This newer tech is still new to me, because I have not been in the loop for some years. I have always been an ATI guy, but decided to give Nvidia a try for this new system. With the other components, I wanted to get the best bang for my buck.
Perhaps my expectations where too high, but I am not understanding why this rig is not blowing games out of the water.
I have tested Oblivion and HL2 both at 1920*1200, HDR, full textures and all that, no AA though. Oblivion still slows down a lot in certain areas, getting 15-20 FPS (like in towns). I would say average I am getting 40 FPS all around with it jumping up or down depending on the load. HL2 seems to do a lot better, but still slows down in choice areas where there is a lot of lighting (a lot of fire and particle effect type areas).
Is this normal? I still need to learn the ins and outs of this 8800, but I was expecting a lot more stable FPS in games. Is there any tips or tricks or tweaks anyone can give me?
Sorry for the long post
Thank you for your time
forgot to mention i am using winXP with SP2 all drivers are up to date for everything