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Hi, this is my first post at this forum. I have been building and OCing computers for years, but I haven't had that much money so I have always been behind on the tech inside of my boxes. You can see my systems specs below. I have a problem. I just upgraded from a 5950 Ultra to a 6800. I unlocked the extra pipes and vertex shaders without any problems. I have also OCed it to 360Mhz core/925Mhz mem. I think that I got a very lucky chip because I have absolutely no artifacts at those speeds with the unlocking. I have a problem though, It doesn't seem like this card is doing as well as it should. My 5950 Ultra got me a nice 40Fps on CSS stress test with 1280x1024 and everything maxed out with 2x AA and 6x Ansio. My 6800 gets me only 42Fps with the same settings. My 5950 Ultra had 4 PPLs and my 6800 has 16. What gives? When I play Half-Life 2, I can max everything out except for AA. I can't have any AA or the game lags just enough to make it difficult to play. What I want to know is why this is happening. This card does handle pixel and shader intensive games such as F.E.A.R. much better than my 5950, but this can't be the best performance that this card can get.

PS: I am building a new C2D 8800GTX equipped rig later this year, but I would like to get some good performance out of this computer until then.
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post #2 of 17
:O it should handle fear ok and cs:s... hmmm my 6600gt ran it fine... make sure drivers are good and neat.
    
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your cpu might be holding back the card do you have vsync on?
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No I don't have Vsync on, and I have the newest drivers I think.
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post #5 of 17
ok a few points to make

5950Ultra plays CSS in DX8 mode

6800 plays CSS in DX9+ mode

5950Ultra has 256mb of DDR

6800 has 128mb of DDR

that extra ram helps alot with AA and AF


wanna see the true diff type these in console first

5950 stress test

net_dxlevel_9

that forces DX9 on the 5950
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post #6 of 17
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I thought that it was mat_dxlevel 90. I have done that before and it was pretty bad, but It seems like my 6800 should get better than that. though it does make sense about the ram.
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yea its dx_level_90 sorry

but yes in DX8 vs DX9 the 5950 can keep up with the 6800 vanillia, run them both in the same render engine tohugh and its goodbye 5950
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my 6800 would do 60-100fps in cs:s so your probly held back by the cpu i was clocked at 3.6ghz-3.9ghz.
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post #9 of 17
mine does 144fps but thats with 2xaa
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post #10 of 17
Lower the AA with that low amount of VRAM or lower the res
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