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Hey, try testing COD4 again... and do this next time:

Go into the console by pressing on the ~ button. (Shift+`)
Then type in: /cg_maxfps 125

COD4 has a cap on the max FPS for some reason... if you do that you'll be able to get a higher max FPS.

Make sure you have the console enabled in your options...
post #12 of 48
Is the 4870 comparable to the new GTX series? All the benchies I've seen seem kind of mixed. Plus it seems like the drivers for this card need to mature? Some of the benches looked like they tanked compared to even the 8800 series.
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Originally Posted by nytevizion View Post
Is the 4870 comparable to the new GTX series? All the benchies I've seen seem kind of mixed. Plus it seems like the drivers for this card need to mature? Some of the benches looked like they tanked compared to even the 8800 series.
I would say so. The 4870 performs inbetween the GTX 260 and 280 closer to the 280 in performance. From what I've heard the drivers will mature and the performance *should* go up a bit more even.

The thing I really am liking about the 4850/4870 is that they seem to really be innovative and not just the same old thing tweaked and clocked a little farther.
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Originally Posted by RainStryke View Post
Hey, try testing COD4 again... and do this next time:

Go into the console by pressing on the ~ button. (Shift+`)
Then type in: /cg_maxfps 125

COD4 has a cap on the max FPS for some reason... if you do that you'll be able to get a higher max FPS.

Make sure you have the console enabled in your options...
I will do this tonight once I get home. Thanks for the tip!
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I tried Cod4 as well with my set. AT 1680x1050 with 4x AA and all settings maxed, I was averaging over 200 FPS with no dips below 150.

Thats slightly better than my pair of 8800GTS did.

Mind you at higher res, I think the 4870's will pull away even better. When I go to a 24" LCD, they will come in handy (next purchase, Samsung 245T)
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Originally Posted by RainStryke View Post
Hey, try testing COD4 again... and do this next time:

Go into the console by pressing on the ~ button. (Shift+`)
Then type in: /cg_maxfps 125

COD4 has a cap on the max FPS for some reason... if you do that you'll be able to get a higher max FPS.

Make sure you have the console enabled in your options...
Alright, I updated the COD4 scores after doing /cg_maxfps 125. I also overlooked the AF setting the first time I ran the test, that is why the minimum fps is lower than before.

Sorry, I did not have a chance to test FEAR and GOW last night. Will try to get those tested sometime this week.
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I have a ? about your posted 3DMark06 score of 15K+ what res and CPU OC is that at?

I am about to get one and was hopeing for better gaines. Right now with my 8800GTS at OC in sig on GPU and 3.4 on CPU windows XP I score 16400 + or - a few.

Thanks
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RainStryke View Post
Hey, try testing COD4 again... and do this next time:

Go into the console by pressing on the ~ button. (Shift+`)
Then type in: /cg_maxfps 125

COD4 has a cap on the max FPS for some reason... if you do that you'll be able to get a higher max FPS.

Make sure you have the console enabled in your options...
if he's going to do that then why not
Code:
/cg_maxfps 0
instead to un-cap the FPS.
post #19 of 48
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Alright, I am a dork. I went ahead and posted the results I got for Crysis and GOW anyway. I used the Crysis benchmarking tool and I did not realize until I got ready to run the benchmark, that I could not pick 1920*1200, so I ran it at 1900*1200. Also, I am guessing that GOW has a frame rate cap. I will figure out how to take that cap off and run the test again later.
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I have a ? about your posted 3DMark06 score of 15K+ what res and CPU OC is that at?

I am about to get one and was hopeing for better gaines. Right now with my 8800GTS at OC in sig on GPU and 3.4 on CPU windows XP I score 16400 + or - a few.

Thanks
Res is 1280 x 1024, CPU is the Q6600 @ 3.8Ghz and video card is 8800GT.
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