What should I be getting (score)

What should I be getting?

  • 14,000+

    Votes: 4 80.0%
  • 14,500+

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 15,000+

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other... Please Specify

    Votes: 1 20.0%

  • Total voters
    5
Jeffy79

Jeffy79

Hunter
#1
I am curious, the reason I am curious is, maybe I am getting less than what I should be getting. So here is the poll, and if you all can tell me what I should do, to increase performance, something lasting, without loosing much stability. Or heck, if the score I get is all ill get PERIOD.. Anyways.. Vote please..

BTW all this is STOCK, no o/cing..

Specs:

Athlon Xp 2700+
Radeon 9700
1GB Pc2700 Ram (samsung)
SCSI CD-ROM and Hard Drive
Epox 8k5a2+
Audigy 2

Also curious if anyone here thats getting high scores, stock speed with a equiv proc, has the newer revision of the card? The ATI tech dude said there is a newer revision..

Edit: I ran 3dmark and im getting the same score which is 14,000, ok ok 13998, but close enough. Shouldn't I be getting a better score than this???


Jeff
 
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NewBlackDak

NewBlackDak

rm -rf /
#3
you have all that hardware, and nothing is OCed?

You could do some tweaking, and probably have a pretty high-ranking score.
 
Justintime

Justintime

Moderator
#4
got about 15K with my Radeon 9700 pro and XP 2700+ @ 2.37Ghz, round 14k thereabouts at stock, so its about right.
 
Jeffy79

Jeffy79

Hunter
#5
What tweaks can I do to get some extra performance? Wouldn't mind getting a few extra points :). I have reached 14200 and 100, etc. But average at 14k. If ya have a basic list of what to do :).. Would be cool.


Also I beleive I have the Radeon 9700 pro.. Is there a difference?? Because on that chart it says radeon 9700 and 9700 pro..


Jeff
 
Kid Chaos

Kid Chaos

Optimus Prime
#6
Also I beleive I have the Radeon 9700 pro.. Is there a difference?? Because on that chart it says radeon 9700 and 9700 pro..
Someone may correct me on this, but I think the 9700 differs from the 9700 Pro only by GPU speed and memory speed. Everything else is the same.
What tweaks can I do to get some extra performance? Wouldn't mind getting a few extra points :). I have reached 14200 and 100, etc. But average at 14k. If ya have a basic list of what to do :).. Would be cool.
You'll find a ton of information about ATi cards at Rage3d. The folks who hang out in their forum are sure to get your ATi 9700 Pro performing at its' optimum level.
 
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Arris

New Member
#8
Athlon 2100+ @ 1730Mhz
GA-7VAXP Rev 1.1
512mb OCZ EL-DDR PC3500 @333 DDR Cas2 Fast memory timings
Sapphiretech Radeon 9700 Pro @ Default
Hercules Fortissimo II
20Gb Maxtor 5400rpm
2 x 40Gb Seagate Barracuda IV 7200rpm in RAID 0
Windows 2000 sp3
DirectX 8.1
Catalyst 3.0
Enermax 350w DualFan PSU

Score: 13600

Jumped from 11000 to 13600 when I switched from two sticks of 256mb generic PC2100 Cas2.5 to the 512mb OCZ stick. 3dmark is quite memory intensive. What memory timings do you have for your ram? Also higher fsb gives more bandwidth = higher score. You are running your 2700+ @ 333fsb?
 
Jeffy79

Jeffy79

Hunter
#9
My memory is at normal timings, basically most of it is normal timings...

edit: Yes my 2700+ is running at 333mhz bus.



Jeff
 
wrathchild_67

wrathchild_67

Hidden Member
#10
Using Rage3DTweaker, under the D3D section set z-buffer compression to high and enable Fast Z Clear and Z Mask. You may get strange texture behavior by doing this, so turn off Fast Z Clear and Z Mask when you're done benching. Disable the screens in between tests in 3DMark, your nature score should shoot up at least 5fps. And setting your memory to the most aggressive settings will make a pretty big difference.
 

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