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Radeon 4870 runs in low FPS

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November 14, 2008 12:35:26 AM

Hi,

I bough a Radeon 4870 HD 1024MB DDR5 , but the crysis deo runs in 8FPS in average for settings 1024 x 800 4AA. My system settings are as fellows

Gigabyte EP35-DS3P MOTHER BOARD
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz
2048 MB Kingstion Memory.
500 W Amacrox PSU

I cant understand why is this running in this low FPS. is there any configuration that i have mised out.

Thank in advance
November 14, 2008 12:49:37 AM

Your specs are fine, just make sure your PSU is working fine. Are you getting any artifacts while playing Crysis?
November 14, 2008 5:03:31 AM

Hi ,

thanks for the reply, sorry I didn't understand on artifacts, does that mean any programs running while running the game.

Thanks
Duminda
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November 14, 2008 5:47:57 AM

No an artifact is a glich is the picture. Like some pixels change colors or black bars go across the screen.

If you get artifacts then it could be the card or the PSU.

I can play cyrsis at high setting at 1920x1080 with 2xAA over 30 FPS with my 4870 512mb

So something might be wrong.
November 14, 2008 6:42:29 AM

Hi ,

No I didn't get any gliches. How could I make sure the VGA is working fine. What are the benchmarking tool that I can use and any references on 4870 benchmarks.

Does your VGA fan starts to run in high speed when you playing games, I notice my VGA fan runs in the same speed when start to run the game and it s much slow.
November 14, 2008 6:53:05 AM

Mate, at 1024x800 rez, you're creating a major bottleneck at the GPU. Try OCing the CPU at 3,5Ghz and also try increasing the resolution. The lower the rez is, the more the load on the CPU as it struggles to feed the GPU. Also if you're playing on very high, put it just on high.
November 14, 2008 7:06:54 AM

Bottleneck does not produce 8FPS...Theres a hit.. but not that dramatic.
What driver version are you using? Are you using the driver that came with the card? You might want to download the new Catalyst 8.11. uninstall the previous driver and reinstall again.
What is your OS?
November 14, 2008 10:07:40 AM

8fps sounds to me like the drivers are not loaded properly. The only way a 4870 would run that slow is if it has a serious problem and needs to be RMA'd, it's running off the standard VGA windows drivers, or there is a conflict with your previous drivers.
November 14, 2008 11:12:10 AM

My suggestion is to try reinstalling the drivers. Try the Omega Drivers.

Edit : Argh, my son toyed with my PC, my apologies. :( 
November 14, 2008 12:35:48 PM

Don't us any aa with crysis........
November 14, 2008 11:53:11 PM

Hi thanku all for the replies :)  . I reinstall with the catalyst 8.11.
Ran the crysis benchmark tool and here are the results.


Run #1- DX9 1600x1200 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 16.565

Run #1- DX9 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 16.73

Run #2- DX9 2048x1536 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 16.334444444444444444444444444

Run #2- DX9 2048x1536 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 16.381111111111111111111111111.

Looks like its running in 16FPS whatever the resolution.

Does the CPU or PSU bottle necking now.

Processor :- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz
Mother board :- Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Model Name EP35-DS3P
RAM :- 2048MB Kington
PSU :- amacrox 500W
OS :- Windows XP Professional
DirectX :- 9
November 16, 2008 12:34:29 AM

Hi Thanku very much and hats off to u all. i overclocked my PC by increasing the FBS and the CPU multiplier, which now crysis runs in whopping 38 - 40 FPS in 1920 - 1080 4AA.4870 is a Beast. :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 
July 23, 2009 7:53:16 PM

I just got my 4870 off of ebay. While trying to play crysis, I get low frames per second. Around 15. Everything is on very high but I have an old monitor vga lcd monior that only supports up to 1024x768 res. I tried overclocking it by using auto tune, it overclocked it for me it set the gpu clock to: 800mhz and the memory clock to 995 mhz. Than I played crysis and it lagged even worse and than black lines came up all over the screen and crysis crashed. :o  I have heard people getting their gpu clocks all the way up to 850. I have no clue what the problem is. I think that increasing the cpu multiplier should fix this but I have no clue how. Can someone please respond to this? :cry: 
July 23, 2009 8:06:22 PM

rajadog said:
I just got my 4870 off of ebay. While trying to play crysis, I get low frames per second. Around 15. Everything is on very high but I have an old monitor vga lcd monior that only supports up to 1024x768 res. I tried overclocking it by using auto tune, it overclocked it for me it set the gpu clock to: 800mhz and the memory clock to 995 mhz. Than I played crysis and it lagged even worse and than black lines came up all over the screen and crysis crashed. :o  I have heard people getting their gpu clocks all the way up to 850. I have no clue what the problem is. I think that increasing the cpu multiplier should fix this but I have no clue how. Can someone please respond to this? :cry: 


Don't hijack an ancient thread to gripe about your issues.. If you have a problem post a new thread, this one is already resolved...

Crysis crashed because the overclock was not stable. Never use auto tune... Read some guides on how to overcock so you get at least some clue what you are doing. Just because someone got to a certain overclock does not mean you will. 850mhz is beyond a massive OC for a 4870, would not be possible without water cooling, a lot of luck, and a voltage modification.

The cpu multiplyer has nothing to do with the GPU overclock.

PLEASE, read some guides on overclocking or you will end up destroying your machine...

Also, when you make your new thread, please include detailed system specs so we can have some idea what you are working with.
July 24, 2009 3:31:20 AM

daedalus685 said:
Don't hijack an ancient thread to gripe about your issues.. If you have a problem post a new thread, this one is already resolved...

Crysis crashed because the overclock was not stable. Never use auto tune... Read some guides on how to overcock so you get at least some clue what you are doing. Just because someone got to a certain overclock does not mean you will. 850mhz is beyond a massive OC for a 4870, would not be possible without water cooling, a lot of luck, and a voltage modification.

The cpu multiplyer has nothing to do with the GPU overclock.

PLEASE, read some guides on overclocking or you will end up destroying your machine...

Also, when you make your new thread, please include detailed system specs so we can have some idea what you are working with.


Well people found the answer here and i was simply asking what they did to fix it.
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