View Full Version : AGP aperature size?

01-05-06, 12:40 PM
I have a GF 6800 Ultra Extreme, so that's 256 meg video RAM, plus 1 gig of main system RAM.

Would the ideal AGP aperature size setting in my BIOS be 128 meg, or something else? I play
all the major games, DOOM III, HALF LIFE II, Quake IV, etc.

Thanks for any info. :)

01-05-06, 12:45 PM
Set it to 128 or 256

01-05-06, 01:07 PM
Hi, jAkUp. :)

Would 256 give a performance advantage over 128?

Enjoying your dual 7800 GTX 512's? 8O)

01-05-06, 01:10 PM
Well, I'm not enjoying it now since my system is down ATM, hehe :D

As for a performance boost, not really, but the latest games are taking advantage of over 256MB of texture memory... so, you may want to set to 256 :)

It won't help FPS, but it may help in some instances where games are stuttering.

01-05-06, 01:16 PM
Ok, thanks. :) Was just wondering if I should bump it up to 256. I got this card right when
they first came out and you could still get an Ultra Extreme version, it's been running great
ever since. Next major system upgrade will include nVidia's new top-end video card. That would
be considered NV60?

01-05-06, 01:26 PM
nVidia's next top end card will be the G71 :)

Acid Rain
01-05-06, 06:54 PM
Yeah, I always kept the AGP machine at a 256mb aperture. As jAkUp stated, frames per second performance isn't increased, at least not by more than 1% or less, but in some games stuttering on a 256mb card can be reduced.

I did a lot of testing, and 256 ended up being optimal.

01-06-06, 07:54 AM
I always kept mine at 256 but really I could'nt tell a difference between 128 or 256.