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    Dissapointed

    I got an x800 xt AIW for xmas

    runnin on a athlon xp 3000+ 2.17 ghz
    (2 X 512) pc3200 @ 400mhz
    350w psu
    2 optical drives, 2hdd's used

    the card isnt running much faster than my 256 mb 9800 pro
    you guys think my cpu is creating a bottleneck? i want to upgrade to 64 bit so im hoping it will be powerful enough to keep the gpu busy

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    I would say that your chipset is limiting you more than anything. The KT400 chipset wasn't the greatest. What are you getting for 3DMark Scores? Try 03 and 05. That will let us know if there is something else that may be a problem.
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    First off...
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    As bchur said... could you give us some scores? Also, did you clean up your drivers and install the newest catalyst? That MAY help.

    Compare the 3DMark scores to your 9800pro... I'm curious about the difference in scores... they may explain a bit.
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    im installing 3dmark 05 right now ill post the scores as soon as im done, would it help if i put my 9800 pro back in and test with it as well?

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    9800 wont help being put back in, the x800 will beat out the 9800PRO and only be limited by your CPU pending on what games you are playing your new card IS better then the 9800 PRO.

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    I got the same card for christmas too! I upgraded from an fx5200 though, so I'm happy with the upgrade. Keep us updated, I'm interested to see how it works out for you.l

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    That psu looks to be hindering. ATI i belive recomends at least a 400w.
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    The card itself is good
    im running call of duty 2:
    1024X768 resolution all settings on high with ansiostropic and 2xAA
    Quake 4:
    high settings 1280x1024 resolution and 2xAA

    the framerates are usually smooth but i was thinking it would be a little faster

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    9800 pro:

    3DMark Score 2788 3DMarks Game Tests
    GT1 - Return To Proxycon 12.6 FPS Game Tests
    GT2 - Firefly Forest 8.5 FPS Game Tests
    GT3 - Canyon Flight 12.9 FPS Game Tests
    CPU Score 2091 CPUMarks CPU Tests
    CPU Test 1 1.0 FPS CPU Tests
    CPU Test 2 2.0 FPS CPU Tests

    x800 xt:

    3DMark Score 5463 3DMarks Game Tests
    GT1 - Return To Proxycon 22.6 FPS Game Tests
    GT2 - Firefly Forest 17.4 FPS Game Tests
    GT3 - Canyon Flight 26.5 FPS Game Tests
    CPU Score 2171 CPUMarks CPU Tests
    CPU Test 1 1.1 FPS CPU Tests
    CPU Test 2 2.0 FPS CPU Tests

    all settings default
    (1024X768 no aa, optimal ansiostropic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakers315
    I got an x800 xt AIW for xmas

    runnin on a athlon xp 3000+ 2.17 ghz
    (2 X 512) pc3200 @ 400mhz
    350w psu
    2 optical drives, 2hdd's used

    the card isnt running much faster than my 256 mb 9800 pro
    you guys think my cpu is creating a bottleneck? i want to upgrade to 64 bit so im hoping it will be powerful enough to keep the gpu busy
    see my sig!

    Nice increase for me
    BF2 went from 1024 to 1280 all to medium and 2AA and 4AF and it runs better

    best upgrade for a while for me... should last me till socket AM2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakers315
    9800 pro:

    3DMark Score 2788 3DMarks Game Tests
    GT1 - Return To Proxycon 12.6 FPS Game Tests
    GT2 - Firefly Forest 8.5 FPS Game Tests
    GT3 - Canyon Flight 12.9 FPS Game Tests
    CPU Score 2091 CPUMarks CPU Tests
    CPU Test 1 1.0 FPS CPU Tests
    CPU Test 2 2.0 FPS CPU Tests

    x800 xt:

    3DMark Score 5463 3DMarks Game Tests
    GT1 - Return To Proxycon 22.6 FPS Game Tests
    GT2 - Firefly Forest 17.4 FPS Game Tests
    GT3 - Canyon Flight 26.5 FPS Game Tests
    CPU Score 2171 CPUMarks CPU Tests
    CPU Test 1 1.1 FPS CPU Tests
    CPU Test 2 2.0 FPS CPU Tests

    all settings default
    (1024X768 no aa, optimal ansiostropic)
    That's a huge jump in scores if ya ask me.
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    yuppers.

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    Hmmm maybe it was just that when i loaded up FEAR, my sytem crawled on its knees, it was the most pathetic site i had ever seen. oh well thanks for the help guys i appreciate it!

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    Fear is an extremely demanding game, even for todays newer cards. Your score of 5463 is good considering you're still on an A-XP. The only way you are going to get 60+FPS is if you're using a 9700 Pro and your user id is OC550

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    im prolly going to volt mod my old 9800 sometime this week when i get water cooling ill let you know what kind of benchmarks i get

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus Realized
    Fear is an extremely demanding game, even for todays newer cards. Your score of 5463 is good considering you're still on an A-XP. The only way you are going to get 60+FPS is if you're using a 9700 Pro and your user id is OC550
    LOL. now that was just mean.


    F.E.A.R. is indeed a very demanding game. There are some good tweak guides out there to help you with the settings to get it to run more smoothly. Firstly, make sure you have defragged the drive that FEAR is installed on after the installation. Soft shadows gives a huge performance hit so make sure that is turned off as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus Realized
    The only way you are going to get 60+FPS is if you're using a 9700 Pro and your user id is OC550
    AND THAT'S THE TRUTH! lol... he's obsessed with Radeon 9500-9800 cards.
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    i dont blame him

    my old 9800 was the best card ive ever had

    2 years later it can still run any game out there on high settings

    edit: except fear

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    You own a 800XT, how is the 9800 the best card you've ever owned?

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    not in terms of power

    maybe i should have said best INVESTMENT. it was one the best cards you could get at the time (tried to flash it to XT but it didnt work) and its still great today

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