Reply 18140 of 18996, by appiah4
Shagittarius wrote on 2021-02-09, 19:49:
I'm not sure your setup is doing everything it should be or if its a limitation with 3DMark 99. Here are my results with my Xeo […]appiah4 wrote on 2021-02-09, 11:53:
My brain just melted watching my LGA775 system blitz through 3DMark99 at 400+ fps on Windows 98SE..
I'm not sure your setup is doing everything it should be or if its a limitation with 3DMark 99. Here are my results with my Xeon3230 @ Stock with an AGP Radeon 9800 Pro:
I have an X850 as well which if I remember correctly pretty much double the score of my 9800 Pro, but I haven't had it installed in a while so I can't give you exact numbers. However even though our scores are pretty much the same I would say I had an average of over 200+ FPS most of the time, so perhaps you are getting performance that 3dMark isn't properly calculating for some reason.
I think for these kinds of uber cards the benchmark is mostly CPU bottlenecked. I used an E4600 which is a 2.4GHz CPU, your Xeon is also 2.66GHz. It seems Phil got around 40K with an E8600 which is a 3.33GHz CPU, roughly 40% faster than mine, and his score is roughly 40% above mine.
Case in point;
-havli got 40K+ on a 4GHz+ Phenom: https://hwbot.org/submission/2427925_havli_3d … agp_47865_marks
-flamethrower got 21K+ on a 3.4GHz P4 Prescott: https://hwbot.org/submission/3603280_flamethr … gp_21823_marks/
So yeah I could probably push my E4600 to 3GHz+ and blreak 35K easily, but I don't feel like overclocking this PC will achieve much. I just want it to run Win98 and DOS games, and a modern Linux distro for convenience.
EDIT: Also, my X850 is a Pro (12 Shaders) not X (16 shaders) so it does not have twice the brute force of a 9800PRO, more like 1.5x.
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