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fps mystery

Started by kryton9, August 06, 2006, 01:30:02 pm

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Ok, I am having a really hard time figuring this out.

Using the final version of the program at this post :

On my Gateway notebook I am getting an average of 1120 fps.          AMD 64 3400, 1  gig RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 with 64 megs
On my HP Desktop I am only getting an average of around 370 fps.     AMD X2 4600, 2 gigs RAM, Nvidia 7300 LE with 256 megs

My games look and run at highest quality settings fine on the HP with full support for directx 9 at 800x600 resolution.
On the notebook, never could set to the highest quality settings at 800x600 and it doesn't have full directx 9 functions

Could it be that the 7300LE is that much slower than the ATI in this 2d fps test, but it runs the games better because of more video memory?
By the way here is a great site to compare video cards. The first page is ATI cards and the Second Nvidia, you will need to scroll down a bit to get to the tables.

Ionic Wind Support Team

Different chipsets will yeild different results.  Some GPU's are designed for 3D speed above all else.

Also you have to figure that the X2 isn't taking advantage of both cores with DirectX.  So your only getting 2.6 GHZ since the 2D library uses DX7. 

Also with NVidia make sure you keep up with their frequent driver updates.  Usually 3 or 4 a month.
Ionic Wind Support Team


Thanks Paul. I feel better now, was worried something was wrong someplace with my system. I just did a clean install last night just to make sure :)