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what fps should i be getting with my Sig rig? im playing at 1080p i have anew 24 inch monitor i feel like the game runs clunky and how do i get rid of the dreaded punk buster skips.
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Should be running fine.. I used to get 180fps @ max settings on my old 1366x768 monitor with a 5770 at stock speeds (slightly slower than your card).

Your card is older though, so the fact that it can't deliver as many megapixels/s may explain the faltering at high resolutions. You've got a sick rig, look into a better card.

EDIT:
Additionally, turn of shadows if you haven't already. That takes a huge toll on your card and TBH I barely notice when they're off/on.
    
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Thanks but i just dont get it I'e read old post on forums about this and older rigs were getting 100 plus back in 07 and 07 and even 09 I dont get why I cant get 100 plus with this rig and the punkbuster skips are terrible.
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com_maxfps = Max FPS
r_specular = Reflections
cg_fov = Field of View

Just a few tweaks I remember to change in any CoD game.

Look up the Yitch3 config, the graphics are pretty terrible but if you're a competitive player you'll be happy with the FPS.
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AMD/ATI has always ran those games worse then Nvidia. If the COD series is your bread and butter, get an Nvidia card.
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You should be getting absolute max settings and at least 90 FPS. I was getting that with a core 2 duo and a HD4850 512mb back in the day at 1080p.

As far as Punkbuster goes, just google "pbsetup" and download that and run it. After it opens select COD4 from the list and it will update everything to where it needs to be.

If that doesn't fix your issue I would look at getting different drivers for you 4870. It should not be stuttering at all. Also make sure your internet is up to snuff to make sure that is not the issue. Good luck!
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I am going to try to add those tweakes to my mp config thanks and also the yitch3 config looks terrible and i should unlock the max fps thins and really never knew that my card really does bottleneck me ATI is really doing bad right now i was considering a 560ti or 6870 or something I just always play the waiting game and then dont know what to settle for.
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I am going to try to add those tweakes to my mp config thanks and also the yitch3 config looks terrible and i should unlock the max fps thins and really never knew that my card really does bottleneck me ATI is really doing bad right now i was considering a 560ti or 6870 or something I just always play the waiting game and then dont know what to settle for.
I don't agree with that. The 4870 is still a very strong card, especially with older games. Hell, I got great frames in newer games as well. I had no problems running BFBC2 @ 1080p with a HD4870 512mb. It may not be today's monster card, but it ain't no slouch, either.
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I am going to try to add those tweakes to my mp config thanks and also the yitch3 config looks terrible
You might want to try it though. Make a backup of your current config and overwrite your config_mp with the yitch3 config. When you get ingame, set the resolution/settings to whatever you like. The yitch3 config just enables/disables the right things so to save processing power on stuff you don't really notice.

If you don't like it, you could always delete it and start from fresh.

Also, you don't need to add them to your MP config, just set them ingame. I believe you can set com_maxfps to 0 for no limit.
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A HD4870 will eat CoD4 for breakfast at 1080p res on max detail..

My old HD4850 OC'd @ 750/1103 did it also..

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