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9800GX2 SLI Gives bad 3DMark score

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I did a 3Dmark06 run, as you can see all components are overclocked pretty well, E8500 at 4.2GHZ, SLI is enabled.

http://service.futuremark.com/home.a...5B048253485D5E

19k marks is less than usual, and I had the core clocked to around 725.

Please tell me I'm doing something wrong.
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You'd need a Quad Core to really make the numbers.
 
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Didn't realise 3Dmark06 even used 4 cores, explains why my previous setup scored higher then.

That was worrying.
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3DMark06 scores rely heavily on the CPU. Strange considering that games rely heavily on the GPU. What you should really be looking at are the HDR/SM3.0 and SM2.0 scores and compare them to your last video card.
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this is not an issue of CPU i think its driver related

my cpu was running MUCH faster but your gpu power is WAY WAY WAY more http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5185383
    
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this is not an issue of CPU i think its driver related

my cpu was running MUCH faster but your gpu power is WAY WAY WAY more http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5185383
Didn't you use a quad core though? I only had dual cores in my run.

If it's heavily cpu dependant then that would probably explain it, also I know from experience that ATI get false scores.
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Didn't you use a quad core though? I only had dual cores in my run.

If it's heavily cpu dependant then that would probably explain it, also I know from experience that ATI get false scores.
i'm not even gonna respond to that and not its with an E8400 try clicking the link and reading
    
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i'm not even gonna respond to that and not its with an E8400 try clicking the link and reading
In my opinion the ATI cards skewed the results, so it's not a good comparison.

I'm no expert but alot of people seem to agree with me on the 3Dmark bias, regardless of what card they own.
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In my opinion the ATI cards skewed the results, so it's not a good comparison.
you clearly have no idea what you are talking about its not ati's fault that you arent a good bencher
    
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you clearly have no idea what you are talking about its not ati's fault that you arent a good bencher
Do you have anything to back up your statements? I realise you're quite knowledgeable but without it you're just giving your unsubstantiated opinion.

I'm really beyond petty disagreements and only interested in actual help.
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