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Old 10-15-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Strange 3D Mark 06 Score

When I had an 8800GTS 512MB G92, I got 13484 in 3D Mark 06. I have run it once again with my new XFX GTX 260 XXX Edition and it got 13982 as the score. Im sure the GTX 260 is more than 500 or so marks better than the 8800GTS, and this is the overclocked XXX Edition. Why has it got this score? Is it normal, or is the CPU bottlenecking the card? I have a C2D E7200 overclocked to 3.2GHz. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Strange 3D Mark 06 Score

maybe run the test when you restart your computer and close all background programs, and run again.

When you changed the graphics cards, did you completely uninstalled the old drivers and resintalled the new ones?
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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When I had an 8800GTS 512MB G92, I got 13484 in 3D Mark 06. I have run it once again with my new XFX GTX 260 XXX Edition and it got 13982 as the score. Im sure the GTX 260 is more than 500 or so marks better than the 8800GTS, and this is the overclocked XXX Edition. Why has it got this score? Is it normal, or is the CPU bottlenecking the card? I have a C2D E7200 overclocked to 3.2GHz. Thanks.
3DMark06 is waaay too CPU bottlenecked, especially at it's default res of 1280x1024. Overclock your CPU a bit more and you'll see a jump in the score. If not, it doesn't matter, because it's probably one of the worst benchmarks in existence behind SuperPI.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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There are no old driver on it, I formatted to PC the other day :P Even if it is bad benchmarking software, its still worrying that it got such a low score compared to the 8800GTS.
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If you have Vista. Try using Vantage. It should work.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
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I just overclocked my E7200 to 3.5GHz, got just over 15000 marks, thats much better
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