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The new HD 5850 is a beast?

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November 26, 2009 10:17:56 PM

i dont know if this is how the card preforms or not, but it runs crysis warhead on full with about 20 fps while running at 1440x900 resolution. its kinda slow for a 300 graphics card. please tell me if its the graphics card or if it is anything else im running with.

this is my system
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=847848


please tell me what is wrong. i payed 300 bucks for this and im not getting very good fps. its very choppy on crysis too. i have a 750 watt power supply. My temps are never over 45c. I have correct drivers. when i play on full i use AAx8. im running on windows 7 64 bit


how should i test and see if my 5850 is defective or it isnt performing as well as it should due to the the hardware of the card?



heres my gpu benchmarks at 1280x1024. i think idk thats what the setting was for resolution for 3dmark vantage.


http://i49.tinypic.com/34eevrd.png

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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2009 11:05:15 PM

Did you have the latest drivers? Use drive sweeper to clean out any Nvidia driver?

Monitor the temperatures? Benchmark the GPU to see if you're getting the performance of a 5850?

What is your PSU?

You should be maxing out Crysis Warhead on VH at that resolution and getting over 40fps on average.
November 26, 2009 11:26:15 PM

yeah ive done all of that. the temps never get above 45 and my psu is a 750 watt powersupply
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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 12:28:13 AM

When you say 'full' do you mean max AA too? Crysis won't run on max AA on any system really.

If you play on very high/high and 4xAA you should get decent fps.
November 27, 2009 1:06:57 AM

What OS you running? I had horrible performance on windows vista 64, like 2/3 of the performance everyone else was getting. When i put windows 7 on, it was as high as everyone else though.
November 27, 2009 1:08:15 AM

i use windows 7 and i use aa x8 i should be getting about 40fps on my res
November 27, 2009 1:35:01 AM

This is making me go crazy i payed 300 for this... its like a 300 dollar paperweight
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 1:39:33 AM

A 4870 can run Crysis at 1440x900 with Very High settings and AA turned to x4.

4870 < 4890 < GTX285 < 5850

Your system should have absolutely no problem playing Crysis with AA turned way up.

November 27, 2009 1:51:01 AM

which is scaring the crap out of me. i should be playing this at full with 40 fps... this is ridicules. what should i do. should i rma. what should i do.
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:16:22 AM

I've seen that there's some poor AA optimization in Warhead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjymm3ihxd8

try setting AA to 8x in Catalyst Control center and setting it to 0x in the game itself. Make sure to have CCC override the game settings.

See if it does anything
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:20:01 AM

Do a 3d mark vantage run and see what your benchmarks are. You might have a defective GPU
November 27, 2009 2:42:52 AM

great idea. btw bluescreendeath your helping out alot. alextheawesome great idea
November 27, 2009 3:32:02 AM

i just did the tests again and i got 12797
November 27, 2009 4:08:35 AM

i just scored 12969...
November 27, 2009 8:32:59 AM

why don't you try turning AA down to X4 instead of X8? On your benchmarks it says GPU core is 157mhz and your ram frequency is 300mhz? Isn't that a bit low? mine is 575mhz and 900mhz for gpu and ram.
November 27, 2009 8:41:30 AM

mate you are somewhat misinformed

THERE IS NO CARD ON THE PLANET that can run Crysis on VERY HIGH + 8xAA over 40fps on that resolution - (EXCEPT may be the 5970)

I have the 5850 also and I can tell you that its the best video card for the money currently on the market.

on VERY HIGH I get about 25-35 fps with 2xAA on 1680x1050

You should get smooth gameplay at 4xAA on 1440x900 - may be around 30 fps

It also depends a LOT on your cpu but yours is ok

You can do following - lower the AA to 4x. 8x is just too high on that game and I can bet money you cant see the difference

Lower AF to 8x - it will give you 2-3 fps more and you wont notice difference also.

With these settings at Win7 64 bit you should be getting over 30 fps , with may be very rare drops under. This will be smooth gameplay.

If you cant reach that then its something wrong with your drivers, installation etc
You can try total uninstall of all ATI drivers and then use Driver Sweeper from SafeMode
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 10:24:42 AM

^Absolutley. There is simply no single GPU card available that will Crysis on max settings. It's not the GPU's fault, Crysis is a very poorly optimized game.
You have to go to 3 cards in Crossfire or SLI to get the kind of frame rates you are wanting.
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 11:18:23 AM

Turn your anti-aliasing down to 2x or 4x -- you paid $300 for a card that can run everything but Crysis on the absolute maximum settings (you're really not open to turn them down at all?); It's really not that horrible of a deal. Turn them down to "Gamer" and use 4x anti-aliasing and I doubt there'll be a problem.
November 27, 2009 4:13:33 PM

wow. all u guys helped out alot. thx.
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 5:15:30 PM

rawsteel said:
mate you are somewhat misinformed

THERE IS NO CARD ON THE PLANET that can run Crysis on VERY HIGH + 8xAA over 40fps on that resolution - (EXCEPT may be the 5970)

I have the 5850 also and I can tell you that its the best video card for the money currently on the market.

on VERY HIGH I get about 25-35 fps with 2xAA on 1680x1050

You should get smooth gameplay at 4xAA on 1440x900 - may be around 30 fps

It also depends a LOT on your cpu but yours is ok

You can do following - lower the AA to 4x. 8x is just too high on that game and I can bet money you cant see the difference

Lower AF to 8x - it will give you 2-3 fps more and you wont notice difference also.

With these settings at Win7 64 bit you should be getting over 30 fps , with may be very rare drops under. This will be smooth gameplay.

If you cant reach that then its something wrong with your drivers, installation etc
You can try total uninstall of all ATI drivers and then use Driver Sweeper from SafeMode


+1 for all suggestions . i considered to get a 5850 just to max out crysis on 1360x768 LCD with AA , but then got a 5770 and for this low res , all other games run fine on full settings and AA including far cry 2 .
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