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Low fps on high end rig

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August 19, 2010 1:33:53 PM

So I've been playing now for 3 weeks on my new rig.

Intel core i5 750 // 4GB 16000MHz // 250GB HDD // ATi XFX HD5850

I've been playing some css on 640 x 480. all low details and I sometimes get below 90 fps in deathmatch, it can't possibly be true on a XFX 5850.
I've tested now Crysis demo and I had around 40 fps but there's motion blur so it didn't played that nice. Is it just CS:S which is doing annoying or what?

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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2010 1:58:51 PM

fps_max 500 & switching off vsync if you hadn't done so.
August 19, 2010 3:52:18 PM

At that res the gpu is hardly working. It is bound by the cpu, and the source engine is more about higher clocks than it is more cores. Try it on a higher res and see what kind of FPS you get.
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a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2010 4:58:06 PM

See the performance in higher resolution and then tell whether the card is fine or not.
a b U Graphics card
August 19, 2010 8:34:22 PM

You know, some games do WORSE at low resolutions; I ran into this a few years ago...try at least 1024x768 and see if FPS changes.
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 19, 2010 8:39:33 PM

As others have said, the lower the resolution, the less your GPU works and the more your CPU works. You will get more FPS at higher resolutions (do a degree).