Help interpret My 3Dmark03 scores....please

Feb 25, 2004
  1. Hello all...

    Bought a video from my last thread and now that I have it installed <Asylum GeForce FX 5700 ultra>, I've ran 3Dmark twice now and they are close as to the #'s., But something doesn't seem right watching the video's for the tests. Last card was a GeForce 2 mx 400, so I expected some great things, But for some reason I don't feel so good about

    Can someone give me some tips, or settings or even if I have to have the Nvidia desktop running to make it work better...? lol

    Drivers Are up to date on video/audio, everything else, (mobo,chip) pretty much no.

    I also thought I could get a score or frame rate from playing my own game (desert combat), but it only runs its own..??

    Thanks for the help..................

    Have a great day................:rolleyes:

    ***General Information***

    Operating System Microsoft Windows ME
    DirectX Version 9.0b
    Mobo Manufacturer Intel Corporation
    Mobo Model D815EEA

    AGP Rates (Current/Available) 0x /

    CPU Intel Pentium III 930 MHz
    FSB 133 MHz
    Memory 512 MB

    Display Information
    Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
    Driver Name NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
    Driver Version
    Driver Status Non WHQL
    Video Memory 128 MB

    Core Clock 50 MHz

    Memory Clock 209 MHz

    Sound Information
    Sound Adapter Driver Name SB Live! Wave Device
    Sound Adapter Driver Version

    Benchmark Settings
    Program Version 3DMark03 Revision 4 Build 0
    Resolution 1024x768@32 bit
    Texture Filtering Optimal
    Pixel Processing / Antialiasing None
    Post Processing false
    Vertex Shaders Optimal

    Main Test Results
    3DMark Score 2965 3DMarks

    CPU Score 158.0 CPUMarks

    ***Detailed Test Results***

    Game Tests
    GT1 - Wings of Fury 60.2 fps
    GT2 - Battle of Proxycon 24.0 fps
    GT3 - Troll's Lair 18.9 fps
    GT4 - Mother Nature 19.4 fps

    CPU Tests
    CPU Test 1 16.4 fps
    CPU Test 2 3.0 fps

    Feature Tests
    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 1162.2 MTexels/s
    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 1528.4 MTexels/s
    Vertex Shader 15.6 fps
    Pixel Shader 2.0 21.9 fps
    Ragtroll 11.3 fps

    Sound Tests
    No sounds 11.5 fps
    24 sounds 6.3 fps
    60 sounds Not Supported
  2. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Looks fine for a 5700. I get ~5600 with a 9800 Pro.

    3dMark03 tests the video card and not much else. If you want higher scores, you have to get a better video card.

    I don't know how much that 5700 cost you, but slap yourself if you paid ~$150 because a 9600XT/Pro costs that much.
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Yeh and the 5700 Ultra is actually faster.....

    You could always buy yourself a new CPU/Mobo/RAM - that would give u a very good performance increase. Other than that there is only overclocking as an option.


    EDIT - Odd, 3DMark doesnt detect the 5700 Ultra clock speeds correct for you either - i thought it might be my windows install screwing up - maybe just a inability to read the speeds correctly
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    If your CPU really 933MHz, then no wonder there isn't a big difference.

    3Dmark 03 was made in mind for systems twice and even three times as fast...

    You should consider running 2001se for a more accurate portrayal of your gaming potential.
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