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Galaxy GTX 460 GC 768MB and MAFIA II (Benchmarking)

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December 27, 2010 7:41:40 AM

Ok, so I installed Mafia II and set all settings to Maximum/High except my resolution which I left at 1024x768. I then launched the benchmark for this PC game and the average FPS were 25 -- I'm thinking this benchmark is flawed because:

PC Specifications:
Core i5 660 (x4) @ 3.2 GHz
4GB DDR3 @ 1333 (9/9/9/24)
60GB SSD
Galaxy GTX 460 GC 768MB (O.C.: 800 Core/1600 Shader/2000 Memory/1000mV Core)
800W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (7600)

The O.C. utility that came with the Galaxy PCB will draw/display the GPU/PCB stats when running any PC game/video/etc.. and when actually playing the game with all settings maxed this shows 85FPS solid all the way through -- and honestly, this doesn't appear to be a very demanding game. The graphics look a little cartoon-like and almost like how the way that show Robot Chicken looks only a little more smooth (no joke).

Also when switching the settings around and even reducing everything to lowest I am still only getting 25 FPS in the benchmark.

So my question is: WTF?!

What does everyone think?
December 27, 2010 8:31:40 AM

thats because nothing in the game is emanding except for one level in which vito,joe and henry tomasino are asked to kill some fat man.In that level you have to pretty much destroy an entire brwer in which phsxeffects are the heaviest.I got a maximum of 23 fps in that level on my gtx 275 so when you reach that level you will have to reduce physx to medium.otherwise the game is very smooth.At my rez of 1680X1050 all I reduced was ambient occlusion which had a HEAVY PERFORMANCE IT AND I LAGGED MY GAMETO 40FPS WHICh IS UNACCEPTABLE SO I DISABLED IT AND SO WITH PHYSX MEDIUM AND OCLLUSION off I get a rock solid 60 fps evrywhere except in that level where I get 35 fps
a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 9:41:24 AM

one word:

physx.
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 2:10:25 PM

What's the point actually of having a i5 and GTX460 if your running at 1024x768??

At that resolution the load is all on your cpu, not gpu.

That hardware is a complete waste for that monitor.
a c 173 U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 3:34:59 PM

Try a higher res and re bench, if the fps is lower then you got a nasty bottleneck or a problem that needs to be addressed.
a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 10:27:44 PM

First, with a single video card you want to turn PhysX OFF entirely for Mafia II. That will probably help a lot. You don't want your GPU or CPU doing any of the PhysX work or it'll slow things down a ton.

Also, you could try OverClocking your CPU. If your FPS improves, then you know that was causing a "bottleneck".
December 28, 2010 12:04:47 AM

I hooked the rig up to my TV (Polaroid, 1080p, 60Hz, 26") via the mini HDMI. Set everything to max with resolution @ 1900x1200 and with Apex PhyX turned off/medium/high I am still only getting 25FPS. When I actually play the game however, I get 85FPS everywhere that I've been so far. I honestly don't see how it could be bottlenecking if the CPU is much more powerful than the GPU...

I will try O.C. the CPU to Turbo and see what it does in the benchmark (I think the benchmark is flawed!)
December 28, 2010 12:11:17 AM

I'm still only getting 25FPS... This is crazy. I can run Crysis x64 with everything on Ultra High and resolution @ 1280x1024 and still get FPS staying in the 50s
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 5:17:18 AM

Ummm. So in the "Benchmark" you get 25FPS? But when you actually play the game you get 85FPS?

If so.... who cares??????????? Just play the freaking game if it's that good.

Keep in mind however, a 1080p TV supports up to 1920x1080 resolution. So if you're playing at that resolution, I would expect nothing near 85FPS in game unless you've turned all the settings down.
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 1:34:58 PM

Now he tells us it's run fine.....except in the benchmark. LOL
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 3:18:06 PM

tried cleaning drivers under safe mode with driver sweeper then intalling the newest ones?
a c 173 U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 4:13:57 PM

This is going to take some time (a few more days) unless you get lucky and find what is causing this. So lets start with hardware by checking for hot spots as heat can water down the performance of memory controllers thus having a negative impact on system performance. Also play with the clocks a little and see if there is any change in performance.
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