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tsisqua
12-02-2004, 07:05 PM
Short and sweet:

I sent off my 9800 Pro 128 for warranty work, and instead of repairing, they opted to send me a brand new card.

<span class="ev_code_RED">The best part: the new card is the 256 version.</span>


ATI, if this is your way of saying sorry for my trouble, then you've done a helluva job! Nice to see a sturdy, enclosed heat sink, as well!


Thank You ATI!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

LEXX_Luthor
12-02-2004, 08:15 PM
tsisq, how's your A64? I recall you being one of the First to volunteer to experiment with A64. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My old AthalonXP mobo finally overheated, and broke down and got SEMPERON 3100+ (socket 754, basically A64 2800+) and a motherboard to match. For a budget cpu, its a monster. Literally double the number of combating units in QMB or FMB and/or double the time compression from my old AXP 1700+.


Also, how about that flood recovery? How did that turn out?

Udidtoo
12-02-2004, 08:37 PM
Wow Tsisqua. thats pretty encouraging to read as lately I have noticed that the fan on mine has gotten a bit noisy.

It wouldn't worry me but for the time being the 800XT I was hoping to move to just isn't in the cards. Since you've had 1st hand with both a 128 and now a 256 give us an update on any performance gains you notice if you would kind sir.

tsisqua
12-02-2004, 09:43 PM
Udidtoo,
I am seeing a slight FR increase, and my edges seem smoother, if you know what I mean. 4X AA, and 2X AF, as I had it before, but then this is the first I have seen a 9800 Pro in action since the 3.02bm was released. I am pretty worn out at the moment, but I will do a little benchmarking tomorrow, and then dig this thread out of the pile, and post back.


Lexx,
The AMD64 is quite the little demon. I use recording software that is prone to cpu "dropouts" when too many tracks are trying to be played at the same time. Of course, the sound card comes into play here, but having as many as 12 compressed waves play simultaneously is definitely cpu intensive. I have never had a dropout with this machine (3200+, btw). I find myself still in want of a finished 64 Bit OS, but that is coming. I've run the beta, and the drivers that are available are so buggy that the beta OS is only helpful to MS . . . so that they can have a completed XP64 to sell me after the release. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

We weathered the flood waters very well. After 3 days stuck on this hill we all had a party when the road finally appeared. No property damage here, and thank you for asking http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tsisqua

bird_brain
12-03-2004, 07:48 AM
Very encouraging Tsisqua...I recently converted to a 9800 Pro 128mb & I just ordered a 3200+ myself and some new RAM. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I sent a GF4Ti4200 in for repair a while back and they sent me back a Ti4600! I think it is more a matter of what they have available since they do not fix them, they just trash them & throw the old one on the scrap pile. Nice way to get a free upgrade. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

tsisqua
12-03-2004, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bird_brain:
Very encouraging Tsisqua...I recently converted to a 9800 Pro 128mb & I just ordered a 3200+ myself and some new RAM. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I sent a GF4Ti4200 in for repair a while back and they sent me back a Ti4600! I think it is more a matter of what they have available since they do not fix them, they just trash them & throw the old one on the scrap pile. Nice way to get a free upgrade. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, Jaybird! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
I have to fire up the old aces stuff with my PFmerged (or PFM. I should suggest that for a name for our patched up game. I am so tired or typing IL2/FB/AEP/PF that I could scream http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

I ran a Ti4200 128 as a backup while waiting on the repair/replacement. For the money that I paid for that card, it is an awesome bang-for-the-buck card. With some tweaking, I had it looking very nice! And that with FR's averaging somewhere in the 40's, around 42. My favorite way to test it is to play PF.all.ntrk in a loop for a couple of hours (with the console's FR meter running). Quite honestly, The 9800 Pro 256 doesn't seem to beat that by much, usually in the 60's for an average, but the d@mn thing doesn't seem to care what settings I use to run PFMhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif.

Also, and here is the real big clincher: the image quality on the 9800 Pro is just beautiful, no matter how you look at it. The textures are just rendered so much clearer/cleaner. The beautiful skins that have been made by community members begin to look so real that I almost feel that I could reach out and touch them. This is the card that I wanted when I bought the 128 meg version, but the budgetmeister said "no". I am simply tickled to death!


Tsisqua

RobertNighthawk
12-03-2004, 09:49 AM
Os-o-yo Tsiqua, o-gi-na-li!

Ga-do-a-na-du-ne? Radeon a-da-s-de-(lv)-di? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
O-s-da-du, tso-s-da-nv-tli! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bird_brain
12-03-2004, 12:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tsisqua:
the image quality on the 9800 Pro is just beautiful, no matter how you look at it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The only issue I have found with the 9800 is the dark greens around the Oasis on the Desert/MT map and the propwash dust are a flourescent green. Maybe I need to adjust my colors since I loaded the Cat4.11s?

tsisqua
12-03-2004, 01:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bird_brain:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tsisqua:
the image quality on the 9800 Pro is just beautiful, no matter how you look at it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The only issue I have found with the 9800 is the dark greens around the Oasis on the Desert/MT map and the propwash dust are a flourescent green. Maybe I need to adjust my colors since I loaded the Cat4.11s? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Both major card manufacturers have a green-heavy default color profile. I noticed that the 4.11's are really bad about this. I have a problem being able to minimize the program, then bringing it back up again with my color settings if hardware shaders are turned on. I have been running in excellent most of the time because of that. Better FPS anyway, and the new "excellent" water looks just fine to me. There's no difference in AC textures, and that is what I really want to look good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tsisqua

Qua-quu,
V-v, Radeon a-ga-yv-li u-yo. A-se-hno, i-tse a-gi-ha go-hi http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Tsisqua