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Well friends,
2 days ago I bought my new gpu,
msi hd5770 1gb
I was using FRAPS benchmark to calculate the FPS I'm getting in the games,
I've noticed that when I dont run FRAPS I get better FPS,running the FRAPS benchmark is reducing the FPS,
Did the same thing happen with u all?
So can u all suggest a better benchmark for calculating FPS without sacrifing framerate while I am running a game?
NOTE: While running crysis with 2x AA & all setting at max I'm getting 24 to 30 FPS & when I'm turning off AA I'm getting 28+ fps all the time
Edited by Aniket - 4/30/11 at 12:17am
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post #2 of 14
fraps does not reduce the framerates that you get
it never happened with me at least
it takes like, 5-6 mb only

and yes, congratulations on ur new card
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No, because when you use the benchmark setting is simply calculating the average framerate.

It does reduce the framerate however, if you record gameplay.
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Originally Posted by sid0972;13218161 
fraps does not reduce the framerates that you get
it never happened with me at least
it takes like, 5-6 mb only

and yes, congratulations on ur new card

but I've noticed it very minutely that the game runs more smoothly when I dont run FRAPS along with it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket;13218493 
but I've noticed it very minutely that the game runs more smoothly when I dont run FRAPS along with it

Thats because Fraps uses some system resources about 1%-5% of your cpu.
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post #7 of 14
maybe cause you have 2 gb ram it may happen
or are you using an old version?
and as panicprone said, do you experience this when you record off videos?
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chage that fraps saves ur pics on a diffrent hard drive.
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sid0972;13218563 
maybe cause you have 2 gb ram it may happen
or are you using an old version?
and as panicprone said, do you experience this when you record off videos?

I havent recordead any videos yet
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well maybe its just one game you are getting this glitch on
other may run fine
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