View Full Version : Problems with 5600? Maybe?

07-25-03, 09:19 AM
Well, I just got my MSI 5600 in the mail today to replace my ( often buggy ) 8500LE 64 and supprisingly it seems to be slower.

I ran 3dMark 01 and got about low 8000, on my 8500 i was getting around high to mid 8000 ( around 8600 mostly )

I got the card mostly for the VIVO extra and the fact I think I just got a bad ATi card as the 8500 was prone random weird crap. i was hopping to get a decent and noticable boost in perfomance.. but it doesn't seem to be the case..

As a side note i did get the newest drivers at nvida's site today which took forever on 36k dial up :|

Even UT 2k3 runs about the same...

maybe I was expecting to much..
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The Baron
07-25-03, 09:24 AM
Did you reformat/use DriverCleaner to get rid of the remnants of the ATI drivers?

07-25-03, 09:28 AM
I had planned to, it needed to be done anyway. But would it really degrade performance that much? I know when upgraded from a Ge 2 MX to the ATi card I didnt' have this much of a problem..
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The Baron
07-25-03, 09:35 AM
It can have a sizable effect on performance. I highly recommend doing it.

07-25-03, 09:37 AM
One last question ( Thanks for being prompt to :) )

What kind of boost should I expect over the 8500LE ?
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The Baron
07-25-03, 09:38 AM
Honestly, I don't know... but it should be a pretty significant one. 5600 should compete well with a GF4 Ti4400 (I think, heh, can't remember right now), so it should be a nice jump over the 8500LE.

07-25-03, 09:45 AM
OT: why does this thread remind me of Sega Rally?

07-25-03, 09:45 AM
The 5600 actually should perform around the 8500-8500 LE levels. The 5600 Ultra is about on par with the Ti4200, so it's definitely for sure that the 5600 performs less than that. I think your performance is about right...the 5600 is simply a crap card.

The Baron
07-25-03, 09:47 AM

Note to self: If they don't say Ultra, THEN IT AIN'T AN ULTRA

07-25-03, 10:35 AM
Seems about right, just did a search http://service.futuremark.com/servlet/Index?pageid=/orb/projectsearch

8000pts seems bang on.