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I have the following scenario. I can choose

between a Xpertvision Geforce FX 5700 256MB

and a Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb.

I ran the smt2 3d test on 3dmark 2006 on

both cards in my PC and the FX score 140 vs

the 200 scored by the Radeon.

The problem I have is this - I am currently

playing Elder Scrolls Oblivion. I noticed

this: Inside buildings the FX scores about

30-60 fps vs the radeon's 30-45 fps. Outside

(with the trees and grass) the fx scores

6fps vs the 16fps of the radeon. This is why

I wanted to swop the fx for the radeon in

the first place.

The only problem I seem to have with the

radeon is that It kinda lags when running

around outside. Almost as if it quickly

loads data. This is extremely annoing. I am

very eager to know what causes this? Is this

due to the fact that the FX has more memory

to load textures into? Maybe because the

radeon now has to use system memory?

I am running these cards in a P4 2GHZ with

1GB DDR266 Ram

I intend to overclock whichever one of these

cards I am keeping. Which of these will do

the best in a OC situation?

Please explain the reason for this lagging

and also which card is to be recommended.


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Maybe because theyre both older cards? Why dont u save yourself the hassle and get a 7600 GT or X 1600 both are pretty cheap. And btw a P4 2.0 GHz? Yikes! You should atleast get yourself a cheap Athlon 64 as they are the P4 killers, and u can get the one i got which is like a 3.0 Ghz P4 for about $60 bucks. Dont expect the games of 2006 not to lag with a card like that, even on lower settings as they are still Video RAM and system RAM guzzlers.

And one last thing, why do u feel the need to double space every 7 words?

Just my 2 cents, hope it helps.

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I have a 5700 and it should not be used for any games after Doom3. I can't see how you can play Oblivion with those lol...

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The 9600 is a much better card, hands down. I'd expect the 9600 to be much better at EVERYTHING.....so maybe its a driver conflict?

Have you gone to add/remove programs, and removed the catalyst/force ware drivers between card swaps?

Running a nice little program called Driver Cleaner tends to cut down on the choppiness. (It eliminates the fragmented files left over from previous drivers.)
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