yeah there are lots of possibilities. I'm driving myself nuts looking at benchmarks right now, but I think the picture will become more clear when the 9800GX2 comes out in March. (I'm also hearing more and more that the 9800GTX might not even exist :()

Couple other things I gotta consider, power reqs, heat and cooling. There's not a chance in h3ll I wanna stick with the stock coolers from any NV or ATI card out now. After market cooling for a 9800GX2 might be tricky, especially because it is dual-PCB.

Mehen
9th February 2008, 21:38
On a side note, I'll be getting rid of some stuff. Chances are I'll sell most of this comp to my Dad for cheap, but he really doesn't need that video card for what he does. If anyone is interested, let me know (either this thread or PM is fine, keep in mind it won't be for a few months at least).

I would work out a fair price depending on what the shipping costs are. I wouldn't want you to spend anywhere near what you would have to spend buying it retail.
I'd prefer a Canadian buyer (so I don't have to charge much for shipping).

edit: Canada Post Regular Parcel Service would probably be $10-15 within most of Canada (~1 week or less delivery time). Other, faster options (other Canada Post options, or Purolator etc) would probably be more like $20-25.

Mehen
11th February 2008, 07:37
man.... I could by myself a pretty decent Gibson if I didn't get a new computer... I suppose I do spend more time on the computer than on the guitar though... but still....

ZokesPro
11th February 2008, 09:13
Go for the computer that way we can benchmark it! :p

Mehen
11th February 2008, 17:06
Yeah I think maybe I'll get a Gibson ~Q2 '09.

Back to the computer - not sure what motherboard to get now, cuz if I wanna do SLI, I'll have to get a NV chipset, wheras with CF it'll be X48. Decisions, decisions.

So it's looking like this...
Q9450 45nm 2.66GHz quadcore
2-4GB DDR2- (1066?) - anyone use G.Skill? I've heard some good things, and its cheap :)
Either X48 if I'm doing single card or Crossfire, or nForce 780i for SLI
Video - still up in the air. 9800GX2, 9800GTX, HD3750, R700, or some combination, SLI/CF, who knows...

If its a NV card, I'm thinking EVGA, overclock & aftermarket cooling w/o voiding warranty.

I was almost thinking a Wolfdale might be an option, but I love Supreme Commander too much :p

Another thing I should mention, I only use 1280x1024, so any of those cards would be plenty for any game that is out NOW (with the exception of Crysis). I do, however, really enjoy Crysis (how many people have actually played it and not just benchmarked it?). It's a lot of fun. Even at low detail 800x600 :p That being said, with the exception of Crysis, SLI/CF might be overkill, or even an X2/GX2 card. It is always nice to future proof - but at this point - another $400 just to play Crysis?....

Mehen
11th February 2008, 17:34
http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ThermalrightIFX-14CPUCoolerReview-jmke-21322.jpg

THE BEST air cooler, although I'm not sure it is worth the extra $$ over the Ultra 120 extreme. And its not really available yet. Would be great if I could find a nice 140mm fan for it.

pwnd by madshrimps!!!

It's the Thermalright IFX-14. Helluva cooler. Check out the Madshrimps review here http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=673

Here the photo is again - this time stolen PROPERLY (ie save as > imageshack)

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/622/thermalrightifx14cpucools5.jpg

edit2: a sidenote, I usually post the link to the review when I rip sh*t off, forgot to this time. Now I am at least "pimping out" their site in the process.

ZokesPro
18th February 2008, 16:09
Damn you 3D Mark2006! Why won't you let me see the SM 2.0 and 3.0 and CPU score? :mad:

Score 2014 with the 8.1 (8.2) drivers.

Edit:
Ah ha! Found em!

3DMark Score 2014 (+1)
SM 2.0 Score 692
SM 3.0 Score 776 (+1)
CPU Score 1796 (-4) :(

I bet if I do a 5 test loop I'd get more accurate results. M'eh, no actual diffreence, at least not in 3DMark. :p (no, I wasn't expecting to see a diference)

lowlifecat
21st February 2008, 20:09
from ~4100 '06 marks

to *drum roll*...

