9800 pro score

By Nick_M
Feb 26, 2004
  1. Have just replaced my Geforce 4 Ti 4200 with a Sapphire Atlantis 9800 pro 128mb. After running both 3dmark 03 and 2001SE I wasn't overly pleased with the outcome.

    3DMark 03 = 5593

    3DMark 01 SE = 15118

    I'm not too hot with what marks my system should get but my 2001 SE marks are pretty much lower than I expected. Are these marks normal fort his system, and can anyone spot any bottlenecks that might ber slowing it down.

    I ran the benchmarks with the latest Cat 4.2 with AA and AF off, and the slider to full performance.

    P4 2.4ghz (HT enabled)
    Abit A17 mobo
    Crucial 512 pc2700 (2x256 in dual channel)
    Sapphire Atlantis 9800 pro 128
    Seagate Barracuda 80gb SATA
    SB Live 5.1

    Running on Windows XP proffessional SP1

  2. erickdj

    erickdj TS Rookie Posts: 69

    I have a similar machine, the main difference is I have an AMD CPU. However, your scores seem reasonable. I've gotten between 15-17K in 3DMark 01, depending on the driver I use. Older drivers used to give me better scores. One thing I have noticed is that newer Catalyst drivers don't always give you better benchmark scores, but they do improve actual game performance. Don't go as much by what the benchmark tells you, look at how the card performs with an actual game. As long as you get 15K 3DMarks in 3DMark 01 you'll be fine. The 3DMark 03 score looks just fine and gives you a better idea of your system's performance with current and future DX9 games. Don't sweat it man, you're in the top system's league.
  3. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Yeh 5.5k in mark03 is a DAMN good score....not a problem there
    try turning off HT - that is supposed to give a performance boost.
    You could always try buying some high speed ram and some light overclocking :)

  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If that CPU has HT, it means it's a P4C in which case I don't know how you got it to run with PC2700 Ram. The P4C has a 200FSB ( 800 QDR ) so it needs PC3200 in Dual Channel to get the most performance.
  5. Nick_M

    Nick_M TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yeah it is the P4 2.4 C, been working with this RAM for about 8 months now no problems.
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well obviouslly you aren't complaining about stabilty...

    But you are complaining about performance & I'm giving an area you might want to investigate in your quest for better performance.;)
  7. Nick_M

    Nick_M TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yeah thanx, pc3200 will be my next upgrade me thinks.

  8. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    That's a perfect score. I get the exact (well almost) with my 9800 Pro (Sapphire Atlantis).



    * P4 2.96Ghz 988MhzFSB (OC)
    * Asus P4P800-Deluxe
    * 512MB PC3200 Memory (@ 2-2-3-5)
    * Western Digital 40GB

    I don't get much higher than 5600, stock or overclocked.

    I don't know, but I think Sapphire cards don't perform on par with other 9800 cards but it's perfect for me.
  9. Viva_Las Vegas

    Viva_Las Vegas TS Rookie Posts: 16

    3DMark2001 SE Overall Score: 8337 3d Marks

    is this good or bad...? what can i upgrade?
  10. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    From your specs you have a dual p4 system with an R9600. you didnt say how much ram you had but that score seems kind of low to me. i have a geforce 5200 and an AMD 2500+ 512mb ram and got a score of 7933. so i would guess the ram since you didnt specify how much you had?
  11. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    That 3dMark01 score is low, I get ~18000.
  12. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    actually sapphire's are known as above average performers. which is not suprising since sapphire is the main supplier of "built by ATI" boards.
  13. El_Smee

    El_Smee TS Rookie Posts: 23


    I quite upset wid my result but what can you expect from a GeForce MX 4000

    3D Mark 03 = 210

    I have

    AMD Athlon XP 3000+ @ 2170 MHZ
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Gigabyte K7 Triton
    1 gb Ram @ 333mhz
    120GB ATA Hardrive

    *This post has been edited by Rick
  14. scooby

    scooby TS Rookie Posts: 19

    is that 210 or 2100? as i used 3dmark 2003 to test my old setup which was a gforce3 64mb and 256mb ram and the same wd raptor i got now and my score was just under 2000.....
  15. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    on a GeForceFX MX 4000 the score will be 210, not 2100 no way. The MX4000 is more or less totally useless

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