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Should I be getting better performance from my X1900 XT?

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January 31, 2007 1:05:46 PM

See my system specs below.

I'm getting a 3dMark05 score of about 8400. I play oblivion a lot, and it runs pretty well. I get 25-30 Fps outdoors at 1400x900. All high settings, but I don't have AA or AF turned on.

I've seen in forums around the internet that that X1900 XT should be getting over 9000, approaching 10000 on 3dMark05. If that's true, than what gives? I'm running stock speeds, are these scores from overclocked cards?

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January 31, 2007 1:08:09 PM

i think it's your processor..although you overclocked it, newer processors(pd,x2 or c2d) will give higher marks..
January 31, 2007 1:42:03 PM

That score does seem a little low, but if you don't have any complaints about how it is in games I would not worry. For reference I have an X1900XT with a AMD 4000 (OC'd to 2.7 GHZ) on an ASUS A8NE with 2 gig ram and score about 12,000. Have fun.
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January 31, 2007 1:49:45 PM

hmm. now I'm jealous :) 
January 31, 2007 1:52:51 PM

i agree with the others, your processor is dated, you might want to think about upgrading to dual core, or even quad core sometime in the not so distant future.
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 2:32:49 PM

Hi Fndr7070,
There are X1900XT vidcards with 512 or 256MB memory - which is yours?
Your score is okay, but as mentioned the higher scores (with your same vidcard) are coming from newer faster CPUs...
I scored 12308 on '05 with my setup.
Hey I just bought Oblivion - it's amazing! Runs really nice though, seems to like my rig, but complicated game 8O or what...!
January 31, 2007 2:38:02 PM

13,200 Here..

14,150 Overclocked. With core 2 though.
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 2:43:23 PM

Heheh :lol: 
"With Core2 though" - you should really be saying "with 8800GTS though"!!
Your GTS might beat my score, even with his CPU LoL...
January 31, 2007 3:33:21 PM

Mine's 256, so I guess that could be part of the problem.

I get great performance from the card, I was just wondering if I could get better. You can never have too many fps, ya know?
January 31, 2007 4:14:05 PM

Heheh :lol: 
"With Core2 though" - you should really be saying "with 8800GTS though"!!
Your GTS might beat my score, even with his CPU LoL...

Actually no, its with my 1900xt... my 8800GTS has been returned.. it just didnt impress me. i need to fix my sig.

January 31, 2007 6:00:37 PM

Lazy bastard.
February 2, 2007 2:31:39 AM

Your system looks pretty nice too! ;) 
a c 412 U Graphics card
February 2, 2007 3:16:17 AM

My 3DMark05 score is 11,900.

That's with an E6600 OC'ed to 3.0GHz and a X1900XT 512MB at stock speed.

I ranked #12 out of 20 similar systems. :( 

I got beat by people with E6300 and E6400's. :(  :( 

That goes to show that it's the GPU that's important as long as the CPU is fast enough.