futuremark's 3Dmark 06

  goonerbill © ® 12:45 20 Jan 2006
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3Dmark 2006 is is now available for all thoughs who are interested. use link above

  User-312386 13:09 20 Jan 2006

As goonerbill © ® has said, but dont use it if you have a slow graphics card

  Chegs ®™ 13:24 20 Jan 2006

Or a slow connection as its 500Mbs+

  CurlyWhirly 19:14 20 Jan 2006

I've run it and it was like treacle on my PC especially the 2 CPU tests which run at only around 0.3 FPS !

I will test it out when I upgrade to a 64 bit PC (hopefully) later on this year.

I downloaded it within an hour of release when the servers were taking a hammering, and it took me nearly 8 hours as I was only downloading at around 20Kb/sec (around 3 times dial-up speed) even though I have a 1mb broadband connection.

My Radeon X800 Pro really took a hammering but at least I can say that I've seen it apart from the 'Deep Freeze' test.

Finally it also requires a graphics card with at least 256Mb video RAM which my card, thankfully, has.

  Strawballs 19:25 20 Jan 2006

I think I will stick 03 as none of my machines with go any were near close to running that. Only 1 of them has a 256meg card and that is only a FX5200 but only a Sempron chip, the laptop has a 64bit Athlon but only 64Meg onboard seperate Gforce go chip and the 3rd one won't even run 03.

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