3DMark06 = 12750 --> Decent?

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I just put together a build for my brother. He's running a micro ATX with poor flow on the CPU side, so we were limited with regard to OCing. The specs are as follows:

Gigabyte G33-based micro ATX
Q6600 OCed to 2.7GHz
EVGA Superclocked 8800GT (650MHz, I believe)

3DMark06 = 12750. I know this isn't a mind-blowing score, but is it pretty much in line with the above specs?
 

aevm

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It is mind-blowing. :) It's among the best 7% PCs measured, maybe even better.

I'm a few points under 12000, with stock Q6600 (2.4 GHz) and overclocked 8800GTX (at 621 MHz). Your score is in line with the specs IMO.
 

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I would say your pretty much in line with what I have seen. I have a q6600 overclocked to 3.6ghz on an eVGA 780i with 2x eVGA 8800GT in SLI, I hit 18329 today with it.
 

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I got exactly the same score with the system in my signature, my GPU clock is also the same 651MHz. Your score looks above average considering your quad is clocked under 3GHz.




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Why is it everyone has to ask if their score is oK?? Theres an online comparison chart that compares you with hundreds of people with similiar systems. Thats not good enough?
Don't be a Bytch. I prefer to do my comparisons with real people.
 

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I to like to compare will people that I can talk with to get more information like you just got by all of us. The charts don't tell you that your 3DMark score has a lot to do with you processor or that even a wimpy 2900XT can beat any 8800 series card even if the 2900XT can't compete with the 8800 series cards in actual gaming. You'll have to get used to MrsBytch she is our... :lol:
 

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Hi i have a Q6600@3,42GHz, P5K-E Wifi, 2 GB RAM 800, 2x500RAID0, ASUS 8800GT core@700 memory@1005, OS: Vista Ultimate 32bits

3DMARK06 : 14033 With eMule running!

Is too High?

 

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My system scored a 12802 stock. Looks like yours is right on the money.

Q6700
BFG 8800 GT OC 625/900
2GB DDR2
Asus P5E

I've overclocked the CPU to 3GHz and video card and pulled out a 14470. I'm going to try to break 15k soon.
 

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I just realised how much the vista performance index is such a ripoff 3d mark, even in the way they try to sell you upgrades from their partners :p

..So what's your vista index? :)
 

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My Vista index is 5.7, I haven't seen anything higher than that before. It's kind of messed up that the 2900XT is scoring so high in 3Dmark, if only that power could be utilized in actual games.
 

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Your score sounds about right...

I got 13150 with:

Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3,6Ghz
Asus P5B - Deluxe
4Gb Crucial Ballistix 6400
Sparkle passive cooled 8800GT @ 700/1000
 

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I like to use the 3DMark06 to help check if I have my rig running the best it can at whatever given OC I have. Look at your cpu and SM scores. 3DMark06 is heavily GPU dependent so obviously the better the GPU, assuming it is not help back by the cpu, the better the global score. My Q6600 at 3.46ghz gets a little over 5300 for a cpu score. The 8800GTS 640 SM scores are 5100 -5200. Globally I scored 13,044. Single GTXs and G92s score in the high 5000s to very low 6000s. Changing your drivers, cleaning out the registry, and shutting down nonessential processes can improve scores by a several hundered points or more if you are lower than similiar spec'd/OC'd systems. ie.My old FX60@3ghz/8800GTS 640initially got 8800+ after doing the above my score jumped to 9883. You can compare your scores against score scores of other CPUs and GPUs using TH guides. That should give you a idea as to how well your CPU stacks up to available chipset/GPUs, how much potential you have and maybe whether an upgrade is warranted. ie. At 5300+ my Q6600@3.46 is working much faster than a stock QX9650 at 3.0 that scores 4357.
 

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It's funny you mention the QX9650 runs at 4357 stock. I don't remember the actual score, but I know the Q6600 running at 2.7 scored somewhere between 4100-4300 on the CPU test. Maybe the 45nm's really aren't that much faster than Kentsfield, clock for clock.
 

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You'd get a lot more if you could overclock the CPU slightly more. I get about ~13k with my E4600 at 3.5Ghz.

To answer your question. That is a GREAT score.
 

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This particular Q6600 is in my brother's micro ATX (damn micro ATX!!). On the CPU side, airflow is very restricted. To make matters worse, when we did the build, we used the stock intel cooler (if I could go back in time, I would have bought him something a little nicer). 2.7 GHz and 1.175 (in BIOS; CPU-Z much lower) runs at 71*C hottest core, full load. We can do 2.8ish, but that requires around 1.23 in BIOS, and the temps start to get uncomfortable at that point. Even 71*C full load is a bit more than I would have wanted it to be, but certainly not out of specs. At 2.7, though, the Q6600 is not going to bottleneck for quite some time.

Regardless, my brother is more than happy with the numbers he's getting. Hell, I would have been satisfied with 11K. 12750 certainly exceeded my expectations, and even my hopes.

That being said, I'm building up a system for myself tonight, full ATX in a proper Antec 900 with uber-ventilation and a Zalman 9700. Q6600 + 8800GTS 512 G92 and G.Skill 2x2gig. Once I get that baby up and running, I'll do a 3dmark and see what numbers I can pull. I'll be running Vista Ultimate x64, so hopefully I wont take a performance hit because of that.
 

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Well a stock Q6600 should be around 3600-3700...stock Q6800 @2.9+ghz is 4100ish so at 2.7ghz you are doing pretty good. The Yorkies run much cooler so their advantage is in their ability to reach much higher OCs. For that matter in games quad at the same clock speed are actually faster than the C2D's but the latter OCs much higher... so ultimately are faster. Obviously, benchmarks don't translate directly to real world use mainly because programs are not optimized to take advantage of the potential. It simply illustrates what the future may hold as it is begun to be utilized.
 

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