New Look for 3DMark Results, Test System Setup

Results from 3DMark are still provided in a mixture of score and average frame rate.  For Fire Strike, the one that will be more important for our audience right away, scores are given for the overall score, graphics score and physics.  Average frame rates are given for the two graphics tests, the physics and the combined test. 

What's new this time though is the interactive graph (available only on the non-free versions though) that will give you the frame rate over time as well as data points like GPU temperature, CPU temperature, CPU clock, etc. 

It is broken up by each test but the user can decide which tests and which data points to display.

You can zoom in on specific sections but I would like to see the capability to save the graphs as you combine them and export to a separate file. 

Testing Configuration


Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Memory Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 16GB
Hard Drive OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD
Sound Card On-board
Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Graphics Drivers AMD: 13.2 beta 4
NVIDIA: 313.97 beta
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i
Operating System Windows 8 Pro x64

Our standard GPU test bed is listed below; the only thing really worth noting is that we used the very latest beta drives from both vendors, at their specific request.

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