3DMark06 Benchmark
Comparing Numerous Configurations (8800GT, 4890, GTX 460, 5850, GTX 550 Ti, etc.)
Stock vs. Overclocked CPU/GPU, low res/detail vs. high res/detail.

Last Change: 29/May/2013, 0342hrs

Whoami: Ian Mapleson
http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgi.html
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(see bottom of page for links to other benchmark results for Viewperf, Unigine, CoJ, FarCry2, etc.)
Here I present collated results for a range of different systems for the 3Dmark06 benchmark, with the assistance of my friend John who's contributed further P55/X58/Z68-based results using some GPUs I don't have (eg. 4890). See after the tables for extended system details.

Data is grouped according to CPU/system, and subgrouped by graphics card model. This is to make it easier to compare different configurations, eg. when checking for bottlenecks. The group containing the highest overall score is listed first. Other results are included as people send them to me (CPU-Z/3dmark.com links required), credit list after the tables.

Key (all GPU clocks are given as 'Core/Shader/RAM'; a single number refers to just the core clock):

  Qu/FX = Quadro FX card

  8800GT/G = Gigbyte 8800GT 512MB Zalman (Turboforce Edition), stock @ 700/1700/1900.
             oc'd to 775/1850/1900 on my i7 860.

  8800GT/A = ASUS 8800GT 512MB Glaciator, stock @ 602/1512/1800, oc'd to 685/1725/1900
             on my i7s, oc'd to 650/1608/1900 on the Athlon64 X2 6000+ 3.225GHz PC (ASUS M2N32 WS Pro, 4GB DDR2/800 RAM).

  8800GT/P = John's Palit Xpert Vision 8800GT, running at 600/1500/900.

  5850 = Sapphire 5850 Xtreme 1GB, 700/1000 default, oc'd to between 880 and 900 core, 1100 or 1200 RAM (platform/chipset tolerance).

  4870/A = ASUS 4870, default 750/900 core/RAM.
  4870/P = Powercolor 4870, default 750/900 core/RAM.
  4870/S = Sapphire 4870, default 750/900 core/RAM.

  GTX 460 = Original 460 with a 256bit memory interface.
  GTX 460 V2 = Later 460 with a 192bit memory interface (ironically, these overclock much better).
  
  GTX 280/Z = Zotac GTX 280 1GB, stock @ 700/1400/1150.


Results at 1280x1024, default settings:

                                            RAM PER            GPU   Overall                                        FPS      FPS       FPS      FPS     Benchmark    
Test         CPU        MHz        GPU        GPU    CF/SLI?   Core  3DMark06  CPU    CPU1   CPU2   SM2    SM3   Proxycon  Firefly   Canyon   Freeze     Details     Tester

 1.        i7 870       4270   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     850    28494    7953   2.69   3.77  10558  14124    88.56    87.41    169.65   112.82  [Compare URL]    Ian
 2.        i7 870       4270      GTX 460     1GB       NO     850    25513    7942   2.68   3.76  10286  11205    87.56    83.88    118.86   105.23  [Compare URL]    Ian
 3.        i7 870       2930   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     850    19702    5509   1.87   2.60   6909  10149    56.14    59.01    126.05    76.93  [Compare URL]    Ian
 4.        i7 870       2930      GTX 460     1GB       NO     850    19354    5535   1.87   2.63   7275   9380    61.26    60.00    110.55    77.04  [Compare URL]    Ian

 5.        i7 930       4136   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     800    26804    7035   2.41   3.28   9901  13727    83.76    81.26    166.56   107.98  [Compare URL]   John
 6.        i7 930       4136      GTX 460     1GB       NO     800    24385    7045   2.39   3.32   9727  11201    84.15    77.96    115.90   108.12  [Compare URL]   John

 7.        i7 930       4136    2x 4890       1GB      YES     800    25057    7177   2.45   3.37   9568  11986    80.04    79.43    127.58   112.15  [Compare URL]   John
 8.        i7 930       4136       4890       1GB       NO     800    19628    7137   2.45   3.33   7062   8923    56.44    61.26     82.34    96.12  [Compare URL]   John
 9.        i7 930       2805    2x 4890       1GB      YES     800    18201    4919   1.67   2.31   6822   9086    56.71    56.99    108.80    72.93  [Compare URL]   John
10.        i7 930       2805       4890       1GB       NO     800    16672    4898   1.69   2.27   6442   7804    54.28    53.09     81.35    74.73  [Compare URL]   John
  
