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Performance issues with my xfx ati radeon HD 4890

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January 10, 2010 8:19:06 PM

i recently upgraded from a Nvidia 7600GT 256mb gfx card to an xfx ati radeon HD 4890 1gb card. i play WoW and was seeing low fps in raids and cities/ highly populated areas. For Example: Dalaran/Raids: i was getting roughly 15fps and lower. That is unacceptable to me seeing as this fps issue really affects my play. so after upgrading, uninstalling the old gfx drivers, installing the new drivers for the ati card, i started up WoW. Immediately i noticed a slight graphical enhancement, but strangely no performance boost. i have been told that since WoW is roughly an older game in terms of graphics, i should be able to max out all the video settings and see no decrease in performance. However, after maxing those settings, i did see a decrease in performance. Strangely enough as well, i did not a see a rise in fps; still hovering around 15-19fps and that is in cities/raids. if anyone can shed some light on my issue it would immensely appreciated.

Motherboard: Abit AN52 nForce 520 AM2( this motherboard does have a PCI express x16 slot which is where the video card is in currently)

Powersource: 500 watts

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4600+ 2.41ghz

RAM: 4gb

Operating System: Windows XP 32bit
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January 11, 2010 1:34:34 AM

Your PSU, what brand? model?
DId u connect both of the power connector for your card?
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January 11, 2010 2:16:17 AM

Your CPU might be holding it back. Maybe upgrade it or try to OC it.
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January 11, 2010 3:18:10 AM

wa1 said:
Your PSU, what brand? model?
DId u connect both of the power connector for your card?



both power connectors are connected and the brand/model of the PSU is an Antec Earthwatts EA-500D
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January 12, 2010 1:41:45 AM

also....with vertical sync turned on in WoW, i still occasionally get tearing which i dont think i should be. maybe there is something wrong with the driver but im not sure
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January 12, 2010 2:14:07 AM

and what about if u play without v-sync is on?
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January 12, 2010 3:32:53 AM

wa1 said:
and what about if u play without v-sync is on?


no change in performance, sadly
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January 12, 2010 3:38:59 AM

many people get trouble when playing WoW...
what about the other games? can u max out?
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January 12, 2010 3:48:55 AM

wa1 said:
many people get trouble when playing WoW...
what about the other games? can u max out?


its only the computer game that i play...im mostly a console gamer
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January 12, 2010 3:51:59 AM

i didn't know more if every things that i told u aren't help at all...
Anyone?
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February 15, 2010 4:45:18 AM

Check CPU prices.. :X or OC
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February 22, 2010 11:21:40 PM

you probly should upgrade your cpu
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