3DMark05 and 06 Not Working in Vista Beta 2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by ravisurdhar, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. ravisurdhar

    ravisurdhar Guest

    I can't seem to get either of these tools to work. 05 won't even install
    (when I double click the installer, it never appears) and 06 installs but
    then can't find a DirectX file. Do I need to install DX9 to get these to
    work? Can DX9 coexist with DX10 in Vista?
    ravisurdhar, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. Nah - DirectX 10 is in there by default but will have backwards
    compatibility to work with DirectX 9.0c and previous versions.

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    Zack Whittaker, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. ravisurdhar

    ravisurdhar Guest

    Actually, I installed DX9 from the installer found on microsoft.com and 3DM06
    now works fine. *shrug* Huge drop from my XP score though: 14xx vs 26xx
    (don't remember exactly).
    ravisurdhar, Jun 10, 2006
  4. ravisurdhar

    droid Guest

    Interesting. I think this tells us that the drivers on XP have built in
    cheats to fake-optimized performance for 3D Mark while the Vista drivers
    which are new and clean lack these cheats and thus show the real score. If
    you pick some very obscure non-popular game, or perhaps create a benchmark
    yourself, does it show similar drop? If so then one might argue the Vista
    drivers aren't yet optimized or that Vista is slowing the general

    Given the past tendencies of ATI/NVIDIA to cheat at the scores of popular
    games and benchmarks I wouldn't be surprised if visual quality of games on
    Vista is as the game developers intended, not as ATI/NVIDIA optimized it to
    droid, Jun 10, 2006
  5. ravisurdhar

    Hank Guest

    It's possible as well that XP is optimized as much as it can be and Vista
    still has a lot of optimization to go through. Not to mention the resource
    overhead of the OS is more than XP and you may be hitting that threshold
    quicker and easier as a result. Driver optimization is a big part as well.

    We'll see how it goes.

    I ran the test and got 8326 as opposed to the 9979 in XP. Interestingly
    enough I got 7935 on my CPU score which was more then 3000 better than in
    XP. So my graphics are driving me down but I'm certain it's the slack
    drivers I have for my 7900 GTX. As well my Aquamark 3 scores have fallen
    off a bit. I'm looking for to a driver update for sure, heheh.
    Hank, Jun 10, 2006
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