Originally Posted by Seth13
Pentium 4 3.2GHz
2GB DDR2 533
Seagate(I think) 160GB 7200RPM
When I run 3Dmark05 I'm getting a score around 7100, but when I look at revews on the X1900XT, they recieve scores around 9.8k. I don't understand what my problem is. I know my CPU isn't the fastest, but it should not bottleneck my GPU by 2000+ points... Could someone help me determine what the problem is?
I have Catalyst 7.1 Drivers, DirectX9.0c.
I'm just trying to run Vanguard the best I can, and my performance in it isnt that great either. Balanced 1280x1024 25-35 in the open, 12-20 in cities.
Hmmm..I am not too familiar with ATI cards but I believe 3Dmark05 has rather "sensitive" scoring, meaning what should be small FPS gains in games, grant a lot of points.
I am not claiming to know this for fact...but I can assume that those guys with the higher ratings are overclocking the heck out of it?
I frequent the EVGA forums a lot and its pretty amazing how many points people have gotten with the card I have by overclocking it to the point of meltdown and then liquid cooling it.
Just a thought..