3DMark Drama: Intel Employee Claims AMD Never Held The Top Score



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 Just read the Phenom II benches in the March 2009 Max PC mag....and the difference between AMD's best and Intels I7 in 3DMark06 Overall is barely over 800points.....further...PCMark Vantage overall  Intel I7 wins by only 1000 ponts.....and now itgets really silly.....my AMD 5000+ B.E. gets 12093 on 3DMark06 overall  !!

....and I don't even use the latest drivers.  Also, I'm on an old M2N32SLI Deluxe mobo.  Whats all this mean?

It means Intel can't make a chip that'll put out a decent score on 3DMark06 overall....or  that XP kicks Vistas butt,coming and going.  Either way it's pretty sad that with a 140$ mobo and a 90$ CPU I can get 12093 on 3DMark06 and the mighty Intel I7 gets only 12,859  :/

Conclusion MS and Intel suck at making new things, be it OS's or CPU's.....sure the I7 trounces my humble setup in office cr*p...but who cares  lol?  Sure the I7 on Win 7 can open 27 windows at the same time....but since I can only read one at a time.....who cares  lol?  Btw, I can open 27 windows at same time too, but can still only READ one at a time.  I guess all the pretty pictures must be worth spending 5-7 grand on a PC.

Now if your one of those people who thinks a computer is an A/V device get an I7.....if not don't waste your money.


Operating System:  Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600 w/SP2
Motherboard:          ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe, Wireless Edition
Processor:              AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (B.E.) Brisbane 2.6GHz Dual-Core (Overclocked to 3.2Ghz)
CPU Fan/Heatsink:  ZALMAN CNPS9500A 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Memory:                CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel
Video Card:            EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 (stock)
Hard Drive #1:        WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA I
Hard Drive #2:        Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB 7200rpm SATA II

Optical Drive # 1:    LG HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner SATA
Optical Drive # 2:    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner IDE
Power Supply:         PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V
Case:                    Mid Tower (Gerneric) 5x 80mm case fans (2 front intake, 2 rear exh., 1 side exhaust)
Sound Card:           none
Monitor:                 ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor

Idle temps: CPU: 26C  Motherboar: 26C  GPU: 35C (fan @ 100%)

Load Temps:  CPU: 48C  Motherboard: 27C  GPU: 52C (fan @ 100%)

Drivers: nVidia 9.35 Chipset.....nVidia 177.41 Video


Oh, almost forgot.....I can do anything twice as fast on XP, as in less clicks!


...and before anyone says my numbers aren't valid ....I got screenshots and posts on about 12 different sites...AND I'm 24+ hour Orthos Beta, stable....running Blend @ priority 9

Take efficiency, and edit out all the intelligence and what you have left is a post-XP Microsoft operating system :)



LAWL. newb. not getting a high cpu score on 3DMark does not mean a processor that sucks. LAWL. 3DMark is used to measure a system's capabilities to process 3D. surely, a CPU is not mainly for processing 3D.  

well, anyway, congratulations for AMD fanboys, AMD has finally defeated the Q6600 on SOME benchmarks, after two years. maybe in another two years, AMD might get a fighting chance against the Core i7.

a Cry-baby AMD fanboy just can't believe things, or rather, would not believe so.

rookie. XD 



I think it'd only be fair if they were only to release their 3DMark CPU scores.



The only thing I can think that Intel is whining about is they were not WHQL certified or some other certification.  Drivers are drivers.  Obviously whether the drivers were beta, Alpha, or the nerd's code next door.  It worked and AMD got their results.

 Its similar to whining about how your ferrari got beat by some garage heads souped up Chevette because its not street legal or stock.  Its irrelevant you got beat.

Now Intel quit your Griping, increase your clock speed, lower your prices by like 50% for your top line processors and you will get some more support from the public.



does it really matter who got around to submitting their results a few days before whom?



Yes liquid helium/nitrogen is not practical for home use overclocking... I think that is pretty obviouse, but last time I checked the land speed record was not set in your typical soccer mom's van either.  Records are set by going to the extreme with what you have available to you such as liquid helium and "unapproved" drivers.  I mean what do you even consider to be an unapproved driver?  If its the optimal choice then its also the obviouse one.  When start splitting hairs it makes you look like the loser even if you are the winner.

 Bottom line is that I could care less if Intel beat the benchmark scores 8 days before they were even rendered because I didn't see any headlines about it and they didn't have an interesting video to go with it.  I don't care who holds the record.  I'm more intertested in how you got there and seeing it happen.



I dont think the drivers had shit to do with it. They only came close becuase of the helium liquid cooling.. want to impress me get the same results with air or normal liquid cooling that the avg home user has access too. I'll bet they come nowhere near that number they put up.


Lord Omega

I am an intel user and have no quams of using an AMD processor either. I go with whatever was the best at the time (or whatever I can afford). The crap saying that AMD was running unapproved drivers is just junk. Where is the proof of this? There has been backstabbing and curb stomping between these two companies for years. This just brings a new level to the "BS Alarm". Come Intel, cant take the heat?



what exactly is an unapproved driver? beta that hasn't been publicly released?



They usually only allow the latest WHQL driver, but in some cases unapproved is just the newests or a beta drivers that futuremark hasn't gotten around to certifying yet. The fear is that manufacturers could optomize drivers just for the 3d mark tests and never offer them to the public making those who compete in the benchmarks operate at a handicap. Thats why they like to stick to shipping drivers.

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