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Review of Hercules 3D prophet 9600XT

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crackshot, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. crackshot

    crackshot New Member

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    Wow i just bought my new PC with Athlon 64 FX-51 and bought a Hercules 3D prophet 9700pro. My friend bought The same comp's card but based on 9600XT.
    9600XT has a higher clocked core but lower memory than 9700pro. Moreover 9700pro has 256bit memory interface instead of 9600xt's 128-bit.
    moreover there are 2 extra vertex-shaders in 9700pro making total no. of VS 4 instead of 2 in 9600XT.

    But yet 9600XT's score was not far behind from 9700pro's managed to post good scores in Quake3,UT2K4,FarCry,Pain Killer,and HALO2.

    Sorry but i don't have even the trial version of 3Dmarks2K3.

    Anyway Farcry, Halo2, Pain Killer are DX9.0b based games.

    hey can anybody tell me what's the reason of 9600XT's good performance in comparison with 9700pro.

    will let u ppl know scores in next post.
     
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    Low-k memories and higher clock speed. But this is only valid at low resolutions. At high resolutions (> 1024x768), the 128-bit bus becomes a bandwidth bottleneck and the 9600 XT starts falling behind rapidly.
     
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    true man!! but the FX-53 CPU that i proudly own along with MSI K8N NEO2 also makes it performance KING
     
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    i mean 9700pro. well i bought this PC 4 my dear GAMES (and My wife wanted 2 have a Home theatre) and just look my PC surved both purposes
     
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    FX 53? I thought you owned the FX 51!
     
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    HE is a cunning man alwez hiding his real identity. He own a FX-53. U 4got a post some monnths before where he was asking for our advice whether to go 4 FX-53 or Intel P4 EE(LGA 775)??
     
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    ISn't he stupid ??? revealed his real identity by himself!!!!
    FX-51 is owned by his boss
     
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    HEY I AM NOT STUPID!!!!
    It was just a slip of hands as u say slip of tongue. and i just gifted my wife the new PC with FX-53 CPU on her B'DAY. U were there Prash were n't u???
     
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    I was there and sorry 4 calling u a stupid.
    Hey Man Be Happy. That's what ur signature says. Cheerup man i was jst joking
     
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    i know that's jst a way to emotionally blackmail u!!! laugh baby
     
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    whatever
     
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    First of all I disabled 'cool n quiet' from BIOS. I increased
    HT(HyperTransport) Bus frequency from 200Mhz to 216Mhz,
    at the same time I increased CPU multilplier from 11x to 13x
    thus resulting speed was 2808Mhz(~2.8Ghz). Before OC(overclocking)
    I checked the system's performance. MY boss's PC configuration is
    as follws :
    AMD ATHLON 64 FX-51
    ASUS SK8N
    2*512MB CRUCIAL BALLASTIX ECC REG. CL2.5 PC3200 DDR SDRAM
    ASUS V9950/TD/256 GOLDEN SAMPLE
    2* SEAGATE 80GB (7200 RPM) SATA HDD IN RAID0 CONFIGURATION
    SONY DVD-WRITER DRU700
    ANTEC PERFORMANCE PLUS 660 AMG

    As I pushed the PC to a whopping 2.8Ghz(ie 27.27% OC). More OC
    was certainly possible but due to lack of a dedicated chipset
    cooler(only heatsink was there on ASUS board) and a CPU cooler
    from a reputed company, I had 2 limit my OC. As a working PCI/AGP
    lock was present (although nForce3 150 refernce board carried a
    working PCI/AGP lock but most boards based on this chipset didn't
    featured it 4 sum reason but ASUS and Gigabyte did carried) OC was
    a breeze on this PC. I increased the RAM frequency as well 4 system
    stability (RAM sticks are superb and remained always cool). After
    overclocking CPU it was now the turn of GFX card
    A the GFX card based on GeForce 5900XT had a 256-bit memory intrface
    OC it was a breeze.
    I pushed it from 475/895Mhz stock sppeds to 512/1000Mhz. It became even
    better than a GeForce 5950XT(clocked at stock speeds). ASUS SmartDoctor
    enabled me to keep an eye on temperature and it was the ony tool I used
    4 OC. ASUS must be praised 4 its brilliant cooling solutions on cards.

    Benchmark details are:

    Stock speed CPU SiSoft Sandra 2004 pro OC CPU
    9125 CPU Dryhstone 11566
    3448 CPU Whetstone 4388
    16321 Multimedia CPU Integer 20772
    21528 Multimedia FPU SSE 27399
    5560 ALU/RAM 7076
    5535 FPU/RAM 7044

    QUAKE 3 ARENA(FPS)
    363.10 MAX(1024*768*32) 489.9
    423.10 High(800*600*32) 496.24
    433.59 Normal(640*480*32) 529.72

    Unreal Tournament 2K3 Botmatch
    263.42 Max(1024*768*32) 289.55
    283.87 High(800*600*32) 310.24
    300.10 Normal(640*480*32) 330.45

    FarCry (Avg. FPS)
    58 1024*468 64
    66 800*600 78

    3D Marks2003
    4626 4969

    Hard Disk(MBps)
    104 sequential read 104
    46 sequential write 56
    17 random read 17
    23 random write 24


    THIS IS A VERY BIG POST. DO I GET PAID 4 THIS???
    JOKING YAAR!!!
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MADE A BIG MISTAKE!! WRONG POST AT WRONG PLACE. ANY WAY ITS ABOUT OC MY BOSS PC.
     
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    any way a 9600XT posted 42FPS in halo at 1024*768(with all eye candy enabled). where as 9700pro (despite its slow core ie 325Mhz) made it 53FPS with all eye candy enabled. nice!!
    ati has priced 9700pro and 9600xt almost at par so what's the stufff
     
  15. gxsaurav

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    I get 54 with my FX too in Halo
     
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