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Vito
01-27-05, 10:41 AM
New card is the XFX 6800GT
New to the benchmarking scene here and a bit confused with all the benchmark apps out there.
Id like to test the performance of the new card and was wondering what benchie to use and what settings to have the rig on for the test.
What kinds of "scores" am I to look at when completed?
Are there some general settings the rig should be at for optimal testing?
I will be running HL2 and Far Cry on this rig as well.

TimoneX
01-27-05, 10:44 AM
How do you like the new card? I'd suggest popping over here to futuremark and grabbing 3dmark03 or 05 and giving it a go. When you're done you compare your setup to similar systems. GL.

http://www.futuremark.com/

Rottys-R-Us
01-27-05, 11:30 AM
You should even pop in here (http://www.ocforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=124) and look and ask around. :beer:

Needitcooler
01-27-05, 12:02 PM
If you want to test that baby, run HL2 and Far Cry at 1600x1200 and see what kind of frame rates you can achieve.

Buhammot
01-27-05, 12:51 PM
only prob is.. that not everyone has monitors capable of 1600x1200... such as myself... 17" lcd 1280x1024 max

Sentential
01-27-05, 12:56 PM
I can understand why you would be confused:D. Here are the top 5 benchmark programs people generally use:

3dmark05: http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark05.shtml
3dmark03: http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark03.shtml
3dmark01SE: http://www.futuremark.com/download/?3dmark2001.shtml
PCmark04: http://www.futuremark.com/download/?pcmark04.shtml
Aquamark: http://www.aquamark3.com/am3-mirrors.htm

Buhammot
01-27-05, 01:00 PM
thats 5 progs man :D

Sentential
01-27-05, 01:01 PM
thats 5 progs man :D
<edited post for stupidity :( > lol

Needitcooler
01-27-05, 03:56 PM
only prob is.. that not everyone has monitors capable of 1600x1200... such as myself... 17" lcd 1280x1024 max

My comment was aimed at the original poster since he has a 19 in CRT. I own a 17" LCD as well and am constrained to 1280x1024.

Vito
01-27-05, 05:55 PM
My comment was aimed at the original poster since he has a 19 in CRT

My home rig has dual Sony 21" CRT's and will do 1600x1200.
Should the test be run at 1600x1200?
I see most people have the settings at 1280x1024 or 1024x768

Needitcooler
01-27-05, 11:42 PM
For testing out the limits of your system, you might as well test it at the highest possible resolution. If you are not getting respectable framerates, you could drop down to 1280x1024. With your system you shouldn't have to play any games at 1024x768.

Rottys-R-Us
01-28-05, 01:34 AM
You might even try Fraps (http://www.fraps.com/) to check your FPS during ingame.

RAMMAN
01-28-05, 01:50 AM
3dmark05 at default settings.

RAMMAN
01-28-05, 02:10 AM
thats 5 progs man :D

right on :D .