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BaldieJr
08-14-2004, 01:30 AM
I just installed the latest video drivers and re-tried Aep.

Wow. FPS were pegged at refresh rate in blackdeath.

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BaldieJr
08-14-2004, 01:30 AM
I just installed the latest video drivers and re-tried Aep.

Wow. FPS were pegged at refresh rate in blackdeath.

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Dawg-of-death
08-14-2004, 01:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I just installed the latest video drivers and re-tried Aep.

Wow. FPS were pegged at refresh rate in blackdeath.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What drivers, agp controller? Adapter? What refrsh rate? AEP supports 64bit?

Do tell.............

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WUAF_Badsight
08-14-2004, 02:03 AM
ive heard the exact same thing

the AMD 64bit systems have the kind of grunt you want for gaming

low or no slow-down in FB even when combat gets at its busiest

while top frame rates havent been showen to be greatly faster over the good 32bit systems , the new AMD 64bit based systems ppl have put together run FB way more smoother . . . . .

. . . . especially when FB gets busy

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TheGozr
08-14-2004, 03:43 AM
get the A64 1 mb cache.

With teh 512 K cache you'll have to make it 100 150 mhz more to make the same performance and maybe not even.

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Cajun76
08-14-2004, 10:43 AM
Baldie, more info please. Been waiting for a chance to adapt my system to run FB:AEP decently on a 64 bit platform. I usually find it narcissistic to post specs, but here they are:

Motherboard: MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R K8T800

Proccessor: Athlon 64 3200+ w/400FSB

CPU Cooling: Thermaltake AMD K8 Venus 7+

RAM: OC Systems PC 3200 1 Gig DDR X 2

Video Card: OC Systems 9700Pro Overclock Level III w/ 128Mb (415/730MHz) CPU/Memory

CD Drives: Sony 16X DVD 40X CD-ROM
Sony DVD+RW/-RW 4x (8x32x24x10x4)

Hardrives: Western Digital 80Gb 7200rpm w/ 8Mb cache
Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm w/ 8Mb cache
Western Digital 250Gb 7200rpm w/ 8Mb cache

Case: Lian-Li PC-60 Aluminum Mid-Tower Case

Power Supply: Vantec 520W Aluminum-built w/ 3 ball bearing fans

Moniter: 19" Samsung flat CRT

HOTAS: TM Top Gun Afterburner

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BaldieJr
08-14-2004, 11:46 AM
The facts:

I got an amd643200 last winter. I've ran 32bit XP pro on it the whole time, but installed another drive to test the XP64 beta.

I found that the drivers from nvidia were slower in xp64 than in xp32, so I stuck with 32, while keeping xp64 on the other drive.

Yesterday I updated drivers and saw new ones for 64xp, so I booted 64xp and installed them.

I don't install games in xp64 unless I have too. AEP is one of the games that can be played from any drive, so the in-game video settings are exactly the same.

Blackdeath track in xp32: avg of 32 fps
Blackdeath track in xp64: avg of 72 fps (refresh rate).

If I go with perfect settings, both avg 13 fps. Chalk this up to nvidia being unable to render fb's screwy water (5700U. Oddly it renders waves in other games perfectly fine... even lomac).

I use onboard sound and want to mention its performance:

xp32: sucks. it just plain sucks. I can't get rid of the stupid "environmental effects" so everything sounds echo'ed.
xp64: awesome! the sound is exactly what I'd expect a real plane to sound like.

In xp64, the slowdowns/ pauses are rare. The game just runs as smoothly as they come. This is with a 128mb vid card.

TrackIR does not work in xp64. This is the only thing keeping me from making the switch.

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TheGozr
08-14-2004, 12:47 PM
I hope they 'll do a driver real fast for the track ir..

I'm trying to look for a direct link to get xp64 pro..

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Jasko76
08-14-2004, 01:01 PM
I'm very glad to hear this, Baldie! I'll be putting a new Athlon 64 rig very soon, I bet it'll be quite an improvement from the tired XP2400+ I'm using quite now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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TheGozr
08-14-2004, 01:04 PM
guys really get the 1 mb cache.

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tsisqua
08-14-2004, 01:20 PM
I'm waiting for the official XP64 to be released, Baldie. I just don't feel like the beta that I dl'd is anywhere near ready yet, so when all the bugs are worked out I'll buy it. I am intrigued, though. I really want to see this system running as it was meant to on a 64bit OS. Any word on how much longer?

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