Graphics Card appears to be underperforming

  Strangely Brown 13:20 16 Apr 03

My current basic system configuration is:-

AMD Athlon 1.33ghz CPU
512mb PC2100 DDR RAM
Windows XP (SP1)
PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4200 (64mb) Graphics Card

Graphics Driver version 41.09
DirectX v9

When I am running 3DMark SE 2003 I get an average score of about 600. When I look at the results for similar configuration on the benchmark website, most people appear to get scores around 1100-1300.

What could be causing such a drastic difference?

Anyone got a good idea?

  mcullum_DX4Life 13:35 16 Apr 03

try it in 3dMark2001SE and post back. There may be an issue involving you graphics card as 3dMark03 is new.

  Strangely Brown 13:36 16 Apr 03

I think that 3DMark2001SE has a bit of an issue with DirectX 9. However, I'll see what happens. Cheers

  The Sack 14:22 16 Apr 03

Your 3D Mark 2003 score maybe slightly low due to you not altering the driver settings and dont forget it is a DX9 benchmark and you have a DX8 card. As has been mentioned use 3D Mark 2001 with the latest patch to make it work with DX9 as this is a DX8 benchmark for DX8 cards. this is mine at full scream click here using the default benchmark.

Driver settings you might like to use:
Anti aliasing off
Mipmap to highest performance
Ansiotropic filering off
Basical anything in the D3D settings that can slow it down turn it off.

  Strangely Brown 11:25 28 Apr 03

Cheers guys. 3DMark2001 gives a better representation compared to others.

  Strangely Brown 11:26 28 Apr 03

Cheers guys. 3DMark2001 gives a better representation compared to others.

  Sion 12:44 28 Apr 03

Another point, other users may be overclocking their cards, helping them gain a better score.

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