AGP Aperture Size for ATI?

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  1. JedyKnight

    JedyKnight New Member

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    What is the best AGP Aperture Size for ATI cards? Is it any different on nvidia? I keep mine at 128 but i like to hear out more suggestions :)
     
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    128 is uaslly the best / norm for 128mb card but it should be equil to you video cards ram thats the way i've allways understood it
     
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    I think this link: http://www.pc-extreme.com/artikel/tuning/agp/index.html provides the best information I have ever seen on different AGP aperture sizes. The site is in German, but the charts are readable. If you look at the numbers you will see that there is not a whole lot of difference between scores. Like Neon Cowboy said, 128 is usually your best bet. However, if you really feel like finding out which works best on your system run benchmarks at 64, 128, 256, and see which setting gives you better performance. It will be different in every computer so no one except YOU can decide which AGP aperture size is best for your computer.
     
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    i usually run my apature at 1/4 my ram..... 128mb/32-256/64-512/128-1024/256
     
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    Mr Steveo wrote on asusboards.com


     
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    I've found that each system responds differently to this setting. My suggestion, as always, is to experiment. Then just use the one that works best.
     
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    Tkz for all the answers, then what i catched is that .. 128/256 aperture = higher frame rates on some games and possible stutter and 64 = to smoother gameplay on some games and a bit lower fps and lower on some benchmarks ...

    And final question .. perhaps someone knows what catalyst/ati crew have any suggestions for their graphics cards?
     
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    I heard 64 was the best setting. That is what I use.
     
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    Yep, same here cowboy, i also use 128, i find it works bether with alot of cards.
     
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    Mine's set at 256 now, I'm gonna try trimming it back to 128 and see if those annoying slow downs get fixed.
     
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    I found 64MB gives smoother gameplay but I suggest to try 128MB as well. I've read somewhere in rage3d forum that a guy who works for ATI said that the driver will limit the aperture size to 64MB for a system with physical ram less than 1024MB. This guy also said that 64MB is the recommended aperture size by windows for a system with physical RAM less than 1024MB.
     
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    Re: Re: AGP Aperture Size for ATI?

    ........ditto, no 2 systems are the same so don't take someone elses suggestion. Find out for yourself....
     

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