This might sound stupid and I'm in no way trying to flame this thread or anything but what good is 3dmark vantage? I mean I've ran benchmarks on it before but at the end of the day real world apps are what really matters.
Working full time to build new PC by the end of the year
3dmark vantage ... 1 thing to say : BLEH!!!
This thing never works correctly for me. I can play most new PC games with all the details high at like 25-30 fps, but this app is giving me all sorts of crap. Even with the lowest settings i get flickering/blinking/missing textures, some bloom/glow effects don't show or show up corrupted, it even bluescreened me once or twice.
After trying a lot of versions that appeared (including the latest one from their site today) i give up on this app forever .
I think what matters is to use the same benchmark software(very difficult and inconvinent to measure with different software). 3Dmark vantage may not be the best, but as ChronicNL started it, I think it is good to keep using the same software if you want to take part in this, the trial is free anyway.
AMD Athlon II 245 @ 3.55ghz, 9600GT @730mhz 1115mhz, vista sp2 32bit
Like 3DMark 06, Overclocking your CPU will give you lotsa more scores.
I dunno why your CPU Score(20746) was higher than mine(7118), I think my E7200 at 3.8 GHz is outperforming your AMD Athlon II X2 245 at 3.55 GHz.
durable PC since 2008
CPU : E7200 @ 2.53 GHz 1.04 V / OC 3.7 GHz 1.36 V (390*9.5, 4GB DDR2 780)
GPU : 8600GT (GDDR3, 256 MB) / OC (750 / 900)
BOARD : GA-EP31-DS3L (rev 1.0) broken and bought a second hand one replaced
PSU : 300 W
OS : Windows 7 Home Basic x86