9800M performance not what it should be.

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  1. Benjamin Wassink

    Benjamin Wassink Notebook Geek

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    Please dont use 3dmark06 to benchmark gpu preformance or drivers, test in game (fps) or with a good stress test demo like Unigine tropics! Check your max gpu temp in gpu-z, better save than sorry.
     
  2. _bare

    _bare Notebook Consultant

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    You can make valid assessments regarding performance using synthetic benchmarks if there is a large net gain or loss, other than that I dont go by them.

    When making conclusive assessments of a drivers performance I use in game comparisons, as I said, and that is why I am using Dox drivers at the moment although Im watching my temps and they seem to jump around a lot with his drivers. My idle goes anywhere from 40C to 55C and that doesn't seem right so Im going to change to Nvidia's 186.81 if this continues.
     
  3. KernalPanic

    KernalPanic White Knight

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    Note,if your scores were rediculously lower (say 2000-3000 points) then yah something would be wrong. 500 points is not worth worrying about... processor upgrade/oc or gpu oc will do that.
    Also, make sure the benchmark is run at the same resolution.
    (defaults to 1280x1024, but not all G50VTs have the resolution to do that so some use external screens and other just post the 1280x768 score.)

    3dmark06 is fine for baselines as long as the processor bias is accounted for (200points for each 200MHz rank) and the resolution is the same.

    There are FEW game benchmarks that are standardized... thus for comparison very few of them are valid for anything.
     
  4. sean473

    sean473 Notebook Prophet

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    there's been a powermixer problem with all windows 7 drivers especially in 195 series drivers... to solve the problem , try the fix in the below thread... my idle temps are in high 40s to low 50... .

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=456313

    and this is actually cooler with 195.62 drivers compared to 186.81 drivers... get the 195.62 drivers and this fix...
     
  5. _bare

    _bare Notebook Consultant

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    My idle temps are similar to yours but Im running Vista and as far as I know it doesn't suffer from this.
     
  6. sean473

    sean473 Notebook Prophet

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    download riva tuner and see how ur clocks change... if they keep on going up and down due to hardware acceleration , which u don't need in some cases , powermixer fails... without this fix , for me in windows 7 , the clocks wouldn't stay constant even when there was no hardware acceleration...d
     
  7. narsnail

    narsnail Notebook Prophet

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    I know I would get around 7000 in 3dmark06 with my 8800m GTS with a 1.6Ghz Core 2, your right about where you should be. Remember 06 has a fairly large CPU component so upgrading would net you a higher score.

    Wont do too much in real world though.
     
  8. busa

    busa Notebook Enthusiast

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    hey bare will you be overclocking your machine to get faster speeds?
     
  9. _bare

    _bare Notebook Consultant

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    I will not; I received this G50VT after sending my G1S in twice for a GPU/Motherboard replacement, due to overheating and eventually death, so Im a little paranoid about heat as it is; although after seeing some of the nice guides on the forums I did think about it...but briefly.

    Thanks narsnail, I've concluded that it is a decent score but at first I was a little unsure.
     
  10. lidowxx

    lidowxx Notebook Deity

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    8.3-8.5k 3dmark06 is about right for 9800M GS at default clocks when coupled with a mid/low ranged duo core CPU, there is nothing to worry about.

    If you are unsatisfied with its performance and concerned about GPU overheating, you can always OC the CPU quite a bit, with direct console or SETFSB(if you want OC more than direct console can), in many CPU-bound games, you will notice some nice performance jump.
     
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