CPU question, via vantage

By tastegw
Dec 11, 2008
  1. i have a question.

    before i ask this question, im going to give some info.

    test= 3dmark vantage
    system mini specs: (4 systems: cpu + gpu)

    q6600 + 4870
    q9450 + 4870
    Phenom II 940 + 4870
    athlon64 x2 6400 +gtx 280

    q6600 scores:
    P9319 total score / 10,681 cpu score / 8940 gpu score
    ORB - Compare

    q9450 scores:
    P8661 total score / 10943 cpu score / 8098 gpu score
    ORB - Compare

    the q6600 oc'd to 3.0ghz, while it seems the q9450 is running at stock

    Phenom II 940 scores:
    P8492 total score / 10075 cpu score / 8069 gpu score

    my rig: (much lesser cpu than the above 3)
    P1245 total score / 28,859 cpu score (?) / 10499 gpu score.
    ORB - Compare

    now i know my gpu is a tad better than teh 4870, so that part of the score means nothing,

    what i want to know, why is my rig @ stock speeds more than twice as good on the cpu score than the other 3 cpu's listed.... it makes no sense unless these are bugous tests.
    all of this info can be found here AnandTech - AMD Phenom II X4 940 3DMark Vantage score
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Your score is being boosted by PhysX. You need to select the "Disable PPU" option.
  3. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 188

    i was thinking about that.

    ill re-run my test with ppu disabled and see the new results.

    edit: yup that was the kicker.

    old cpu results: 28859
    606.27 Operations/s Operations/sPhysics Test 123.3

    new cpu results : 4866 (massive difference)
    606.01 Operations/s Operations/sPhysics Test 8.14 (115/s difference)

    thanks for the help peter
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