Upgrading a MBP 2.5 17 from a Dell E1705...3dmark 06 scores?

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  1. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    The question is, what are you doing where the 3Dmark score is so important to you? It's just one not-very-representative benchmark.

    Unless you buy your laptops so you can run 3Dmark...
     
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  3. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Well, I got the 2.4 penryn which is slower than the 17" model and I can get 4200-4300 with better drivers and a tiny overclock. I imagine a stock 17 goes at 4300-4400 or so.

    It'll run pretty much any games, but just not at the highest AA settings and high details.
     
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    Most of the scores are around 4000... I only got 6000 from overclocking to 700/900 which is very unsafe on the MBP.
     
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  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of using 3Dmark, why not install the games and decide if the performance is acceptable for you? If you're a serious gamer, then a desktop sounds like a more logical choice (more options, better performance, cheaper).

    I personally wouldn't determine the worth of a laptop/desktop just by running 3Dmark. 3Dmark, or any other benchmark does not give me scores that I can use to tell me the performance I will get in a game. Yes, the bigger the score the better.

    And if you think I don't game, I do. I built a desktop 2 years ago for my games. I never ran 3Dmark. Instead, I installed the games I wanted to play and went based off of ACTUAL performance.

    The only time I would really rely on a benchmark is to help me compare performance between 2 computers. That's really the main objective of it. It really doesn't help you determine game performance.
     
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