11.        i7 860       4018  2x 8800GT/G    512MB     YES     786    24770    7610   2.57   3.61  10015  10916    84.18    82.74    113.16   105.17  [Compare URL]    Ian
12.        i7 860       4018     8800GT/G    512MB      NO     770    17211    7592   2.56   3.61   7023   6523    57.82    59.23     62.81    67.64  [Compare URL]    Ian
13.        i7 860       4018  2x 8800GT/G    512MB     YES     700    24226    7589   2.56   3.60  10005  10372    83.95    82.80    103.31   104.12  [Compare URL]    Ian
14.        i7 860       4018     8800GT/G    512MB      NO     700    16210    7586   2.56   3.60   6523   6121    53.31    55.41     58.31    64.11  [Compare URL]    Ian

15.        i7 860       4018  2x 8800GT/A    512MB     YES     685    24277    7558   2.54   3.60   9996  10453    84.03    82.57    104.76   104.30  [Compare URL]    Ian
16.        i7 860       4018     8800GT/A    512MB      NO     685    16225    7606   2.56   3.62   6520   6133    53.53    55.15     58.40    64.26  [Compare URL]    Ian
17.        i7 860       4018  2x 8800GT/A    512MB     YES     600    23460    7593   2.56   3.60   9801   9782    81.82    81.53     94.39   101.25  [Compare URL]    Ian
18.        i7 860       4018     8800GT/A    512MB      NO     600    14731    7617   2.57   3.62   5785   5546    47.46    48.96     52.24    58.69  [Compare URL]    Ian

19.       i7 2700K      5000     GTX 280/Z    1GB       NO     700    23394    9534   3.21   4.53   9094   9560    74.20    77.40     91.60    99.60  [Compare URL]    Ian

19.     Ph2 X6 1090T    3611    2x 6970       2GB      YES     880    20087    5779   1.97   2.72   6856  10402    56.63    57.64    131.53    76.51  [Compare URL]   Adren

20.       i7 2700K      5000   Quadro 4000    2GB       NO     475    19968    9551   3.24   4.51   8009   7517    66.38    67.10     66.98    83.35  [Compare URL]    Ian

21.       i7 2700K      3500     GTX550 Ti    1GB       NO     950    19719    6580   2.21   3.14   8162   8187    72.34    63.70     80.35    83.38  [Compare URL]   John

22.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB      YES     900    18550    3312   1.04   1.69   7941  11058    65.00    67.40    138.30    82.90  [Compare URL]    Ian
23.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB       NO     900    17912    3291   1.03   1.68   8080  10005    66.00    68.70    115.70    84.40  [Compare URL]    Ian
24.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB      YES     725    18884    3273   1.03   1.66   8095  11545    65.40    69.60    143.70    87.20  [Compare URL]    Ian
25.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB       NO     725    17415    3315   1.04   1.69   8112   9182    66.20    69.00     99.50    84.10  [Compare URL]    Ian

26.        i3 530       3520    2x 3850       1GB      YES    Stock   15281    3715   1.19   1.86   7025   7425    56.12    60.97     70.13    78.37   John
27.        i3 530       3520       3850       1GB       NO    Stock   10415    3687   1.19   1.83   4137   4391    31.32    37.63     40.05    47.78   John

28.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     880    14556    2462   0.77   1.25   6209   9130    51.30    52.20    116.00    66.60  [Compare URL]    Ian
29.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     900    14074    2490   0.78   1.28   6194   8287    51.20    52.00    101.30    64.40  [Compare URL]    Ian
30.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     725    14203    2484   0.78   1.27   6094   8608    50.30    51.20    108.40    63.70  [Compare URL]    Ian
31.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     725    13834    2489   0.78   1.27   6177   7935    51.10    51.90     93.70    65.00  [Compare URL]    Ian

