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Ugh. Everyone is a critic.

My definition of maxing out a game is getting a game to yield an average of 30FPS at the maximum screen resolution, the highest possible settings.

I was not "maxing out" Crysis 2 by any means, but by my definition, I was maxing out BC2. Relatively speaking.

lol! That IS NOT MAXING A GAME OUT
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look at the rest of your system...
I still don't see how that accounts for a 5850 performing worse than an 8600 gts....
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i personally don't think playing games on lowest setting at 30-40 fps is satisfying. i prefer to play games on highest settings at 45-60 fps.
but yea it has been what 4 years for the 8 series already?
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I still don't see how that accounts for a 5850 performing worse than an 8600 gts....

Because a GPU isn't the only thing that completely determines performance..?
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You can't just make up a definition for a word.
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Because a GPU isn't the only thing that completely determines performance..?
That's true, but you think that such a upgrade would have a increase in performance, not causing it to be worse than before....
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That's true, but you think that such a upgrade would have a increase in performance, not causing it to be worse than before....

Crysis 2 LOVES quad core CPU's and you're on an old gen Dual Core lol. I get 45-55% usage on my Core i7 2600K with HT enabled.
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Crysis 2 LOVES quad core CPU's and you're on an old gen Dual Core lol I get 45-55% usage on my Core i7 2600K with HT enabled.
But....that still doesn't explain the loss in performance.
Seeing as how the specs are exactly the same before/after the upgrade, one would hope the performance would be on par if nothing else.

It isn't.

Not in the least.

The day that SLI 8600's actually outperform a 5850 is a depressing one for me
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I still don't see how that accounts for a 5850 performing worse than an 8600 gts....
I had the same problem. Try maxing it out.

Cards go switch from 2d clocks and a 3d clocks and if they do not have enough usage they will stay at the 2d clocks meant for being on the desktop.

Or try overclocking everything 1mhz in rivatuner so that it wont change.
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That's true, but you think that such a upgrade would have a increase in performance, not causing it to be worse than before....



Either PEBKAC or the 5850 is screwed up.
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