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Originally Posted by Deluxe;12548056 
Stop using 6 year old benchmarks people...

Yeah, that's the problem.

Now I know.
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post #12 of 17
it's an SE version what can you/we expect..

the 6 yr old bench is more to be CPU Bound/favored rather than more on the card..
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade;12552961 
it's an SE version what can you/we expect..

the 6 yr old bench is more to be CPU Bound/favored rather than more on the card..

The SE version is 10% less powerful. The G92 is 125% less powerful.

They both get the same score. I think it's just the benchmark that is old.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Track;12553094 
The SE version is 10% less powerful. The G92 is 125% less powerful.

They both get the same score. I think it's just the benchmark that is old.

Indeed, my 3DMark06 score went up from 19600 to 19900 (a 1.5% increase) when I upgraded from a GTX 460 to a GTX 560 and the 3DMark11 score went up from P3950 to P4751 (a 20% improvement). Guess which trend my games followed.

So yes, 3DMark06 is quite CPU bound (and the CPU can affect the frickin GPU scores).
Edited by jenesuispasbavard - 2/28/11 at 10:03am
post #15 of 17
yeah 06 is all cpuish.... lol.... you should try unigine also.... very nice imho
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Track;12546045 
No, it's not the card. My 8800 GTS 512 gets the same score with 128 SPs.

It's the CPU. 3DMark06 is simply 100% CPU limited at this point.

I would have called BS on that but if you're at stock clocks I believe it. I saw only 1000-ish points different on a stock Q8300 between a 9800GT, 9600GT, 9600GT SLI, 9800GT SLI and HD4870 in 3dmark06. Basically a single 9600GT was only 1000 points off the SLI setup or the 4870.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by jenesuispasbavard;12556117 
Indeed, my 3DMark06 score went up from 19600 to 19900 (a 1.5% increase) when I upgraded from a GTX 460 to a GTX 560 and the 3DMark11 score went up from P3950 to P4751 (a 20% improvement). Guess which trend my games followed.

So yes, 3DMark06 is quite CPU bound (and the CPU can affect the frickin GPU scores).

I saw the same thing moving from a GTX260 to a GTX570, only about 3FPS increase in GT1 and GT2 on 3dmark06. In Vantage the framerates in Jane Nash and New Calico both doubled from the GTX260.
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