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Hey guys, i currently have the nvidia gx2 card, while its a great card, i get REALLY low 3dmark 06 scores, usually around 3500-4000. I know some people who have the 7950gx2 skyrocket above this for marks. I heard their might be some issues with the motherboard i have and giving issues to the video card which can cause the low scores.

Would it be worth getting an ati x1950xtx or pro, over the 7950gx2? I've read and seen the benchmarks online, there are neck n neck.

I know the other factor my be my lower resolution im running. Im running 1280x720. Its the highest i can do on my 32" lcd.

Any help would be great, since i only have a few more days to keep or return the 7950gx2 to new egg.

Thanks,

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I'm pretty sure the GX2 is faster than a x1950xt

I'd say the issue isn't the mobo, it's the low resolution. Have you OCed that E6600?
    
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Yeah somthing definately wrong. I get around 7k in 06 with my 1900xt
    
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Wait for DX10
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BenHagerty has a point, couldn't you just send it back for a refund and wait until the 8th of November for G80?
    
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i havent oc the card yet, because i wanted to make sure it was getting the right readings to start with. but im getting horrible results in 3d marks. ive read that others with the same mobo have similar issues, i just cant find the solution!!

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Return it your mobo probably can not see the internal PCI-E switch on the GX2 which is limiting your performance. I would get a G80 which will run all over a X1950XTX might even beat crossfire X1900XTX's when better drivers come out and when 3DMark 07 is out it will be infinitively better due to SM 4.0 support and DX10
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Hey guys, i currently have the nvidia gx2 card, while its a great card, i get REALLY low 3dmark 06 scores, usually around 3500-4000. I know some people who have the 7950gx2 skyrocket above this for marks. I heard their might be some issues with the motherboard i have and giving issues to the video card which can cause the low scores.
What you need to do is update the BIOS, early release BIOS were not optimized for these GX2 cards but with the 0711 they are.

BTW, the website has the 0804 now, so update your BIOS a.s.a.p. and you'll see an improvement. I'd also advise on trading the Angarbagetec 500w for an OCZ 600W minimum.
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