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what's the problem with my 4870x2 ??

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September 10, 2008 2:38:43 PM

my PC :
CPU QX9550 3.4G
RAM DDR2 1066 2g*4 (only up to 3.5 G on XP)
motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3 --> PCIe 1.1
videocard : powercolor 4870x2 2G DDR 5
but my current system was XP SP3
and run Crysis v 1.21 with
24 inch BenQ V2400W : 1920*1200 all only high and only 2AA no SynV
my god : my FPS only around 20~25
If set to very high --> the FPS down to <15 sometimes only 5~10

what is the problem, driver ? or system ? vista will be better ? or even my board (PCIE 1.1)
my current driver is from the " original CD " in the box of my product box
Is the 8.8 version driver on the official site for 4800 series fitting my 4870x2?
Please !!!!

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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2008 2:55:36 PM

Uhm... Crysis can't run at Very High under WinXP, at least not unpatched to do so i think, but it ain't the 1.21 patch.

And yeah, prolly you need the Hotfixes from ATi website, since i think you might have the 8.6 unpatched. Also, 8.8 don't add much to gaming in the 48xx series. So, my recomendation is this: install the hotfixes for your current drivers and wait till Catalyst 8.9 pops out (hopefully it will fix a lot of issues on the 48xx series).

Esop!
September 10, 2008 3:05:59 PM

You purchased a card who's performance is solely dependent on the efficiency of the crossfire drivers is the problem. That, and you're still running an obsolete OS.
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2008 3:17:27 PM

jkflipflop98 said:
You purchased a card who's performance is solely dependent on the efficiency of the crossfire drivers is the problem. That, and you're still running an obsolete OS.


Uhm... i wouldn't say obsolete, but, for a M$ OS, "rock solid" comes to mind :p 

Vista still is struggling to get a lot of things from XP to work fine. Wich, btw, in XP work very well indeed.

So, don't say "obsolete", cause that word is not even close to describe XP.

Esop!

PS: Was that flame bait, anyway? xP
September 10, 2008 10:19:16 PM


Vista64 sp1 is your best bet, it is better than XP at this point anyway.

I run beta 8.8s as I found them to be the most stable driver for it. Crysis at 1920x1200 with veryhigh/high settings 4xAA with 55fps avg.

HD4870x2 is faster on Vista btw.

Good luck
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