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FX 5200 users (and possibly other users check this out!)

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by E-rich, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. E-rich

    E-rich Guest

    Ok, if your running your card at 8x...apparently it'll disable SBA (side
    band addressing) automatically...force that sucka on..I used that nv
    hardpage to open up the new option of hardware options, and set the sba to
    forced on. Guess what? HALO SCREAMS! Im not even overclocking! Then I ran
    some quick little benches on 3dmark03, and the tests were much faster! I'll
    do a full test tonight. I was just amaze that SBA made that thing go so damn
    fast! I think I'll be keeping this card :-D

    -E-rich
     
    E-rich, Oct 3, 2003
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  2. E-rich

    E-rich Guest

    Just use NVHARDPAGE, and activate hardware options. Then itll be there. I
    think you have to enable it each time.
     
    E-rich, Oct 3, 2003
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  3. can you post a link to enabling side band addressing?
    I have never tried that and it might help my system out I'm still stuck with
    AGP 4X
     
    The Bad Momber, Oct 3, 2003
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  4. E-rich

    E-rich Guest

    I'll be doing that tonight. Most noticebly, in Aquamark 3, in the demo and
    such, with SBA on it bumped frames up by 5! So instead of chuging at like
    19, it was giving me 24, which hey, i'll take what i can get with DX9 and
    this card. But yes, later this evening I will post some benches :)
     
    E-rich, Oct 3, 2003
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  5. Be sure and post some benchmarks I'm anxious to see them. It should give me
    an idea of what I can expect when I get all my upgrades installed. If you
    can post old scores and new scores so we can see the differences.

    thanks
     
    The Bad Momber, Oct 3, 2003
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  6. E-rich

    E-rich Guest

    Heres One.... this is with my aparture size @ 64...gonna up it again
    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 3:54:43 PM (604218ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=295.12s
    Average frame rate=15.93fps
    Below 5fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames) (42.786s spent in 17 frames)
    Below 10fps= 24% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 46% (time) 21% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 64% (time) 41% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 95% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=166MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB
    This is WITHOUT SBA!!

    HERE IS WITH SBA!!!


    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 4:02:34 PM (1075078ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=294.74s
    Average frame rate=15.95fps
    Below 5fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames) (43.151s spent in 17 frames)
    Below 10fps= 24% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 46% (time) 21% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 65% (time) 42% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 94% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=165MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB

    Does that seem any faster? I saw some noticble faster times this time
    around.
     
    E-rich, Oct 3, 2003
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  7. E-rich

    E-rich Guest

    Here we go, here they are...
    First bunch are with 64 for AGP aparture
    First demo is without SBA, normal settings, 32 bit color in 1024x768

    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 3:54:43 PM (604218ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=295.12s
    Average frame rate=15.93fps
    Below 5fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames) (42.786s spent in 17 frames)
    Below 10fps= 24% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 46% (time) 21% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 64% (time) 41% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 95% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=166MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB

    Second demo is with SBA, normal settings, 32 bit color in 1024x768
    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 4:02:34 PM (1075078ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=294.74s
    Average frame rate=15.95fps
    Below 5fps= 14% (time) 0% (frames) (43.151s spent in 17 frames)
    Below 10fps= 24% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 46% (time) 21% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 65% (time) 42% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 94% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=165MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB
    -----
    The following are with 128 for AGP aparture
    First demo is without SBA, normal settings, 32 bit color in 1024x768

    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 4:13:43 PM (116781ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=297.28s
    Average frame rate=15.81fps
    Below 5fps= 15% (time) 0% (frames) (45.107s spent in 16 frames)
    Below 10fps= 24% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 46% (time) 22% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 65% (time) 41% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 94% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=166MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB

    Second demo is withSBA, normal settings, 32 bit color in 1024x768
    Date / Time: 10/3/2003 4:20:16 PM (516921ms)
    1700MHz, 512MB, 128M nVidia GeForceFX 5200 (DeviceID=0x0322)
    Driver=6.14.10.4523 Shader=1.1
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo\Halo.eXe -use11 -timedemo
    (Version=1.0.1.580)
    Frames=4700
    Total Time=291.42s
    Average frame rate=16.13fps
    Below 5fps= 13% (time) 0% (frames) (39.399s spent in 15 frames)
    Below 10fps= 23% (time) 5% (frames)
    Below 15fps= 44% (time) 20% (frames)
    Below 20fps= 64% (time) 41% (frames)
    Below 25fps= 83% (time) 67% (frames)
    Below 30fps= 94% (time) 86% (frames)
    Below 40fps= 98% (time) 95% (frames)
    Below 50fps= 99% (time) 96% (frames)
    Below 60fps= 99% (time) 97% (frames)
    Memory used Max=165MB, Min=132MB, Ave=153MB

    As you can see there is a noticble difference :)
     
    E-rich, Oct 3, 2003
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