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Oh aquamark 3.. How I love thee

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IDK why but aq3 is by far my favorite benchmark. and i found some nifty x64 patch that lets me run it. i haven't had a good run of this in like 3 years at least. I remember the last time i ran it, i was squeezing just over 80k out of it. Man times have changed lol

The old Aquamark 3 score list



 
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Where is this 64-bit patch?
 

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Really? How did I miss that so long ago. :wtf: Old age i guess.
 
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Lets see those scores people
 

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There you go

and some tweaking
 
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What score did you get exodusprime ?
 

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Rename the executable, if you have Crossfire. You'll get more points. I'd post screenies, but capture doesn't work in Crossfire.
 

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Heres mine



Its been a long time since i have tried this
 
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I couldnt get it to work with SLI :( i get a higher score with one card
 

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Funnily i ran it first with my card stock and got 138k,that score is with my card at 815/1100 and got 2k less,go figure.
 
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I couldnt get it to work with SLI :( i get a higher score with one card
run in windows xp compat mode with desktop comp and color off
 
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What nostalgia!

Aquamark was my very first benchmark tool, the first one I tried when I started benchmarking. I remember benchmarking my pc when it had the E4300, 2GB RAM and 8600GTS 256MB, on XP x86. If I find the old screenshots I'll post them here.
 
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Rename the executable, if you have Crossfire. You'll get more points. I'd post screenies, but capture doesn't work in Crossfire.
i renamed it to afrfriendlyd3d.exe, just to make sure.. and monitored it with msi afterburner to make sure it was working
 

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BTW, AM3 is very process aware, the more you can shut down in the background the higher AM3 will score;)

Ask AthlonX2 he was able to break 400K on a 275 anf a i5 750. Hopefully he will see this and drop a screen shot.

SLI is fail, best score I got was 223K and is seems to be on par with the 285 score in the OP when I was running 280's in SLI.

Also it is old enough to only use one core, so those who can drop to one core and clock farther can gain points as well;)
 

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I think something's not quite right for me?

Here are my scores, the first one for the laptop and the second one for the desktop.
Both specifications are listed in my system specs.
Anyway, scores look kinda low to me?

Laptop:


Desktop:


:confused:

Perhaps this is because I got Sli on the laptop and the 5970 has 2 gpu's ie CF?

@ Tigger (no offence ;)) your 4870 gets a marginally lower gpu score :/
 

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145 seems about right w/o major tweaking.

have you already renamed the .exe?

Both tests seem CPU bound/limited to me. when I hit 223K both scores were almost even.

 

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145 seems about right w/o major tweaking.

have you already renamed the .exe?
I copied and replaced the 2 files from the x64 fix into the program files folder where am3 was installed.

Well, I wouldn't be surprised about cpu limiting for the desktop.
 
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I copied and replaced the 2 files from the x64 fix into the program files folder where am3 was installed.

Well, I wouldn't be surprised about cpu limiting for the desktop.
as i stated and i'll put up some instructions in the first post

if you have crossfire change the file to afrfriendlyd3d.exe, and also set affinity by alt tabbing out and making sure it's all cores selected. also make sure that you turn everything off, think like running wprime or something, the bench is most definately cpu bound on almost all modern pc's. I just think that it's a fun bench.
 

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BP why would i be offended :) Your 5970 should score way higher than my 4870.
 

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BP why would i be offended :) Your 5970 should score way higher than my 4870.
You said it. :) Problem is that it didn't score "way" higher :laugh:
 

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as i stated and i'll put up some instructions in the first post

if you have crossfire change the file to afrfriendlyd3d.exe
Desktop result after renaming the file :twitch:



Weird :)
 

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there ya go, now you are in the game.

Look at my post a bit ago and try things like disabling the AV, I remember there was a ton of tricks to be found in the APK version of this bench;)