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neff2k
11-11-06, 11:48 AM
Anyone have a link to a post or site with information on what settings do what in the Nvidia 3D Control Panel? Or even just what should be set for the typical gamer. I read the descriptions at the bottom when you click on each setting but those don't seem to be for us Nubs.

hoop
11-11-06, 11:51 AM
yes this would be nice to have

sillyeagle
11-11-06, 04:45 PM
Well I can give you the settings I use on my GTX. First of all I go under the global tab and set anisotropic filtering to 16x, then I set antialiasing mode to application enhanced, then I set antialiasing setting to 8x or 16x, I set Antialiasing Transperency to Multisampling, and finally I set Texture Filtering Quality to High Quality. I leave all other setting at default.

The 8800 GTX should have enough power to run almost any game out there at these settings. If a given game cannot handle these settings I go under the game specific tab and lower the Antialiasing to 4x.

easyshas
11-15-06, 01:38 PM
Hi, Anyone got a 3dmark06 for their 8800gtx?

my score comes in at 8495 which I think is too low for this card.

My specs are amd 4600 x2
inno 3d 8800gtx
2x1gb corsair twinx
m2n32sli deluxe

My previous 7950 gx2 gave me 7495. My new card represents a 1000 mark increase which is nowhere near what I was expecting or paid for!

Is this a driver problem, I have the latest 97.02 forceware.

Could it be a setting in the control panel?What settings do you guys have?

Many thanks.

Shane

Ancient
11-15-06, 01:58 PM
Hi, Anyone got a 3dmark06 for their 8800gtx?

my score comes in at 8495 which I think is too low for this card.

My specs are amd 4600 x2
inno 3d 8800gtx
2x1gb corsair twinx
m2n32sli deluxe

My previous 7950 gx2 gave me 7495. My new card represents a 1000 mark increase which is nowhere near what I was expecting or paid for!

Is this a driver problem, I have the latest 97.02 forceware.

Could it be a setting in the control panel?What settings do you guys have?

Many thanks.

Shane
8495 is about right for the GTX with your processor. You aren't going to get 10K+ in 3DM06 unless you're running a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad that's overclocked to 3+GHz.

In actual games though, where it really matters, your processor should run things just fine. Crank all the eye candy up, enjoy the games, and don't be concerned about 3DMark. The overall score is pretty meaningless unless youre just looking to enhance your eJohnson.

crainger
11-15-06, 04:34 PM
Well I can give you the settings I use on my GTX. First of all I go under the global tab and set anisotropic filtering to 16x, then I set antialiasing mode to application enhanced, then I set antialiasing setting to 8x or 16x, I set Antialiasing Transperency to Multisampling, and finally I set Texture Filtering Quality to High Quality. I leave all other setting at default.

The 8800 GTX should have enough power to run almost any game out there at these settings. If a given game cannot handle these settings I go under the game specific tab and lower the Antialiasing to 4x.

Why TAA at only Multi? Wouldn't a 8800GTX be worthy of Super TAA?

Great tips buy the way. I have been doings things the old way. This enhance app AA in global seems to be the best idea :)

OWA
11-15-06, 05:03 PM
The help file provides some info on what the settings are for.

I haven't tried it but I'd think the 3d preview would help also since you'd get to see what effect the settings have.

neff2k
11-15-06, 07:41 PM
I really appreciate all the help you guys have given. So nice to find a forum where people are respectful and very helpful even to us newer guys. And also for people who haven't seen it yet. If you expand the NVidia control panel window while you are changing the 3D settings. When you click on each of the settings, you will see excellent descriptions for each of them. Obvious to most, hidden for others :)

sillyeagle
11-15-06, 08:09 PM
Why TAA at only Multi? Wouldn't a 8800GTX be worthy of Super TAA?

Great tips buy the way. I have been doings things the old way. This enhance app AA in global seems to be the best idea :)

Well that was just a general recommendation for a "one setting fits all" approach. I do actually use Supersample TAA in all but Oblivion, where I use Multisample TAA due to the large performance hit.

sillyeagle
11-15-06, 08:18 PM
Hi, Anyone got a 3dmark06 for their 8800gtx?

my score comes in at 8495 which I think is too low for this card.

My new card represents a 1000 mark increase which is nowhere near what I was expecting or paid for!

Shane

I get 7450 with mine, and overclocked to what you see in my sig I get 7650 if I recall. With a dual core I would expect to see what you are getting.

Remember part of what you paid for was the superior image quality and filtering of the G80, as well as the ability to run 16xAA at nearly the same performance of 4xAA, plus, and maybe most importantly, the 2-3x increase in performance you are likely to see in DirectX 10 games over your 7950GX2.

DRen72
11-15-06, 09:46 PM
I back up what Ancient said above. The 3DMark score is fine, but in games you can see the difference you paid for. This card is awesome.

Darkoz
11-15-06, 10:44 PM
Hi, Anyone got a 3dmark06 for their 8800gtx?

my score comes in at 8495 which I think is too low for this card.

My specs are amd 4600 x2
inno 3d 8800gtx
2x1gb corsair twinx
m2n32sli deluxe

My previous 7950 gx2 gave me 7495. My new card represents a 1000 mark increase which is nowhere near what I was expecting or paid for!

Is this a driver problem, I have the latest 97.02 forceware.

Could it be a setting in the control panel?What settings do you guys have?

Many thanks.

Shane

Here's a screenshot of 3DMark06 with an XFX 8800GTX, although it's with a Core 2 Duo E6700, but at least it will give you a comparison........

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8669/8800gtx3dmark06pc2mz6.th.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=8800gtx3dmark06pc2mz6.jpg)