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Futuremark's 3DMark06 Benchmarks

Electronic Punk

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Building on 3DMark05 as a foundation, Futuremark improved the core 3D engine, adding more complex ShaderModel 2.0 tests, stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) ShaderModel 3.0 tests, and overall enhanced the product with substantially higher polygonal counts expected to be found in games two years into the future. Even with the addition of HDR/ShaderModel 3.0 tests, 3DMark06 still enables ShaderModel 2.0 compliant graphics card owners to run most of the benchmark and get a fully comparable 3DMark score. With these demanding new DirectX 9 implementations, 3DMark06's four graphics tests measure performance of the most advanced hardware while showing visually the compelling advantages of these new shader types.

3DMark06 is the first product from Futuremark using the AGEIA(tm) PhysX software physics library in two very complex, game-like threaded CPU tests conceived to measure properly performances of single processor, multi-core and multiple processor systems in next generation of games. In addition to using real-time physics, both CPU tests also employ multi-threaded artificial intelligence algorithms. By combining the results of the two CPU tests and four graphics tests, 3DMark06 enables users to get a 3DMark score which reflects the overall gaming performance of their PC. Futuremark and their industry partners anticipate that CPU performance promises to be increasingly important in next generation PC games as new titles increase their use of artificial intelligence and complex physics and their reliance on multithreaded processing.

You can download 3DMark06 from this page

Please use my next thread as a template for your benchmarks.

Electronic Punk

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CPU: AMD AthlonFX57 @ 2.8ghz
Motherboard: Abit AN8SLI Fatal1ty Bios 1.9
Memory: 2x1024meg Corsair CAS2 DDR2
Video Card: 2xNVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256mb, Forceware 83.21
Hard drives: Quad SATA Maxtor Diamond9's 640gig RAID array
Soundcard: Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-18
3DMark Score: 6281
SM 2.0 Score: 3334
SM 3.0 Score: 3186
CPU Score: 1093

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Blame me for the RAZR's
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice)
Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI Delux
Memory:CORSAIR XMS 2GB (4 x 512MB)
Video Card: Leadtek 6800GT 256MB Forceware
Hard drives: Raptor WD 36.7GB (2x Running RAID 0 strip)
Soundcard: Audigy 2 7.1

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-18
3DMark Score: 2332
SM 2.0 Score: 981
SM 3.0 Score: 899
CPU Score: 871

Damn am i low or do you just blow me away EP?
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Ha...he is running 2 GTXs in SLI. I'm going to test mine when I get off work. Mine will probably be ~3500-4500, from what I've seen.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (San Diego)
Motherboard: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695
Memory:OCZ DDR-400 (2 x 1GB) @ 2-3-2-5, 1T
Video Card: EVGA 256MB 7800GT
Hard drives: 120GB, 160GB, 200GB.
Soundcard: Realtek thingy 7.1

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-19
3DMark Score: 3590
SM 2.0 Score: 1644
SM 3.0 Score: 1627
CPU Score: 850

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CPU: Athlon 64 4000 OC to 2.6ghz
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Memory: 4x512 Corsair XMS 3200
Video Card: XFX 6800 GT OC to 410/1120
Hard-Drives: 74GB Raptor & 80 GB Seagate SATA
Soundcard: Creative X-Fi Music

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-18
3DMark Score: 2566 3DMarks

SM 2.0 Score: 1078 Marks

SM 3.0 Score: 986 Marks

CPU Score: 996 Marks


VenomXt said:
i need a 7800 GT...
I hear that one... :D
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yeah...... they're a nice bump in performance over 6800GT's..... or at least it seemed like one to me. i mean.... now, CoD2 can play with all the settings maxed (not including corpse count and stuff.... i don't think.... don't remember if i changed that or not) at a rather reasonable framerate..... sometimes dropping down to like 10fps... but that's still not that bad.
CPU: AMD64 3700+ San Diego @ 2.51
Motherboard: Abit AN8SLI Fatal1ty
Memory: 2x512 OCZ 4400
Video Card: BFG 7800GTX OC @ 488/1.34 81.95 Driver
Hard drives: Maxtor 120 GB
Soundcard: On Board Sound

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-18
3DMark Score: 4035
SM 2.0 Score: 1923
SM 3.0 Score: 1896
CPU Score : 859

Not bad considering I haven't tweaked out the Motherboard yet
only a 400 point difference between your system and mine, LoctOut? and you even OC'd your CPU, have an OC'd 7800GTX, and 1GB more DDR than me, at a faster DDR speed....... something don't seem right there......
ElementalDragon.... you are right. I retested with new numbers & drivers.

CPU: AMD64 3700+ San Diego @ 2.51
Motherboard: Abit AN8SLI Fatal1ty
Memory: 2x512 OCZ 4400
Video Card: BFG 7800GTX OC @ 502/1.33 82.12 Driver
Hard drives: Maxtor 120 GB
Soundcard: On Board Sound

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-18
3DMark Score: 4208
SM 2.0 Score: 2068
SM 3.0 Score: 1998
CPU Score : 853
CPU: AMD Athlon64 3500+ @ 2.2ghz
Motherboard: Asus A8N SLi Premium
Memory: 2x Crucial 512MB 2x Crucial 256MB
Video Card: 1xNVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256mb, Forceware 83.10
Hard drives: Seagate 200GB Sata, Quantum Fireball 20Gb
Soundcard: Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music

3DMark Results:
Date: 2006-01-19
3DMark Score: 3875
SM 2.0 Score: 1833
SM 3.0 Score: 1814
CPU Score: 838


Everything was at default settings for advanced version bar enabling all the extra tests.

Electronic Punk

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Is anyone finding that when they click on a compare URL it says they are not logged in?

Also if you have a problem running 3DMark, make sure you have installed the December update rollup for DirectX (worked for me):


The same file is compatible with all of these operating systems:
Windows 2000; Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Windows 2000 Professional Edition ; Windows 2000 Server; Windows 2000 Service Pack 2; Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003 ; Windows XP; Windows XP 64-bit; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Media Center Edition; Windows XP Professional Edition ; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Starter Edition; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Electronic Punk

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I am logged in, but it seems to do it regardless, very strange.
Alot of X2 chips seem to be owning my FX57, but they could well be FX60 chips, strange, I didn't really do anything when I benched anyway - of course everything was stock and I didn't stop any services etc.


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Dunno bout that. I am pwning your CPU and its hardly an FX-60.


I think the CPU tests are simply multi-threaded which is why there is a performance improvement with the dual-cores. Probably with P4's as well with HT.

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