HL2 benches with new forceware drivers

Muhaha! The 9500 PRO soundly beats the 9600 XT and the GeforceFX 5950 Ultra.

IN YER FACE, ALL YE WHO DOUBTED THE 8-PIPE PROWESS!

<A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/graphics-cards-2003_27.html" target="_new">http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/graphics-cards-2003_27.html</A>

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<b>Radeon <font color=red>9500 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(hardmodded 9500, o/c 322/322)</i>
<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>2600+</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 2400+ w/143Mhz fsb)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,055</b></font color=red>
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  1. Lies, all Lies! :wink:

    Well it sucks in <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/graphics-cards-2003_35.html" target="_new">IL-2</A>! :tongue:
    (just don't turn on AA/AF)

    Everyone knows you have to overclock the R9600pro in order for it to be fair. :lol:


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

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  2. Wonder why the 5700 Ultra is showing extra crappy - totally trounced by the 5600 Ultra. I guess they haven't "optimised" the game for the 5700 yet *sigh*
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    Wonder why the 5700 Ultra is showing extra crappy - totally trounced by the 5600 Ultra. I guess they haven't "optimised" the game for the 5700 yet *sigh*

    I believe the 5600 Ultra was running HL2 in DX8 mode, whereas the 5700 Ultra was running it in DX9 mode.

    <b>Qui habet aures audiendi audiat</b>
  4. Ahh you're right. Why would they do that?
  5. Because the FX5700U CAN run it in DX9 mode, whereas the FX5600 would be embarassingly low in DX9 (like 60% of the FX5700 girues [just a guess]).

    The FX5700U at least gets all the nice effects.

    I would've prefered parity (everything running DX9), but this is the way that the games will actually play on people's systems.


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

    <b>-NEW PIC IN THGC ALBUM-</b>
  6. For the hell of it I ran the Future 3Dmark with the new 53.03 drivers on my FX 5900 and got a 5606 benchMark score I don't have it posted on the 3Dmark site ( but I,m sure there are some results there on the site with the FX5900 results to the new 53.03 forceware drivers score ), because I will not pay some company to tell me how fast or good my video card should run. But I do haft to say 3Dmark has done a great job of the demo far as graphic,s and subjects. I wish they would leave it in the hands of the game companies to see how the cards of all brands perform, and notify the chip and card maker what they need to improve driver wise for the game play to perform better.

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  7. Quote:
    because I will not pay some company to tell me how fast or good my video card should run.

    You don't have to pay to show 1 benchmark, you get one free (and can store 4 more on their site). It's only if you want to show a bunch of benchmarks that you need the pro version. Without posting there is nothing to go by.

    As for game companies, they are no better. Q3 wouldn't tell us who will be better at HL2 or D]|[. They are all tools and people just need to know when to use them. The NEED for 3Dmk03 is somewhat more limited now, but considering it came out well in advance of any DX9 game it was a good tool to help expose SOME of the needs of SOME future games.

    And right now game companies DO notify the card makers as to what is needed. The work together, and in nV's case with HL2 they spent more time trying to make the game work better with the tools provided. But at some point we have to remember that gamers want thing to be simpler (the promise of standards like DX9, etc.), not to involve more coding for specific hardware, for that definitely is the job of the driver builders.

    In the end everyone wants the best performance out of all the components that make up a game. It benifits all those involved.


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

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  8. <fanboyism> OH ya? just wait for Doom 3 benchmarks!! </fanboyism>

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  9. Quote:
    Everyone knows you have to overclock the R9600pro in order for it to be fair.

    <b>IF</b>...you have a 9600P that can overclock :smile:

    <b>Play MotoGP 2</b>
    <A HREF="http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg" target="_new">http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg</A>
  10. Geez your stupid Sharkmeat...

    <b>Play MotoGP 2</b>
    <A HREF="http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg" target="_new">http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg</A>
  11. THAT'S NOT VERY NICE!!!

    *goes and cry in the corner*

    it's at 430/315 right now :'(

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  12. My 9800's @420/315 :tongue:
    It's amazing what Arctic Silver III will do for you in comparison to what ever ATi(or whoever) uses at their factory.

