Nvid8800gt vs ati5850 upgrade... not really impressed?
Hi, I recently upgraded from a 8800gt to a 5850 and must say that I'm a little dissapointed. The leap isn't nearly what I had expected, so I hope somebody out there can maybe give me advice on something I have done wrong or maybe just expeting too much. The only thing I could think would cause this was that my motherboard only does PCIe 1.1a, but some articles I have read suggested that the biggest differance from 1.1a 2.0 was bigger voltages.
In the heaven 1.0 demo my scores have jumped from 445(8800gt) to 552(5850) on:
Render: direct3d10(nvid)/11(ati) Mode: 1680x1050 4xAA fullscreen Shaders: high Textures: high Filter: trilinear Anisotropy: 4x Occlusion: enabled Refraction: enabled Volumetric: enabled
I have a: Intel C2D 8200 @ 3GHz 2gig ram @ 800MHz DFI Bloodiron MB w. P35 & ICH (PCIe 1.1a)