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Software: 3DMark 06

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I have a ASUS GTX 480, overclocked very high, CPU (1055T) at 4.2GHz

The thing is, I get a score around 26300 but my old ATI Radeon 6870 could get about 28600

What am I doing wrong?
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What you are doing wrong is that you are still using 3dmark06

But let me ask, in which of the 3 tests (SM2, SM3, CPU) did you see the biggest change in score (from 5870 to 480) Or do you even remember? Because that will help a lot.

Because 3dmark06 is so CPU dependent, I'm willing to bet that even if you used a GTX 460, your SM2.0 scores would likely stay the same.

In fact, when I used 2X GTX 280's versus a single GTX 280 at the time, the only test where my score even increased, was Canyon Flight. All other graphical scores remained the same if not decreased in SLI.
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post #3 of 11
3D Mark 06 is more a cpu benchmark than GPU, extremely cpu dependent. Try vantage for a more reasonable result.
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I got a decent 3DMark 11 score though 6134 than my old 4861 with my ATI 6870
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3d mark06 heavily favors the architecture of amd/ati
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yeah. the problem is 3dmark 06, not your GPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by obsidian86 View Post
3d mark06 heavily favors the architecture of amd/ati
wut?

As the others have mentioned it's ridiculously CPU dependent. Were you running the same CPU and overclocked settings with your 6870?
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3d mark06 heavily favors the architecture of amd/ati
Pretty sure its exactly the opposite, intel/nvidia.
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wut?

As the others have mentioned it's ridiculously CPU dependent. Were you running the same CPU and overclocked settings with your 6870?
I sure was
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Same CPU? Have not checked what X6 gets in 06 but i am sure Core i7 outscores it and i got 28k with GTX470.
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