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    Drop in Graphics rating

    Hey all,

    I know the Windows performance rating tool isn't that great compared to other benchmarking suites, however, this is a question about relative results;

    I had a geforce 8800 GT XLR8 edition PNY graphics card with 512mb ram, giving me a desktop graphics rating of 5.9 and a gaming graphics rating of 5.9

    This card just died so I got a geforce 9800 GT inno3d card with 1gb ram...

    I now have a 4.3 desktop graphics rating and a 6.3 gaming graphics rating

    I'm pleased that the gaming graphics rating has increased, but why would the desktop graphics rating decrease?? It's a newer model with more ram!

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    might be with it taking longer to fill the memory buffer ?

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Is it because it runs on lower clocks in desktop mode and therefore has a lower rating?

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    I sometimes think the Windows benchmark just runs a random number generator to create the scores; they gives bare little if any resemblance to real world performance or other benchmarks for that matter...
    Last edited by watercooled; 14-04-2010 at 12:29 AM.

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Thanks guys, I guess it could be any of these

    I wondered if there was a graphics setting (either in windows or nvidia control panel) I could tweak, or a bios setting but I haven't found anything yet...

    Am considering getting another of the same card and SLIing them (not directly because of these scores, just because the card was pretty cheap at ~£90)

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    I would not buy a 9800 for £90, could have got a 4850 (faster) for about £60 second hand or 80 brand new..

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Seriously, you do NOT need to pay attention to these figures/ratings. They are not meant to be used in this fashion.

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaineoliver View Post
    I would not buy a 9800 for £90, could have got a 4850 (faster) for about £60 second hand or 80 brand new..
    Yeah that's a good point, who told you a 9800GT for £90 was cheap??

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Yeah that's a good point, who told you a 9800GT for £90 was cheap??
    Or that it was a newer model than a 8800GT

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    For a 9800GT 1GB £90 looks to be about the going rate. Not that I'm saying it's worth it, you understand - just that it's the going rate...

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    Pretty crappy deal imho, could get a 5770 for 25 more.

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    Re: Drop in Graphics rating

    thanks again, wish I'd asked before buying ><

    £90 was the best deal I could find brand new (although tbh I didn't check many places)

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