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anzak
11-21-04, 03:31 AM
I've been thinking about upgrading to an Athlon 64 for some time and would like to see how they stack up to my overclocked Athlon XP in Half-Life 2. If anyone with a lower end A64 (3500+ or lower) and Geforce 6800 (NU, GT, or Ultra) would like to help, out download the timedemo I have created http://www.freewebs.com/anzak/demo.zip

1. unzip the timedemo into your half-life/hl2 folder.
2. load up Half Life 2 and change your video settings to 1024x768 w/ no AA or AF. Also make sure everything is on high with water set to reflect all.
3. open the command line and type

timedemo demo_cpu

Run the time demo 3 times and post the numbers here.

My numbers are:

41.7
41.4
41.9

Any input is greatly appreciated.

PS: If any P4 and Athlon XP users would like to post their results feel free to do so.

anzak
11-21-04, 03:48 AM
Some other helpful commands would be

(cl_showfps 1) to see the fps
and
(playdemo demo_cpu) to watch the demo at normal speed.

DEaD_IRiS
11-21-04, 05:13 AM
A64 3200 @ 2.15GHZ
EVGA 6800 ultra @425
1 gig RAM
Windows XP SP2

1024x768 no AA no AF all settings high water reflect all

53.46
53.79
54.40

1600x1200 AF 8x AA 4x all settings high water reflect all

53.42
53.59
52.63

Superfly
11-21-04, 05:21 AM
man thats some seriously CPU limited scores!!!! - WOW did'nt expect an Ultra on a A64 to be that CPU bound.

Guess Ill be buying a new MoBo and CPU in the new year.......just in time for the sales, ahhh sweet!!!!!

MikeC
11-21-04, 08:26 AM
It's not one of the graphics cards you listed, but what the heck :)

Athlon 64 3400+ @ 2.2GHz
1GB Corsair PC3200 XMS
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
GeForce 6600 GT AGP - 128MB @ 540MHz/950MHz
ForceWare 66.93 - Quality Image
Windows XP Pro w/SP2

All settings on High and Water set to Reflect all. Couldn't find a command to disable sound, which was set to High. All three runs at each resolution were within 1 frame per second of each other:

1024x768Avg: 62, Min:34
1280x960Avg: 61, Min:32
1600x1200Avg: 55, Min: 31

I was keeping an eye on the frame rate counter in Fraps to determine the minimum frame rate.

Verdict: Upgrade to the Athlon 64 (pimp)

Superfly
11-21-04, 08:39 AM
great scores Mike - that 6600GT Roxs dude, just got a friend to upgrade from his GF4 MX to one of those!!!!!!

MikeC
11-21-04, 08:48 AM
great scores Mike - that 6600GT Roxs dude, just got a friend to upgrade from his GF4 MX to one of those!!!!!!

Heh, I saw your post in the 6600 GT thread earlier. Your friend is really going to enjoy that card.

I played a couple of hours of HL2 last night at 1024x768 with 4X AA / 4X AF, 1280x960 with 2X AA / 4X AF, and 1600x1200 with no AA / no AF. I found that all of those settings were playable using High Quality settings.

Superfly
11-21-04, 09:29 AM
OK this is weird.....?

I get 36.28???!!!!!!! on Anzaks benchmark settings

get 44.81 running @ 1280x1024 2xAA 8xAF

something not right there......any idea's??

Superfly
11-21-04, 09:31 AM
just priced up a A64 3400 & MoBo for my after xmas shopping.

man the wife is gonna be pissed!!!!!

MikeC
11-21-04, 10:47 AM
OK this is weird.....?

I get 36.28???!!!!!!! on Anzaks benchmark settings

get 44.81 running @ 1280x1024 2xAA 8xAF

something not right there......any idea's??

Note sure. Try out Anandtech's demos and report back.

http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/video/HalfLife2/AT_hl2_demos.zip

MikeC
11-21-04, 10:47 AM
just priced up a A64 3400 & MoBo for my after xmas shopping.

man the wife is gonna be pissed!!!!!

I know the feeling, but show her this:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/half_life_2_cpu_shootout/page4.asp

Superfly
11-21-04, 11:32 AM
OK:

C17 40.11
Canals: 56.79
Coast 5: 61.76
Coast 12: 56.38
Prison: 63.33

all @ 1280x1024 2xAA 8xAF

no idea whats going on with the C17 demo - might run that one again......

anzak
11-21-04, 12:25 PM
Thanks everyone! It looks like I'll be getting an Athlon 64 mobo and processor for xmas. :)

einstein_314
11-21-04, 02:44 PM
Ok here's my FPS

At 1024x768 0x/0x reflect all

60.47
61.46
61.39

At 1280x1024 4x/8x reflect all

62.12
62.37
62.62

NoWayDude
11-22-04, 02:05 PM
Ok, with Anand time demos
XFX6800GT flashed with voltmode 1.4 to 400/1100
AMD64 3400+ running @ 2420
Demos at 1024x768x32
No AA or AF, all to high and reflect all
demo run 3 times each
at_c17_12.dem > 66.78,68.79,68.76
at_canals_08.dem > 91.92,94.13,94.61
driver 67.02
AA and af to app controled
High quality settings
Negative lod bias to clamp
MipMaps to trilinear

AthlonXP1800
11-22-04, 02:33 PM
Ok let see how my system with 5900 Ultra perform with forced DirectX 9. :lol: :)

1024x768 No FSAA and AF, all settings maxed.

demo_cpu

26.08
26.71
26.50

C17

25.11
25.59
25.80

Canals

32.62
32.24
32.96

Coast 5

39.62
40.58
40.48

Coast 12

32.17
32.29
32.14

Cant completed Prison as it caused the application to crashed. Yeah I definitely need to upgrade to Athlon 64 when PCI Express motherboard and NV48 will be available, probably have to wait until next year. :p

rewt
11-22-04, 02:46 PM
just priced up a A64 3400 & MoBo for my after xmas shopping.

man the wife is gonna be pissed!!!!!

lol :clap2: