Originally Posted by 02transam
My brother has a 4 year old gateway
768 Rambous ram
5700 ultra 128 mb graphics card
40 GB WD primary
300GB WD secondary
He is wondering why he scores only 8200 on the 2001 3dmark benchmark on futuremark.com!
Is it that his graphic card needs to be updated or that his computer just needs to be updated and the graphics card is fine.
Would he score a lot better if he got a ATI 800 pro
Well, actually here is the real dilemmia. First off, that P4 is VERY OLD, and is not good for gaming. Secondly, if you are running any background programs, the RAMBUS RAM will not excel at the 3DMARK01 since the total accumulative latency will be split on several threads of various programs. Now, RAMBUS RAM excels at gaming provided u have only that game open, AND NOTHING ELSE!