13549 '06 marks!

sm2 5106
sm3 6588
cpu 3836

Mehen
21st February 2008, 20:35
New computer? Specs plz!!

lowlifecat
22nd February 2008, 00:35
New computer? Specs plz!!

updated sig

Mehen
22nd February 2008, 01:23
Nice! Edged out Tom's score, but only by about 200. Figured you'd be higher than that with SLI - you sure its enabled?

lowlifecat
22nd February 2008, 02:24
i'll have to re-do it

been trying to install vista on the system and it keeps borking it. frigging thing will BSOD near the very end of the installation.

Tom
22nd February 2008, 08:56
from ~4100 '06 marks
to *drum roll*...
13549 '06 marks!
sm2 5106
sm3 6588
cpu 3836
Now that's a big jump in performance!

lowlifecat
22nd February 2008, 23:15
from ~4100 '06 marks

to *drum roll*...

13549 '06 marks!

sm2 5106
sm3 6588
cpu 3836

new benchie part 1

OS: Vista Home Premium (64bit)
CPU: q6600 2.4ghz @ 2.99ghz

'06 marks: 14751
sm2: 5626
sm3: 7198
CPU: 4063

...and just to make you wonder, benchie part 2

OS: XP Pro
CPU: as above

'06 marks: 14824
sm2: 5483
sm3: 6886
CPU: 4806

Mehen
23rd February 2008, 04:27
Nice!

Now I know what I'm going to have to beat when I get a new computer. Looks like you might have the MURC 3D Mark Crown for for a bit. Tom: go SLI!

Tom
23rd February 2008, 21:11
Tom: go SLI!
Hmm...a new motherboard and two Ultras. :cool:

@lowlifecat,
Nice, indeed! :up:

Mehen
23rd February 2008, 21:56
Hey Tom, word is that the 9800 GX2 and GTX will be coming before April :)
SLI 9800GX2 -- 4x GPUs? :o

It will be interesting to see how they price them, especially considering how the 3870X2 is priced ($450-500ish). I think the aggressive pricing of the 8800GT when it first came out, AND our awesome Canadian Dollar, has really made it a possibility for people on somewhat of a budget to make an "extreme" system. A few years ago the top of the line cards were $700+ CAD (6800ultra, etc). Now you can go SLI/CF for that price :)

lowlifecat
23rd February 2008, 23:08
A few years ago the top of the line cards were $700+ CAD (6800ultra, etc). Now you can go SLI/CF for that price :)

yup! :)

Tom
23rd February 2008, 23:35
Tweaked ;)

Main test results
3DMark Score 15817 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 6423
SM 3.0 Score 6706
CPU Score 5250

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5405835

lowlifecat
23rd February 2008, 23:39
Nice!

Now I know what I'm going to have to beat when I get a new computer. Looks like you might have the MURC 3D Mark Crown for for a bit. Tom: go SLI!

I've tweaked and OCed a little:

Final Score is 16225 3DMarks
SM2: 6268
SM3: 7625
CPU: 4730

Specs:
Q6600 2.4ghz @ 3ghz, FSB @ 1333 (+25%!!!)
DDR2 800mhz
8800GT @ 660mhz core (+10%), 1900mhz RAM (+5.5%)
Driver ver: 169.25
OS: XP Pro.


Looking at Tom's specs, he could probably hand me my ass with only his CPU if he decided to over clock it :)

am i making you more itchy for an upgrade? :laugh:

Mehen
24th February 2008, 04:32
am i making you more itchy for an upgrade? :laugh:

Extremely itchy - (insert dirty joke here)

Looks like I might have to shoot for nearly 20k!!

