Hello there Dell owners
I wanted to interject here about drivers and the difference they're making..
I know Jos found a fatal flaw in his benching, which he posted about earlier - but wow, drivers are making wild differences on my rig!
I've just spent all afternoon with Jos running constant 3DMarks on both our laptops (his, the XPS M1710, mine the Arima W830-DA with SLi'd 7900GS).. Ok, so we were doing it to find out who was fastest
I found something weird - the Xtreme-G 91.xx drivers dropped my 3DMark scores by some 600 points, with the Xtreme-G 84.xx series some 500 points ahead, and the oldest (84.15) Arima supplied drivers being the fastest.Totally
the opposite to what Jos found with his laptop - it's weird, and I have a hard time explaining it..
Still, I hate to say it.. but I reckon his single 7900GTX has the edge over my SLi'd 7900GS once he's overclocked it - he can get a much bigger o/c, whereas I can get almost none.
Anyway, so.. great scores guys - all of you.. Your systems rock
I don't want to link to my thread, btw, as it's in the Alienware section (Arima being the ODM for Alienware's m9700) and I desperately
want to avoid any kind of wars that might get either thread locked, and that seems to happen a lot when AW & Dell are mentioned together!