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4870 bottleneck?

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i have an old diamond 4870 and for some reason it runs slower than average 4870s.
I saw people running Mafia 2 at 50-60 FPS with the same setting while I'm a 30s barely making it to 40.
My system is:
Phenom II x4 965 @ stock
Diamond 4870 512mb
8GB XMS3
ASRock Extreme 3 R2
HEC Zephyr 750W PSU
i also have the latest AMD driver for the 4870.
post #2 of 6
sorry mate. i think you are in need for a new GPU. it is bottlenecking your system
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Hey, feel free to fill out your system specs at http://www.overclock.net/rigbuilder, it'll save you the hassle of typing your specs over and over again for posts like this.
And as for your 4870 running slower compared to other 4870's, it might be because your processor is still at stock. Overclocking it along with your 4870 might allow you to eke out some more frames.
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I had an HD4890 at one point. And with my Phenom II x4 clocked at 3.85GHz and the 4890 at 950MHz, I was getting 40-45 FPS. I would say your performance is right where it should be. Even with the i5 (and 4890) it was roughly the same performance. I would go into the 25-30 FPS range if I turned on PhysX at all, so make sure PhysX is turned off.
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I guess these cards are just faulty lol.
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I have 4830 in xfire and I get around 60fps in mafia 2. My setup is slightly more powerful than yours, so you're right where you should be.
    
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