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Mystic0
12-09-2003, 05:08 PM
...I had no idea it was this fast! I just built a computer from scratch, and the performance boost over my old computer is amazing. The the most interesting thing is that most games are much faster even though I have the same graphics card as I did before! Here are the UT2k3 benchmarks:
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1024x768
Flyby: 132 FPS
Botmatch: 62 FPS
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Here is what I upgraded.

New stuff:
Intel D875PBZ mobo Intel P4 2.6 GHz 800 FSB with HT 2 sticks of dual channel 512mb PC-3200 DDR SDRAM @ 400 MHz each

Old stuff:
Geforce 4 TI 4200 (Soon will be a Radeon 9700 pro) Sound Blaster Audigy Creative Inspire 5300 5.1 speakers (crap but cheap) All my old drives


I used to have a crappy motherboard, crapy memory, and a Pentium 4 1.5GHz 400MHz FSb.

I'll post the 1600x1200 results next, but I suspect a huge performance drop because I only have a geforce 4 TI 4200 64mb. But I was only able to pull off about half the performance before the upgrade... w00t! http://forums.massassi.net/html/biggrin.gif

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Flexor
12-09-2003, 05:12 PM
give me your old chip!

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Mystic0
12-09-2003, 05:15 PM
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1600x1200
Flyby: 58 FPS
Botmatch: 37 FPS
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It's (amazingly) still playable, but a signifigant drop in speed.

Sorry Flex, my neighbor's getting the chip... http://forums.massassi.net/html/tongue.gif

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Flexor
12-09-2003, 05:29 PM
I'd be happy running it at 640x480 with 30 fps and detail on medium.

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Mystic0
12-09-2003, 05:33 PM
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640x480
Flyby: 201 FPS
Botmatch: 65 FPS
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800x600
Flyby: 182 FPS
Botmatch: 65 FPS
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1024x768
Flyby: 132 FPS
Botmatch: 62 FPS
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1280x960
Flyby: 91 FPS
Botmatch: 50 FPS
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1600x1200
Flyby: 58 FPS
Botmatch: 37 FPS
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Mystic0
12-09-2003, 05:36 PM
I think the bottom line is that your graphics card is not necessarily more important than your board, chip, and your memory.

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Jaiph
12-09-2003, 05:40 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mystic0:
I think the bottom line is that your graphics card is not necessarily more important than your board, chip, and your memory.

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All depends on the game. UT2K3 from what I'm told is a very CPU intensive game.

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Cool Matty
12-09-2003, 06:03 PM
First run, without closing mIRC or Mozilla for the test:

1024x768

Flyby: 177
Botmatch: 59


My stats:
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
2x512MB PC2100 DDR (My bottleneck)
Radeon9700 Pro
Asus A7N8X Rev 2.0 Mobo

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Well here is where the difference really shines:

1600x1200

Flyby: 107
Bot: 57

If processors are a factor, I fear for the future of the Pentiums http://forums.massassi.net/html/tongue.gif

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JudgeDredd
12-09-2003, 06:42 PM
Probably one of the biggest things that helped you was that increase to a gig of memory, plus the bandwidth increase from the dual DDR.

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Mystic0
12-09-2003, 07:42 PM
Why does the bot match never seem to be capped at 60 fps?

Edit: Just you wait Cool Matty until I get my hands on a Radeon 9800 pro! http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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