I switched to a X1950pro from a 9800pro.
My CPU is an AMD64 3400 clawhammer with 2GB of ram
I could run hitman blood money reasonably on the 9800 pro but when i switched to the X1950pro it stutters like hell!!!!
I dont understand it?? my nephew has a 1650pro and he can run it fine, along with battlestaions midway which also stutters like hell on mine.
Im having similar problems with a few other games, can anyone shed any light on this for me???
Forgive my noobiness
it may or may not have anything to do with his situation, but then it may
speaking of which...iv wondered.......can a low end cpu bottleneck faster cards more than slower cards?? as in will in such cases (sometimes) the slower card perfomr better than much faster ones in some games?
though my situation was definitely odd then, cause i could have sworn my 9800 pro performed better than my x1950 pro at the same settings on all my games, then i changed the cpu and it went up to where it should have been.
make sure u uninstall your current drivers completely though, including catalyst control centre. You may also wanna go into safe mode once uninstall is complete and with the help of driver cleaner pro, get rid of any remaining ati files.
I have upgraded several Radeon cards over the years, and in my experience, you must make sure that you have completely removed ALL the previous ATI drivers and software prior to installing new drivers and software for a new card. If you don't, the new card likely will perform horribly.
Hi, u must be using catalyst 7.3. It stutter like hell. I was experiencing the stutter and I thought it was my harddrive so i purchase a Seagate 7200.10 perpendicular reading technology drive but it still stutter like hell. The day I got the harddrive = the day catalyst 7.4 release and I am so pleased with it.
Get the 7.4 which just release few days ago. It works like charm. The stutter is almost gone! It reduces more than 80%
I'd look at a bios update. I agree too that a CPU can bottleneck a newer card. I had the ATI X1900 AIW card and upgraded to an X1950GT and got lower benchmarks. I think maybe some newer cards rely more on the CPU and are more optimized for multiple cores because I was running mine on an FX-55 single core. Always remove old drivers before installing a new card. Check to see if your friend lowered his settings in the game also. :-P Try downloading 3DMark and running it on both systems, let us know how it scores.
1.- you combine a high end videocard with a bandwith eating sound card ( audigy series and similars)
this is caused by IRQ problems.. changing the placement of the sound caard sometimes helps
2.- setting the AGP speed...
certain mobos, dont know why ( It happened in a Socket 939 ASUS a8v-deluxe and before a p4 mobo ) have the tendency of studdering like sh1t in agp 8X ..
the studdering starts to dissapear if I lower the AGP speed to 4X or 2X
Hey, I came across this posts because I was having the same problem. After playing several games this is a problem with the game and not your video card. I have a Intel 3.0Ghz 1GB RAM and upgraded from a 9600XT to a X1950Pro (also upgrade my PSU to an OCZ GameXtreme 700W so PSU is not an issue fo me). The game played better on my 9600XT as compared to the x1950Pro. Why i know it's not a video card issue is because I have noticed alot of improvements in all my games except for hitman (call of duty 2, NFS MW, Battlefield 2, Swat 4, Rainbow six vegas- not even playiable before).
WHy I know there is a problem with hitman is because of the following
1. The Stutterring is there regardless of the resolution I play at. I get the same FPS at 1024X1080 or 800X600. Same with the details. I get 15FPS in the mental hospital level with settings on low and on setting on high 16X AF and 4XAA.
2. The temp on my video card (displayed in game using ATI-TOOLS) shows that the GPU is really not under load. It is about 10 degrees lower than when I play other games.
Whatever it is this game has problems diverting resources to the GPU. My CPU must bottle neck the card but that's in terms of optimal performance. I am still seeing alot of improvements in all my other games. Hitman is the only one with this prob.