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InfinityzeN
2005-01-27T16:03:53Z
Sorry to bump this but damn puters have stepped up a bit since then. Running at stock speeds my rig posted a 12314 and thats before I even tweaked it.

Cheers
Samwise
2005-01-28T01:52:14Z
Does anyone know who got 10k in 3dmark2003 with a barton/mobile cpu? Just wondering....
Jordan
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2005-01-28T02:24:31Z
Dunno. I don't know why anyone would want to put a card capable of hitting 10k in 3DM03 in such an old system anyway...
Samwise
2005-01-28T02:30:58Z
http://forums.pcper.com/...84&p=3316509#post3316509 

Which showed a guy (not the guy on the first post, the guy on the very bottom of the page 1 thread got just over 10k in 3Dmark03. I think that just barely scraped it considering it that he's using a Barton chip.
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2005-01-28T02:44:21Z
Buying with that purpose in mind doesn't seem the best idea to me. It means when you get your new system you will have to buy a board with an AGP slot then if you wish to upgrade your graphics card in the future then you'll have to upgrade the Mobo too.

There arn't many ways around it to be honest though. If you got a S939 system now with a PCI-E slot then you'd have to get a PCI-E card straight away which would cost a lot of money. I suppose if you planned on upgrading the rest pretty soon (AND your PSU will support the new card) it may be worth it as it's not like it costs much to upgrade a Motherboard compared to a top and CPU or graphics card. If however you can't upgrade for a long time the a high performance card will just rot away in that system. If you CAN afford to get the rest of the system soon then I have to wonder then why not save up and buy it all at once?

Ultimately though, like I said before) having to upgrade the Mobo the next time you want to upgrade your graphics card isn't such a big issue to be honest. It's a complicated situation and one I like to stay out of
Samwise
2005-01-28T06:11:41Z
Yeah I guess you're right. I'm not looking forward to upgrade to a AMD 64 just yet. Maybe in mid-2006 when the AMD 64 3800+ becomes much more affordable and a 6800Ultra is becoming more cheaper.

lol, I also can't really call my system a "high-spec" one. Let alone a "mid-spec". My damn socket is letting me down

Jordan, you looking forward to a 64 system soon?
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2005-01-28T06:15:50Z
Nah, for my silencing needs I'm hoping the Pentium M desktop platform/scene will come along in leaps and bounds. Either that or VIAs new dual core is low power enough to run passively or with minimal cooling.
ph3n0x_2497
2005-02-04T23:35:29Z
i got 11,054 on 3d MArk 03
MY SPECS:
Amd Athlon 3500+ (socket 939)
asus A8V Deluxe
X800 Pro
1 Gb Pc-3200
250 Gb HD @ 7200 RPM
80 Gb HD @ 7200 RPM
Samwise
2005-02-10T02:15:49Z
I got around 8500ish (can't really remember...)
I expect that you should get just over 13k with some little tweaking ph3n0x_2497....
^Bad_Boy^
2005-02-18T16:09:09Z
I get over 12k in 3dmark03 with Mobile XP and my $300 GeForce 6800NU 128MB ...

Dunno why u think it's not possible or weird ?
kid007
2005-02-24T08:03:11Z
Samwise
2005-03-17T01:58:54Z
Wow. Nice score kid007. I didn't even get over 5k in my previous 9600XT. But now I got 8341 marks on my XFX. (XFX rox)
kid007
2005-03-22T19:07:08Z
that was with my 9700pro hehehe and with the 2600+ 333fsb i should get higher i'm just waiting for some High perfomance ram so i could score this b*tch higher
Samwise
2005-04-28T03:21:43Z
New score for me in '03.
8450marks.
I reckon I can probably get JUST over 9000 if I get the right RAM and a separate cooler for my card.
kid007
2005-04-28T14:15:59Z
overclock that baby and you probably get like 9200-9400