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First post, by keenerb

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I assume this means I'm CPU limited rather than GPU limited?

Reply 3 of 11, by Meatball

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Try forcing max AA, Ansio, and max image quality within the Nvidia Control Panel and see what happens.

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Reply 4 of 11, by TrashPanda

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keenerb wrote on 2022-05-15, 00:35:

Pentium III 800mhz ~12000 CPU 3d marks
Nvidia 6200 PCI ~5300 3D marks

Seeing as that GPU is several years newer than the CPU its a safe assumption to make that you are indeed CPU limited here, I have the same problem with a Ti4800 and a 1ghz slot 1 P3, the CPU simply cannot feed enough data to the GPU fast enough to utilise the power it has.

Turning on GPU intensive features will help a little but at the same time many of them also require an amount of CPU power, you could try overclocking your CPU a little to see if it changes the numbers.

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Reply 6 of 11, by leonardo

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Not to mention 3DMark99 is pre DirectX 7, so likely quite a few features of a newer card such as basically any GeForce will be completely wasted or untested. Unless you're testing against Voodoo-cards, the score won't really mean much. Voodoo3 and TNT2 were hardware DX6, I think. GeForce and GeForce2 were DX7. GeForce 3 was DX8, etc.

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Reply 7 of 11, by keenerb

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leonardo wrote on 2022-05-15, 20:16:

Not to mention 3DMark99 is pre DirectX 7, so likely quite a few features of a newer card such as basically any GeForce will be completely wasted or untested. Unless you're testing against Voodoo-cards, the score won't really mean much. Voodoo3 and TNT2 were hardware DX6, I think. GeForce and GeForce2 were DX7. GeForce 3 was DX8, etc.

I actually was planning on testing against a voodoo 2 sli setup, which is why i stuck with 3dmark99.

Reply 8 of 11, by agent_x007

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You need to force disable Vsync, either in driver or using RivaTuner/PowerStrip (if you are locked to Vsync - can be checked in detailed result report). Also, max. performance of your 6200 card will be quite low since you are using PCI interface.

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Reply 9 of 11, by keenerb

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So far Rune and American McGee's Alice have been smooth as silk on the PCI 6200 at 1024x768.

I think I'll hit a CPU wall on this long before I hit a 6200 wall.

Next games on the list are Return to Castle Wolfesnstein, Guardians of Destiny, Nox, and a few MS-DOS games in emulation or native.

Reply 10 of 11, by ptr1ck

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keenerb wrote on 2022-05-15, 22:50:
leonardo wrote on 2022-05-15, 20:16:

Not to mention 3DMark99 is pre DirectX 7, so likely quite a few features of a newer card such as basically any GeForce will be completely wasted or untested. Unless you're testing against Voodoo-cards, the score won't really mean much. Voodoo3 and TNT2 were hardware DX6, I think. GeForce and GeForce2 were DX7. GeForce 3 was DX8, etc.

I actually was planning on testing against a voodoo 2 sli setup, which is why i stuck with 3dmark99.

5300 is higher than a V2 SLI setup will get with a 800 mhz CPU. Best I could muster is almost 7000 with 110mhz V2 SLI on an Athlon XP 2.0ghz.

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Reply 11 of 11, by AlexZ

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I have the same problem with FX5600. I get 5805 points with 45.x driver. It doesn't matter though as it is enough for games up to 2001. Your graphics card is too new for Windows 98 games. The driver you need to use isn't 100% compatible.

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