So I was thinking that a card like the 5850 would destroy TF2 but when I started it up all I got was this error message: "failed to create D3D device"
I'm running the latest drivers from the AMD website i.e. ATI Catalyst 9.10 Suite for Windows 7 64-bit. When I go into launch options and type -dxlevel 95 it runs it but it looks pretty average at best. And if I turn on any AA at all the fps are crippled, what the hell is going on here?! Is it the 64-bit drivers that are to blame?
User error obviously, please rename post "I cant run TF2", whatever TF2 is anyways...
Honestly, how noob does one have to be to not know what TF2 is?
And yes, pretty much any card released in the last two tears should tear through TF2 maxed without the slightest hesitation. I'd try reinstalling the game. I reinstalled after Win7, and that correct my probs.
I have a 5850 and it most definitely will play TF2 just fine. 1680 X 1050 with all settings maxed. Without vsync enabled, it's turning over 200 FPS. And yes, I'm using a 64 bit OS with the 64 bit drivers... so don't be pointing your finger at ATI/AMD... you got some other problem.
About testing other games, I'm getting at maximum 0.5Mb/s so it takes a looong time, to download things. Haven't tried to reinstall yet but I will leave my computer on for about 2 days for TF2 to re-download at that speed.