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1.6Ghz CPU = bottleneck for an FX5600?



 
 
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Old September 17th 03, 01:12 PM
Steve Evans
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Default 1.6Ghz CPU = bottleneck for an FX5600?

I have an Athlon XP1900, 512Mb DDR, Abit KR7a (AGP 4x), GF3 Ti200
system.
Intrigued as to how much difference a 'current' graphics card would
make, I borrowed a 5600 non-ultra, put the latest drivers on and found
that I only got an increase of around 5fps in UT2003.
Changing the level of eye candy from within the game doesn't make a
great deal of difference to the frame rate, so I'm guessing that the
CPU is holding things back here....correct?

Cheers

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Old September 17th 03, 02:17 PM
Johannes Tümler
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Not necessarily.

The FX5600nu is just as fast as a GF3 or GF4Ti4200 ... so, it shouldn't
be an option for your system.


Steve Evans schrieb:
I have an Athlon XP1900, 512Mb DDR, Abit KR7a (AGP 4x), GF3 Ti200
system.
Intrigued as to how much difference a 'current' graphics card would
make, I borrowed a 5600 non-ultra, put the latest drivers on and found
that I only got an increase of around 5fps in UT2003.
Changing the level of eye candy from within the game doesn't make a
great deal of difference to the frame rate, so I'm guessing that the
CPU is holding things back here....correct?

Cheers


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Old September 18th 03, 11:40 AM
Nada
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Steve Evans wrote:
I have an Athlon XP1900, 512Mb DDR, Abit KR7a (AGP 4x), GF3 Ti200
system.
Intrigued as to how much difference a 'current' graphics card would
make, I borrowed a 5600 non-ultra, put the latest drivers on and found
that I only got an increase of around 5fps in UT2003.
Changing the level of eye candy from within the game doesn't make a
great deal of difference to the frame rate, so I'm guessing that the
CPU is holding things back here....correct?

Cheers


I heard that the computer driven bot marines are actually 2D
pixelmonsters from Duke Nukem 3D when using the latest Detonators.
Which partly explains the increase. But seriously, I'd keep that
GeForce 3 and forget about the FX5600.
 




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