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Old 1st November, 2001, 05:40 AM
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While there's little doubt that a 64mb SDRAM MX400 would yield a higher 3dMark2001 score, I highly doubt the difference in actual framerates would justify this upgrade. Your Radeon has DDR memory for a reason. Mem. bandwidth is the greatest bottleneck in current ViD. Cards. I wouldn't recommend going to any SDR solution unless you've seen it in action and feel that it's worth the cost of an upgrade. I would instead, continue using your Radeon, and save up for (or wait for prices to drop on) something newer w/ DDR support.
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Hey, Superman. Thanks for the link to those beta drivers. I just installed them and then ran 3D Mark 2001 and got a score of 2326 before any tweaks what-so-ever. That's an increase of over 100 points. That's awesome. I'm about to play Tribes 2 and see if I notice a huge difference. The major difference in 3D Mark that I noticed was that the FPS were actually fairly consistent, whereas before, they would jump all overthe boards. Thanks alot!!
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Hey, Superman. Thanks for the link to those beta drivers. I just installed them and then ran 3D Mark 2001 and got a score of 2326 before any tweaks what-so-ever. That's an increase of over 100 points. That's awesome. I'm about to play Tribes 2 and see if I notice a huge difference. The major difference in 3D Mark that I noticed was that the FPS were actually fairly consistent, whereas before, they would jump all overthe boards. Thanks alot!!
No problem. Before I started screwing with beta drivers the frames would jerk or stop for like 3/10 of a second but often time driver upgrades can help. Glad I could help you there.
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