Tom
24th February 2008, 20:48
Looking at Tom's specs, he could probably hand me my ass with only his CPU if he decided to over clock it :)
I don't know about that....I did over clock the CPU and still couldn't catch you! :cool:

Mehen
24th February 2008, 22:11
Yeah it'd be tough w/o SLI to catch him. I'd love to see what Evildead will/would do with a new computer - 4.6GHz on his Pentium D is impressive.

lowlifecat
25th February 2008, 06:22
the point is moot.

the Overclock i did was stable enough to run 3dmark 06, but not stable enough to run Oblivion or Crisis :(

Tom
25th February 2008, 08:46
Last one...;)
My single video card just couldn't quite match up to lowlifecat's SLI setup.
The SM 3.0 score really shows this.
I am quite happy about my CPU results including an overeclock to 3555 MHz.

Main test results
3DMark Score 16113 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 6521
SM 3.0 Score 6759
CPU Score 5524

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5423347

Hmmm..I didn't really try any real applications or games while overclocked.

Mehen
25th February 2008, 15:25
Both of you guys are scoring roughly 4x my score.
(16k vs. 4k)

Tom
25th February 2008, 15:50
Both of you guys are scoring roughly 4x my score.
(16k vs. 4k)
For now, right? ;)

Mehen
25th February 2008, 18:33
Yeah, for now... :)

ZokesPro
27th February 2008, 08:16
8x my score. :(

Mehen
3rd March 2008, 17:50
Apparently the 9800GX2 scores 14.4k, but I think with newer drivers it'll be higher than that.
http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/03/03/nvidia-9800gx2-clocks-revealed


The stock speeds will be 600/1000/1500MHz for core, memory and pixel shaders, but they OC a bit beyond that. With the broken OS, 64-bit edition Vista, and an Intel quad, they score 14,4xx in 3DMark06 at default settings.

I'm thinking maybe 15k upon release, and maybe 16k for overclocked versions.

ZokesPro
5th March 2008, 17:53
Damn you 3D Mark2006! Why won't you let me see the SM 2.0 and 3.0 and CPU score? :mad:

Score 2014 with the 8.1 (8.2) drivers.

Edit:
Ah ha! Found em!

3DMark Score 2014 (+1)
SM 2.0 Score 692
SM 3.0 Score 776 (+1)
CPU Score 1796 (-4) :(

I bet if I do a 5 test loop I'd get more accurate results. M'eh, no actual diffreence, at least not in 3DMark. :p (no, I wasn't expecting to see a diference)


With net Cat's, 8.3.

3DMark Score 2016 (+2)
SM 2.0 Score 692
SM 3.0 Score 777 (+1)
CPU Score 1802 (+6) :cool:

Mehen
9th March 2008, 19:40
Hey LLC, how does SLI work with dual monitors?

lowlifecat
10th March 2008, 04:40
Hey LLC, how does SLI work with dual monitors?

will let you know when i install a second monitor ;)

Admiral
10th March 2008, 06:51
Around 15400 in XP and 14900 in Vista 64.

Q6600 @ 3.4 GHz
4GB PC6400 ram
8800GTS 512 @ 750/2100

Mehen
12th March 2008, 02:50
8.3 Cats, and I upped some speeds slightly.
(bracketed numbers are difference from previous test)

3DMark Score 4161 3DMarks (+49)
SM 2.0 Score 1772 (+20)
SM 3.0 Score 1958 (+20)
CPU Score 1034 (+16)

3.0E @ 3.495 (+45mhz)
1GB DDR-466 (+6mhz)
X1950PRO 256mb 587 (+12mhz)

Fat Tone
12th March 2008, 05:26
Hey LLC, how does SLI work with dual monitors?

A colleague of mine bought a pair of 7900GTX's to use in SLI mode. He was sadly dissappointed to discover you can't accellerate both outputs. That's one reason they are sitting in my rig now ;)

Mehen
12th March 2008, 15:28
That really sucks - I love supreme commander in dual head.

I wonder if the GX2 will work...

ZokesPro
27th March 2008, 17:23
That really sucks - I love supreme commander in dual head.

