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low 3dmark06 score?

By z28spd
Jun 10, 2006
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  1. why is my score so slow? i had closed all other applications and stuff. is my computer just that crappy?
    amd 64 3200+
    1gb dual channel pc3200 ddr400 memory
    VisionTek Radeon x700 256MB PCIe-16x

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  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    You could upgrade your video card. But keep on mind that 3dmark 2006 is programmed to make your pc look VERY OLD AND CRAPPY.

    But, like I said, if you upgrade your video card, you should notice more speed in REAL games. Just donĀ“t care too much about 3dmark.
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    You card doesn't support SM3.0, which is still included in the final score, you get a zero for this test. So, 3Dmark06 isn't really relevant for your card, you would be better off comparing scores using 3Dmark03 or 05.
  4. kangaruffian

    kangaruffian Newcomer, in training Posts: 212

  5. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S Newcomer, in training Posts: 125

    Also, 3DMark06 is set up for DC Processors
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,198

    3dmark06 is NOT a benchmark designed to yield comparable results as it's swayed dramatically by CPU power as well as selective features (yet penalizes for more advanced/additional 3d features!).

    I'd say uninstall 3dmark06 in hopes that 3dmark07 may be released soon accomodating all the problems 3dmark06 has. Until then, 3dmark05 is truly the only semi-average comparison benchmark tool.

    As far as your system is concerned, the X700 is a very low-end, budget videocard which suffers from dramatically low memory bandwidth/performance. For more modern games, an upgrade would likely improve things dramatically- even a cheap, budget upgrade (around $90-$150 USD would likely yield 2x-4x 3d performance improvement in modern games).
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