3D Mark 2003 Scores

By olefarte · 38 replies
Feb 12, 2003
  1. Anybody got any 3D Mark 2003 scores yet? I got 5,020 on my first try useing Cat. 3.0a drivers, made a few tweaks, lost 100 points. Loaded Cat. 3.1s and lost another 200 points. Nothing overclocked, strictly stock. Unfortunately, I didn't save my high score because I thought I could get a better one. I guess what really counts though, is all games still run smooth with the new drivers.
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Can't seem to get a decent download site for it :(
    I'll post a score as soon as I get hold of it.
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    I haven't tried it yet, but apparently NVIDIA are complaining about it, saying that

    We didn't see them complaining about the last version though, so perhaps their new cards get thrashed by ATi in this release.

    You can read more at http://www.hothardware.com
  4. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154


    PC133 lives on :) ....seems like anything not called 9500 or 9700 gets killed in this test. I get 2x the top Ti.4600 score :blackeye:
  5. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Posts: 93

    I have a P4 2.26 Ghz, 256 PC800 RD Ram, GeForce 4 Ti4200, DX9, XP Pro SP1

    And I only scored

    I was getting frame rates of 1 - 6 in most of the tests, the 4th game test wouldnt work and neither would the 3rd sound test!!

    Any help with tweaking???
  6. mrslippyfist

    mrslippyfist TS Rookie Posts: 50

    The test won't work because your gfx card is only hardware dx8, the 4th game test needs direct x 9 hardware. And the sound test won't work cos you need a sound card that can do 60 3d voices.
    I have a xp 1600 and ti4400, plus a sb 5.1 sound card, so im in the same situation, got 1465 marks
  7. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Posts: 93


    Looks like a new Sound Card and gonna maybe get the Radeon 9700 when the price drops!!
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Just to run 3dmark2003?
  9. mrslippyfist

    mrslippyfist TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Yup, there aren't any games that i'm aware of that use, or are going to use dx 9 in the near future, so no need to upgrade really, unless you are desperate to show off your benchmark scores.
  10. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,345   +13

    I agree with you mrslippyfist, but I'm one that can't wait for upgrades and updates, so I download them right away, sometimes to my sorrow. At any rate I didn't even know I had a high score when I posted mine. With 3D Mark 2001, I had a high score, but by no means near the top, because I don't overclock anything. I'm satisfied with what I've got. As long as games play well and look good, I don't really care what score I get.

    One thing I don't understand, as others have stated, at times I got 3 or 4 fps, severe stuttering and still got a high score.
  11. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    I would have to agree with statement made by Nvidia because it's a bit too convenient that all Nvidia cards score lowly.

    Comparing you specs to mine I'd say there is a heavy bias towards ATI cards. :(

    I already figured out that a realistic upgrade for future games is to get a 2800+ or higher Barton and o/c my GF4 to the max with Thermaltake replacement cooler. :)

    Check my sig - this new bench score is a mere 10% of what I got with 3DMark01. :eek:
  12. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Or get a $90 (£70) 2100+ Tbred B AIUHB like me and overclock it to 166fsb to 2700+ speeds ;)
  13. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    I scored 1380 with my Athlon XP 1800+ and GF4 Ti4200
  14. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    4701 with:
    2100+ @ 166fsb 2700+ speed
    9700Pro @ default
    512mb OCZ EL-DDR PC3500 @ 333DDR max timings
    Windows 2000, Catalyst 3.0

    4683 with Catalyst 3.1

    Only did one run of each though so they might both give exactly the same scores and its just the usual slight score variation.
  15. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325


    My R8500 only score 1,100-1,200

    I think it treats cards the same..
    3D-mark never was the end-all indicator of gaming performance. It's ALWAYS used synthetic benchmarks to attempt to predict a cards performance. This crying by Nvidia is nothing but unproffesional...Do you hear any other companies whining?? The Parheila can't even score over 900, for goodness sakes....

    3d-mark is as accurate today as it was last year......which isn't saying much....
  16. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Heh.. I wonder what my two main boxes would get.. both using Voodoo 5 5500s :p

    Still don't need an upgrade yet... but I am liking nvidias "throne" being challenged.
  17. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77

    will be formating today, figure try it out, although 3d scores don't mean JACK SHIET!

    just for the fun of it.

    P.S - 3dmark has always been known to be IN favour of Nvidia cards.
  18. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77

    before my format:

    System Configuration

    General Information

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP

    DirectX Version 9

    Mobo Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.

    Mobo Model

    AGP Rates (Current/Available) 4x / 1x, 2x, 4x

    CPU Intel Pentium 4 2387 MHz

    FSB 533 MHz

    Memory 510 MB

    Display Information

    Graphics Chipset ATI RADEON 9700/9500 Series

    Driver Name RADEON 9700/9500 SERIES

    Driver Version

    Video Memory 128 MB

    Core Clock 324.0 MHz

    Memory Clock 310.5 MHz

    Sound Information

    Sound Adapter Driver Name

    Sound Adapter Driver Version

    Benchmark Settings

    Program Version 3DMark03 Revision 1 Build 3

    Resolution 1024*768@32 bit

    Texture Filtering Optimal

    Pixel Processing None

    Vertex Shaders Optimal

    Test Results

    Game Tests

    3DMark Score 4663 3DMarks

    GT1 - Wings of Fury 163.4 fps

    GT2 - Battle of Proxycon 30.5 fps

    GT3 - Troll's Lair 27.5 fps

    GT4 - Mother Nature 27.0 fps

    CPU Tests

    CPU Score 551.0 CPUMarks

    CPU Test 1 60.1 fps

    CPU Test 2 10.0 fps

    Feature Tests

    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 1494.6 MTexels/s

    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2263.6 MTexels/s

    Vertex Shader 14.9 fps

    Pixel Shader 2.0 41.0 fps

    Ragtroll 19.6 fps

    Sound Tests

    No sounds 50.4 fps

    24 sounds 43.2 fps

    60 sounds 37.1 fps

    shall post again after my format.
  19. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    ummm.....actualy the DX9 Benchmark is biased in favor of cards that are DX9 compliant. which of course leaves all currently available Nvidia cards.
  20. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77

    well, previously it was in favour of nvidia cards :) not ATi's fault that Nvidia was slow on production.
  21. chocobogo_rct

    chocobogo_rct TS Rookie Posts: 93

  22. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    Neat, the new Geforce drivers leave out little things like explosions, and gunfire, and bullets.....

    What gives??? :confused:
  23. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    well to get a higher 3Dmark score somemthing had to go and evidently they figured eliminating the graphic entirely wasnt a good idea.:D

    watching Nvidia lately is like watching the keystone cops.
  24. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77



    See, nvidia and 3dmark got a conspiracy going..lol the lessen the eyecandy IN drivers so u can get abetter scores - who knows what it will do to actual video games.
  25. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    1831 on 3D Mark 03 with my:

    P4 2.53GHz
    512 MB DDR PC2100 RAM
    GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB DDR

    Should I be dissappointed with this score? It is so much lower than what I got in 3D Mark 2001 which was 11530.
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