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Thread: Hercules 9800Pro slow results?




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    I've just gotten a Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 Pro and wanted to see how it could handle the 3DMark benchmarks.
    The results were much lower than I had expected from reading different tests.
    3DMark, all settings default, all tests.
    3DMark 2001 Score: 5929
    3DMark 2003 Score: 4180
    Doesn't that sound a bit low?

    Graphics settings:
    AA & AF: Application preference
    Texture & Mipmap: High Quality
    VSync: On
    Truform: Off
    My system is:
    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+ 1.7 GHz
    512 MB RAM
    Hercules 3D Prophet 9800Pro
    Soltek SL-75DRV5 Mainboard
    WinXP Pro
    DirectX 9.0b
    Latest AGP drivers, Hercules 3.7 drivers
    AGP Aperture: 128

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    Try setting your aperture to 256, it might help. Also, that might be the max that your system is capable of handling, your CPU and/or RAM might not be able to push itself further. Even tho 3DMark2003 is highly dependent on your graphics card, in the home stretch your CPU might be choking.
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    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    I had a Celeron 1300 with a ti4600 and it scored over 8.000 in 3dmarks 2001se so yes I'd say something is very wrong there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraGoN-BoY
    Try disabling VSync
    I see only one person has caught the problem......:cool:

    Weren't you wondering why your FPS sat at a constant and never moved?

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Turning VSync off really helped the score...

    I have tried different settings in the control panel and these are my results in 3DMark 2001:

    Slider set to Optimal Performance, AA & AF: Application Preference, no VSync: Score 10784

    Texture & mipmap: MAX, AA & AF: Application Preference, no VSync: Score 10451

    Texture & mipmap: MAX, AA: 4X, AF: 16X, no VSync: Score 10052

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    You should be getting about 15k.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    I wouldn't mind getting about 15K but I don't know why I can't get it...

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    Run all tests on High Performance and not High Quality.

    Also make sure your AGP is enabled working properly at 8x.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Try setting your aperture to 256
    I was gonna ask about this and rather than start a new thread I will do it here and now.
    I have just bought a 9800 pro 256 mb card and wondered should I change my graphics aperture setting to 256mb in the bios?
    amd 3000+
    a7n8x deluxe
    1gb pc2700 ddr 333 ram
    2 * 80gb Sata hd
    Radeon 9800 pro
    Coolermaster aero fan up to 3200+

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