GF3 to 9700 pro

WTF is up with this? I like otp of the line cards... in May of 2001 i had a 399$ GeForce 3 whic served me well until i played homeworld 2. I went out to circuit city which had an ALL IN WONDER Radeon 9700 pro for 250$ which i think is good... anways i come home and install is using cat 3.8 and it is BARELY any faster in homeworld 2... with 2 AF and 2 AA turned on it lags with only 2 battlecruisers onscreen... Im currently running a Athlon 2600+ with 512 MB ram on the nforce 2 chipset. Any ideas as to why its lagging on HW2 when the 9700 PRO should TROUNCE my GF3?
8 answers Last reply
More about 9700
  1. *cough* didn't remove all the nVidia driver remains *cough*

    RIP Block Heater....HELLO P4~~~~~
    120% nVidia Fanboy
    bring it fanATics~~ nVidia PWNS all!
    SCREW aBOX! LONG LIVE nBOX!!
  2. Use the drivercleaner from <A HREF="http://www.driverheaven.net" target="_new">here</A> then make sure you use Catalyst 3.7 because 3.8 has been blowing up hardwares.

    -Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
  3. lol cat8. it screwed my comp up royally. cat7 is great.

    ---------
    Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.0G \
    Asus P4C800 \
    Corsair 2x512 3200LL memory \
    Radeon 9600pro @ 500/700/1.35 \
    SB Live 5.1 \
    80G Seagate S-ATA150 \
    430 Antec 1080AMG
  4. Definitely try the driver cleaner utilities, hands down!

    "640k ought to be enough for everyone." - <b><font color=red>BILL GATE$</b></font color=red>
  5. ""640k ought to be enough for everyone." - BILL GATE$"

    He was talking about average year earnings of course.


    My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
    "It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."
  6. In that case, inflation will prove hist statement wrong before the year 2100. :evil:

    Back your Padawan Economist here Grape.

    "640k ought to be enough for everyone." - <b><font color=red>BILL GATE$</b></font color=red>
  7. Bad 3.8 blowing up hardware. You better buy Nvidia.
  8. Or try the leaked cat9s...

    RDRAM = (ENEMY)^2
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Graphics