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That's probably why. When most of the people here (myself included) run 3DMark, its at default settings.
Try that see what numbers you get.
That's even worse, considering 1440x900 has less total pixels than 1280x1024.
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That's even worse, considering 1440x900 has less total pixels than 1280x1024.
Good call, although I would still like to see what he gets with defaults.
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Indeed, I'll try the 1280x1024 now * .... calls wife to boot up PC* and see how it works, I'll have the results soon I think. So, there are no settings I need to change at all before doing the test?
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Indeed, I'll try the 1280x1024 now * .... calls wife to boot up PC* and see how it works, I'll have the results soon I think. So, there are no settings I need to change at all before doing the test?
What size monitor do you have? Whats its native res?
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Indeed, I'll try the 1280x1024 now * .... calls wife to boot up PC* and see how it works, I'll have the results soon I think. So, there are no settings I need to change at all before doing the test?
Make sure you disable any AA or AF, and use whatever settings to get your cards the most performance, like lower image quality, etc.
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Indeed, I'll try the 1280x1024 now * .... calls wife to boot up PC* and see how it works, I'll have the results soon I think. So, there are no settings I need to change at all before doing the test?
Nah, I did it once at 1920x1200 resolution, full AA, AF, the works.

It was funny.
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My question would be do you plan to upgrade again later for dx10 games?

If so, anything less that doesn't support dx10 isn't probably ideal.

If you just want to play some dx9 games at a better frame rate now, perhaps something between x1950PRO and the X1600 would be best?

I got my X1900GT for $119 off the newegg and I'm pretty happy with it. Granted I only play 2142 and came from a radeon 9600se.

I think the nvidia dx10 cards are still a little pricey considering not so many dx10 titles to play.
Well, I would prefer to buy a card that would not give me too many problems with DX10. And I agree, the DX10 cards are a bit pricey, I think due to it still being new technology. In a year or so (and I don't want to wait nearly that long to resolve these issues) the price will be down to where it should be.
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What size monitor do you have? Whats its native res?
19" widescreen 1440x900 native
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Make sure you disable any AA or AF, and use whatever settings to get your cards the most performance, like lower image quality, etc.
Wouldn't that affect the scores then? It wouldn't be very fair to compare scores using two different settings I don't think. Wasn't there a lawsuit over that some years ago?
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Well, I would prefer to buy a card that would not give me too many problems with DX10. And I agree, the DX10 cards are a bit pricey, I think due to it still being new technology. In a year or so (and I don't want to wait nearly that long to resolve these issues) the price will be down to where it should be.
A lot of people say that as if DX10 cards cant play DX9. DX10 capabilities are just a plus. I got my card solely for DX9, unless Microsoft smartens up with XP and Vista. Its pricey, I'll agree, but its worth it.


Edit***You will be perfectly fine with only 320MB of VRAM. The only time you'd start to hurt in performance is when you crack the resolution beyond 1680x1050.
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A lot of people say that as if DX10 cards cant play DX9. DX10 capabilities are just a plus. I got my card solely for DX9, unless Microsoft smartens up with XP and Vista. Its pricey, I'll agree, but its worth it.


Edit***You will be perfectly fine with only 320MB of VRAM. The only time you'd start to hurt in performance is when you crack the resolution beyond 1680x1050.
Ahh, that's good to know! 1680x1050 was going to be the native res of my next monitor (once this one dies out).
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