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    Well, several of you are aware that i built a new machine this last week. Its all together and running (few minor issues aside), but i'm not seeing the performance I was hoping for. I ran 3dmark first thing after getting all the drivers installed and what not...

    I scored like a 4400...

    Other people with similar configs (7800GTX, A64 4400X2, 2GB RAM, A8N-SLI Prem) are getting scores in the 8000's and such.

    I havent really "tweaked my systems" in a long time, nor have I EVER owned an Nvidia card.

    Any suggestions on how to get this thing rockin?

    I suppose I should mention that the 7800GTX does seem to work ok though - I played BF2 at 1280x1024xMax settings and it looked good and smooth.
    |TG|JackMac4


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    Re: Video card not giving me what it should

    Maybe you got AA/AF turned on during 3dmark?

    edit: And which 3dmark are we talking about here? If its 05 ya thats low. If 06 then I think thats a good score from the little I've read...
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    • #3
      Re: Video card not giving me what it should

      Originally posted by FBmantis
      Maybe you got AA/AF turned on during 3dmark?

      edit: And which 3dmark are we talking about here? If its 05 ya thats low. If 06 then I think thats a good score from the little I've read...
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      • #4
        Re: Video card not giving me what it should

        Yeah, 3dmark scores vary significantly from year to year (most systems half their score as the year increases)
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        • #5
          Re: Video card not giving me what it should

          gotta watch our for that benchmark stuff, I drove myself crazy looking at numbers like that. turns out my system is great, runs everything smoth and graphics are on max settings. or....what spyder said....

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          • #6
            Re: Video card not giving me what it should

            Originally posted by FBmantis
            Maybe you got AA/AF turned on during 3dmark?

            edit: And which 3dmark are we talking about here? If its 05 ya thats low. If 06 then I think thats a good score from the little I've read...

            Ahhh! thats good info to know, because yeah...I'm using 3dmark06. maybe those other scores were in 05. I'll bm with 05 and see what that score is.

            thanks for the info all!
            |TG|JackMac4

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            • #7
              Re: Video card not giving me what it should

              as the others have said, thats a good score for 3dmark 2006

              i get 4300 with AA/AF off

              4400+
              2gig ram
              7800gtx

              exact same system, only dif is your GTX might be 460/1250 by default, mine is 430/1200 by default.
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              • #8
                Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                That's a damn good score for '06!

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                • #9
                  Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                  Originally posted by jaymind
                  That's a damn good score for '06!
                  Hmm..maybe, but I tried running 05 and got a 6600ish score. I saw a lot of people with much higher scores. Am I still doing something wrong or is there something more I should be doing?

                  FYI, I have no idea whether mine is running with AA/AF on or off...i'm running the free version and it won't let me choose my settings, so far as I've seen.
                  |TG|JackMac4

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                  • #10
                    Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                    Why don't you post your compare url so that everyone can see what your settings are?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                      Originally posted by CingularDuality
                      Why don't you post your compare url so that everyone can see what your settings are?
                      Hah...what a novel idea!

                      http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=102916
                      |TG|JackMac4

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                      • #12
                        Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                        Jack,

                        Don't worry about the 3DMark score, what are you getting in games - compare that instead.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                          i did the 3dmark06 test. I have a P4 3ghz, 2gb ram, 256MB Radeon AIW X800XT and i only scored 1,666. I don't know much about this 3dmark stuff but that seems low to me. I just bought this Radeon vid card and can't tell the difference in BF2 from my old Radeon 9800PRO 128mb vid card. Is there something I should be doing to increase my performance.

                          http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=117712

                          I get about 35fps in BF2
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                          • #14
                            Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                            what are your BF2 settings? Also what about your power supply?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Video card not giving me what it should

                              Ransack that score seems about normal based on the scores submitted in futuremarks database. Feel free to do a search yourself:

                              http://service.futuremark.com/orb/projectsearch.jsp

                              Just realize a lot of futuremark published projects involve overclocked videocards so you may be a bit lower because of that.
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