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Hi, I have a Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro 256mb AGP and it seems to be slow I did a benchmark test yesterday and the score was below half the score of the benchmark for my card. Anyone know why?

My system specs are:

AMD Athlon XP 2400+
500W power supply
ASRock K7S8X R3.0

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Kurt
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What benchmark is it, some arent effective, and you have to take into account other factors like the rest of your system, eg, one with a gig of ram will get a better score than one with 512Mb one with a 3200+ cpu will be better than your 2400+.
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hmmm I think it was with the ATI omega drivers they have a benchmark. How much does the processor hold back your GFX card? say if i did upgrade to a Athlon 64 3200+ like yours would that increase my fps?

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anyone?
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Well my X800XL using the ATI tray tool benchmark scores less than an x800pro when its unoverclocked which is absolute rubbsih because the x800pro is slower and other benchmarks put it above it so i wouldnt consider it reliable, try 3dmark05 its more intensive amd more relaible.
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KK, thanks how much would my frame rate increase if i had a AMD Athlon 64 3700+ with a ASRock SATA2 and 1GB of PC3200 RAM? Oh crappy benchmark then.

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On the better benchmarks for gfx cards not a huge amount as they are gfx card specific they are factors but they try to minimise the influence from them, more generally you would gain a boost from it. But you would need a new card there arent many AGP 939 boards that will take the 3700+ unless you are getting the old clawhammer.
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O ok then I look for one I wanted the ASRock SATA2 cause it has bothe AGP and PCI-E which cause my GFX card is quite new I didnt really wanna get a new one till like the end of the year. I just looked at the motherboard the BIOS update has support for the 3700+

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Kurt

Edited by rumble291, 17 April 2006 - 04:42 PM.

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Ild be careful with that board it didnt get great reviews.
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thanks for the advice I'll look at some reviews.

Kurt
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I would just get a good brand socket 939 mobo and a quality pci express video card like the 7600gt or above to hold you for a year....


7600gt or above for nvidia

x1600xt very minimum for an ati card... the other 1600 cards suck..


Or you could always wait for the dx 10 cards and new socket mobos and cpu's.




Youll have to get a new 24 pin powersupply also. The adapters for 20 to 24 pin are iffy...

Edited by jrm20, 18 April 2006 - 05:28 PM.

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Yeah but I only got that card like a few months ago I think i'm going to upgrade my GFX card near christmas. I'm going to get a new processor and motherboard soon
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If youre going to get an AGP motheboard dont bother wait. PCI-E is the standard now and getting AGP cards now is getting hard and as far as i know there isnt plans for DX10 AGP cards. So you would be stuck with an AGP gfx card so to get a good new gfx card you would need to upgrade the motherboard AGAIN.
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Could I overclock it in BIOS?
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I just found out that i had 63 viruses gutted or what. Got rid of them all and i get triple the score lol stupid me i should of scanned for viruses.
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