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Ok I have 2 9600 video cards in sli, with 1 card my highest score in 3dmark 06 was 10920 running at 3.304 ghz.

with both cards and running at 3.39 ghz I only get 12800. It seems kind of low for sli I dunno if thats normal or if something is messed up. I even installed the new driver from invidia and that didn't help. (well it wasn't even working with the old driver lol)
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post #2 of 6
Your CPU is bottlenecking your 3Dmark scores, that's all. Nothing at all to worry about, perfectly normal with AMD CPU's. Others will come in and suggest you switch over to a Core2Duo or Quad. Not needed though. Real world performance in gaming...I doubt you'd see the difference anyways. Especially with your current AMD at 3.3GHz.
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so is it time to go water coolling and hope for 4ghz lol or switch to a 6400 and try to hit 4ghz with that....
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post #4 of 6
Your score is normal given your CPU. Seriously 3DMark is no reflection on gaming performance at all, bottlenecks only exist in there because of the resolution.

Take for example:

Quad @ 3Ghz
4GB RAM
2x 8800GTX's in SLI

Quad @ 4Ghz
4GB RAM
2x 8800GTX's in SLI

The system with the Quad @4Ghz will produce much higher scores in 3DMark06, but game on both setups you'll see no change in frame rate, unless of course your gaming in the 1280x1024 or 1440x900 range. This is where results will differ, the way round the bottleneck is to alleviate the CPU bound resolution and/or run MAXIMUM details in games.
 
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Your CPU is bottlenecking your 3Dmark scores, that's all. Nothing at all to worry about, perfectly normal with AMD CPU's. Others will come in and suggest you switch over to a Core2Duo or Quad. Not needed though. Real world performance in gaming...I doubt you'd see the difference anyways. Especially with your current AMD at 3.3GHz.
well nobody said anything but I dumped amd and went intel lol...
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post #6 of 6
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best I got out of my amd was 12820 on 3dmark06 with dual 9600gts overclocked to 3.4ghz and cards at 725core/1062mem

and with intel

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5900587

and I have just begon
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