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May 18, 2009 8:28:49 AM

hello, first time posting on toms so not sure if I got in the right category but anyways

I just got my first rig built and wanted to test it out and see how it did with a quasi new game so I went and got far cry 2, and I'm getting about 44-51 fps, and it dips down to 31 -39ish on occasion.

My game settings are: resolution 1920x1080, very high settings and 2x aa.
when I increase aa to 4x or higher my fps takes a major dip, not sure if it because of my 512mb card or some other reason.

side note: ran 3dmark06 and got 15,606ish not sure if thats in league with the level of hardware i got.

my rig : phenom ii 720 @ 3.6 , 4870 512mb@ stock clocks 9.4 ccc, 4gig ram, win vista home premium 64bit


any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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May 18, 2009 10:26:23 AM

Yeah, its on par.
May 18, 2009 10:50:04 AM

You are about right, as RAGS_20 says.
The 512Mb memory of your card is the holdup, AA takes a lot of memory and this situation is made far worse by your high resoloution.
Either: Reduce or disable AA or swap the card for a 1 Gb version.
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May 19, 2009 1:15:08 PM

^ Couldn't agree more. My guess is that Ubisoft got desperate and gave IGN, Gamespot, etc. etc. a little something under the table for the ~9 ratings.
May 20, 2009 5:16:35 AM

thanks for the feedback guys, and i agree i tried to play through FC2, just found it not fun so pretty much just got a little past the tutorial period, guess just not my cup of tea.

so been playing a lot of HL2 lately...only other game i have atm.
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