even if it is free.. the extra memory is not going to help you @ your cards performance.. and since it is not an ultra your card is actually faster than what you are replacing it with...
as for dx9 ? well you are going to still be able to run dx9 games with your card.. the games will just drop down to ps1.3 instead of using ps2.0... as it stands with the nv31... that is likely to happen anyways with the FX card..
Originally posted by adamg I just swapped, and even tho my 3dmark2001 fell quite alot from 10600 to 8760, its so much quieter than the ti4800se that i dont really care. And its nice to be able to run the whole of 3dmark03
Originally posted by Terrahertz Yup Ive heard of frame drops with the drivers. Nvidia oh Nvidia what has become of you (at least they make great motherboards). Drop back to an earlier driver and see what happens.
I was talking about the core/mem reporting problem. Yeah the 52.16 drivers are a bit weird, they reduced my mark on my old gf4 by 500. but it seems everyone with all drivers have this problem. Take a look at the futuremark project search, and everyone has 54/100 gpu frequencies, even though their scores look pretty right.
As for frame drops, i havent noticed any, apart from the notably lower performance from the gf4.