I wonder if the GX2 will work...


Should, it's not an SLI card.

Mehen
6th April 2008, 16:33
Well, probably gonna wait for the NEXT nvidia card to splurge, regardless, I'm buying a new computer next month.
Here's what I'm planning (so far):

ASUS Rampage Formula X48 DDR2
G.SKILL 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15
Intel Q9450 2.66GHz 1333FSB 12MB 45nm
Corsair HX520
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme + 12cm Fan

And probably a 9600GT to get me by until the next NV card.

(goin with DDR-1066 as opposed to the super cheap 800, and with the X48, for the high FSB I'll have when I overclock the CPU)

ZokesPro
17th April 2008, 18:27
With new Cat's, 8.3.

3DMark Score 2016 (+2)
SM 2.0 Score 692
SM 3.0 Score 777 (+1)
CPU Score 1802 (+6) :cool:

8.4

3DMark Score 2013 3DMarks (-3)
SM 2.0 Score 691 (-1)
SM 3.0 Score 776 (-1)
CPU Score 1802

Mehen
18th April 2008, 02:40
ouch! :p

Impressed with my download speeds form the amd site though :p When AMD first bought ATI, I got %@#%ty dload speeds, but for the last couple drivers I've maxed out my line (about 1.25MB/sec or 10mbps)

edit* missed the cap on the 1.25MB - usually /sec is saved for bytes and ps is saved for bits is it not ?

Fat Tone
18th April 2008, 02:48
Hi Mehen

Strange download units you have there ;)

I'm waiting for Virgin to up my current 4Mbps home speed to 10Mbps (or 1.25MBps) soon for free.

T.

ZokesPro
18th April 2008, 19:49
ouch! :p

Impressed with my download speeds form the amd site though :p When AMD first bought ATI, I got %@#%ty dload speeds, but for the last couple drivers I've maxed out my line (about 1.25MB/sec or 10mbps)

edit* missed the cap on the 1.25MB - usually /sec is saved for bytes and ps is saved for bits is it not ?


If I had a MXM video card I could upgrade it and if I could fine somewhere where they sell socket 479 cpu's then I'd set and my score could get better, alas, stuck with the same hardware until I go desktop. :(

Mehen
9th May 2008, 16:50
New computer came in today, minus the CPU which is one backorder. Came with 3Dmark06 pro though! (came w/ mobo)

Evildead666
21st May 2008, 10:03
Here's what I get now ;)

Mehen
21st May 2008, 10:13
Well, my new machine should be built this week. Won't be able to beat the MURC record (16.2k), but if I can get anywhere near that with the my $130 9600GT I'll be happy.

New nv & ATI cards out in July... I smell 20k...

Mehen
22nd May 2008, 10:27
Ran 2k6 last night, no overclocks yet. I was installing CoD4 in the background and formatting a partition. :p From my results though - I think I should be able to hit ~12-13k 3d and somewhere around or higher than toms (and murc record holding) cpu score - when I do overclock.

Won't be able to touch the 3d score murc record for another month or two though.

lowlifecat
22nd May 2008, 11:12
speaking of the murc record, gonna update my XP install tonight with latest drivers and SP3.

we'll see if i can crack 16.225k

Mehen
22nd May 2008, 21:00
5339 CPU score @ 3.52ghz. Dang, not quite the record, but this will most likely be day-to-day voltages and fsb. CoreTemp is showing <50 C. Obviously it'll go up more when I start Prime95 stability testing, but not bad so far. And all my fans are on low :)

Evildead666
23rd May 2008, 07:56
This is my point:
5339 at 3.52GHz
5281 at 3.2GHz

extra 300MHz on 4 cores only gives 60 points...and heat ;)
Just heat testing with prime95 on 4 cores, did ny other testing with OCCT on 4 cores...

Mehen
23rd May 2008, 16:52
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/3261/17768963wq7.jpg
Ran the full thing this time, not just the CPU tests.

