i just upgraded my video cards from 2 7800 gtx's to a single 7950 gx2
the card works great for all my games except for call of jaurez. searching various websites it apears that the drivers for these cards are still pretty crappy. the problem i am having are major graphical errors just like as if the card is overheating. sometimes it locks the computer up and nothing but a hard reboot will do. if i am able too alt tab out, my temps on the card are under 70. all the 3d marks and n.f.s carbon and most wanted work fine. is this just a driver problem? i tried the 93.71 nvidia driver released yesterday hoping that would fix it but no. does anyone have a better driver they can recommend? thanks
in the games that don't artifact, it kills the 7800 gtx's meaning i could game @1600x 1200 w/max detail on many games that i could not with the 7800 gtx's.
synthetic benchmarks mean nothing. but i am sure you already knew that.
it is not the temps as it is fine w/ other games as well as the power supply.
The 7800GTX and 7800GTX 512MB were two completely different cards; the normal 7800GTX had a stock core clockspeed of 430MHz while the 7800GTX 512MB had a stock core clockspeed of 550MHz, while also having 512MB of faster memory.
the 2 7800 gtx's i had where clocked @ 450 core and 1200 mem they where not the higher clocked ones. if that where the case then i probably would not have done the swap. i did not think it would have to explain why i bought these cards as i was asking for any suggestions with why i am only having trouble with c.o.j but here is why i got this card. a friend of mine had bought it new and decided to sell it before the dx 10 cards some out so the value would not tank too bad. trust me i got a sweet deal on this card. i tried it out before hand and it is faster then the 7800 gtx's, runs on less power, and my chipest fan does not kick into high speed any more(i hate the noise). i then proceded to sell the 7800 gtx's for more then the price of the 7950 gx2.
i had spent a lot of time reading the vga charts but remember that is from a while ago when the drivers where even more infantile then they are now.
the single 7950 gx2 is faster then the 7800 gtx's that i had in the 5 or so games that i played. i dont mean a difference of 125 fps to 135, i mean 18 too 34 which is the difference between playable and not .
btw i have not played oblivion and i doubt i would like it.