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post #1 of 19
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I am a little bit frustrated with this benchmark...

Maybe this should be under rant (mods please move if you want)

But why still use 3dmark01? It seems very outdated. DX8.xxx does not work well with Vista, all modern GPU are not "really" tested by it. It is more of a CPU/RAM Bench if anything (now)...
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post #2 of 19
Yup, it's used for CPU/RAM benching.
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post #3 of 19
The whole point of using it is that it is a very sensitive cpu/ram benchmark, not really a GFX benchmark.
 
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post #4 of 19
Yes, that is a bit of a rant ... 3DM01 is a great app and requires understanding of your system, setup, timings etc ... then with a wee bit of finesse applied you can have that singing .. but as with any benching if it was as simple as hitting the Bench button what fun would that be (well maybe fun for a Dell rep on a wet sunday ) .. rather than throw the towel in, try some (all of them even) of the suggestions offered not only here at OCN but those around the traps where you have been seeking answers and see what works best (on XP) for you ... not feeling supported at the moment? .. well without doing the job for you there is not much else one can do .. so pick up your bottom lip and get trying
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post #5 of 19
Look at my note after your top 30 post...

http://www.overclock.net/2299994-post484.html
    
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post #6 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ncsa View Post
Yes, that is a bit of a rant ...
Yes it is.

I will get to the suggested solutions next week. I got some household projects to finish this weekend...

if I still score under 50k, I'll come back and RANT some more.
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post #7 of 19
Well, why not? A benchmark is a benchmark. A good way to see how your old old system compares to your current.
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post #8 of 19
compare it to a (for example) multimeter thats up to the 0.01 (3dmark06) scale or 0000.1 (3dmark01). IMO 3dmark01 still is quite a handy tool altough it does not test newer dx features.
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post #9 of 19
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So when would you logically phase it out of benchmarking? Would it be suffice to say that IT is on its way out?

As a CPU/RAM bench, does it even tax both cores of a C2D or a Quads core for that matter?
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It makes people with crappy hardware happy.
    
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