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New Card, Bad 3DMark Score

Post by cyberneticimplant » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:57 pm

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Booooo!!! I never expected a 7900GS to score this low. Looks about the same to what other people are getting with this card though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150208

I haven't ever seen a review of a 450mhz 7900GS, but I expected more than this on stock settings. I'm sure with an overclock I can bring it up, but I need to spend another $30 to replace the stock cooler first. Should have bit the bullet and gotten that X1950Pro when it was on sale, it would have been more cost effective.
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Post by hainer36 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:59 pm

thats not too bad, i get 12k with the rig in my sig, and the big difference would probably be the 1gb of ram compaired to the 2gb most people have nowadays

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:05 pm

cyber tomorrow at some point I'll bench my GT and see what I get. The clocks are about the same. As for a cooler grab the VF900, great cooler, my HWbot scores are mostly obtained with an air cooler.

But I think that score is right. Most oced GSes top out at 10K
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Post by werty316 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:41 pm

Considering the GS is a bit slower than the GT, that score seems normal but it is a bit low but not by much.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/377/11/

7900GS Specs:
Core Speed - 450MHz
Memory Speed - 660MHz(1320MHz effective)
Fill Rate - 9000 MTexels/s
Vertex Shaders - 7
Pixel Shaders - 20
Memory Bandwidth - 42.20GB/s

7900GT Specs:
Core Speed - 450MHz
Memory Speed - 660MHz(1320MHz effective)
Fill Rate - 10800 MTexels/s
Vertex Shaders - 8
Pixel Shaders - 24
Memory Bandwidth - 42.20GB/s

The 7900GS has been known to be a good overclocker so you could try that.
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Post by tomato » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:38 am

I'd say that score is on par with stock speeds as well... Time to OC that sucker ;) :P
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Post by cyberneticimplant » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:24 pm

OC to 495/1410 raised the score to 7959, getting closer to that 10,000, and now I'm beating the guy with the Acer mobo. :lol:

Do you think it is worthwhile to use Arctic Silver instead of the paste they provide? I am considering the VF700-Cu or VF700-AlCu. Hopefully the XFX bracket won't get in the way. :lol:

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Post by sushrukh » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:37 am

Maybe u'll get better results with the future Nvidia drivers.

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:57 am

if he's on XP there won't be anymore. The 9x.00 series of drivers was the last to support cards for XP. All future drivers will be used for vista
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