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I have a HD 4870 that can hit 900mhz on the core, so I figured I would be able to get some pretty decent HWBot points with it by running all of the older 3DMark benchmarks.

When paired up with my 1055t @4.24ghz I can get good scores in 3DMark 06, but when it comes to 3DMark 01/03/05 I'm getting dominated by people running their card at 800mhz along with a highly clocked (4.6+ghz) dual core.

So my question is, how many cores do the older 3DMark benchmarks take advantage of? I know that 3DMark 06 can take advantage of all 6 cores of my 1055t, but that doesn't seem to be the case for 3DMark 01/03/05. Does core clock have a bigger impact on the score than the number of cores, or am I doing something else wrong to get beat by these people?

P.S. I'm running Windows XP 32bit for these benchmarks
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Just because your clock speeds are higher doesn't mean your performance will correlate with that.

You need voltage and timings to match that power/speed and these programs are designed to tell you when and why you are losing/gaining performance.
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Just because your clock speeds are higher doesn't mean your performance will correlate with that.

You need voltage and timings to match that power/speed and these programs are designed to tell you when and why you are losing/gaining performance.
It just seems odd to me that my performance matches my speeds in 3DMark 06, but it isn't even close in the older 3DMark benchmarks.

I should have probably stated that I modded the BIOS on the 4870 to allow for enough voltage to be able to run stable at that speed.
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Well,remember guys have had years to tweak the older ones.06 is more CPU dependent that the earlier versions,so your X6 will help there.The older ones are more GPU heavy.A high NB and high memory speeds with good latency will ensure you are getting the most out of your GPU.
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01/03/05 are all single threaded
CPU speed is important, but multiple cores don't help much.

@ Redwoodz, 01 is CPU dependent, 03 is GPU dependent, and 05 is CPU dependent with his config....06 will actually be pretty CPU/GPU balanced with his HW
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01/03/05 are all single threaded
CPU speed is important, but multiple cores don't help much.

@ Redwoodz, 01 is CPU dependent, 03 is GPU dependent, and 05 is CPU dependent with his config....06 will actually be pretty CPU/GPU balanced with his HW
Thank you very much, this is exactly the answer I was looking for. I've got an i5-655k system that can hit some pretty high clocks, so I guess I'll use that for these benchmarks.

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Thank you very much, this is exactly the answer I was looking for. I've got an i5-655k system that can hit some pretty high clocks, so I guess I'll use that for these benchmarks.

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Just checked out your scores-you are running a stock NB.Get it up around 2800-3100 and watch your score soar!
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Just checked out your scores-you are running a stock NB.Get it up around 2800-3100 and watch your score soar!
Those were old scores submitted back in November (before I knew how to OC properly). I haven't submitted any of my recent scores yet

My NB is at 3030mhz at the moment

Thanks for trying to help though +rep
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Originally Posted by HobieCat View Post
Those were old scores submitted back in November (before I knew how to OC properly). I haven't submitted any of my recent scores yet

My NB is at 3030mhz at the moment

Thanks for trying to help though +rep
Sounds like the i5 is the next step then,happy OC'ing and good luck!
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at Hobie:

Good spot for testing is 195bclk for that CPU.. leave RAM/QPI divider at 4:20 [1950mhz RAM and 4.3ghz QPI]..will put your NB at 3.5ghz. Once you can get that dialed in, change your divider and push for more bclk. I had 230bclk running on air with 4.1ghz NB and QPI..latency was just a bit lower than 195bclk but 230bclk had less bandwidth.

Ohh..and HT was good to 4.2ghz..so dont worry about turning it off unless you are trying to go higher.
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