11,374 3d
5395 cpu

Probably just over 12k (the range I predicted) when I up my GPU a bit.

And that is on Vista 64, I'm sure the scores would be a bit different on XP.

Mehen
13th June 2008, 14:57
There are some early GTX 280 benchmarks floating around. Not sure what the deal is with NDA rules... I saw one that is most likely legit, and a bunch that are kinda shady.

anyways, maybe send me a PM... ;)

Evildead666
14th June 2008, 04:58
Next week is the week for the 4870's....
i'm hoping they will release some concrete info on the X2's also, namely the shared memory, and the fact that the OS will see the Dual GPU's as one card, not two...;)
Makes crossfire with two cards and 4 gpu's a lot better, like the gain from one card to two...;)

Mehen
15th June 2008, 19:16
http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/14/complete-gtx280-scores-here
GTX benchmarks. Looks like a pretty solid boost from the 9800GTX to me.

Evildead666
16th June 2008, 11:20
Yep, but the GX2's are cheaper in most places, and two 8800GT's are also cheaper...
Its big, its powerful, i'll give it that.
But no one in their right mind is going to buy one of these, when in less than 6 months there will be a die shrink of it.
And maybe even an GX2 of it...maybe

Mehen
16th June 2008, 11:43
There are always people with some cash burning a hole in their pocket - and if they want to game at huge resolutions, (2560x1600), this is definitely the only way to go. If they can afford a monitor that big, they can afford the card :)

Evildead666
17th June 2008, 08:38
or two GTS-512's or two 9800GTX's.
The problem is the price, and what you get for it.
This card i have now cost me 400 euros when i bought it, and its nearly obsolete...well, will be when the next games come out...
I can only overclock so far cap'n ;)

This card will be superceded when the die shrink comes out. Like G80 to G92...except we got to keep a larger memory bus ;)
How far do you think the die shrink is down the road ?

i'd give it 2-6 months max personally...unless we have to hear the @tape out@ announcement, which means its more than 6 months away at least...

Evildead666
21st June 2008, 07:05
Just for comparison with your 9600GT, which has 96 shaders also, doesn't it ?
or is it 112 ?

check out the top left gpu-z...

can you do the same with your 9600GT plz ;) ?

Mehen
21st June 2008, 08:34
64 I think, thats how they crippled the 9600GT as compared to the beefier cards.

Mehen
21st June 2008, 08:46
Looking at the differences between GPUs, yours should definitely be a bit faster, especially with the overclocked. I still haven't touched mine.
Check out the die size too :)

edit: hhahaha, installed nTune for overclocking my GPU, it crashed and restarted my computer while I was looking through the menus - didn't even overclock yet! :p

Evildead666
21st June 2008, 10:05
use Rivatuner, works best for me ;)

the ram in slot 1 is running at a strange speed, and has a very strange spd also...

Mehen
21st June 2008, 11:17
heh yeah I don't know what is up with that - I'm sure its running at the same speed as the other one

Mehen
7th August 2008, 16:57
Man, so close to Tom's CPU score. I get 5473 at 3.6ghz, and he gets 5524 at 3.555ghz. Must be because I'm on Vista and he's on XP.

lowlifecat
7th August 2008, 17:49
do theBM on XP

Mehen
7th August 2008, 18:13
Too much work for a benchmark. I'm happy with Vista64.

Gonna see how I end up moneywise after I pay for school, my trip to BC, and my car insurance etc... maybe a 4870x2 is in store for me...

Evildead666
8th August 2008, 14:06
Just wait until I get some 1066 RAM ;) then we'll see how far the 9450 will go.
( 1 Week or so....)

Mehen
8th August 2008, 20:19
Have you decided on a brand yet? Go for the Mushkin Ascents

Mushkin Ascent PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15

There is a Mushkin rep who practically lives on the ncix.com forums, and gives FULL timings (not just the 5-5-5-15 etc) based on your board, the frequency etc you want to run. He is extremely helpful.

