Originally Posted by Unstableiser
All right, keep in mind... This is just a guess but... to me if that was my PC the first thing that springs to mind is that with an 'ok' graphics card running some games slow, others alright. Um, my CPU is bottlenecking it! Understand some games are more CPU dependent than others and this will shine through. You're not getting anywhere near the power of that card. I get the same thing with my CPU at stock, games like M2TW and DiRT run slow, most others great. As soon as I overclock the frames in the two aforementioned games go up a pretty huge amount! Wow! Wonder how that happened? Please listen to people on this site, you'd get more out of your PC that way, we're not a bunch of morons. It's an overclocking website for heaven's sake!
I hear what you say, and you may be right or maybe you are wrong. I read reviews, lots of them over at newegg, bestbuy, other review sites, even review sites for the 2400XT and 2400 HD in PCI-E form and bad reviews for the PCI version. And they did tests on certain games. One test caught my eye, and that was fear.
The Review is right here, Its the 2400 PRO Card PCI-E.....Also look at their TEST CONFIGURATION
In Fear, i get the same fps , sometimes more depending on what is going on.
You say my CPU is bottlenecking the card, but it seems like people with much more powerful then mine, can't even run games better. Someone on newegg using the Powercolor version, get 12fps in bioshock. Shocking, i get the same, i once got 15fps in the game. Unplayable.
One guy over at newegg said he got 15-20fps in Crysis at 800x600. Thats funny, because with my 6200 card i got 25 fps at 1024x768. I stand to my word, something is wrong with the Visiontek & Powercolor video card, i think the diamond version is better, which is why i am going to buy it soon.
Maybe if you bought the PCI version, you will see what i am talking about. I mean, go ahead and buy it. Its over 100 dollars, but once you see how it works, you will get your money back because you will end up taking it back the same day
EDIT: The only reason i am back using this card, well despite its flaws it is better and more powerful then the 6200. But if i want to get games working, i can't depend on the drivers right now, i have to depend on fixes, patches to play certain games. I have study this card over and over again, and until Visiontek or someone release a driver to enable certain hardware features on this card, it will continue to perform strangely.Edited by $till LegendaryU2K - 7/17/08 at 8:37am