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Does TF2 normally hate 7950GT's?

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A friend of mine just got a 7950GT and his framerate is worse than his 7600GS was, same CPU (P4HT@3Ghz), same ram. On a side note, his 3dmark 05 and 06 scores literally Doubled over his 7600GS. adn the card checks out fine in ATI tool and in other games. What gives?
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That seems pretty dang strange... if the card is working perfectly fine and giving higher benches, it should increase the ingame frame rate

The only possible reason I could see a stable 7950gt drop a game's FPS over the old 7600GS is if he's now playing at a higher resolution, higher settings (bumped up the anti aliasing perhaps?) or has added an FPS cap to it.... otherwise, I'm fairly certain that a drop would be impossible
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Did he reinstall the latest Nvidia drivers?
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Source games are highly cpu dependant, so if you turned up your settings then your CPU is bottlenecking, not the card.
    
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Guarantee it auto detected his new card and changed the setting to setting which are too high
    
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Time to change out his ghetto P4
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Well, me and another friend finally said install the most recent DX9c build... TF2 isnt slowing down as bad, but its still doing it a little... Its playable now htough.

Neve thought he wouldnt have had the latest one till now....
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I have 7950GT, and I'm running everything at "Highest" with average FPS around 40-50.
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As already posted, it hates his P4. TF2 does pretty crappy on my P4 at 3.6Ghz as well if the player count goes up over 20 or so. The CPU just can't take it and the GPU is dishing it out too fast.
    
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Im iona position to send him my old Pentium D, thatd help out a fair ammount right?
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