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Thread: poor performance with Radeon 9800pro




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    Hello. I am having some performance issues with my Radeon Pro 9800 128mb. I could not see any significant boost in performance over my previous card, GF FX 5200. I am getting 4,000 on the GPU portion of Aquamark, and barely 3,000 on the FFXI benchmark (I've been told it should be getting 4500+ easy.) My system is a P4 2.4 w/o ht, with one 512mb ddr. I did read on an earlier post that having dual channel ddr is preferable, but is my current ram setup the sole reason for such low performance? Or is the card possibly defective? (It's been crashing a lot, too...) Thanks.

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    Check your AGP rate...

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

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    I've tried both agp 4 and 8 with fastwrite on and off, but there's no change in performance.

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    check the antialiasing and anti thingy filters, if set too high the performance will drop to gain better graphics
    also make sure vertical sync is off

    hope this helps :)
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    I have everything set to minimum, vert sync off, everything at performance setting, and I've also tried turning fastwrite on/off with smartgart...still, I'm getting very poor performance. =(

    My MB is VIA P4X400, and all drivers are up to date (result of trying to get Call of Duty to work :rolleyes: )

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    It would be a big help if you were to post your other system specifications. Your CPU, motherboard, RAM, or a number of other things could be holding it back from it's true potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_j
    I've tried both agp 4 and 8 with fastwrite on and off, but there's no change in performance.
    But are you sure its actually ON?

    Open up something like 3DM03, it will tell you your current AGP rate. I'll bet that its 0x because you didnt install your chipset driver.

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

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    Yes, AGP is on. The AGP driver is part of the VIA 4 in 1 drivers. (Not quite that clueless. ^_^;;)

    BTW my #DMark 3 score is just over 5400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon_j
    Radeon Pro 9800 128mb. My system is a P4 2.4 w/o ht, with one 512mb ddr. ?
    My MB is VIA P4X400, and all drivers are up to date (It's been crashing a lot, too...) Thanks.
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    Well, that 3dmark03 score isn't too bad...
    Have you tried uninstalling drivers, and reinstalling them?? These new 4.1's ran really bad at first for me, and I had to reinstall, and now everything runs beautifully!

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