Are my systems up to par?
Well, i have two computers and just ran 3dmark 2001 on both of them.
-Pentium 3 Coppermine 667 @950 Mhz (190Mhzx5.xx)
-Asus CUSL2 bios 1003
-128MB PC-133 Infineon @ 143 Mhz @ cas222
-Leadtek Geforce 2 GTS original @ 210/370Mhz
-SB Live Value LiveWare 3.0
-Det 21.81 drivers optimized with nvmax
-Seabate Barracuda IV 40 GB 7200 rpm hd
-latest intel chipset and application accelerator ide driver
3dmark 2k1 default test @ 24 bit z-buffer ~ 3280
-AMD Athlon 1.2 Ghz 200 mhz fsb @1.39Ghz (2x107Mhzx13.xx) (wcpuid/sandra reads 2x111x12.5xx)
-FIC AZ11E kt-133 VDC44 bios
-128MB PC-133 @ 140 Mhz @ 333(wcpuid/sandra reads 148 Mhz) 4-way interleave on
-Radeon LE 32 MB DDR @ 180Mhz/189Mhz(378Mhz ddr) hyper z hacked and optimized by powerstrip
-SB Ensoniq PCI Audio 128v
-Ati enhanced alternative beta driver 4.xxx.xxx.7115
-IBm 75GXP 15GB 7200 rpm hd
-4.33 via 4in1 drivers
3dmark 2k1 default test @ 24 bit z-buffer ~ 3155
Do these benches seem on par? The strangest thing about my athlon system is the misreading of the bus. The motherboard bios sees 12.5xx as 13.xx. But the software still reads it at 12.5xx. Also, the system will freeze when bank interleave is set to 4-way in bios, but sandra says it is enabled. Also, sandra's mem benchmarks show that 4 - way is probably enabled with on par mem benches around 500/580 fpu. thanks for you time and help.
Last edited by Jeffy; 09-25-2001 at 06:58 PM.
Points for PIII :
- Faster RAM
- GeForce2 GTS (with v21.81 drivers, which generally show nice performance increase)
- Faster HD (does it really matters in 3DMark ?)
Points for Athlon :
- Faster CPU
So it seems that Athlon based machine managed to pull against PIII just because of the faster processor, coz Radeon LE can't really match GeForce2 GTS, not with the 21.81 Detonators.
Don't know what the problem with FIC's FSB, you might try newer BIOS to fix it (and you can't enable 4-way interleaving with every memory stick), but how the hell did you manage to get 190MHz FSB on Asus CUSL2 ?!?!
Best Regards ...
Last edited by ND; 09-25-2001 at 08:44 PM.
i geuss i got lucky with my cusl2 and pentium 3. The weird thing is, 4-way interleave would crash or lock up when enabled in the mobo bios. but when set to disabled in the mobo bios, sandra will say it is still on, and the sandra mem benchmarks show it is on par with the other kt-133 boards with 4 way on. weird huh?
Sometimes Sandra turns out to be not enough reliable, woudn't trust on it too much.
Best Regards ..
Sandra is Intel biased. I wouldn't compare pentium vs bird with it.
Quite a statement
Why would you say that ? It reflects the situation with better FPU in Athlon, and shows pretty reasonable memory benches of Athlon vs PIII ...
Best Regards ...
I read this on here somewhere. Probably the headlines. So take it up with Rob.
camaro, I think it is sysmark that is intel biased. My 1.610 thunderbird smokes p4 1.8 insandra.
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