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...
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.
You're using a 6600 stop acting like your surprised.
3d mark is what it is...a 3D benchmark. Try pcmark or sandra to bench your cpu/memory.
It's a 6600. Get over it.
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?
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
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.
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.
to just bench mark your cpu try this The program Nuclearus Multi Core