Originally Posted by Chaos Prime
My friend has the same card as i do, and when he tried his with 8.3 cats he got 3,500 running in XP. His set up was Phenom 9600BE @2.4 ASUS 790FX Mobo, 2GB 1066 RAM, enermax 720Watt inffiniti PSU and a audigy sound card. Now since both are giving bad results im doubting its the card (though it certainly can be). Im begining to think that the CPU is struggling to keep up with all the processes sent to it by the GFX card hence the stuttering and the decrease in performance.
Hello Chaos...I have the same issue as you. I do not think that the atitool is a good read. Since the current clock setting in the ccc is not reflective of running games.
It's more like an idle speed to help reduce power consumption.
I also get the exact default clock & memory settings you mentioned only in the tool section it says crossfirex disabled when I know it is enabled in the ccc.
Also, all the device manager section listings check out.
I think that the reason for the lower 3Dmark06 score is due to the ccc software.
I have even tryed to overclock from the ati tool and it will not allow it.
Surely in the future there will be better drivers and perhaps ccc update to fix the loss of 3Dmarks....but then your cpu is sorta similar to the one I have...
I am getting around 13700 3Dmark06 actual and from the orb site 15100. The later is what the card is capable of with my given cpu speed with the card.
Due to temp. differences and cpu cache & i have dual...but if you had quad ...then my score actual score would be higher and the orb calculated higher still.