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Lower 3DMark06 score. Is it due to drivers?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by HookeyStreet, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Right guys. Ive got my HD3870 CrossFire setup up and running and Ive noticed something:

    "my HD2900XT CrossFire setup scored better in 3DMark06!"

    Now Im thinking this is due to bad drivers atm, but these are my scores so far:

    HD2900XT X-Fire setup = 16462 (CPU @ 3.33GHz)

    HD3870 X-Fire setup = 16204 (CPU @ 3.4GHz)

    BTW, the CPU's being at slightly different speeds make very little difference (if any tbh)

    So do we all agree that the current HD3870 drivers are a bit poor and these cards are only going to get better :confused:

    PS: my games seem to run a bit smoother now (Crysis runs sweet, apart from X-Fire still not working on it lol)
  2. -=CrAnSwIcK=- New Member

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    water cooling CPU and GPU's and BIOS mods will take you to 20k, on a PCI-e 2.0 motherboard....
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    it might be the drivers or it might be that the 3870 are (in some cases) slower than the 2900 xt
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    Yeah, every time I see a super high 3dmark score, it's usually on a 2900xt, too bad they are only good at running 3dmark, HAH!
  5. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I thought the 2900XT's were good cards (ie they ran everything i wanted them to run lol)
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    Yeah my 7900GTX runs everything I "want" it to run... :p
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    hell my x1600xt runs everything i "want" it to run...CS:source, CoD2, NFSUG2 and NHL 06....crysis looked like garbage, lol, so i don't want it to run it....
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    You got it. ;)

    EDIT: Only that I can play COD4, GOW, Jericho and Bioshock at max, and Crysis on high (with some slowdowns here and there).:p
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Crysis runs sweet on a 2900XT ;)
  10. KainXS

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    That is wierd I have seen people get 22000 on 3dmark with those cards
  11. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    drivers lol they are probably just as bad as NVs i lost800pts in AQ3 by updating so i could play crysis/bioshock :roll:
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    yes it does :)
  13. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    sadly enough it runs pretty well on my 7800GS to :p
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I mean on HIGH settings for everything lol :roll:
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    Overclocked, the 2900XT benefits from the extra 256bits on the memory bus. Hopefully the new 8 cats will fix all your problems.:rolleyes:
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    well i bought an HD 3850 yesterday, for cheaper than i had originally paid for my x1600xt two years ago...and i'm looking at water cooling as well...so maybe a killer overclock, and BIOS mod will give me high settings in crysis..if not, medium is fine...i game at 1280x1024
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    i think the card needs volts to go up there to be honest.. i think the only real difference (memory and cooler apart) from it and its big brother is volts..

    trog
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    I hope we can breakk the overclock wall of 860 soon, its really annoying because the 3870 had a limit around that area as well
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    The BIOS is up on TPU to get past this 'hurdle', but I dont know how to flash the card with it :(

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