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Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 3:44 AM

Hi. I just got my W700 (Vista Business x64) with the Quadro 3700m and Q9300 quad CPU. I'm loving it, especially the cool and quiet operation. However, I noticed that Cinebench (both 32 bit and 64 bit) reports an OpenGL standard score in the mid 4000s, with the 'Full Performance' power setting. I have read that the Quadro 3700m yields a result in the mid 6000s, but I haven't been able to obtain anything above 4650 approx.

 

Can someone test their machine with Cinebench  and post their results? This is starting to bug me. Thanks!

 

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 4:15 AM

welcome to the forum!

 

are you comparing this to other results under vista or are the ~6500 scores you've seen tested under XP or XP64?   fwiw, my former FX 3700 tested at around 4750 in my thinkstation D10 under server 2008 and my current FX 4800 tests at around 5800 (if memory serves) under 2008.   i suspect the difference is because of vista (2008) versus XP.

 

i haven't been driven enough to install XP or XP64 just to test OpenGL scores in cinebench.

   (fwiw, it'll likely be a cold day in a very hot place before i go back to XP :P)

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 4:37 AM

Thanks very much for that, Erik. The reviews don't specify sometimes, but this review (computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-w700) had Vista x64 and still got 6526 in OpenGL - one review (comparison between HP Elitebook and Thinkpad W700) did get a 4.5 thousand score, though. Hopefully it's just Vista vs. XP, or driver issues, and not a dud card.

 

If anyone has a W700 with the 3700m which can be tested, please post!:smileyhappy:

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 6:50 AM

I just tested my W700 (T9600, Quadro 3700M) under Windows 7 x64 Beta and got an OpenGL Cinebench score of 5167. I have the latest Lenovo Vista x64 Nvidia drivers installed.

 

Edit: in Vista x64 I get 4772. I've unfortunately uninstalled XP x64 in the meantime but from my tests with 3DMark 2006 I can tell that Vista had surprisingly a slightly higher score than XP. 

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 9:31 AM

This score does seem a little low. FireGL V5700 scores around 5100 and the review of Dell M4400 states that fx 770m scores around 6000 points in Cinebench R10.

 

However I guess this benchmarks doesn't  mean much unless you want to verify low performance in some CAD application. Or maybe run a Spec viewperf test. Somehow it seem Cinebench is missing something, 3700M should have much more processing power

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-11, 18:19 PM

Thanks for that, muol - that Vista score corresponds to mine; obviously microsoft is improving 3d performance in Windows 7 (anyone else, please post your scores). lukaszsw, I'll download spec viewperf when I get back from to my home broadband connection and test the 3700m.

 

Do you guys think it's a driver issue (maybe lenovo is 'throttling'  the GPU in order to avoid the nvidia heat problems of early 2008) or a Cinebench issue?

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-12, 0:52 AM
I don't think it's a driver issue. I've upgraded my drivers in Windows 7 (latest Lenovo Vista x64) to a version offered by Windows 7 update. This version comes with Forceware 1.79 while the Lenovo drivers have 1.76. The cinebench results stay the same though.
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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-12, 5:19 AM

FeanorLobelia wrote:

Do you guys think it's a driver issue (maybe lenovo is 'throttling'  the GPU in order to avoid the nvidia heat problems of early 2008) or a Cinebench issue?


nope, it has nothing to do with the drivers and lenovo isn't throttling the FX 3700m.   i'm not using lenovo drivers with my FX 4800 and it's limited by something else.   from other posts above, i'm starting to suspect that 64-bit OSes are to blame or that cinebench isn't fully 64-bit capable yet.   i've never used a 32-bit OS with my thinkstation and therefore have no way to compare.

 

i realize this is a W700 thread but my interest piqued when i realized that someone else had lower scores in cinebench than expected.   given my results, it's not sounding like a hardware or driver issue.   i now suspect cinebench or 64-bit vista/2008/XP.

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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-25, 1:18 AM
I recently revived the XP x64 partition on my W700 and get a significantly higher cinebench 64 score of 6447. So it seems that in terms of openGL performance XP is still the fastest Windows out there. The same finding applies to multicore processing as well: http://www.infoworld.com/article/09/01/22/03TC-windows-multicore_1.html
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Re: Low Cinebench scores with 3700m?

2009-01-25, 1:28 AM
Well that gives me confidence/hope. Thanks.
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