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post #11 of 22
Keep your current card. I don't see how a x850xt cannot max CS:S...unless you insist on 8x AA, 16x AF @ insane resolutions.

Edit: I see you have Oblivion in that list. In that case, a x1900gt/7900gt should be the minimum.
    
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I am not going to keep my current card as I am not happy with its performance. I can max out CS:S on my card but it does not net me what I believe to be playable framerates for competative online gaming. I consider framerate dips into the the 30s to not be acceptable. With CS:S at max settings with HDR I get about 20-30 fps on Militia and Dust with dips into the teens and this is not playable to me.
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post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel
With CS:S at max settings with HDR I get about 20-30 fps on Militia and Dust with dips into the teens and this is not playable to me.
How is that possible? It must be a driver issue or something. You running it at 1280/720 right?

I know for a fact a x850xt is substantially faster than a 6800GS in source games, and mine maxes them out (1440/900 w/4xaa & 4xaf) with an average of 50-60 fps on the HDR maps.
    
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Well that has happend with all the drivers I have ever installed for this card. From Cat 6.3-6.9 and the Omega drivers. My computer just seems to run slower than it should everyone tells me this. I run 43 seconds in SuperPI with a 2.6ghz overclock. I have no idea why it does. Nothing seems to be wrong with it. I have run registry fixes, run good virus protection, and scan for spyware.
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post #15 of 22
y not just wait till dx10 in liek 2 or 3 months that card can do almost anythign that is out now
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7900gs .
    
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post #17 of 22
1st) somethings wrong with your your vidcard or pc or something because x850's are very PLAYABLE for competive play.take it from me homie.
2nd) save yo money for dx10 because your card is good nuff for source.
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel
I am not going to keep my current card as I am not happy with its performance. I can max out CS:S on my card but it does not net me what I believe to be playable framerates for competative online gaming. I consider framerate dips into the the 30s to not be acceptable. With CS:S at max settings with HDR I get about 20-30 fps on Militia and Dust with dips into the teens and this is not playable to me.
Get a 7900GT. At my max non-voltmodded overclock, I got no less than 50 FPS on any map at max settings and 1600 x 1200.
post #19 of 22
i get 20fps @ 800x600 everything low... and im very good at cs.

so i think 30fps is fine lol
    
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