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playrh8r
10-10-04, 11:57 PM
Hi all,

I'm running the 66.81 beta drivers on my BFG 6800 OC, and I would like to optimize them for the fastest gaming performance.

I really can't tell alot of visual difference between High Performance mode, and Quality mode, but I do get 10+ fps better in UT2k4 in High performance, so im keeping it there.

My question is regarding mipmap transition levels. For the best performance, should I force mipmaps to Bilinear, or just set it to none.

All other settings are default.

My system is:

Athlon 64 3000+
512mb ddr3200 ram
abit kv8-pro

thanks

Jeff

aAv7
10-11-04, 01:33 AM
With a system like yours, you shouldn't need to lower any settings. That's the whole point of having a nice rig, to use high settings. Not that I'm flamin you or anything, I mean, your set-up, do what ya wanna do....but most people get amd64 cpu's and the latest video cards to use aa/af, high res, and high option enabled.

playrh8r
10-11-04, 02:34 AM
I respect what your saying, and I understand, but i'd take consistant 60-100fps in UT2k4 onslaught , anyday over turning on AA/AF. I really bought this rig for speed, over quality.

According to a 6800 tweak guide at 3dgpu.com I saw they are suggesting to turn mipmap levels to bilinear for the best performance.

http://3dgpu.com/tweaking.php

I was just curious what exactly that does, and if its worth it.

thanks

BTW, I love my system and it really performs amazing, with doom 3. But I play so many competetive online first person shooters where speed is so much more valuable than quality.

Jeff

saturnotaku
10-11-04, 07:30 AM
If you don't care about visual quality, just set everything to 1024x768, no AA or AF. Leave the driver settings at high performance and that's basically about it.

SquireSCA
10-11-04, 08:48 AM
Hi all,

I'm running the 66.81 beta drivers on my BFG 6800 OC, and I would like to optimize them for the fastest gaming performance.

I really can't tell alot of visual difference between High Performance mode, and Quality mode, but I do get 10+ fps better in UT2k4 in High performance, so im keeping it there.

My question is regarding mipmap transition levels. For the best performance, should I force mipmaps to Bilinear, or just set it to none.

All other settings are default.

My system is:

Athlon 64 3000+
512mb ddr3200 ram
abit kv8-pro

thanks

Jeff


Do you need the extra 10fps?

Does it matter if you have 110fps or 120fps?

Nope. Go with the better IQ.

playrh8r
10-11-04, 12:19 PM
Actually whats interesting is that I get a boost of frames per second when switching from 1024x768 to 1280x960 in ut2k4

Onslaught-

1024x768 -50-110fps average about 65
1280x960 - 50-140fps average about 75

jeff

rewt
10-11-04, 02:44 PM
Theoretically, the highest performance settings should be

nView - OFF

AA - OFF
AF - OFF
Image Settings - High Performance
Vsync - OFF
Force mipmaps - Bilinear
Trilinear Opt - ON
Aniso Opts - ON

Direct3D:
Mipmap detail - Best Performance
Enable Fog Table Emulation - OFF
Max Frames - 3

OpenGL:
Conformant texture clamp - ?
Buffer Flip - ?
Triple Buffering - UH OH!!! (Why nvidia doesn't support this I don't know) (pb)

AGP:
Fastwrites - On
SBA - On
Aperture Size - 128MB (256 for 128MB cards)

Then just overclock the CPU, GPU and RAM ;)