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NrG 02-14-06 12:22 AM

Underperforming Graphics Card
 
My graphics card seems to be underperforming compared to tests done by websites. Some claim to get in the 10000's with my gpu but I can barely scrape a 9000 on max overclock in 3DMark2001SE. Same situation with '03. Is it my cpu? Maybe my ram?

a12ctic 02-14-06 12:30 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
maby its 4 years outdated?

NrG 02-14-06 02:45 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
No no, I mean the same graphics card performs better

|MaguS| 02-14-06 02:53 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
Are the rest of the systems your comparing it to like yours? GPU Clocks, CPU Clocks, RAM Amount?

NrG 02-14-06 02:57 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
As far as I can tell yes, except for my RAM. Its as you can see, very slow. could that be the prob?

|MaguS| 02-14-06 03:07 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
It could be, the difference isn't so dramatic. What drivers are you using?

photophreak314 02-14-06 05:38 PM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
I always found the 45.XX drivers to be best with my ti4600. Anything newer slowed it down considerably, but were needed for compatiblity with newer games.

NrG 02-15-06 12:07 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
Im using forceware 81.94. Direct X 9c.

simonuk 02-18-06 05:36 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NrG
My graphics card seems to be underperforming compared to tests done by websites. Some claim to get in the 10000's with my gpu but I can barely scrape a 9000 on max overclock in 3DMark2001SE. Same situation with '03. Is it my cpu? Maybe my ram?

I think it's probably a combination of your memory and cpu which is holding back your GF4 Ti4600. Here is my result for the Athlon64 3000, GF4 Ti4600, Asrock 939 Dual Sata2 using drivers v81.98 so you can compare (btw before I upgraded to my current computer I was getting 11461 with Athlon XP 3200 and GF4 Ti4200):-

3DMark 2001 SE Score 12408
Game 1 - Car Chase - Low Detail 182.9 fps
Game 1 - Car Chase - High Detail 75.2 fps
Game 2 - Dragothic - Low Detail 201.6 fps
Game 2 - Dragothic - High Detail 106.2 fps
Game 3 - Lobby - Low Detail 197.9 fps
Game 3 - Lobby - High Detail 97.9 fps
Game 4 - Nature 49.9 fps
Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 1090.6 MTexels/s
Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2320.3 MTexels/s
High Polygon Count (1 Light) 54.7 MTriangles/s
High Polygon Count (8 Lights) 7.8 MTriangles/s
Environment Bump Mapping 115.3 fps
DOT3 Bump Mapping 148.5 fps
Vertex Shader 91.3 fps
Pixel Shader 118.0 fps
Advanced Pixel Shader 101.4 fps
Point Sprites 30.0 MSprites/s

Son Goku 02-18-06 07:50 AM

Re: Underperforming Graphics Card
 
Yeah, looking at your system specs, I see a P4 2.2 GHz, I'm assuming perhaps a Northwood? I'm also noticing 512 MB RAM. I'm not sure all your running on your system, but prior to my upgrading to 1 GB of RAM earlier this year, my PC was swapping like crazy, and on my A64 the memory upgrade brought about a substantial increase in performance. No doubt, in my case, all that swapping was holding a fairly high end (ok, not an X2) CPU behind...

Some of them websites might also be using a newer core then Northwood, if that's the core you have? I'm only guessing somewhat based upon the clock on the CPU (at which you perhaps are stating an OC clock, come to think of it), and some other specifics such as the 2 256 MB DIMMs...


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