Evildead666
9th August 2008, 03:04
I already bought 4x1Gb of Corsair Dominator 1066 555-15, but they sent me two completely different sets...so i'm sending them back, and gonna order a couple of pairs without the fan...

Gonna have to try and find the fan by itself...

Mehen
9th August 2008, 08:05
Keep in mind 4 sticks means you might have to pump up the nb voltage. Overall the settings will be more finicky.

Evildead666
9th August 2008, 10:24
Nah, the 2Gb sticks dont OC as far on tight settings.
Its 2 phase voltage AFAIK for the memory, and with an exra couple of 4cm fans, the NB wont get that hot.
And i'll have to put the NHH fan into use at some point for the cpu, to get the voltage section there cool.
the memory will have as many fans as possible a Corsair 3x4cm if poss, otherwise, whatever i can find...;)

Mehen
26th October 2008, 15:55
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=8685046

GPU 705, Mem 1180, Shader 148
See sig for the rest.

3DMark Score 18124 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 7483
SM 3.0 Score 8043
CPU Score 5275

ZokesPro
30th January 2009, 14:46
8.4

3DMark Score 2013 3DMarks (-3)
SM 2.0 Score 691 (-1)
SM 3.0 Score 776 (-1)
CPU Score 1802


Hehe, stopped posting at 8.4.

Tried 9.1 with ATI Tray Tool installed to try the multithread feature and not much difference.

3DMark Score 2004 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 690
SM 3.0 Score 771
CPU Score 1790

J1NG
6th February 2009, 00:41
Ah Zoke's, I wouldn't worry. An Intel Core i7 920 at 3.2ghz (mild oc) with 6GB 1600Mhz (running at 1600Mhz) DDR3 and a HD 4870 1GB (non oc) only hits the mid 14000's with everything turned on to the highest settings in the control panel.

J1NG

ZokesPro
6th February 2009, 17:27
Ah Zoke's, I wouldn't worry. An Intel Core i7 920 at 3.2ghz (mild oc) with 6GB 1600Mhz (running at 1600Mhz) DDR3 and a HD 4870 1GB (non oc) only hits the mid 14000's with everything turned on to the highest settings in the control panel.

J1NG


I'm not worried, I do most of my gaming on my iPod Touch or the Wii. :p

Evildead666
24th February 2009, 09:42
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=8685046

GPU 705, Mem 1180, Shader 148
See sig for the rest.

3DMark Score 18124 3DMarks
SM 2.0 Score 7483
SM 3.0 Score 8043
CPU Score 5275


Yo Mehen, is this still the score to beat :) ?

Got the itch back, and i've managed to flash the 4870 to 1.275V instead of 1.26-something.
I've kept the original bios, of course...
I have managed to bench 3dm06 at 850MHz, but crashed at 860.
16.6K.

If you want to scare the pants of yourself, and probably damage the card if not with fan at 100% and stock clocks, run furmark.

The current pull at 800MHz went from 26-29A on desktop to a whopping 78A.
at 840MHz it went up to 84A !!!!!!
The vrm's were at 90C+ even with the fan at 66%, and i can hear that through the closed door quite loudly...
Playing in games, like stalker, 59-60A...

Its a 'killer app' in more ways than one....I only ran it twice for the benchmark 60s, and it got very very very very HOT!!!!!

Gotta get the CPU back to 3.52GHz, and then run this 4870 at 850 or higher ;)

Just have to flash the card with minimum 50% fan so it won't overheat...

Mehen
24th February 2009, 14:51
78A!

Let me know when you beat my score and I'll post a new one ;)

My fan starts getting noticeable at 47%, and goes all the way up to leafblower at 100%.
Stock is 40% for my card, I run 45%, and so far no overheating (I run my everyday stuff at just 10mhz over stock, 640 vs. 630).

Evildead666
25th February 2009, 05:12
I'm still having trouble controlling the fan...
I flashed the Bios, but its not regulating the fan any higher in DOS and only when Rivatuner kicks in does it go up to 50% ...

