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Old 8th July, 2004, 11:48 AM
War_Dwarf War_Dwarf is offline
Join Date: July 2004
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Cool 3d mark 03


I have run that bench many many times...and have rebuild my machine around three times this year and will be upgrading the minute PCI Express x16 Cards hits the market and I can tell you that your processor,Ram,MOBO & Hdd's has very little to do with the score you get on 3d mark...they do give you a little boost but not enough to write home about.

3d Mark mainly tests your graphics card, And what it can and cant do....Keeping in mind that 3d Mark was developed for testing the ATI Radeon Series Cards NOT Nvidia FX Series....

Friend of mine scores 8631 with a AMD 3.4 Claw Hammer + 1024 Kingston + ATI 9800 PRO ...Gigabyte Kt MOBO

I started the year with a 2.4 Intel with HT 533,Gigabyte st800 mobo, 512 DDR333,with MSi 5600Ultra 256..

I benched my machine at 3325( Stock Std)

I sold the machine kept G/Card and Built 2.8 Prescott HT ,with Soltek Mobo( Springdale), Transcend 1024 DDR 400 with the same MSi ultra 256

I benched my machine at 3715 (Stock Std) thus I sold that but still have the card. I now run

3.4 Intel Prescott (1024k)
Gigabyte GT 8IPE 1000 Pro2 w
Leadtek A380 UTDH+ FX5950 ULTRA 256MB(2.2ns)
Transcend 1024 DDR 400 x 2
2 x Maxtor SATA 250gb ATA 150
530w PSU

And ONLY Score 6750 Stock STD.a little more if I tweak(+- 350).. I changed the Card Back to my MSi 5600 and would you believe I only got 3995..

So...You ask whats my point?????

I have spent more than double what my 2.4 was worth and spec has doubled..

But my score with the same(MSI 5600Ultra) card has only increased by +-680 points..

In my opinion " 3d Mark 03 doesn't really give a true indication of the power of a machine or card "............. as long as all the games I want to play work...I am as happy as a Pig in S#$T..


Tha Dwarf

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