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  • Why does this score seem wrong?

    My Gaming Rig:
    AMD Athlon X2 5600+
    XFX 590 SLi Mobo
    Lite-On 20x DVD Writer w/Lightscribe
    Seagate Barracuda 250 Gig
    Leadtek 8800 GTS 320 MB @ 540core/1680mem
    2 gigs of Super Talent DDR2-800 @ 4-4-3-8 stock

    Here are my scores, I know they are solid, but they don't seem high enough for what I have.

    CPU Mark: 1156.9
    2D Graphics (dissapointed):494.3
    Memory Mark (dissapointed):465.7
    Disk Mark: 387.6
    CD Mark(I used a CD):438.1
    3D Graphics(seems low for an 8800):1048.1
    Total Passmark Rating:708.1

  • #2
    Mines are rather disapointing as well.


    Intel E6600 2.4GHz @ 3.2ghz
    Gigabyte 965P-DS3 F12bios
    2 x 1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR800
    EVGA 8800 GTS 320Mb stock settings
    250 GB Western Digital Caviar 16mb 7.5k
    Windows 64bit Vista Home Prem

    CPU MARK: 2131.5
    2D MARK: 537.2 <---------Most disapointing. bottleneck?
    MEMORY MARK; 824.7
    DISK MARK: 393.4 <--------no clue
    CD MARK: 745.0
    3D MARK 785.1 < -------simple tops at 1851fps? should be 3000+
    PASS MARK: 1039
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz @ 3.2Ghz
    Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 2.0 Bios F12
    2x1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800
    EVGA 8800GTS 320MB 500/800 @ 580/900
    Audigy 2
    Corsiar HX620Watt PSU


    • #3
      your DDR2-800 sticks are getting 824.7
      while my 800 sticks only get 465 on timings of 4-4-3-8...

      2dMark for me:494...yours 597...we should be getting at least 900-


      • #4
        I've been looking around other forums and sites with differnt PC benchmark software. Seems that they TOO suffer from low 2D marks.Perhaps its just the basic shift from 2d optimization to 3d optimization in Graphics cards these days, or a driver.

        I'm wondering how you acheived 1000 3dscore, while i'm just getting close to 800. I tried moderately OCing the GPU to 600/900 and i'm still getting the exact same scores. I'm thinking maybe its just this test, so i ran 3DMark06 and got 8820 at stock card settings, and exactly 10004 3Dmarks when running gpu and cpu OC'd. so 3dmark says i'm pretty much on the spot. But i think i have some kind of bandwidth limiting factor.

        I haven't adjusted my ram yet, because i'm not 100% sure how to. I read that it may increase scores 3%-15%

        just a question, whats your 3Dmark06 Score ?

        oh and on another note, For ram, if i just lower to more agressive timings without changing anything else is that fine ? mines 5-5-5-18

        Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz @ 3.2Ghz
        Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 2.0 Bios F12
        2x1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800
        EVGA 8800GTS 320MB 500/800 @ 580/900
        Audigy 2
        Corsiar HX620Watt PSU


        • #5
          My 3DMark Score is Good for my setup...8640 on i forgot u have an E6600 oc'ed lol i have an AMD 5600+ wich is like an E6400 Stock lol.

          I'm still frustrated about my memory score:465...u get over 800....

          And yes more aggresive timings increase perf by +10&#37; lol!
          But u cant just lower them out of need quality sticks...and the manufacterer's stock settings should be at least 4-4-4-12 to start running my sticks came as 4-4-3-8....
          most memory requires a voltage increase.

          Oh...also by the way> the GTS comes stock at 500/800...mines stock at 540/840

          lol hope this helps and i hope you can help me/ lol

          EDIT: LOL!!! I also forgot you are running a 64bit you should have a score WAY better than that
 the way im using NVidia's BETA driver. That is why it is over 1000...
          Last edited by BeepBeep2; Jul-19-2007, 01:49 AM.


          • #6
            Thats nice ram. I wonder how big of a performance increase i'd get with those.

            1) I noticed that nVidia in their nTune software has a feature that optimizes your system for you. I myself don't have a nForce chipset, but you do. Perhaps if you run it, it may tweek your ram settings close to optimal settings.

            2) Use SiSandra and run some benchmarks. You can download it here: en&a==

            I just downloaded it today, and its great software. Run some memtests and after it tells you what to do to optimize your system. Alot of people use this as well.

            As for my 8800gts, i'm not on beta drivers, i didn't even know they were out.I'll update the beta drivers, and retest.

            yes i'm running 64-bit, but from what i read, 64-bit isn't natively supported on alot of benchmarks, so there shouldn't be too much of a difference. yet. (at least is what i hope so)

            my ram is rated 4-5-5-18, but i read great reveiws about my ram oc-ability wise, What i'm hopiing for is just to run at 4-4-4-12 because i heard that was the best for my cpu. or made the biggest difference. if i keep lowering these numbers 1 by 1, and upping voltage, i can't screw anything up....right ? mines runs at 1.8v at the momont, reveiws say it can hadle 1.25

            in the end, i just wanted a system that gets over 10k in 3d marks2006, i'm still happy.

            Hope i helped you, and thanks for helping me.
            Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz @ 3.2Ghz
            Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 2.0 Bios F12
            2x1GB Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800
            EVGA 8800GTS 320MB 500/800 @ 580/900
            Audigy 2
            Corsiar HX620Watt PSU


            • #7
              PerformanceTest has been available as a native 64bit application since 2004. Almost 3 years ago. Here is the 64bit download link,

              There are some 32bit and 64bit benchmark comparisions here. If you have a 64bit system and 64bit native applications, you should get slightly better performance. In some cases a lot better if the application uses a lot of RAM.

              Yes, I also agree with an earlier post. 2D graphic's performance has taken a back seat compared to the 3D performance. Which is not really justified unless you are only interested in 3D gaming performance.


              • #8
                hmm....sandra 07 says i get 8501Mb/s memory bandwidth....why do i only get a memory mark of 465? / hmm /


                • #9
                  ...why do i only get a memory mark of 465?
                  They are in different units of measurement so the result is different. Mb/s is megabytes per second (or maybe megabits per second, as it is rather unclear in your post).

                  The memory mark, is a combination of various measurements, read, write and seek times. So it can't be measured in MB/Sec.


                  • #10
                    ahh....forget have very nice memory...that will oc to DDR2-1150.....i dont least every other benchmark says nice things>lol
                    i was using the trial ver. so i cant run it anymore...anyway>i get 8700 in im happy!