28.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     880    14556    2462   0.77   1.25   6209   9130    51.30    52.20    116.00    66.60  [Compare URL]    Ian
29.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     900    14074    2490   0.78   1.28   6194   8287    51.20    52.00    101.30    64.40  [Compare URL]    Ian
30.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     725    14203    2484   0.78   1.27   6094   8608    50.30    51.20    108.40    63.70  [Compare URL]    Ian
31.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     725    13834    2489   0.78   1.27   6177   7935    51.10    51.90     93.70    65.00  [Compare URL]    Ian

17.   AthlonII X2 250   4110      4870/A      1GB       NO     750    13204    3287   1.04   1.66   5468   6362    39.20    52.00     59.80    67.50  [Compare URL]    Ian
17.   AthlonII X2 250   3014      4870/A      1GB       NO     750    11846    2490   0.78   1.27   5145   6128    38.90    46.90     59.40    63.10  [Compare URL]    Ian

32.         6000+       3225  2x 8800GT/A    512MB     YES     650    12798    2463   0.78   1.25   5455   7190    45.02    45.90     87.37    56.42  [Compare URL]    Ian
33.         6000+       3225     8800GT/G    512MB      NO     790    11762    2491   0.79   1.26   5457   5704    44.80    46.16     57.73    56.34  [Compare URL]    Ian

34.         Q6600       2630     8800GT/J    512MB      NO     600    11499    3588   1.17   1.75   4784   4898    40.10    39.62     49.11    48.85   John

35.        i7 870       4270    Qu/FX 5500    1GB       NO    Stock    6084    7920   2.68   3.74   2265   2072    18.35    19.39     18.90    22.54  [Compare URL]    Ian
36.        i7 870       4270    Qu/FX 1500    1GB       NO    Stock    3001    7934   2.68   3.76   1070   1018     8.56     9.28      9.05    11.30  [Compare URL]    Ian


Results at 1920x1080, 4X AA, 8X AF:

                                            RAM PER            GPU   Overall                                        FPS      FPS       FPS      FPS     Benchmark    
Test         CPU        MHz        GPU        GPU    CF/SLI?   Core  3DMark06  CPU    CPU1   CPU2   SM2    SM3   Proxycon  Firefly   Canyon   Freeze     Details     Tester

 1.        i7 870       4270   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     850    26327    7967   2.69   3.78  10456  11875    87.59    86.67    130.91   106.58  [Compare URL]    Ian
 2.        i7 870       4270      GTX 460     1GB       NO     850    18781    8003   2.71   3.79   8063   6800    71.61    62.78     72.99    63.02  [Compare URL]    Ian
 3.        i7 870       2930   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     850    
 4.        i7 870       2930      GTX 460     1GB       NO     850    16243    5540   1.87   2.63   6793   6610    57.66    55.56     71.38    60.82  [Compare URL]    Ian

 5.        i7 930       4136   2x GTX 460     1GB      YES     800    24946    6987   2.36   3.31   9801  11786    84.29    79.06    128.82   106.91  [Compare URL]   John
 6.        i7 930       4136      GTX 460     1GB       NO     800    16365    7051   2.40   3.31   6593   6336    61.99    47.88     66.90    59.83  [Compare URL]   John

 7.        i7 930       4136     2x 4890      1GB      YES     800    20187    7091   2.42   3.33   6703   9852    56.16    55.56     93.60   103.45  [Compare URL]   John
 8.        i7 930       4136        4890      1GB       NO     800    14378    7050   2.41   3.30   6616   7050    37.43    37.97     60.31    72.01  [Compare URL]   John
 9.        i7 930       2805     2x 4890      1GB      YES     800    16906    5102   1.75   2.38   6133   8215    51.23    50.99     90.92    73.88  [Compare URL]   John

10.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB      YES     875    17938    3269   1.03   1.66   7832  10354    64.00    66.50    124.40    82.60  [Compare URL]    Ian
11.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB       NO     900    15654    3298   1.04   1.68   7250   7634    61.60    59.30     82.40    70.30  [Compare URL]    Ian
12.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB      YES     725    18214    3277   1.03   1.67   8031  10552    65.70    68.20    125.00    86.10  [Compare URL]    Ian
13.   AthlonII X2 250   4110       5850       1GB       NO     725    14198    3278   1.03   1.67   6619   6426    57.20    53.10     69.00    59.50  [Compare URL]    Ian

