Originally Posted by Blade
Can anyone explain this to me? I am fairly new to all this and better sockets and pci-e are supposed to be so much better than older stuff so why is it that my amd 939 with pci-e 6800u overclocked 429/1200 is just doing 5420 on '05? What is up with that?
The 478 socket isnt produced any more. It's an old socket for intel, and the 775 socket is the new one (Intel).
For AMD, you got a "new" socket type thats gonna be out there for some years. The 939 socket is the most common AMD socket, and all their best processors are on that socket.
AGP 8x / PCI-e:
AGP 8x is the old port for graphic cards. The PCI-e is a much faster port, and it gives you the opertunity to have SLI (two graphic cards).
What holds your score back is your processor. It bottlenecks your graphic card. If you overclock, your score (and overall performence) will increse.
This is my scores with different CPU speeds with my 6800Ultra @ 444/1230:
Intel CPU @ 2.6GHz = 4950 in 3Dmark05 (Stock CPU speed)
Intel CPU @ 3.0GHz = 5525 in 3DMark05 (Overclocked CPU speed)
As you can see. The score increces the more I overclock.
Try to overclock yourself, and you'll have an performence boost!