256MB 9800 pro drivers?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by zipppie, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. zipppie

    zipppie Guest

    Does anyone know of better drivers for the Radeon 9800pro 256MB card? Omega drivers greatly improved the performance of my GeForce 5200 in my old system, and I'm trying to find better driver for the 9800pro than what it shipped with...
     
  2. Junk

    Junk Guest

    i tend to stay away from 3rd party drivers, although many people like them.

    i have found the 3.8's to be the best drivers for my system.
     
  3. Spike1977

    Spike1977 Master Guru

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    9800Pro 256MB user here, I am using the 3.8's and have had np's using them, no flicks, no over heat, my monitor works as it always has and I am happy with them.

    Slight drop in 3dmark03, but not alot of difference to the 3.7's score and have notice that one benchmark - Rthdribl - has dropped to silly scores.

    I am waiting for the offical release of the 3.9's.

    zipppie, what AGP size are you using?

    Spike1977:cool:
     
  4. zipppie

    zipppie Guest

    It shipped at 4X, but I now have it at 8X and everything is fine...
     

  5. Spike1977

    Spike1977 Master Guru

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    As in 128MB or 256MB in your bios?

    Spike1977:cool:
     
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    Would like to know, because it is so confusing what people say on here, like set it to 64MB! Why is there 256MB on the board then!!!!

    Spike1977:cool:
     
  7. Dready

    Dready Guest

    i also have the 256, and i see no diffrence between 3.8's and 3.7's , i work with 3.7 cause no power to change ^_^..
    and yes why it start at 64?, anyway i switched it to 256
     
  8. Junk

    Junk Guest

    generally, 256 mb of agp aperture size is overkill, especially with a 256mb card.

    the more on-board video memory you have, the smaller (theoretical) your aperture size should be.

    setting it too high doesn't mean you'll get extra performance, but setting it too low will most likely bog your system.

    for *most* people, either 64mb or 128mb works best, but that doesn't necessarily mean the same for you. the best way to find out is to play games with fraps running to get a general idea of your average fps. then, switch the aperture size around. if you notice ig/significant fps changes, then you've determined your ideal setting.
     
  9. Cosmos

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    zipppie you have a nice beast of a system, you lucky ba$tard. :p
     
  10. Spike1977

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    Am running 256mb, due to having the 1024 DDR PC2700 and have tested the setting and found it is best with 256mb.

    Spike1977:cool:
     

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