pathetic score in 3Dmark

Discussion in 'Gaming and Benchmarks' started by Leef, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. Leef

    Leef

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    I just ran 2 benchmarks in 3Dmark2001, and got miserable results both times. 602 and584. One was with the original drivers, one was with the newest detonator from Nvidia. What's worse, I got a lower score with the Detonator driver! Now check this out...I ran this benchmark last year, ant got 1645.

    Here are the comparison URLs for my scores.
    <a href="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare.shtml?1027436" target="new1">Last year's score</a><br>
    <a href="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?1978572" target="new2">First test</a><br>
    <a href="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?1978663" target="new3">Second test</a><br>

    My system specs are
    750Mhz Athlon Slot A ( :( )
    256 MB RAM PC100
    Nvidia Vanta 16 MB
    Brand new install of Win98 SE. Reformatted within last 2 weeks

    Any ideas on what could cause the difference? I'm not very concerened, since I'll be getting my new MB/CPU within a few days...just curious :)
     
  2. HAL9000

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    It is quite likely that your drop from last year is due to the differences in 3DMark2000 and 3DMark2001, the 2001 version works the system much harder.
     
  3. Leef

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    Well...that does make sense. A lot has happened in the last year in graphics, and I guess an old 16 MB card just can't keep up :)

    I was down right depressed in the framerate, especially on the lower detal test..I think I maxed at 15 FPS :(

    But, my next upgrade will be a video card. Right now I'm thinkin ATI Radeon 7200. 64MB DDR, and I've seen lots of reviews saying that it is an awesome card, and for less than $200 it's a pretty good deal.
     
  4. BeardedClem

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    Go for the Radeon 7500, It's basically a Radeon 64MB with faster ram and clocked to 290MHz! The price difference is negligible and it's faster than a Geforce2 ultra but with all the awesome features of the Radeon.
     
  5. Leef

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    Ah, sweet. Thanks for the advice
     

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