I have just bought zotac gtx 295,
Most games are nowhere near as smooth performance wise as reports say they should be.
Feel ive just wasted £350
Eg... Left 4 dead 1+2 .... 80 - 90 fps when no zombies.... 30 - 40 fps when few zombie attacking
Modern warfare 1 + 2 and world at war .... mostly averages 35 - 50 fps
Unreal 3 .... not bad but some bigger maps drops to 40's fps
Borderlands .... shadows off 45 - 60, shadows on 35-40
Burnout paradise ... 45-55 fps
Bat man arkham asylum ... no phys 40-50 , with phys 30 ish
I try playing max settings, at 1680 x 1050 but even turning settings down doesnt help much (only by few fps)
Many more games the same
(Even bioshock struggles sometimes when its chaotic)
Some games work great (capcom games best ...devil may cry, streetfighter 4, resident evil)
The 295 should wipe the floor with these games surely?
I have latest drivers (also tried older ones)
My psu is More than enough 850w - 12v rails ok
Is something bottlenecking?
Here my specs..
Zotac gtx 295
Q6600 stock 2.4
4 gb 667 ram (2 x 2gb) (333.4 mhz frequency)
7200 500 gb hard drive x 2
asus pk5pl mobo
Well you can, but since the current quads and core 2 duo are almost fading away into oblivion, its not a wise buy. Better is OC'ing then, or get the Core i5 and i7 which would mean, new mobo, new RAM (DDR3).