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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

Okay, I just finished my new PC build. The only crap part in it is the 6600 GT and I expected that. What infuriates me is how lowly it scores. It ranks my PC only a few points higher than my friends AMD (Slower speed) dual core setup which has nearly the same specs and the same video card. My new PC's specs: Intel C2D E8400 Wolfdale running properly at 3 GHz and 1333 MHz FSB EVGA nForce 750i FTW 2 GB Corsair XMS DDR2 memory Gigabyte 6600 GT w/ 128 mb memory Western Digital 320 GB SATA 3 GB/s Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 ABS Tagan ITZ 800w PSU I ranked at 1696 points...What. The. F$#%! I didn't spend nearly $800 for my PC to rank at the extremely low end spectrum. Even with a shitty video card I should get much higher than that. Wtf is wrong with my PC? How the hell can I possibly be getting such horrendous results? It's a clean install, I don't even have ANYTHING put on the machine yet other than necessary drivers and 3Dmark06. Some help would be extremely appreciated as I am beyond rage at the fact my PC ranked so horribly and I paid so much for the parts. I am downloading 3Dmark06 on my old PC (What I'm typing this on) right now and seeing how it does. I will flip if this machine gets a better score than my new one...




*Daedalus

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#2 10 years ago

Dude, WTF? That sounds just about right for your setup. C'mon, it's a 6600 - there's only so much a CPU and RAM can compansate for a crap graphics card, and that one is terrible. Live with it or upgrade.




General Rommel

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#3 10 years ago

You're using a 6600 stop acting like your surprised.




Chocu1a

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#4 10 years ago

3d mark is what it is...a 3D benchmark. Try pcmark or sandra to bench your cpu/memory.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 10 years ago

It's a 6600. Get over it.




Shintsu

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#6 10 years ago

Okay, maybe you people don't seem to understand - I don't expect my PROCESSOR to get such a bad ranking. FFS, I would expect the CPU portions of the test to be where my computer would be better however it ran badly. How is it a CPU test if it's based off the video card?




NCC1717

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#7 10 years ago

what's the brake down of your score i have the same cpu as you and mine gets 3987 marks @ 4.2Ghz so yours should get about 3300-3500ish




Shintsu

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#8 10 years ago

I believe the individual CPU score is about 2800. I just thought it was odd seeing as on their website the "Common PC" had the same processor as mine and scored an 11,000. I knew 3Dmark was a graphics intensive test but I thought the CPU part would show me how good my CPU was, not in relation to my video card. I ran the test on my old PC and it got only 741 3Dmarks, which makes since according to that scale. I can tell you though, despite this old computer getting such a bad score it plays HL2 near max res at about 30 FPS. My new computer should definately at least do that. I am looking into a new video card though, I found someone locally with a 7950GX2 for $100 that I'm thinking about getting.




Bs|Archaon

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#9 10 years ago
Shintsu;4376005Okay, maybe you people don't seem to understand - I don't expect my PROCESSOR to get such a bad ranking. FFS, I would expect the CPU portions of the test to be where my computer would be better however it ran badly. How is it a CPU test if it's based off the video card?

3DMark is advertised as a gamers benchmark for a reason. As I'm sure you noticed when the benchmark was running, the CPU tests are not pure number crunching and as such they still require a fair amount of work from the rest of the system.

As Chocu1a said, you're using the wrong type of benchmark for what you want.




NCC1717

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#10 10 years ago

to just bench mark your cpu try this The program Nuclearus Multi Core