bofh.fromhell wrote on 2022-04-26, 18:11:
So after quite a lot of testing I have concluded that once you hit a certain GPU level and certain settings in the game the GPU […]
So after quite a lot of testing I have concluded that once you hit a certain GPU level and certain settings in the game the GPU type just will not matter anymore.
Q3A seems to be 100% (or very near) CPU/mem speed limited.
I noticed this when I was playing around with my stack of GF2 MX's (they manage 100MHz AGP bus).
Overclocking them gave ZERO extra performance.
And chucking in a GF2-U for the lols showed the same thing.
Now its certainly possible that you still need a GeForce class graphics card and I didn't test with any TNT era cards.
But it seems like this is a test of finding a combination of bus-speeds, memory timings, drivers and what sound card that steals the least amount of performance =)
Anyways I'm throwing down this gauntlet:
The hardware used is in the comment.
No HW secrets from me.
And its far from fully tweaked.
And yea, the CPU-z version I'm using wont show the actual CPU frequency (notised after uploading the vid) but its legit.
Nice score! 😀 That was way faster then the last submission! 😀
If you want that score to count in the competition, and that your score will be added to our leaderboard you will need to do a submisssion to us. I will repost the info right here:
"All tweaks, hacks, tuning. Must be explained to us.
All drivers, tools, plugins. Must be explained to us.
All cfg:s, dll:s, exe:s, texturepacks/custom pak files must be submitted to us.
We want to know your computers specifications. CPU/GPU/motherboard/graphics card/ram speed.
We want to know how much you overclocked it, what you overclocked. And so on.
We want to know everything! 🙂
To submit to the competition, download the SubmissionTemplate from our ftp. Put this in your regular File Explorer:
Copy SubmissionTemplate.zip to your computer.
When you are done with the template, rename it to your VOGONS nick name and send it to our submissionFPT.
Username: bdsubmissions Password: quake32themax.
Notice that the PORT is 21005. I usally use Filezilla so here is a picture of the settings.
You wont see any files on the submissionFTP even when you send over your version of the Template. There will also be a couple of error messages beacuse your FTP-client will try to list files, but you dont have that privilege. Let us know when you submitted so we can check that nothing is corrupted or broke."
Uploading a video on YT like you did is perfectly fine. 😀
But we prefer if you also submit a video in the submission file.
In the video we want to see the following:
Cpu-z and and the devicemanager or similiar program that shows the graphic card.
Then we want to see at least three benchmark runs.
After the runs are completed we want you to connect to our Quake3 server
To connect type:
"Connect braindrainlan.sytes.net" we just need to see that you can play online with us.
We also need to see some fotage from the inside of your computer. Exactly like you did. That was perfect 😀
Here is a example video:
We have two reasons why we want to have all the tweaks sent to us.
First we need to validate the tweaks. We need to see that it is working. Im giving away a graphic card from my personal stash. So I want to be sure that the submission is legit.
Second. We are working on "speed pak/patch" for Quake3 that will be published after the contest is over. We can call it "Fast Quake3"
So this competition has a dual purpose. First it should be a fun thing to do. And you can win stuff!! 😀
Second. I will share the best stuff to those who are interested.
I will make a small edit to the first post about the requirements on the video