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Graphics offical aquamark3 thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Carbon, 15 Sep 2003.

  1. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    make sure you have all of the latest drivers, disable anything like norton that may be running in the background, clean up the startup group using msconfig, what do u get for cpu/gfx individually?
     
  2. micb

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    I'd bet it is you don't have your Motherboard/AGP driver installed.
     
  3. Melov

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    I probably don't. MY mobo didn't come with drivers for anything, they totally ****ed me over on that and free norton that was supposed to come with it.

    Where should I install those drivers to? System32?
     
  4. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    what motherboard do you have? just install the intel ifn update utility, it'll sort everything out, update your catalyst drivers after installing dx9b
     
  5. Melov

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    The mobo is in my profile.. I just installed the chipset driver and my tests scores still didn't go up. I'm not even running anything...
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    have a look in the super-pi thread on the hardware forum, in one of bigz's posts he links to a few xp tune-up guides
     
  7. Melov

    Melov New Member

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    I'm scoring 6000's in 3DMark03 and thats pretty good, but im scoring low in this, i dont think i should worry about it...
     
  8. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    3dmark is no true test (neither is aquamark, but its more accurate)
     
  9. Melov

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    3dMark 03 is more of a graphics limted test, CPU is only a very small component.

    Aquamark is much more host limited (CPU/MOBO/RAM) and Graphics limited so you see gains in both areras.
     
  11. Tim S

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    but when they change the way it interacts with the nVidia drivers, it kind of loses any sort of validity it had... all of a sudden with the new build, nVidia based cards lose 10% of their score... I know ATi cards are better at running directX 9.0 games in a very crude broad sense, but you can't just change a benchmark to fall inline with every other benchmark around, they've tried to hide their inability to code a "fair" benchmark, which has backfired on themselves rather heavily... shame on FM.

    I just hope their next release of 3DMark is much fairer test... :rolleyes:

    bring back the days of 3DMark2001SE (I know it's an old test, and is very "system" dependant, but it's a pretty fair test)
     
  12. micb

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    The FM 340 patch, blocked the nvidia static clip planes (does not help performance, only there to cheat the rolling bench score) and blocked shader replacements cheats in nvidia FX drivers.

    All they did is stop nvidia trying to make 3dmark do less work on there cards, as benchmarks are about running a fair (apples to apples comparision), it seems perfecly reasonable to make 3Dmark 03 more fair in workload.

    I feel futuremark have *gained* respect from developers, graphics vendors and driver writers.
     
  13. Melov

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    I installed my chipset drivers and I'm in the 40'000's now :p
     
  14. Malvolio

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    Ok, this is from my blazingly fast Retro Media Center (link to mod log in sig)!!!

    [​IMG]

    Results:

    Run0:
    DisplayWidth: 1024
    DisplayHeight: 768
    DisplayDepth: 32
    AntialiasingMode: 0
    AntialiasingQuality: 0
    AnisotropicFiltering: 4
    DetailLevel: 4
    AvgFPS: 0.100701
    MinFPS: 0.021908
    MaxFPS: 0.978485
    AvgFPSRender: 0.101172
    AvgFPSSimulation: 21.631498
    AvgTrianglesPerSecond: 46660
    MinTrianglesPerSecond: 83690
    MaxTrianglesPerSecond: 1882456
    AquamarkScoreRender: 9
    AquamarkScoreSimulation: 1081
    AquamarkScore: 100

    Computer stats:

    Processor:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Name: Pentium(R) II processor
    SpeedMHz: 232
    Type: 0
    Family: 6
    Model: 3
    Stepping: 3
    Flags: 0x0080F9FF
    Number: 1
    HyperThreading: n/a
    MemoryOS: 133746688

    Graphics:
    Description: Radeon 7000 / Radeon VE
    Vendor: 4098
    Device: 20825
    SubSys: 541660300
    Revision: 0
    CoreClock: 149
    MemoryClock: 149
    Driver: ati2dvag.dll
    DriverVersion: 6.13.10.6200
    VideoMemory: 34603008
    TextureMemory: 25165824

    OperatingSystem:
    Version: Microsoft Windows 2000
    Type:
    Build: Service Pack 4 2195

    Beat That! :D BTW, it took MORE THAN 9 hours to run through one test!




    Ok, enough of that, now for my main rig, Red Sonja (it's the one in my sig):

    Processor:
    Vendor: AuthenticAMD
    Name: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+
    SpeedMHz: 1740
    Type: 0
    Family: 6
    Model: 8
    Stepping: 1
    Flags: 0xC1C3FBFF
    Number: 1
    HyperThreading: n/a
    MemoryOS: 267894784

    Graphics:
    Description: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Vendor: 4318
    Device: 802
    SubSys: 0
    Revision: 161
    CoreClock: 250
    MemoryClock: 266
    Driver: nv4_disp.dll
    DriverVersion: 6.14.10.5216
    VideoMemory: 134217728
    TextureMemory: 152043520

    OperatingSystem:
    Version: Microsoft Windows XP
    Type:
    Build: 2600

    Run0:
    DisplayWidth: 1024
    DisplayHeight: 768
    DisplayDepth: 32
    AntialiasingMode: 0
    AntialiasingQuality: 0
    AnisotropicFiltering: 4
    DetailLevel: 4
    AvgFPS: 6.042243
    MinFPS: 1.752862
    MaxFPS: 18.718941
    AvgFPSRender: 6.505548
    AvgFPSSimulation: 84.824310
    AvgTrianglesPerSecond: 1818909
    MinTrianglesPerSecond: 278301
    MaxTrianglesPerSecond: 6745889
    AquamarkScoreRender: 651
    AquamarkScoreSimulation: 4242
    AquamarkScore: 6042


    Not all that great no, but considering the hardware, it ain't that bad. And btw, both are air cooled, retro media center is extremely cool (room temp), and Red Sonja runs at a stable 43c/109f ([edit] at the cpu[/edit]).
     
  15. Neuffy

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    2500+stock,
    lol..... memory...
    1X 512MB PC3200 Samsung generic
    1X 512MB PC3700 Corsair XMS
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    9600 Pro @ 501/354
    A7N8X Dlx

    I first got a score of 17k...and was sorta worried. But then I realized I had 16x aniso and 6x anti-a locked on...took those off and got 31k.
     
  16. micb

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    New computer built up juts before christmass.

    I just got a ATI 9800 Pro (had the 9800np and ATI 9600).

    37,500 ish.

    All Stock clocks, CPU and RAM in fast mode.

    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton)
    Epox EP-8KRA2+ Motherboard (KT600)
    1024 Megabytes RAM (333 DDR)
    PowerColor ATI Radeon 9800 128MB (AGP 8x)
     
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  17. RR5

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    oh man that was so funny. 11K and change Screen shot here I am embarrassed. :grr: :grr:

    Xp professional sp1
    amd 1800+ stock
    pc 2100 256MB ddr
    PowerColor ATI Radeon 9000 PRO (128mb ddr) Stock

    I'll edit this and post my Hercules 3d Prophet III (64MB DDR geforce 3) score once it gets back to me.
     
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  18. james_preedy

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    Well, here's my two-penny's worth ;)

    [​IMG]

    Running the chip @ 3455 atm ...
    Will clock the xt tomorrow - loads more to squeeze :)

    James
     
  19. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    quite chuffed with this'n
    [​IMG]
    :rock:
     
  20. hypocrisy86

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    My radeon 9200 can barely get 1 fps on it..
     
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