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Interesting to some..Common knowledge for most also.

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WE CAN GET into heated performance competitions with, say, twin GeForce 8800GTX in SLI. See, for example, the recent article on doing it in HD. And, in a few months, R600 in kludge-less CrossFire, and will achieve record 3DMark scores - especially if there is a nice CPU to run the whole thing as well.

What about lower-end cards? Any way to up their 3DMark06 scores up without spending $$$ on a faster card, or overclocking the existing one to death? It isn't usually done on every new card's benchmark test due to space and deadline constraints, but it was worth trying it here when time allowed.
Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36633
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Interesting to some..Common knowledge for most also.

Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36633
Yep, already know about that. Good that you continue to keep us informed though ENTERPRISE1701.

Interestingly enough, with the Nvidia drivers for the card I have, I found that I got over 300 more points in a 3DMark05 benchmark when I manually configured the driver settings, than when I used the pre-configured profile specifically created (presumably by Nvidia) for 3DMark05... Odd that the profile that came pre-configured with the drivers (for 3DMark05) would give a worse score than my own config... Still, tweaking is kinda' fun, so I don't mind.

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I don't see why anyone would be suprised that you get better performance by turning the image quality down.
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Well you shouldnt be no..However we cant speak for all lol.
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I think that's cheating as the 3dmark instructions say set all settings to auto in your drivers.
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And I barely get 4.7k on 05
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I don't see why anyone would be suprised that you get better performance by turning the image quality down.
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Well you shouldnt be no..However we cant speak for all lol.
Well said If they are..I don't know what to say about them.
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Same about Aquamark 3. It is cheating tho. The standard benchmark for Aquamark runs with AF4x. However you can manually disable AF in the driver settings, yielding higher scores.
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May be cheating, but optimized drivers are necessary in the quest for the best score.
     
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