3d mark 06 on a 8800 gt

  paul242 11:04 18 Dec 2007

hi evertone, could someone please give me some advice.

i have just recieved my new computer of cougar extreme and i ran the 3d mark 06 software. it gave me a score of 7100, which i was a bit dissapointed with.
is this a good score on a new PC,i rang cougar and they said yes, my system specs are

6550 duo core
2 gig 667 ram
windows vista
bfg 8800 gt oc
ga-g33m-ds2r/s2 mother board
700w psu

whilst running the test, on the cpu test bit the fps was between 0-1, the rest of the time between 16-35 fps. cougar said that the final score was the important bit thanks

  jolorna 11:34 18 Dec 2007

im not a gamer so can't help you but this is a link to a site which gives bencmarks of your card click here hope this helps

  donki 11:47 18 Dec 2007

That does seem very low, ur system is better than mine and i get around 8000 3d mark 07. Try downloading new drivers for ur gfx card?? Other than that u may have a bigger problem.

  paul242 11:57 18 Dec 2007

the pc has the latest nvidia drivers, cougar said they downloaded them and checked the system before shipping, 7100 is a low score for 8800 gt.what was more worrying was the 0-1 FPS on the cpu test on 3d mark.

  wolfie3000 13:12 18 Dec 2007

TO be honest most gamers nowadays never use benchmarking software,

As hard as that is to believe most gamers bench mark there rigs with games,

Download a game demo that meets your specs and play it adjusting the graphic options as you go, this will give you the best test of your pc.

You could run a thousand different benchmarking software programs and in all probability it will give you different results,

In the end dont worry to much about benchmarking your pc and just enjoy playing games.

  paul242 13:19 18 Dec 2007

ok, i'll install a newer game and see how it plays,i'll let you know how it goes, thanks

  Luz 13:46 18 Dec 2007

Hi mate! I have a Quad core (Q6600) system with a 8800GTX and 4GB of Ram with vista 64bit. I get a score around double what you get. But it appears that from looking at other peoples result on-line my score is pretty low for my set-up and i have no idea how to improve it (apart form turning off norton etc..). Dont worry about the low FPS for CPU test, mine was only about 1-3FPS. I beleive this is because the GFX card isnt used in this bit of the test so the FPS will be very low. I agree though, this kind of test means nothing really. Play a game like COD 4 or Crysis and see how you get on. if you are happy with the performance then it doesnt really matter what you 3dmark 06 score is.... For instance last night I had my computer downloading 20+ files (simultaniously), converting an AVI file and burning it to DVD and playing COD 4 on-line (lag free) all at the same time. I am more than happy with that!!!

  paul242 13:53 18 Dec 2007

i'm glad that the cpu test is normal and you explained it,still very dissapointed with 7100 score considering the 8800 gt is not that far behind a 8800 gtx,thanks luz

  simon11 14:34 18 Dec 2007

I don't think that sounds too bad. I bought my computer off Cougar about 7 months ago. E6600 AND 8800 GTX. I was getting a 3dmark 06 score of 9960.
Recently with a slight overclock on the processor and graphics card it gave me 12036.
This was after changing to a better power supply and installing extra cooling.
Which takes me from the bottom of my card range to nearer the top.

  simon11 14:38 18 Dec 2007

Forgot to say CPU1 Score was 0.8765FPS CPU2 1.765fps.

  pjwheeldon 15:28 18 Dec 2007

That does sound pretty low. This is my score with only an X1950pro

Date: 2007-11-09
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
573 MHz / 648 MHz
OS: Microsoft Windows XP
Res: 1280x1024

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