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Thread: Why is my 3D Mark performance so bad?




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    I've found that the 21.81/21.83 have been the fastest and most stable for me.

    Oh, and with the machine in my sig, I get 7651 in 3DMark2001 SE. NForce 415 baby!

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    yea u probably accidentally had anisotropic filtering or something enabled without knowing:cheers:
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    check to see if your anti-aliasing settings are checked in your display properties. Even though it says no AA in the test, if you have that option checked in the display properties, it over-rides 3dMarks settings. that's about what i scored w/ my G3 when i had AA enabled. I scored about 7200 after disabling.

    After running about 10 tests, each with a different driver and the exact same settings each test, the 23.11 detenator drivers work the best for my G3. i scored around 100 3d marks higher with the 23.11's vs. the 28.32's. these where my results from my experiment:

    <u>driver</u> <u>score</u>
    21.81 7029
    21.83 7031
    28.32 7162
    23.11 7229

    Each test consisted of these settings:
    1024x768 32bit 24bitZ Compressed textures
    No FSAA (also disabled in the display properties)

    Core 220
    Memory 496

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    I've also had good experience with the 23.11's however I've also heard that it can give Visual artifacts with some cards....due to it being a beta driver and all...
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    The only thing that i've noticed with the G3 and G4 is when AA is enabled, a white line stretches down the right side and across the bottom edge of my screen. I think they still have some work to do on their drivers. I think anyone with a G3 or G4 hasn't even seen what those cards can even do. It was about a year or so after i bought my first generation Geforce before i seen a massive improvment in frame rates playing Unreal Tournament.

    In 2 years or so, video cards won't have to be advanced anymore, by then, they'll have the power to render real life detailed images. We're not there yet, only about half way there with the Geforce 4 Ti family. i think it's about 200 billion operations per clock cycle is what's needed to perform real life detail.
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    I figured i'd share this chart with all you tweakers out there.

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    Another thing to try is changing the AGP transfer rate from 4x to 1x/2x. I know it sounds silly, but I have found that actually increases the score. Of course your hardware and driver combinations will have some bearing on overall results, but since you putzing around with it anyway, might as well give it a shot.

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    wow....decreasing the agp mode speed usually reduces performance quite a bit...hmmm wierd...although maybe with some buggy beta bioses?
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    I have wasted more of my life screwing around with the nvidia drivers than I care to admit. With some of the drivers, I found that just changing the AGP transfer rate got me out of the dreaded "loop" with no perceptable effect to the quality. Like I said, just something to try. Also, again, hardware combinations will have an effect. I tried a lot of things that worked for other people that didn't help me at all. Sometimes you just have to keep crunching til you find something that works for your setup. :hammer:

    Just my $.02
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    sounds good to me:cheers:
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