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jAkUp
03-07-03, 06:38 PM
well... not quite yet... but in a few hours i will have one. just drove down to my local pcclub, and they have 2.... so... i reserved one... drove back, made a withdrawl of $450 and in another hour or so, im gonna drive back again... i will give my take and benchies when i have it installed and running... im upgrading from a GEFORCE2MX!! so it should be a huge step up for me... see specs in sig.. the card is an evga geforcefx ultra 5800. (complete with the great box, hey its the card that counts:))

do you guys have any suggestions benchies or anything i should run??? i dont have many games.... hitman2...lol and a bunch of demos... what do you expect... i had a geforce2mx..lol :D

Slappi
03-07-03, 08:50 PM
Sweet! Let us know what's up when you get back.

5150 Joker
03-07-03, 08:52 PM
Are you planning to keep the card or just bench it and then return? I'm tempted to see if the local BB here has one so I can buy it, bench it and then return it.

jAkUp
03-07-03, 09:34 PM
im gonna keep it... costed $480. same card off newegg... im downloading the 43.00(gonna give those a shot first) as i speak. here is a pic of the card:
(cheesy webcam pic)

http://slimshady1692000.homestead.com/files/Picture_2.jpg

jAkUp
03-07-03, 10:43 PM
ran 3dmark 2003... got 3217 3dmarks... no effects or anything were missing

http://service.futuremark.com/servlet/Index?pageid=/orb/projectdetails&projectType=10&projectId=387026

emailthatguy
03-07-03, 10:47 PM
is it just me or do the 43.0 drivers run dog slow w/ the fx? be interesting to see some other ones.

btw, bad link there on the 3dmark.

also, what res you running on the 3dmark tests? vsync on or off?

just curious

jAkUp
03-07-03, 10:48 PM
everything is set to normal... vsync is off... from what i also heard the 43.00 were really bad in 3dmark too

3dmark 2k1 gives me 13,164 3dmarks

http://service.futuremark.com/servlet/Index?pageid=/orb/projectdetails&projectType=6&projectId=6107537

muzz
03-07-03, 11:04 PM
jak are you happy with it?

jAkUp
03-07-03, 11:09 PM
yes im happy with it... remember though, i moved up from a geforce2mx... so im gonna be happy with any card pretty much..lol looks amazing to run all games at 1600x1200... just tried rallysport challenge by microsoft... seems a little sluggish at just about 30fps average... all options maxed, but it really is a sight to behold....:)

mreman4k
03-07-03, 11:10 PM
With the scores you are getting, sounds like you threw your $480 in that dustbuster and watched it all burn up. Thats horrible for a near $500 video card. I'm starting to question whether something is wrong with your setup. You should be getting at least 5000. Man thats sux. :eek: I would be furious, but if all your games play well, i say WTH!! Happy Gaming

emailthatguy
03-07-03, 11:11 PM
hey in single player games, 30 fps is all you need. just wait till the drivers get optimized, itll be a bit more fluid.

glad you like your card, i cant wait to get mine. i feel sorry for that poor dude that got the busted card tho. wanna send him an e card or something. hes gotta be really downing it tonight. terrible way to spend a friday if you ask me.

btw, how you like rallysport? you play it w/ a racing wheel? i been thinkin bout getting it.

Kruno
03-07-03, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by jAkUp
yes im happy with it... remember though, i moved up from a geforce2mx... so im gonna be happy with any card pretty much..lol looks amazing to run all games at 1600x1200... just tried rallysport challenge by microsoft... seems a little sluggish at just about 30fps average... all options maxed, but it really is a sight to behold....:)

As long as you are happy, that's all that matters. :)
Ignore all those benchmarks and reviews.

jAkUp
03-07-03, 11:12 PM
yea i might move down to the driver revision right before the 43.. i heard they suxorz... also i noticed in 3dmark2003, that the mother test.. had some weird graphics errors with the shadows and stuff... not complaining though... just strange

Kruno
03-07-03, 11:25 PM
If games run fine then don't worry about it.

muzz
03-07-03, 11:28 PM
I'm glad your happy, as it's YOUR HARD EARNED $,...enjoy it :thumbsup:

emailthatguy
03-07-03, 11:30 PM
im gonna start a (What are you playing w/ your geforce fx) thread in the games section. be good to keep track of how one game plays over another.

