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9800 GX2 not performing as well as the online benchmarchs (Crysis)

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June 23, 2010 3:23:39 AM

I just bought crysis off of steam, And have be trying to get it to work, with a decent FPS.
according to Tom's hardware benchmark, and others i have looked at.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9800...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/geforce_9800_gx2/page_4.s...
I should be getting around 40/50 FPS at my LCD resolution (1680x1050) on High setting (noAA), but i just ran a GPU benchmark at got around 24 FPS Average.

My System Specs
AMD Phenom X4 9600 Black Edition (2.3 GHz)
6 GB Ram (400 Mhz)
Asus M3A78-EM Motherboard
9800 GX 2 Video Card
600 Watt Cool master Power Supply.
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit.


I had to Jerry Rig an adapter for my power supply to be able to plug in the video card. (2 molex connector to feed to 8 pin connector) I am not sure if that could be the problem, but I would think something would happen if I try to over draw the power supply, like a reboot or complete shutdown, or an angry video card.
I have updated my video card drivers ,and I disabled the In game steam chat thing, with no effect of the game FPS.

Any Ideas?
a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 3:37:43 AM

Well first of all, you can download a program called EVGA precision, that can show you GPU usage/temps, it will help tell you if both of your GPUS are being utilized properly. http://www.evga.com/precision/

Secondly, make sure you have the latest Nvidia drivers, and uncheck Physx in the Nvidia Control Panel, also make sure you are not forcing anything in there either.

Thirdly, your CPU is a tad bit on the slow side. If you can get to about 2.8Ghz or higher you can most definately guarantee that you are not being slowed down by the CPU at all.

Also, the memory looks really slow, I don't think you mean 400MHz, perhaps you mean 800Mhz DDR2 ?

Good luck.
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June 23, 2010 3:50:21 AM

Your low processor is holding it back. OC to around 3ghz, if you can...first-gen phenoms aren't great.
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 3:53:53 AM

as shadow said, the old Phenoms are pretty lousy chips.

If you had a Phenom II or core i5/i7 you would see a significant improvement.
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June 23, 2010 4:33:15 AM

Annisman said:
Well first of all, you can download a program called EVGA precision, that can show you GPU usage/temps, it will help tell you if both of your GPUS are being utilized properly. http://www.evga.com/precision/

Secondly, make sure you have the latest Nvidia drivers, and uncheck Physx in the Nvidia Control Panel, also make sure you are not forcing anything in there either.

Thirdly, your CPU is a tad bit on the slow side. If you can get to about 2.8Ghz or higher you can most definately guarantee that you are not being slowed down by the CPU at all.

Also, the memory looks really slow, I don't think you mean 400MHz, perhaps you mean 800Mhz DDR2 ?

Good luck.


Installed EVGA and the GPUs graphs don't seem to work, they are stuck at 0% all of the time. (reboot didn't help)

Got the latest video driver.
Can't seem to turn off the PhysX, all I get is to be able to switch the processor it will use, (CPU, GPU A, GPU B, and Auto select)

Haha yep it is 800MHz.


Hmm I will look in to a better CPU, I do convert alot of video. The CPU usage jumps around 40/60% when running the Benchmark
How about this as an upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 5:03:57 AM

Well, obviously unless you are running a game, then there will be pretty much 0% gpu usage. I assume you were checking during gaming though.
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June 23, 2010 5:26:08 AM

Yep, no usage when in game.

Also I just try my laptop VS my desktop on the benchmark and to my serprise my laptop won!
Laptop was at ~50FPS (lowest setting)
Desktop was at ~30FPS (also lowest setting)

Laptop specs
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350 2GHz
4 GB Ram (800 MHz) I almost typed 400 again lol
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

The Video card in the laptop is faster 1099MHz vs 650 MHz and it also has a GB of memory vs the 512 MB my desktop has.
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June 23, 2010 6:27:38 AM

Catsrules said:


Hmm I will look in to a better CPU, I do convert alot of video. The CPU usage jumps around 40/60% when running the Benchmark
How about this as an upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


yes, that would be a MUCH better CPU. especially if you chuck a decent cooler on it and up the clocks.
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June 23, 2010 7:10:24 AM

welshmousepk said:
yes, that would be a MUCH better CPU. especially if you chuck a decent cooler on it and up the clocks.

yeah I need to learn how to over clock. I have seen the setting in the BIOS, but don't know enought about it, that I haven't tryed.
Got any recomendations for a "decent cooler"?

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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 7:11:59 AM

the coolermaster Hyper 212+ is pretty good, and cheap compared to most.
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 8:10:35 AM

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what kind of frame rate r u getting in crysis benchmark.becoz those benc*hmark are of crysis benchmark


wow, is that supposed to make some kind of sense?

pretty sure he is not comparing two different games. /facepalm
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June 23, 2010 8:41:14 AM

Also what resolution are you gaming at? Also check for other programs possibly running in the background like anti virus's as your processor is only 2.3 ghz.... what OS are u using?
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June 23, 2010 8:44:48 AM

Quote:
what kind of frame rate r u getting in crysis benchmark.becoz those benc*hmark are of crysis benchmark


^ +1 LOL for you sir. :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 2:28:18 PM

I didn't take the time to look, but be assured those benchmarks are from a system that is using a fairly highly overclocked top of the line processor. I think it is a bunch of bull **** that Toms uses a system like that to present these benchmarks with, but they have a valid point that they want to make sure the GPU benchmark is not being bottlenecked in any way by an underpowered system.
So knowing that, the average person should understand they are not going to get anything close to what those benchmarks show, unless they have the same base system.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, sorry, but your CPU is a little outdated, and a little slow for gaming, it will not push a 9800GX2 anywhere close to it's potential.
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June 23, 2010 2:30:43 PM

Catsrules said:
Yep, no usage when in game.

Also I just try my laptop VS my desktop on the benchmark and to my serprise my laptop won!
Laptop was at ~50FPS (lowest setting)
Desktop was at ~30FPS (also lowest setting)

Laptop specs
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350 2GHz
4 GB Ram (800 MHz) I almost typed 400 again lol
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

The Video card in the laptop is faster 1099MHz vs 650 MHz and it also has a GB of memory vs the 512 MB my desktop has.



No bearing at all on anything, you are comparing apples to oranges. Means nothing.
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June 23, 2010 3:05:47 PM

jitpublisher said:
No bearing at all on anything, you are comparing apples to oranges. Means nothing.

Ahh never mind then:) 
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