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post #11 of 19
It will likely get moved on once XP is no longer easily available ... but in the meantime it is one of the most popular due to its requirement of knowing your system ... and of course AQM3 is also still popular albeit a tad old too.
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post #12 of 19
why?.....

why not.
    
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AQM3 = useless for SLI.
    
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It appears you are missing the point .... benching takes on many forms of HW and Apps ... AQM3 still requires as much attention to do well in as the others

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AQM3 = useless for SLI.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by born2killU View Post
why not.
Because the software(DX8) that it was designed to bench is no longer supported? It's intended use, Graphics Benchmarking, is not its primary role now. Modern GPUs are not taxed by the bench anymore. It is like everyone says, is more of a CPU/RAM intensive test in our "modern" systems.

I agree that it is a nice window to our past hardware. By benching it you can see a quantitative gain on your modern hardware versus your previous hardware.

But, should it still be used in the GRAPHICS Benchmarking, when it does not tax the GPU; is really the question.
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It appears you are missing the point .... benching takes on many forms of HW and Apps ... AQM3 still requires as much attention to do well in as the others

Well ok,
then why do my scores look "ok" with respect to SLI enabled in '01, '03, '05, and '06, but enabling SLI in AQM3 has no effect???

http://www.overclock.net/2226379-post464.html

I'm using the free version btw..
    
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post #17 of 19
Its about applying the right HW and settings for the bench in action ... do remember what is really being discussed here ... benching... and the OPs 3DM01 result under Vista
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock View Post
Well ok,
then why do my scores look "ok" with respect to SLI enabled in '01, '03, '05, and '06, but enabling SLI in AQM3 has no effect???
I agree with you there, I'm ran it with the same cpu as you at 3.88 with a single GTX and scored actually higher than you with a 208,806. It doesn't use the effect of SLI.
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I agree with you there, I'm ran it with the same cpu as you at 3.88 with a single GTX and scored actually higher than you with a 208,806. It doesn't use the effect of SLI.
Thanks, I didn't "think" I was nutz..
    
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