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raising lower fps of 9800GX2

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November 9, 2008 10:18:34 PM

ok i just have a question regarding the lowest fps output of a 9800GX2. i know there is this issue that this card is better than the GTX280 as its high fps are higher but its lower fps are lower. my question is how would i raise the lower average framerate of my 9800GX2? before i put this 9800GX2 in my pc i had a GTX260-216 and when i played crysis (all high settings with 2xAA) my lowest framerate i saw was about 25-27fps. now in the same area that caused the GTX260-216 to drop to 27 fps causes my 9800GX2 to drop to 10 fps. all the settings are the same and my average fps increased about 10-13 fps. usually with v-sync and triple buffering my old GTX260-216 would keep a good average 35-37 and with v-sync and triple buffering on my 9800GX2 i average about 44-46 fps so it did go up a nice amount but 10 fps as the lowest, come on! thats crazy. so if any one could inform me on how to maybe get the minimum/lowest fps average a little higher its greatly appreciated.

oh and how do i get my signature to display? i have it set in my profile to display signatures but mine doesnt show. a lot of others dont have one either. its mostly people who are like moderators or people with a high forum rank who still have theirs, if any one knows how to fix that too again thanx.
November 9, 2008 10:26:13 PM

The ONLY way to alleviate the minimum framerate issue is mess around with the game settings and see what effects the minimum framerate the most and lower it. An example would be from Far Cry 2, which I just helped my friend with his 9800 GX2. In Far Cry 2 he could get decent framerates at Very high, but in certain areas it would become a slide show. The only way to fix this was to turn shading down to the medium settings.
November 9, 2008 11:26:27 PM

increase the pre rendered frames to 8 in Nvidia control panel, and V sync. It will lower ur AVG but ur min will go up, and even if it does drop, it won't be as noticeable as going from 50 -20, when you can go from 30-20 or 25(with the pre renderd frames).
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November 9, 2008 11:38:12 PM

can i ask why drop the GTX260-216 for the 9800GX2, just sounds crazy
November 9, 2008 11:56:57 PM

rangers said:
can i ask why drop the GTX260-216 for the 9800GX2, just sounds crazy


According to specs listed in OP's hardware configurations, it's 2 different PCs. As for fps drop, it may not be the video card's fault at all. The 9800gx2 runs on a q9300 in crappy 630i, while the gtx260 ran on e8400. Since Crysis don't use more than 2 cores, and have some intensive physics, the q9300 may very well be bottlenecked. If fps drop occurs during fights with lots of AI and explosions, cpu's to blame.

If possible, switch the cards and see if anything changes.
November 10, 2008 1:47:26 PM

dagger said:
According to specs listed in OP's hardware configurations, it's 2 different PCs. As for fps drop, it may not be the video card's fault at all. The 9800gx2 runs on a q9300 in crappy 630i, while the gtx260 ran on e8400. Since Crysis don't use more than 2 cores, and have some intensive physics, the q9300 may very well be bottlenecked. If fps drop occurs during fights with lots of AI and explosions, cpu's to blame.

If possible, switch the cards and see if anything changes.


no it didnt run it on two pc's, the gtx260-216 was in my 630i but 9800gx2 replaced it

the 630i isnt crappy at all, its a great gaming pc imo. it has a great psu and plenty of room to upgrade. it has great airflow and the case looks awesome with the light fx 2.0.
November 10, 2008 1:51:21 PM

L1qu1d said:
increase the pre rendered frames to 8 in Nvidia control panel, and V sync. It will lower ur AVG but ur min will go up, and even if it does drop, it won't be as noticeable as going from 50 -20, when you can go from 30-20 or 25(with the pre renderd frames).


so about how many fps loss per pre rendered frame i add? like its at 3 now (default) and i avg about 45-47 fps, if i raised it to 4 what would the avg become? ill go mess with it and see and find a good pre rendering setting that doesnt damage my fps to bad. i want to try and stay above 40 fps in crysis. thanks for info liquid
November 10, 2008 8:47:45 PM

If you using vsync, enable triple buffering.
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