I want to be sure i can keep the fan at minimum 50% before I start increasing the voltages further...
I would like to hit 1.285 or even 1.3V, but for that I will need al least 50% fan all the time....
I might just put the fan direct onto a molex to be sure and safe....with a rheobus so I can slow it down from the deafening 100% lol....
The i can concentrate on just upping the voltage safely, knowing that its not going to spin down to 20% and fry the card...

Evildead666
26th February 2009, 17:08
Bugger.Just missing out the SM2 mode...
17312 total
sm2 6534
sm3 7916
cpu 5605

back to 440MHz fsb on the cpu 3.52GHz and 849Mhz/3600 for the ati 4870...at 1.275V
Gonna try 1.285V now...

edit : I remembered i have a fanbus controller, so the 4870 is going on that this weekend, before my trip to thailand.

Evildead666
27th February 2009, 05:28
Tried 1.2875V, 1.3V, 1.3175V....
The second test, firefly forest craps out every time, in one of two places, either right at the beginning, or right before the end.
I can't seem to get more than 855Mhz 3Dmark06 stable, whatever the voltage put through it...
i don't see any point trying 1.32V or higher...it managed 855 stable at 1.2875V no probs, so I might go back down to that...

The fan works fine with the last flash I did, quite happy that even after a VPU recover, the fan is at 50% minimum..

I AM wondering if there isn't a failsafe elsewhere in the bios that won't allow over 855MHz, because the temps are fine, the current drawn is well below the 84A of a few days ago, and none of the temps are high at all.....

At work atm, so don't have the score for 3Dmark06 at 855MHz, but I do know it didn't beat Mehen's score.....the SM2 mode is pulling the score down ....

Evildead666
28th February 2009, 10:37
Nope. Tried 1.35V and still nothing....
850MHz is the max, and at only 1.2875V...
The memory sucks, wont do anything really over the 900MHz base clock...even 950 is too much...

Roll on 5870/5890....

Evildead666
11th October 2009, 05:19
3DMark Vantage score, Radeon at 850MHz, GeForce 8800GTS-320Mb @ Stock. (512c/1188s/1590m)
PhysX Enabled, and functioning.
Win7-64

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7273/3dmarkvantagephysxnorma.jpg

Its a bummer you can't run it more than once without creating multiple email accounts, or buying it....

Evildead666
11th October 2009, 05:48
Second run with D3d overrider disabled.....just don't close the window for 3dmark and I got a second run.....

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/7273/3dmarkvantagephysxnorma.jpg

can't seem to get Rivatuner working properly in Win7-64.....
It won't load the Rivatuner driver....

edit : time to find a flasher for the Nv bios...

Evildead666
11th October 2009, 07:52
and with the 8800-GTS overclocked i get a lower score somehow.....(600c/1500s/1700m)

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3239/3dmarkvantagephysxocloc.jpg

I ended up buying it. ;) To much hassle to create loads of email accounts...

edit : Same with NO physX

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1711/3dmarkvantagenophysxocl.jpg

Evildead666
11th October 2009, 08:25
and here a try with the high setting.
Some of the tests were actually MORE fluid than at the performance setting...

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6600/3dmarkvantagehighsettin.jpg

Evildead666
11th October 2009, 08:53
Just one more on performance setting, with PhysX DISABLED....

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1711/3dmarkvantagenophysxocl.jpg

Have modified a post above so they are both side by side.

Evildead666
17th October 2009, 03:46
Am getting the demo atm for Arkham Asylum thru Steam, will see if I can get some Fraps screenies with and without PhysX....

Don't count on it today, 2Gb is gonna take time on my 2Mbit line....

Evildead666
17th October 2009, 10:03
moved.

http://forums.murc.ws/showthread.php?p=671641#post671641

Evildead666
17th October 2009, 10:06
See above

Edit 4: Just noticed this is the 3Dmark post. Balls. will ReCreate.