    <b>Play MotoGP 2</b>
    <A HREF="http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg" target="_new">http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg</A>
  13. Just got back from dinner, off to watch Finding Nemo at the GF's, but saw the above exchange and <b>had</b> to find something to contribute. :evil:

    Quote:
    IF...you have a 9600P that can overclock

    And thankfully I do. (GA thanks the VPU gods!) :cool:

    <b>Hey CoolS</b>;


    What about <A HREF="http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=1145865560" target="_new">538/369(738) on Stock Cooling</A>? :tongue:

    Broke 5K in the GPU mark (and broke 30K again [last time higher CPU lower GPU]).

    Let's see an R9600XT with that 3.3ns junk match that! :lol:

    Anywhoo, I just thought it was time to see what I could get out of more speed, and it appears very little so GW's scores are definitely safe (even with an FSB overclock).

    Well, I'm off! Ciaola!


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

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  14. OH YA?

    CPU: 8518 SUCK THAT!!!

    HYPERTHREADING OWNS!!!!!!!!!!

    RIP Block Heater....HELLO P4~~~~~
    120% nVidia Fanboy
    FX5700Ultra, the next Ti4200? seems so
  15. First of all I don't no why your replyed (get a post count I guess)
    GeneticWeapon GEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ if you new the meaning of stupid it would upset me, but you don't so I will let it ride, But I got one thing to say. One question is your head is so far up your a$$ you think roses smell like $hit ?.
    Sense you ate now go back and lick the plate like you home boys do LOL. Boy what a joke you are. BTW how old are you??. As you notice. I don't call people names or state how dump or stupid they may or may not be because I don't know them well enough, and if I remember right this is know gramer site where you have to dot the eyes and cross the T,s, and I don't go down to your level to get even. but I bet a lot of people has called you some pretty good names.

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  16. oh boy sharkmeat is going to get it up the ass~~~

    dude, we got rammy here already, we dont need another troll, you suck at being one anyways.

    RIP Block Heater....HELLO P4~~~~~
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    FX5700Ultra, the next Ti4200? seems so
  17. Well smart guy, GW and TGGA are two different people, and TGGA is the one who had dinner. Get your facts straight before you look like a fool.
    CS is this forum's favorite NV fanboy, we need no others.
  18. uuuhhhhhh.....38 fps @ 1024x768 on IL2?? WTF?! On my quadro dcc I can pull a steady framarate and it's 2 years old compred to these guys. LOL, so much for uber l337 video cards.

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  19. Quote:
    Sense you ate now go back and lick the plate like you home boys do LOL.

    I really hope english isnt his native tongue :wink:

    <b>Play MotoGP 2</b>
    <A HREF="http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg" target="_new">http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg</A>
  20. Hey no Quadros it just makes everyone else look bad! :wink:


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

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  21. First, we're in the Graphics card forum :tongue: HEhe!

    Also my mobo could accomodate a Barton so I could increase my CPU scores, but I was only interested in doing that in my first outing with GW before I realised I don't need one, and upgrading for a benchmark would be a waste. IF I did add the barton now I could probably even beat GW's overall results (he's a little mobo limited [no offence man, you even mention it :wink: ])
    But I'm pretty impressed with the R9600P still OC'ing so well.

    I would try it with Radclocker just to be able to push the core higher, but I reached the 5K GPU mark I wanted.

    So what was that score/core you got on yours again? HAha! :evil:

    You wait 'til the socket 939 arrives, then we'll se who's got the CPU marks. :cool:


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

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  22. Reading your posts hurts my brain. I tried Babel on them with every language combination availible and I couldn't get English (or French or German) out of any of it.

    Seriously refine your thoughts, even as trolling bait (hence the name sharkmeat?) people need to be able to understand your post in order to be offended by it.

    Oh well, I'm <i>sure</i> there's something valuable locked in that post, whenever someone can find me the right rosetta stone to decypher it, perhaps we'll all be able to appreciate it's brilliance.


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:

    <b>-NEW PIC IN THGC ALBUM-</b>
  23. <---Mobo impaired :lol:

    <b>Play MotoGP 2</b>
    <A HREF="http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg" target="_new">http://server4.uploadit.org/files2/091203-Moto1.jpg</A>
  24. by the time socket 939 arrives, i'll be cruising with my 3.4Ghz Prescott :D then we'll see!!

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