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i had a 4870 1GB for over a year so im very familiar how it ran games and since then i gone through a 9800GX2 and now im running an 8800GT and for some reason its almost double the performance my 4870 was pushing how is that possible?

for instance in BF:BC2 with he 4870 i was getting an average of 35 fps on high at 1440x900 with shadows on low. and with my 8800GT im getting 57FPS Average all high. why is that? i only changed 1 thing, my cpu i went from Phenom 9750 2.82GHz to my PII 710 3.055GHz anybody care to explain this to me?
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post #2 of 22
simple you have a extra CPU core now plus a higher clock speed.
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simple you have a extra CPU core now plus a higher clock speed.
you misread i lost a core the 9750 is a quad core and the 710 is a triple core
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Well, certain games vary from card to card. That IS quite a leap however. It could also have something to do with the catalyst drivers you were using at the time.
Sadly, only sure fire way to get to the bottom of this mystery - is to have both cards on hand, and do some testing.

I own a 8800GTS 512 MB card - its the fastest thing i've had - I love it ^_^.
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yea my bad misread
well tbh the 8800 were always great cards

but the 4870 is faster..

sounds like older ATI drivers

Nvidia always seem to have better drivers.
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post #6 of 22
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Well, certain games vary from card to card. That IS quite a leap however. It could also have something to do with the catalyst drivers you were using at the time.
Sadly, only sure fire way to get to the bottom of this mystery - is to have both cards on hand, and do some testing.

I own a 8800GTS 512 MB card - its the fastest thing i've had - I love it ^_^.
unfortunately i sold the 4870 to buy the 9800 but that died so i only have 1 video card the 8800. but hopefully i can buy another 4870 1GB in a month or so.
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post #7 of 22
The 9750 was a Phenom I, it's ancient and a huge step down from the current Athlon/Phenom II's, even Tri-core models.

And there's something wrong with your 4870, I can manage a steady 40fps at 1080p with every option except AA and AF maxed out.

Edit: Whoops! Completely forgot it was a triple core. BF:BC 2 LOVES cores, but the fact that it's an older chip still limited it's performance.
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post #8 of 22
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yea my bad misread
well tbh the 8800 were always great cards

but the 4870 is faster..

sounds like older ATI drivers

Nvidia always seem to have better drivers.
yeah the nvidia drivers seems much more stable
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The 9750 was a Phenom I, it's ancient and a huge step down from the current Athlon/Phenom II's, even Tri-core models.

And there's something wrong with your 4870, I can manage a steady 40fps at 1080p with every option except AA and AF maxed out.
was my cpu really that bad? and it was getting 10K in vantage before i sold it so it was working perfect.
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Why would you sell your 4870 to get a 9800. lol

4870 was faster than the 9800.
     
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