Friday, February 29th 2008

PowerColor Announces PIMP MY RIG Competition

TUL Corporation – a leading manufacture of AMD graphics cards today announces Pimp my rig competition that will begin today and ends on the 16th of March where the users from all around the world can join to compete for the slowest computer in the world.

Who manages to make the slowest 3Dmark 2003 score will be pimped with the fastest upgrade on the planet, PowerColor HD3850 PCS AGP featuring ZeroTherm GX810 cooler, support for DirectX® 10.1, Shader Model 4.1 and Universal Video Decode.

For more details visit: Competition Page

“With “Pimp my rig” competition, PowerColor offers the fastest AGP product in the world to save the lowest computer, let the winner experience the most exciting gaming performance and PowerColor’s stunning graphics solution. “says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.Source: PowerColor
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101 Comments on PowerColor Announces PIMP MY RIG Competition

#1
mdm-adph
spootity said:
i would hope that you jerks who have ample computer parts lying around and jobs and pretty nice systems from what i have seen, would just butt out of this, no offense but it takes away from the gamers who are stuck with old tech, not very fair guys. hell im not even entering and i only have an x800xl which i already have to underclock just so it wont artifact.
anyways why screw with people like me or others who are less fortunate. get mad at me if you want its my opinion lol. and like i said im not entering as its unfair to those less fortunate :) .
I seriously have no idea what you're getting at. :wtf:

You're mad because people have crappy computer hardware? WTF? A person's job has nothing to do with their ability to have crappy computer stuff, my friend -- most of it is donated and/or found, anyway.

Seriously, chill, have a cup of tea or something.
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#2
W1zzard
spootity said:
and like i said im not entering as its unfair
i think you can get some pretty impressive low score with your rig when you tweak it right. and thats the key challenge in my opinion. i got down to ~390 very easily with an athlon64 rig before switching to the p3 i have now.
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#3
JoJoe
I'm still running a GForce 3 Ti 200 in a computer I use as a server now. Not sure if that applies to this contest... and I've got a AMD 5600+ in it, that might ruin things..

Do laptops count? I've got an old Toshiba satellite with 2HGZ P4(or i could put a 1.6GHZ in), 512mb RAM, and an ATi Rage Mobile with 16MB...
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#4
W1zzard
as far as i understand it must be an agp graphics card (does that mean agp bus or discrete adapter i dont know)

your card must also support dx9 to complete nature
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#5
Nitro-Max
spootity said:
i would hope that you jerks who have ample computer parts lying around and jobs and pretty nice systems from what i have seen, would just butt out of this, no offense but it takes away from the gamers who are stuck with old tech, not very fair guys. hell im not even entering and i only have an x800xl which i already have to underclock just so it wont artifact.
anyways why screw with people like me or others who are less fortunate. get mad at me if you want its my opinion lol. and like i said im not entering as its unfair to those less fortunate :) .
I think you have this missunderstood you dont have to compete against high spec computers you have to compete against low spec lol and get the crapiest 3d mark score you can to win.

so the less fortunate have a better chance here.
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#6
Nitro-Max
i think you should say sorry for calling us jerks though wasnt called for really despite our system specs.
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#7
niko084
I got all sorts of tricks up my sleeve for lowest score... I already tested them and dropped my 3d'06 on my machine from 11.6k to 4.1k without dropping clocks! *Also same resolution no AA/AF changes*

No need for an agp card though... The best of luck to all of you!
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#8
rhythmeister
Will a GeForce 4 onboard run 3D mark 03 fully? If so it's time to break out the 2500 xp-m into backwards mode at about 500MHz and use 1x128MB stick of pc 2100 with the onboard gfx :rockout:
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#9
niko084
Has to be a DX9 CARD!

W1z you should add that to the first post so everyone knows :)
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#10
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
Nitro-Max said:
i think you should say sorry for calling us jerks though wasnt called for really despite our system specs.
no, he's right. those of us that have nice systems pulling out all our old hardware to compete for a card we don't need kind of defeats the purpose and makes it tougher for the people who could actually use it. that's why if i win, it will be raffled off here on tpu.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
spootity said:
i would hope that you jerks who have ample computer parts lying around and jobs and pretty nice systems from what i have seen, would just butt out of this, no offense but it takes away from the gamers who are stuck with old tech, not very fair guys. hell im not even entering and i only have an x800xl which i already have to underclock just so it wont artifact.
anyways why screw with people like me or others who are less fortunate. get mad at me if you want its my opinion lol. and like i said im not entering as its unfair to those less fortunate :) .
oh come yourself down i only recently got off having a ti4200 64mb. all of us have been stuck on old hardware before deal with it
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#12
largon
Hmm...
Got a slot1 P2 333 + Abit BX-20 (AGP) + 32MB of SDR. No suitable VGA though.
Too bad I got rid of the 9600XT AGP...
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#13
nguyenpeter76
where can i dl 3dmark03. i dl one off google search but it says i cant run the test and i should run the 01 instead. also stuff like i cant run the cube textures or what not. is my computer that bad?? (not the one shown to left)
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#14
W1zzard
yes the cube textures and similar errors mean you either have no vga drivers installed or a really ancient vga card
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars


first try

cpu 3400+ @860mhz (4x215) 1.2v
gpu 7800GS @250/500
ram 2x512mb @215(430eff) 3-3-3-6
running virus scan

and it almost outscores my FX5700!?!?!?




looks like i need to mate my FX5700/3400+ and do a run :roll:
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#16
ShadowFold
Time to dig up the P1 rig :D You will all lose! hehe
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ShadowFold said:
Time to dig up the P1 rig :D You will all lose! hehe
doubtful i have a P3 rig with an agp4x which means i can use DX9 cards :D
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#18
ShadowFold
cdawall said:
doubtful i have a P3 rig with an agp4x which means i can use DX9 cards :D
I have a P2 with a TNT2.. idk the rest tho, its really old!
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#19
nguyenpeter76
W1zzard said:
yes the cube textures and similar errors mean you either have no vga drivers installed or a really ancient vga card
so that makes my computer TOO SLOW for the slowest competition??? :-/ bummer. shouldnt i win then?? :D was hoping to get a videocard that cost as much as the computer hahaha
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ShadowFold said:
I have a P2 with a TNT2.. idk the rest tho, its really old!
has to be able to do DX9

otherwise a have a 16mb vga in the garage

or just un oc this

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#21
ShadowFold
Is a Ti 4600 DX9? If not then the lowest I have is a 6200.. grrrrr.. I was hoping my mom could get a nice upgrade lol(she doesnt game anyway)
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#22
niko084
***HINT*** DON'T USE ATI's DRIVERS! ***/HINT***

I have always found third party drivers to score very poorly in 3dmark when compared to Ati's drivers.
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ShadowFold said:
Is a Ti 4600 DX9? If not then the lowest I have is a 6200.. grrrrr.. I was hoping my mom could get a nice upgrade lol(she doesnt game anyway)
nope DX8.1
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#24
ShadowFold
cdawall said:
nope DX8.1
farg, I guess ill hook my 6200 up to my P2 and see if that works(if it still works :p)
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#25
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
cdawall said:
has to be able to do DX9

otherwise a have a 16mb vga in the garage

or just un oc this


cut that in half and w1zz still has ya beat.
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