14.       i7 2700K      5000     GTX 280/Z    1GB       NO     700    15195    9509   3.22   4.49   6145   5283    51.90    50.50     58.00    47.70  [Compare URL]    Ian

14.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     880    14200    2466   0.78   1.25   6128   8626    50.60    51.50    106.50    66.00  [Compare URL]    Ian
15.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     900    13222    2521   0.79   1.28   5916   7204    48.90    49.70     81.20    62.90  [Compare URL]    Ian
16.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB      YES     725    13747    2478   0.78   1.26   5830   8184    47.90    49.30    100.10    63.60  [Compare URL]    Ian
17.   AthlonII X2 250   3014       5850       1GB       NO     725    12458    2487   0.78   1.27   5747   6364    48.50    47.30     68.40    58.90  [Compare URL]    Ian

18.        i7 860       4018  2x 8800GT/G    512MB     YES     700    15114    7622   2.57   3.62   6501   5164    56.04    52.31     58.45    44.83  [Compare URL]    Ian
19.        i7 860       4018     8800GT/G    512MB      NO     700     8898    7574   2.56   3.58   3664   2845    32.01    29.06     32.62    24.28  [Compare URL]    Ian

20.       i7 2700K      3500    GTX550 Ti     1GB       NO     950    13009    6733   2.30   3.15   5303   4704    47.39    40.99     46.82    47.25  [Compare URL]   John

17.   AthlonII X2 250   4110      4870/A      1GB       NO     750    10037    3285   1.03   1.67   4033   4324    30.00    37.20     43.40    43.10  [Compare URL]    Ian
17.   AthlonII X2 250   3014      4870/A      1GB       NO     750     9469    2475   0.78   1.25   4035   4321    30.00    37.20     43.40    43.10  [Compare URL]    Ian


John has two Radeon 4890s, two Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinums (800MHz core), a GTX 550 Ti and a couple of 5850s. I have a wide range of different GPUs: four 8800GTs (2 x 512MB, 2 x 1GB; where I say I have four of a type of card, it's because I have the same 512MB/1GB split so I can compare RAM usage issues), four 9800GTs, two EVGA GTX 460 FTWs (850MHz core), two Sonic Platinums (not yet tested these), a standard Palit GTX 460 768MB (overclocks to a crazy 868MHz!), two 3870s, five 4870s (2 x 512NMB, 3 x 1GB), two Sapphire 5850s, two EVGA GTX V2 460 1GB SSCs (867MHz core), X1950Pro (AGP & two PCIe for CF), 3850 AGP, 4670 1GB and a range of different Quadro professional cards.

Note that I did earlier tests using an i7 860 system, but that's now been replaced with an i7 870 setup at a higher clock. I'll remove the 860 results at some point.

John's i7 2700K is running on an ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 with 16GB DDR3/1333.

John's i7 860 system (Gigabyte P55M-UD2, Titan Fenrir, Xigmatek Asgard case):
1 x 4890, Score P10454, http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2606819
2 x 4890, Score P13624, http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2607129

2 x GTX 460in SLI, CPU 2.8GHz: Score P26921. GPU score 23708, CPU score 45364.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2578109


Other notes:

Prior to running benchmarks, it's a good idea to empty all tmp files and force all pending idle tasks to completion. Select Run from the Start menu, enter:

  %temp%

Press CTRL+A, then delete in the normal manner.

For the idle tasks, select Run and enter:

  Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

And obviously, make sure other apps which might interfere are turned off, eg. antivirus programs, web browsers, etc.

CPU-Z of John's i7 930 system: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1319930
CPU-Z of John's i7 860 system: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1517889
CPU-Z of my old i7 860 system: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1295195
CPU-Z of my new i7 870 system: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1507189
CPU-Z of my i7 2700K system:   http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2334534


Submission Credits

Adren = Adrenaline on forums.nekochan.net


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