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Old 01-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i have just ran 3dmark vantage 2 times in a row and got a strange result both times. My gtx260 scored just under 10k both times, which seemed to match other 260s. But my q6700 @ 3.0ghz scored around 34k both times. I know this is way to high and am wondering why it is giving me this score. This score was higher than the fastest system on the 3dmark list, i know that it is wrong. This is boggling my mind.

Here is a break down of what it is telling me.
3dmark score - P11908 3DMarks
cpu score - 34386
graphics score - 9777
Result name - Untitled
Date - Jan 30, 2009 09:42 CST
OS - Microsoft Windows Vista
cpu - Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700
CPU Speed - 3000 MHz
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Memory - 4096 MB

Everything seems right except that cpu score.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your gpu probably kicked in during the physics tests
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ahh that makes sense. I was just looking and comparing some more on there and it was the physics test that my cpu was ahead in, behind in the AI compared to faster cpus.
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They need to release a patch to seperate the two, possibly have a physics test for both the GPU and a seperate one for the CPU, because that can really throw CPU scores off... Wonder if PCMark is getting strange scores because of that...
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