Originally Posted by Korrigan
I have two reasons for my previous post, friend:
2) 100 less points on a synthetic benchmark like 3DMark, which always does the same thing using the same algorithms, exactly the same way, can be due to the driver dealing with things a bit less nicely for 3DMark but much better for everything else, which is real applications like games. This happened a lot of times before.
So yeah, I'm still amazed when veterans here are alarmed by a 100 point decrease in 3DMark score. Would you say 1000+ points, then yes, there's most likely something wrong.
1st off that's obvious , but it also just as equally plausible that what ever causes less performance in 3dmark will also have an adverse effect in some games.
Secondly, it amazes you that on an enthusiast website people care about benchmarks scores......ok.
100 points consistently less is a huge deal when you overclock trying to make your way up the HOF chart. Hence why knowing which drivers give the best performance is of interest. So unless they get the 400 points back when the next whql's arrive ill bench using 13.12's if I want to move up the chart.
Btw it's not just 100 points. You see only whql drivers actually count, so....it was whql , than 1st beta lose 300 points, next beta no additional loss, next driver an additional 100, which doesn't bode well for the next whql's because it's a negative trend and it's currently at a 400-500 point deficit.
But please continue, I'm amazed friend at your amazement and ability to insult and call people friend.