3D Mark 2003 Scores

By olefarte ยท 38 replies
Feb 12, 2003
  1. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77


    u know what - WHO CARES!! as everyone around says - 3Dmark uses many thing in their tests that u will NEVER see used in games.
  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    I get around 4500 on my beast rig (2x 2400+, 512Mb 266Mhz, Radeon 9700Pro), but i am using some older drivers and expect this would probably be nearer 5000, but I am happy with it at moment.
  3. Boogie

    Boogie TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I scored 100
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Yeah, Mr.Guvernment is right. I suppose it doesn't matter as long as games and 3D applications run fine. I tend to over react about small things. Although, I am disturbed that nvidia had to release a new driver to cheat the 3D Mark test, I would not have expected something like this from such a respectable company. Am I the only one who feels this way?
  5. MooktaKiNG

    MooktaKiNG TS Rookie

    "2x 2400+, 512Mb 266Mhz", does this mean you have dual CPU's?

    If so, what motherboard do you have, also, are thos MP's?
  6. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    2 x Athlon XP2400+ running on an MSI K7D-L Master
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    I scored quite "low" for my VPU, but quite high in general...
    I guess it's because I'm way to cpu dependant...

    3dmark03 score 4150...

    Ati 9700 pro
    Abit A7V8X-GOLD
    Athlon 1400Mhz
    256 mb DDR 2700
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I got 117 on a GF2MX Classic, and a 1Ghz Athlon with 512Meg of Cas2 Crucial ram.
  10. MooktaKiNG

    MooktaKiNG TS Rookie

    I got 1487 3DMarks.

    Thats low. Very low.
  11. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment TS Rookie Posts: 77

    Nope - i would say ALOT of people think this - u should go check out 3dmarks forums if you want a really good laugh!!!! - to see people spending MAJOR $$$$ just to get a few extra hundred points so pethetic if u ask me!
  12. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Come to think about it, it's pretty stupid that people actually dish out to increase their score by a few marks. I mean we're not exactly going to see any of this in games in the near future so there isn't really much point.
  13. MooktaKiNG

    MooktaKiNG TS Rookie

    Hardware is moving so fast that software just can't keep up. Except in hardware terms (silicon) there's a limit, once they come to this limit, software will go past them really fast. We would need some other way of creating super fast CPU's etc. and the same thing will repeat again.
  14. Hitman`

    Hitman` TS Rookie Posts: 41

    To begin with, almost all games dont utilize the newest directx9 pixel shading operations. This is to all you R250 (RADEON 8500) and GeForce4 Ti users. That benchmark requires that your card be directx9 compliant for best performance, because after all, it is using 2.0 pixel shading operations from directx9, so your card will perform like crap in 3dmark03. I suggest 3dmark01 if you have an older directx8 or 7 card for better accuracy of performance. I scored 5632 on my first benchmark, switched to a RADEON 8500, and i got 1400 using all of the same hardware, so dont complain. 3dmark03 is for newer cards only. Agreeing with the last post, software is in a slum, it needs to move faster to take advantage of the newer hardware out there, but for now its all show and tell, there is really no game out there that will take advantage of the newer features so if you plan on buying a new dx9 card in the near future, you might want to wait until games come out that can actually utilize it.
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