Doom 3 timedemo shootout with period correct hardware.

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Re: Doom 3 timedemo shootout with period correct hardware.

Postby Skyscraper » 2019-2-20 @ 21:14

I think this is as good of a score I will manage to get using an all air cooled 100% year 2006 system with a single (non modified) Geforce 8800GTX only cooled with the Nvidia stock reference cooler! :)

The system is now GPU limited just as much as CPU limited. Using a Geforce GTX 580 or similar would probably produce a score near 370 FPS.










Non tweaked XP-SP3 (only "security center" and "themes" disabled). All settings set in BIOS, no further HW tweaks. What I think isn't the best driver for Doom 3 by far. No driver tweaks or the like. The ambient temp in my cramped new computer tinkering area was about 25C as I had been tinkering for a while.



340.3 FPS, Skyscraper, Core2Duo X6800 @4.0, Asus P5B Deluxe P965, 2GB DDR2 1000 CL4,4,4,12 2T, 8800 GTX 675/1107 197.45, X-Fi XtremeMusic XP-SP3

Doom3 demo1 1024x768 Ultra. (Doom 3 ver: 1.0)

X6800 10x400 P5B Deluxe 2gb 1000 4-4-4-12 8800Ultra  675 1566 1107 Doom3 1024x768 Ultra timedemo demo1.JPG





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Re: Doom 3 timedemo shootout with period correct hardware.

Postby lost77 » 2019-3-14 @ 18:44

Decided to join in on the fun since I was testing out a socket 939 motherboard anyway. Feels good sticking with AGP, this is more like I remember it (originally played it with a Radeon 9800 Pro).
These are period correct entries. Might try out a newer PCI-E build at a later date.

System specs:
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
Athlon FX 55 (San Diego)
2x512MB OCZ Platinum EL
BFG Geforce 6800 Ultra
Audigy 2 ZS

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Re: Doom 3 timedemo shootout with period correct hardware.

Postby Skyscraper » 2019-3-17 @ 13:13

lost77 wrote:Decided to join in on the fun since I was testing out a socket 939 motherboard anyway. Feels good sticking with AGP, this is more like I remember it (originally played it with a Radeon 9800 Pro).
These are period correct entries. Might try out a newer PCI-E build at a later date.

System specs:
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum
Athlon FX 55 (San Diego)
2x512MB OCZ Platinum EL
BFG Geforce 6800 Ultra
Audigy 2 ZS



Great!

Finally someone posted a score using a FX55 and Doom 3 version 1.0!

That's the motivation I needed to bother rebuilding a socket 939 system to be able replace my FX55 scores made with the slow Doom 3 version 1.3 and try to beat your 109.2 FPS! :)

Also nice to see another 6800 Ultra card with 425 MHz stock frequency in the list. We have had an entry with an "Ultra+" before but lower in the list. Now I think I will clarify that 425 MHz GPU speed is fine in the stock list as 6800 Ultra cards with those stock clocks did exist late 2004. I know there were later "Ultra+/Extreme" cards with 1200 MHz stock memory speed and even faster GPU speeds but I think those came in Q2 2005 and so far no one has contributed a score with one anyhow. I will do some reading up on exactly what factory overclocked cards did exist late 2004 but a few ones with 425 MHz core were available for sure.


Your overclocked result will probably be hard to beat (My A64 4000+ @3120 score on the overclocked list was made with Doom 3 version 1.0) but I will try. AGP Geforce 6800 cards are faster than the PCI-E ones but the difference is small and I think nForce4 boards have a good chance of reaching better CPU and memory overclocks compared to nForce3 boards. I don't have a Geforce 6800 card able to hit the same clocks as yours but perhaps that can be overcome by pushing CPU and memory.


Your scores have been added to the lists! :)
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Re: Doom 3 timedemo shootout with period correct hardware.

Postby lost77 » 2019-3-17 @ 18:01

Both of my 6800 Ultra AGP cards have a 425Mhz core clock, so didn't think much of it.

I tried to push for a higher HTT but my RAM tops out at about 215Mhz at 2-2-2-5. Maybe at higher voltage but the MSI board tops out at 2.85v.
Dropping timings to something like 2.5-3-3-7 would drop the score quite a bit. I would probably need a HTT of atleast 250Mhz to offset the looser timings.

Good luck overclocking :-D
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