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 03/21/2005 11:57 PM
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ok, i do not by any means have a state of the art computer...but i didn't think it would be pathetic when i ran AM3 on it....

GFX- 2,010
CPU- 3,638
Total- 15,758

and my system is....

AXP 2400+ 2 GHz "Thorton"
ATI Radeon 9700PRO
1 GB DDR 400
Asrock K7S8XE

everything is at stock speeds, but i still see no reason for this score, people with similar systems get around 28,000 total......anyone have any ideas?

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 03/22/2005 05:18 AM
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could try a bit of tweaking and updating your Catalyst drivers,. after a fresh format and patching the registry with blackviper's "safe" patch my score's shot up about another 5k putting me right around 18k up from 12,583, so i figure it is probably a driver problem or maybe just too many services eating up the cpu at the time of the bench cause most of the time my cpu scores at least 400pionts higher then my gpu but then i've got a crippled SE card so that could be why but that system that you described should be scoring more then that for sure, so try updating the catalyst drivers and give that a shot.

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 03/22/2005 08:23 AM
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That mark is quite reasonable for 9700Pro with AXP2400+...

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 03/22/2005 04:02 PM
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yes his mark is reasonable but compared to what my setup scores,..i mean he's got a gig of DDR 400 and his card chews up and spits mine out with 2 pipelines behind it's back because the 9700Pro has 128Bit memory interface so something still has be wrong, he's scoring lower then me and i havent done any major tweaks and i'm not overclocking, so it must be a driver or resources issue with the computer.

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 03/22/2005 04:07 PM
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d22's right... update everything you can. run again, and post results again.

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 03/22/2005 04:52 PM
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QUOTE (zincschumacher @ Mar 22 2005, 04:23 AM) That mark is quite reasonable for 9700Pro with AXP2400+...
With my T-Bred 2400+ and a 9600XT AIW I got around 27k so no, that mark is not reasonable.

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 03/22/2005 10:05 PM
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ok, maybe over spring brake i will reformat, i guess my comp could use it...

i was worried you would say it was a reasonable mark, then i would feel the uncontrolable urge to get a new computer

i also tweaked the catalyst drivers and it only got me like 127 more points



what resolution are you guys running AM3 at?

QUOTE the 9700Pro has 128Bit memory interface

- i thought it had 256 bit memory interface......

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 03/22/2005 10:12 PM
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have you done a search of the results database at AM3 to see how your system compares to similarly configured computers?

15K is unreasonably low considering your card has 8 pipelines and 256bit memory, my soft-modded 9500 would score above 30k with a barton 2500 and 512mb PC2700....

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 03/22/2005 10:17 PM
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how do i search the AM3 database?

but i have seen a AXP 2200+ and a 9700PRO w/ 512 ram that gets about 28,000 on this forum, i forgot whose it was....

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 03/22/2005 10:24 PM
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if you're registered with aquamark, after you run the benchmark, upload your scores to the database, from there you'll be able to compare your system to others...it's free even if you don't purchase the full version of AM3.

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 03/23/2005 01:21 AM
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You should be getting at least double that for graphics. My 9600XT at stock was over 4k.

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 03/23/2005 04:02 AM
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QUOTE (Carlz0r @ Mar 22 2005, 12:52 PM) With my T-Bred 2400+ and a 9600XT AIW I got around 27k so no, that mark is not reasonable.
Well, 9700 series is performing worse than the 9600XT (XT is the high ended version of the chip 9600) 9700's cores archietecture are older than the 9600's cores.

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 03/23/2005 10:55 AM
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Here, I got higher than that with a FX5600....when I was using the AXP, running at 2.2Ghz. It was around 18,000 or so at that speed.

And everyone knows that the FX5600 was a bit...crap. A 9700 Pro should slaughter it.

Ah...what I could do is get a friend to run AQ3 using his 2400+ Sempron, and a FX5600. If that scores higher than you, then there should definately be something wrong.
 03/23/2005 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (zincschumacher @ Mar 23 2005, 03:02 AM) Well, 9700 series is performing worse than the 9600XT (XT is the high ended version of the chip 9600) 9700's cores archietecture are older than the 9600's cores.
I'd like you to prove that...the higher core clocks of the 9600's can't make up for the 4 pipelines and 256bit memory they don't have

THG Video Charts IV' ">http://graphics.tomshardware.c...ic/20041004/index.html see there...

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 03/23/2005 12:08 PM
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I used to score around 29ish with my 2400 and GF3, so Id say his score is a tad weak =p

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 03/23/2005 12:29 PM
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I am lost but I can say that if that is "a good score" for you system, and you plan to play games......you need an upgrade.

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 03/23/2005 12:32 PM
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Are the clock speeds on that 9700 Pro running at the right speed? Surely your GFX score should be higher than that.
 03/23/2005 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (zincschumacher @ Mar 23 2005, 12:02 AM) Well, 9700 series is performing worse than the 9600XT (XT is the high ended version of the chip 9600) 9700's cores archietecture are older than the 9600's cores.
9700 performs better than the 9600. It has 8 pipelines and a 256bit memory interface. 9600 has 4 pipelines and a 128bit memory interface.

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 03/23/2005 12:40 PM
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Call of Duty: 1024X768 Athlon XP 2700+

Radeon 9700Pro: 121.2 FPS
Radeon 9600Xt : 95.3 FPS

UT 2K3: 1024X768 3.0C P4

Radeon 9700Pro: 98.0 FPS
Radeon 9600XT : 70.4 FPS

Halo: 1024X768 3.2 P4

Radeon 9700Pro: 48.16 FPS
Radeon 9600XT : 34.15 FPS
 03/23/2005 01:43 PM
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hmm, i dont think that there is anything that wrong with the mark. with the setup you see in my sig i got something like 17k (of course, my sig needs to be updated in terms of g card).

but the guy who has the XT version - there is a mighty difference between a standard g card and an XT card, so it isnt that surprising you got like lowish mid 20k.
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