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The PC screenshot thread, and subsequent posts about FPS (Frames per Second) got me thinking about how each of our systems measures up.

 

I propose we all benchmark our PCs, and share our results here in this thread.

 

The 3 benchmarking tools we'll be using are:

 

3DMark 2001 Second Edition

http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark2001/

 

3DMark03 (Build 340)

http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark03/

 

Aquamark3

http://www.aquamark3.com/

 

All benchmarks will be run at their default settings, as listed in their respective programs. No AA or AF enabled as well. Within your respective video card Control Panels, you should leave yours at Default, or Balanced (in the ATI Control Panel) settings so we can have a level playing field.

 

We should also list our hardware, so we can compare benchmarks. Here is what we should list:

  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Motherboard & BIOS Version
  • Video Card & Driver Version

I suggest that each benchmark be run after a reboot, rebooting between each benchmark. You might also like to close any applications you have running in your system tray.

 

Here are my system specs:

 

CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz - 800MHz FSB

RAM: 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM - Dual-Channel

Mobo: ASUS P4C-800 Deluxe

Video: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB) - OMEGA DRIVERS 2.5.30

 

Here are my numbers (Aquamark numbers are coming shortly):

 

3DMark 2001 SE:

17,121

 

3DMark03:

5,718

 

Aquamark3:

42,724

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Originally posted by Ruffneck@Apr 4 2004, 01:56 PM

All benchmarks will be run at their default settings, as listed in their respective programs. No AA or AF enabled as well.

What about settings in the ATI/Nvidia control panel, defaults as well?

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How about a few games with built in benchmark utilities like Halo, Quake 3, etc.?

Some of us can do those separate, as not all of us own those games (I do though). I figure everyone can download the 3DMarks & Aquamark. But if you'd like to toss out your other scores, go right ahead. I'm sure those of us with the games would be more than happy to post their scores as well.

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Originally posted by Ruffneck@Apr 5 2004, 12:03 PM

We're very close on those numbers Scott. Even though we dont have the same CPU or RAM.

 

I'm going to try out some other things tonight and see if I can't get some better numbers.

The main things that help my score are probably, my RAM timings, my HDD setup, and my motherboard.

 

The only tweaks I did:

 

-defragged my HDD

-turned off process system.ini and process win.ini in the msconfig control panel

 

I'll post some game benchmarks later if I can stop playing Far Cry :D

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Originally posted by FreakTornado@Apr 5 2004, 11:11 AM

The only thing I've run is Photoshop 7 benchmarks.

 

My dual G5 scores: 555

The next best score is a dual Opteron: 531

Dual 3ghz Xeon: 496

3.2Ghz P4: 427

no contest here is the winner. :P

 

BTW - can't wait to get my A64 in so i can show you Intel boys a thing or two ;)

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Originally posted by FreakTornado+Apr 5 2004, 01:11 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (FreakTornado @ Apr 5 2004, 01:11 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>The only thing I've run is Photoshop 7 benchmarks.

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How does one benchmark Photoshop, Ed?

 

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BTW - can't wait to get my A64 in so i can show you Intel boys a thing or two ;)

As Kirsten Dunst once said, "Bring it!". :P

 

BTW, Kelley, you're gonna want to keep an eye on this site:

 

http://www.amd.com/farcry

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Originally posted by Buck@Apr 5 2004, 09:33 AM

How does one benchmark Photoshop, Ed?

You use PSBench, a set of photoshop actions that creates a 50MB image, and then runs a wide range of filters and operations on the image, recording the time of each one.

 

It can be downloaded here:

 

http://www.geocities.com/sw_perf/PSBench.html

 

Note that the results graph is out of date.

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  • 6 months later...

With release of 3DMark05, I figured I'd resurrect this thread.

 

CPU:Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz Extreme Edition

RAM:1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM - Dual-Channel

Mobo:ASUS P4C-800E Deluxe

Video:BFG Nvidia 6800 Ultra OC - 66.81 Forceware installed

 

3DMark05:

5179

 

3DMark03

12814

 

3DMark 2001 SE:

22104

 

Aquamark:

65087

 

With each driver release for Nvidias drivers, I'll benchmark and update with new numbers.

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