I forgot to mention in my mail that I have lost any faith I had in 3dmark as a bench.
I'd always suspected it to be a bit "Think of a number and times that by Britney's vitals"
I was getting 6994 with the default. I recently downloaded it again as I was hoping they may have improved the smoothness of the max engine (wrong). Uninstaled the old version - registry removed all traces - installed the new Version, (which I stress has the same version no and is exactly the same as far as I can tell,)and now I get 4888 and I haven't changed anything including settings.
The pretty looping demo is the only worthwhile feature, and I'm not sure that is testing the systems stability any more than testing it's own
[This message has been edited by BladeRunner (edited 06-21-2000).]
what am i missing here? is the voodoo just that outdated?
p.s. im getting a V5 5500 soon...i heard that the 16mb V3 has the limitation of having to run to the system memory when it runs out of its own memory and that slows it down like hell...am i correct here? or am i missing something else??
Ill have that PIIIIIIII to go please
How accurate is this program for system benching?
ATI Rage Fury 32mb
I really think this program relies all on video cards to get its results which isnt a very good bench for accuracy...as far as computer speed my system is faster then most I have used. in fact while in use it kills my friends PIII 500 with 128mb he has a voodoo3 3000 and scores over 3000 on this
so I really question this programs validity as a good benchmark