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 01-30-2006, 10:02 AM #1 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Jun 2005 Posts: 2,134 how do 3dmark scores work? how is the score calculated? is it a constant scale, i.e, 6000 is 2x as good as 3000? or is it logarithmic? is it all based on framrate? __________________
 01-30-2006, 04:21 PM #2 (permalink) Master Techie     Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 2,567 I think that is has to do with what frame rates you can get at certain settings. 6000 isin't always better than 3000. You can score 3000 with every detail maxed out or on a different pc you can score 6000 with everything set to the lowest. __________________ __________________
 01-30-2006, 04:41 PM #3 (permalink) Master Techie   Join Date: Jun 2005 Posts: 2,134 well yea, but i mean at standard settings. how to they get from the raw framerate data to a number in the thousands?
 01-30-2006, 04:59 PM #4 (permalink) Master Techie     Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 2,567 I guess it's just a formula that the creator's came up with. So every part of the equation let's say is a variable. After the test is run they substitute the variable with a number according to the results of the benchmark. __________________
 01-30-2006, 04:59 PM #5 (permalink) Wizard Techie   Join Date: Jul 2005 Posts: 3,453 I think they offer a scorecard of some kind. If it's there, look it over and see if you can make some sense of it. Ryan __________________ I'm an unhyphenated American. System Specs: Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake" 2x2gb A-Data @ 800 Diamond HD 3870 512mb Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
 01-30-2006, 05:05 PM #6 (permalink) Master Techie     Join Date: Feb 2005 Posts: 2,567 Ther ya go. That's a lot easier. __________________
 01-31-2006, 07:41 AM #7 (permalink) Junior Techie   Join Date: Dec 2005 Posts: 91 I thought it was just the total amount of frames displayed over the whole time. (You'd get 3600 frames in one minute at 60fps so..) __________________ :freak: | Intel Core 2 Q6600 / Zalman CNPS7000Bcu CPU LED cooler | XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog 512MB PCI-E | 2x1024mb Corsair XMS2 6400 | Gigabyte N650SLI DS4 | OCZ GameXstream 850W | Hitachi Deskstar 80gb IDE | WD Caviar 160gb IDE | WD Caviar 250gb SATA | Coolermaster Aerogate 2 |
 01-31-2006, 10:57 AM #8 (permalink) Ultra Techie   Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: NY, USA Posts: 771 anyone have any facts? all I see is I think's and I guess's. __________________ __________________ AMD FX 8350 Black Edition XFX R9 390 8GB 16GB (8x2) GSKILL DDR3 1866mhz GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ Aspire X-Plorer Silent Case PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W Continuous 180GB Intel 520 SSD Vizio 32" TV (1920/1080)/Acer P221W 22" Widescreen LCD (1680/1050)

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