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3d Mark 2005 Scores---Need some help

By nico1606
Oct 1, 2004
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  1. Hey all,

    First the specs:
    Athlon XP 2500 Barton
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB
    768 MD DDR 2700 RAM
    Maxtor HD 36 GB 7200RPM
    Gigabyte GA-7VAX KT400 Chipset

    Just ran 3dMark 05 (free version) for the second time and I got a score of 1889. Before that it was a score of about 1100. Considering my specs I'm thinking that these are a bit low.
    I've updated the graphics card, installed DX 9.0c, and even defragged my hard drive. Also installed those new Via 4 in 1 drivers. I'm guessing doing all of that is what bumped my score up a bit, but again, it still seems low.

    Any ideas on how to get this score a lil higher. With HL2 coming out soon (hopefully) I'm trying to tweak this bad boy as well as possible.
  2. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 375

    Make sure V-sync, AA, and AF are set to "appl pref" in driver control panel
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,306   +265

    Your scores don't seem at all low to me.
  4. vega

    vega TS Rookie Posts: 160

    You think you have a low score? After downloading and installing 3d mark 2005, I was somewhat dismayed after watching the pretty slideshow that my setup (amd 2400, 128 meg 6800, 768, 333mhz ram) could only muster a measly 890 - I still have version 03 on my computer and running this gave me a result of 7850 - definitely something wrong with 05, don't be surprised if a patch appears soon.
  5. nico1606

    nico1606 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Really... that's quite interesting, I've search through a few boards and have seen people with scores in the 2, 3 and 4000s.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,306   +265

    I think I scored under 2200. I'll have to go check when I get a chance - something like 2190 I think.
  7. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Don't be fooled by the 3D Mark 05, I have read that you need a serious graphic card to get a great score. In other words, I didn't even bother with my 9600 Pro, and you shouldn't either. Leave this benchmark to the big boys with their PCI Express X800's, FX6800's, and GT6600's. It's really designed for cards that still don't exist yet... so even these ones may not churn out the usual scores... and that's ok.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,306   +265

  9. [B.D.S] Zero

    [B.D.S] Zero TS Rookie

    is 3230 ok?

    I've just recently downloaded 3d mark05(trial version). I recieved a score of 3230, or something close to that, did'nt save it but i'm pretty sure that was it. I was curious to what the highest score is, and exactly what the score means. Would it be worth it to purchase the full version? Does it serve another purpose other than just rating my system? I noticed also that during the test there was considerable lag, dropping sometimes below 7-8 fps. Is this normal? Any ideas would be appriciated.

    Specs:
    amd 64 3000+
    k8n neo board
    6800oc nvidia 128mb
    raptor 10,000 rpm hard drive
    1gig ocz pc3200 400mhz ddr ram
  10. cmy6800

    cmy6800 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I just scored a 4327 in 3d Mark 2005... main specs are below

    AMD64 3200+ socket 754
    1024 DDR400 Corsair RAM
    2 120GB Samsung SATA drives in RAID 0
    ASUS K8V SE Deluxe
    eVGA GeForce 6800nu OC'd to 400/840
    Using Forceware 71.81 drivers
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