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October 18, 2009 2:52:19 AM

ok so i was trying to figure out why my GTX 275 only gets 27.9 FPS at 1920 x 1080 on high 4xAA in Crysis. i tryed the same settings but lower resolution and got this:
28.25 FPS at 1680 x 1050.
doesnt seem right at all.
is this a cpu bottleneck cause i should be getting 40 fps easy...

here are my specs:
MSI K9N2 Platinum SLI mobo
750W PSU
9800 GT (for Physx)
GTX 275 (OC to FTW)
5400 CPU dual core at 2.8 Ghz

my guess is since i have a dual core and crysis is for quads maby thats also an issue.
PLEASE HELP ME I DONT WANT TO WASTE MONEY ON A BIGGER GRAPHIC CARD!

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October 18, 2009 3:15:40 AM

1920 x 1080 with no AA/AF.... what do you get?
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October 18, 2009 4:05:38 AM

I know how you feel just went sli and my crappy e6400 can't even drive two 9800s at 3.4ghz even pushed to 3.6ghz with little gains.
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October 18, 2009 4:06:05 AM

5400 Athlon X2 or Pentium Dual-Core?
Try overclocking the CPU a bit (to 3.0GHz, for instance) and check whether your FPS increase proportionately. If they still are the same, then the CPU isn't most probably the problem.
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October 18, 2009 4:07:48 AM

Wonder how big of a bottleneck I'll have with an Athlon X2 2.7 GHz and an ATI 5770
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October 18, 2009 4:20:29 AM

A core2 duo running no less than 3.0 but preferably 3.4 and that video card ( 275 ) would make that game sing.
a c 203 à CPUs
October 18, 2009 4:51:29 AM


Core i7-920 @ 3.33GHz / 6GB DDR3.

It does not look like your CPU is the bottleneck if you're getting the same performance as a 3.33Ghz quad core.
Crysis: Warhead benchmark @ AnandTech
a b à CPUs
October 18, 2009 4:57:46 AM

I don't care what anand says. I ran a processor at 3.0 and OC to 3.4 and noticed a difference playing Crysis......... also remember he's using a different and slower processor that can't compete with the core2.....

...... and now that I look at the chart and see what cards are running....... bet it's an i7 processor, no ?.............................
October 18, 2009 4:58:14 AM

just did a 1400 x 1050 benchmark and only got 31.6... now you cant tell me this isnt a bottleneck.
that graph above this doesnt look at all like the one on hardware canucks or guru3d.
idk where u got it.
oh and its a 5400 athlon x2
October 18, 2009 4:58:34 AM

ill try a 3.0 cpu overclock tomorrow
a c 203 à CPUs
October 18, 2009 5:19:42 AM

SHIELDHEAD said:
that graph above this doesnt look at all like the one on hardware canucks or guru3d.
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Guru3D says this about Crysis:
Crysis is of course a more GPU bound title, so your GPU is easily the bottleneck, even the most high end single GPU based solutions face that fact.

a c 203 à CPUs
October 18, 2009 5:23:02 AM

SHIELDHEAD said:
just did a 1400 x 1050 benchmark and only got 31.6... now you cant tell me this isnt a bottleneck.
Less pixels = higher FPS? What processes pixels - the CPU or the GPU?
a c 203 à CPUs
October 18, 2009 4:56:37 PM

Quote:
You asked him what his fps was at 1920x1080 with no AA/AF, then you linked and compared it with a chart that shows 1920x1200 with 4X AA.........??
He gave his AA/AF FPS in his original post.
a c 203 à CPUs
October 18, 2009 4:58:59 PM

And he seems to think his video card should be giving him 40 FPS at 1920x1080.
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October 18, 2009 6:57:05 PM

swifty_morgan said:
I don't care what anand says. I ran a processor at 3.0 and OC to 3.4 and noticed a difference playing Crysis......... also remember he's using a different and slower processor that can't compete with the core2.....

...... and now that I look at the chart and see what cards are running....... bet it's an i7 processor, no ?.............................


It can, believe me. Not with E8xxx and E7xxx but yes with E6xxx and E4xxx.
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