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post #1 of 6
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Hello,

Just managed to get my 4870x2 installed and working. Ran 3dMark06 to check its all working ok. Only got a score of ~13500

Should be near 20k shouldn't it?

I have the latest Catalyst drivers 11.5.

One possible culprit is that my PSU is only 500W Would that have such a profound effect on the performance?

Any ideas? Thanks
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post #2 of 6
Stay away from 3Dmark 06 if you want to properly test your GPU.

Try Vantage instead, much more focused on GPU performance, rather than CPU.

3Dmark06 is known as one of the prettiest CPU benchmarks In case you don't get the joke, what this means is that it is absolutely CPU biased.
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Make sure crossfire and both gpu's are enabled. My score of 22000 was with my quad core running a little over 4ghz.
Not sure what you should expect from your rig - how does it compare on the orb to similar rigs?
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post #4 of 6
What PanicProne said. 06 is very cpu dependent.

When I had the 4870X2 with my Q6600 at 3.6 I got about 22***P, With my 980X at 4.0Ghz I got about 29***P
     
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Thanks for the info guys.

I noticed that the Physx software was screwed on my machine and re-installed. My 06 score went up to 14500 points. Then I ran Vantage which gave me just over 10k.

I do ideally need a quad core though, also my CPU doesn't really go much above 3.4 annoyingly enough. This was all run at stock 3.0Ghz though, so when I get a new PSU upgrade I will put the OC back onto the CPU and see what happens.
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Yup, its definitely due to having a lower clocked dual core. 06 is incredibly CPU heavy.
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