(btw, anyone got photoshop skills? pm me) <-- sorry had to sneak that in.

nrdstrm
03-08-03, 12:57 AM
I sold the card to him and also picked one up for myself (the only 2 PCClub got...i snagged em both for our store! I love my card as well, but I don't know exactly what I've got till I reformat and optimize my system.

JAKUP - DON'T use the 43.00's. Use the 42.68's. Much better. Example -
Doom3 Alpha Leak
43.00 34.9 FPS
42.68 35.5 FPS

3DMARK2K3
43.00 - 2357 3DMarks
42.68 - 4076

(Before you all start flaming me for my scores...my mobo drivers (agp etc.) are not installed currently and no optimizations on my system. On tuesday I'm gonna fix it up and I'll repost my scores. And as the same with JakUp, I LOVE this thing.

emailthatguy
03-08-03, 01:00 AM
ehh leave em if the games run good. actually im way more interested in seein numbers w/ crap like norton antivirus and a firewall and junk runnin in the background. nobody has pristine systems like the ones [H], anand, and tom's run their stuff on

emailthatguy
03-08-03, 01:02 AM
let em have fun w/ their cards binder, nobody wants to hear "sell it" after spending money like that. its just annoying ya know?

jAkUp
03-08-03, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by nrdstrm
I sold the card to him and also picked one up for myself (the only 2 PCClub got...i snagged em both for our store! I love my card as well, but I don't know exactly what I've got till I reformat and optimize my system.

JAKUP - DON'T use the 43.00's. Use the 42.68's. Much better. Example -
Doom3 Alpha Leak
43.00 34.9 FPS
42.68 35.5 FPS

3DMARK2K3
43.00 - 2357 3DMarks
42.68 - 4076

(Before you all start flaming me for my scores...my mobo drivers (agp etc.) are not installed currently and no optimizations on my system. On tuesday I'm gonna fix it up and I'll repost my scores. And as the same with JakUp, I LOVE this thing.

yup im gonna get the 42.68's i also need to reformat too... my system is a mess right now... im sure i can maybe get 5000+ in 3dmark with the 42.68's... we'll see

Mike89
03-08-03, 01:12 AM
Wow. Totally amazing the choices some people will make. To each his own I guess.

I just hope that guy doesn't ever put a 9800 Pro in his system (or see one running in a buddies computer) after using the FX. I think he would be more than mighty bummed.

I would like to hear from him in a couple of months or so to see if he is still ecstatic about this choice.

muzz
03-08-03, 01:14 AM
jak please clarify this statement....
"im sure i can maybe 5000+ in 3dmark"
Not sure I understand that 1 mang.......:D

I would also like you to pay particular attention to the IQ using those 42.68 drivers, and let us know what you see in YOUR findings....... I think/would hope you would be honest if you see anything unusual/wrong with their rendering.

Thanks
muzz

jAkUp
03-08-03, 01:18 AM
i meant i think i can get over 5000 3dmarks when i format and everything else... im downloading the 42.68's right now to give those a shot... i also noticed the 42.82's... might give those a shot later on

Ady
03-08-03, 01:33 AM
I read somewhere that the 42.68's are faster, a fair bit in 3dmark03 in particular but they have a lot more problems than the 43.00's

Let us know what your experiences are. I remember somewhere that the "the way it's meant to be played" logo didn't get rendered properly with the 42.68's amongst other things ofcourse.

jAkUp
03-08-03, 01:42 AM
ok i just tested 3dmark 2003 with the 42.68's..
i got 5078 3dmarks... not too shabby. i tried to look for visual differences between the 2 drivers... to tell you the truth i really could not see any. as a matter of fact, the shadows that seemed to not render correctly work fine with the 42.68's.. i tried looking for missing explosions and things like that... still couldnt find any.. i would need side by side comparions for closer review.

http://service.futuremark.com/servlet/Index?pageid=/orb/projectdetails&projectType=10