dantrevino at wrevolution.org
Mon Jun 9 06:29:01 EDT 2003
I found a couple of options in my BIOS that *seem* to make a
difference. I dont know if these are well known, but they weren't to
me. I have an Asus A7V266-C with an Award BIOS. In the Chip
Configuration area, I set my "Graphics Aperature Size" to "128MB" (from
"64MB") and my "Video Memory Cache Mode" to "USWC" (from "UC"). I don't
know if doing this is "correct", but I was able to jack my settings up
to 1024x768x32bit, max detail and get comparable performance to the
800x600x16bit,default detail that I documented previously. I don't have
the energy to benchmark these things properly. At least not now.
So, my questions are:
What is the Graphics Aperature Size? Am I stealing main memory? Should
I lower this value since I have 128MB on my video card?
What is USWC vs UC? Which is better? How do I know if my card supports
it? I STFW for Ti 4200 (my card) and couldn't find much.
Heres a quick summary of my benchmark scores. All use NvAgp driver,
FastWrite enabled, SideBandAddressing enabled.
800x600x16bit are with "Graphic Apperature Size" = 64MB and "Video
Memory Cache Mode"=UC.
1024x768x32bit are with "Graphic Apperature Size" = 128MB and "Video
Memory Cache Mode" = USWC.
Numbers are (FPS/FPS/FPS,Score).
(def. detail) (max detail)
botmatch-antalus 9/33/70,33 7/35/72,36
botmatch-anubis 16/52/111,52 11/53/114,52
botmatch-suntemple 2/44/117,44 1/41/83,41
flyby-phobos2 14/114/398,76 36/98/386,75
flyby-inferno 2/91/273,73 3/66/319,62
flyby-citadel 3/92/262,74 36/88/200,74
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