View Full Version : ti 4400 to 5700 Ultra performance issues

05-14-04, 04:55 PM
I just upgraded my old ti4400 to the 5700 Ultra with DDR2 ram, and I am not seeing any performance increase. Is there some trick to getting the performance up, or is there not that much difference between these two cards? The 4400 is a 128 meg card, as is the 5700 Ultra. I have the latest Detonator drivers (56.72 I believe), as well as upgrading my MB to the latest bios. When looking at the AGP setup in the BiOS it says it is running in 8x mode, as well as in WCPUID. The card is seen as a 5700 Ultra by Windows. I am a little stumped, I thought I would get a pretty decent sized boost.

System setup:

AMD XP 3000+
Asus A7V8X-X MB
1gig PC 3200 RAM
100gig 7200 WD HDD
FX5700 Ultra

Any info would be greatly appreciated.



05-14-04, 05:35 PM
Not a real big difference between the cards w/o AA/AF

05-14-04, 05:47 PM
Hmmm... I went from a Leadtek geforce4 ti4200 to a BFG 5700U and I could play everything 1 resolution up and still felt like I was was getting the same frame rates. So yes to me it was a big upgrade. I do remeber that I had problems when I just switched the card out for the 5700U,but when I reformat and fresh install of windows all the problems I had went away. Weird cause both cards use the same driver base. I would say try reinstalling windows and start fresh.

05-14-04, 06:09 PM
What games are you playing on it? How are you determining the lack of performance increase?

05-14-04, 09:08 PM
I went from a GF3 to a 5700u and it depends on what games you are talking about. Counter-strike there is ZERO difference. But lets take UT2k4 with Max detail or FarCry with everything set at medium (except water at ultra high) or even CoD with everything maxed at 16x12 there is a night and day difference. So what games are we talking about here? Also X2: The treat looks amazing on my 5700u.

05-14-04, 10:04 PM
you should turn on AA/AF
tt's the main difference there

05-14-04, 11:27 PM
Ya Seriously. Was the TI 4400 too slow W/o AA/AF on?

Might as well turn em on its over 3 times as fast with them enabled.

05-14-04, 11:39 PM
Big difference once you enable AA/AF.

05-15-04, 02:08 PM
you should be able to overclock it to 500+/900+ and then you should notice the difference.

Shame it is a 4x1 part as therefore you are reliant on AA/AF to get a gain.