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8800 GTS 512 Underperforming?

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May 20, 2008 10:09:32 PM

Hey, I just bought an 8800GTS 512 and decided to benchmark it with FEAR.

I have it overclocked to 755 core and 1976 mem. To my surprise, on max settings, I only had an average FPS of 63 at 1440x900.

From what I've seen in benchmarks, that seems low to me. I had AA and AF all the way up, soft shadows on, and everything else set to max.

The rest of my system is:

- AMD Athlon 6000+ @ Stock speeds
- 2gb CORSAIR Valueselect DDR2 667
- Antec Trio 650w PSU
- GIGABYTE AM2 AMD 690G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
- Windows XP SP3

Some benchmarks show average FPS of ~60 at slightly higher resolutions, which doesn't worry me (I did have FF running in the background), but other ones show 150+ at max settings with same or similar resolutions. Do they have something turned off that I'm not aware of, or am I really only getting 30% of my cards performance?

The temperature remains between 51C and 60C with the fan speed @ 100% and the previously stated clock speeds. [I can deal with the fan at 100% ...it's nothing compared to the noise my X1950XT made.]

I'm downloading 3dmark 06 to test my score on there and see how it relates. I'll report back. Any information regarding my problem, however, will be very helpful.

edit: I also have the latest drivers off NVIDIA's website and I removed the ATI ones.
May 20, 2008 11:08:59 PM

When you say AA all the way up do you mean 4xAA or 16xq AA, cuz its a big difference.
May 20, 2008 11:38:50 PM

I'm pretty FEAR only goes up to 4xAA.
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May 20, 2008 11:47:38 PM

so I did 3dmark '06 and got 11,053 with some stuff in the background, so I guess everything is running fine. I must've just had FEAR configured differently than the other people.
May 21, 2008 2:16:03 PM

Dalyinx said:
Hey, I just bought an 8800GTS 512 and decided to benchmark it with FEAR.

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Some benchmarks show average FPS of ~60 at slightly higher resolutions, which doesn't worry me (I did have FF running in the background), but other ones show 150+ at max settings with same or similar resolutions. Do they have something turned off that I'm not aware of, or am I really only getting 30% of my cards performance?

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Yea, they probably have vsync turned off. With it on you are limited to your monitors refresh rate which ~60 is typical.
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May 21, 2008 4:58:30 PM

Yeah 11K on 06 with your system is about right. Some games perform better than others. Vsync might cause issues it is on or off. I know Vsync makes some games very needy and others vsync keeps things from studdering.
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