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post #31 of 44
Lol @ The Dragon part.
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post #32 of 44
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If you took that seriously...wow.
and if you post this to say I took that seriously... Wow
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post #33 of 44
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Interesting post MrBungle.

A Rep +1 me thinks



That is so wrong its untrue. For starters you do realise that no game in existence has access to the actual hardware of the graphics card or has any say on how well it performs? The game application uses the drivers, themselves attached to the very kernel of the operateing system, to tell the hardware what to do. As a rule of thumb, the higher the resources (hardware specs and capabilities) the better performance you get in a given application.

The only time when this is untrue is in cases where people have core, shader and memory clocks on a graphics card, rather than just core and memory. Overclocking via software dynamically raises the shader clock as the core clock is raised. However, some shader to memory frequencies will be detrimental to performance if the shader clock itself is unable to operate at the correct syncronisation.

Bottom Line

Game applications do not control the bandwidth of communication between the GPU and RAM on the graphics card. This role is performed by the onboard MCH. Higher resources (clocks) means more performance in rendering the images you see on your screen.
it sounded mor elike he was refering to the requirements of the game
some games have different things they like. some might like more bandwidth on the memory other times they want more core bias. so what you see with performance on one program might not be true on others as they might favor something else.

didn't read anything about the game controlling the bandwidth.
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post #34 of 44
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and if you post this to say I took that seriously... Wow
lawl. i love heated debates! no, i'm not mad about my 3DMark score. like i said, i just broke 10k for the first time. i'm really happy with my score. but i know that the score by itself means nothing.

Unknownm, pull Phantom's hair out of his eyes please. it's making me nervous.
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the idea came to me while i was setting up my new CrossFire tonight. i realized that i now have 1 Gigabyte of VRAM.

I'm pretty sure CF and SLI don't give you "double" the vRAM. It doesn't "add" them together like most people would like to think.
post #36 of 44
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Why 3DMark06 Shouldn't Be Taken Too Seriously

It should be taken at face value, its a benchmark, designed to standardize and set forth a comparative means for relative performance across a broad range of different computers setups... Honestly the whole thread seems like an exercise in futility.
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It should be taken at face value, its a benchmark, designed to standardize and set forth a comparative means for relative performance across a broad range of different computers setups... Honestly the whole thread seems like an exercise in futility.
Exercise in futility, sounds like something out of Kill Bill.
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good idea though... even if it wasn't true - it was good

i find the problem with 3dmark is that i can run 500/1180 on that, but in any game that will just artifact like hell and crash - it means it doesn't really reflect the real in game performance

the benchmark should run at 1600x1200 or 1680x1050 for widescreen, with full AA and AF on, then it would be closer to game performance
what kind of game would put it under that much stress? 3dmark in itself already pushes my card to unplayable levels at the stock 3dmark settings much less full AA AF and much higher resolution
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post #39 of 44
I agree it shouldn't be taken too seriously, and it's not a completely accurate depiction of how your games will perform on a system....

But I still think it shows (in a general sense) how "fast" a computer is and therefore means something.

Besides, it's fun!
    
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lawl. i love heated debates! no, i'm not mad about my 3DMark score. like i said, i just broke 10k for the first time. i'm really happy with my score. but i know that the score by itself means nothing.

Unknownm, pull Phantom's hair out of his eyes please. it's making me nervous.
what did you use to break 10k? and at what settings?
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