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I upgraded my 8800GT to a 4850 and my 3d mark score went down from 11K to 10K.

Should I revert back to 88GT?
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Who cares about 3dmarks? It should be better in games.
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Did you do the hotfix and stuff?
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Did you do the hotfix and stuff?
Yeah I did. I never even used it without the hotfix! I did hotfix immediately after 1st driver install.
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Yeah I did. I never even used it without the hotfix! I did hotfix immediately after 1st driver install.
Doesn't the hotfix download come with the latest drivers?
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post #6 of 84
Are you using 8.6 drivers?
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post #7 of 84
The card was only recently released, wait for the next driver, and your scores should shoot up dramatically. What motherboard are you using? Your PCI-E may be bottlenecking the card, it needs a lot of bandwidth.
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
Yeah I did. I never even used it without the hotfix! I did hotfix immediately after 1st driver install.
Maybe consider removing the drivers, cleaning with Driver Cleaner Pro and reinstalling.

Its happened to me that a bad catalyst install has played around with performance. That score doesn't sound right.

EDIT: At RussianGrimReaper, excellent point on pci-e bandwidth.
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post #9 of 84
I would also do a fresh install of 3D Mark06.
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Also remember, never install ATI drivers in SafeMode
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