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So, why did I buy this video card??

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January 21, 2011 5:33:46 AM

Upgraded from an HD 5670 to a 5870. This should be a quantum leap in video cards. The size and weight and necessary power for the 5870 is amazing by comparison. However, I dont see any changes in my gameplay for Call of Duty or even for simple use. I am sure my FPS is much faster but I cant tell.

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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:26:13 AM

Any FPS above 70 on a screen the human eye can't see. Call of Duty Black Ops? Turn your settings up? Most recent drivers?
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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 6:40:23 AM

+1^
What resolution/settings did you use ?
Also try other games too such as very demanding ones like Crysis,Metro 2033 and you should get a huge boost in them.
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 9:59:32 AM

If you're playing at anything below 1080 you're really not going to be able to make out an difference, the size of the monitor preferable is 24in, although for other screens smaller in size the movement is too fast for the eye to really get a kick from all the eye candy at maxed out setting. The difference you should feel will be the smoothness with which the graphics will flow during intense gaming session with big effects happening all over the maps....
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January 21, 2011 10:16:39 AM

What CPU do you have? it could be your cpu bottlenecking the beastly card
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January 23, 2011 2:22:28 AM

linh6496 said:
What CPU do you have? it could be your cpu bottlenecking the beastly card


AMD X4 955
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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 6:44:15 AM

You didn't mention the resolution that you play.
Also can you try other games too ? such as Crysis,Metro 2033 etc.
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January 23, 2011 9:46:20 AM

sneuhardt40 said:
Upgraded from an HD 5670 to a 5870. This should be a quantum leap in video cards. The size and weight and necessary power for the 5870 is amazing by comparison. However, I dont see any changes in my gameplay for Call of Duty or even for simple use. I am sure my FPS is much faster but I cant tell.



It depends on the resolution you are playing. The higher the resolution, more demanding it will be on the video card. I would say at 1680 x 1050 or higher resolution you should notice a difference. If it is below that then most likely not. See following benchmarks, the HD 5870 is not listed, but it is basically equivalent to the GTX 275/280.

Review Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_G...









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January 23, 2011 4:35:49 PM

jaguarskx said:
It depends on the resolution you are playing. The higher the resolution, more demanding it will be on the video card. I would say at 1680 x 1050 or higher resolution you should notice a difference. If it is below that then most likely not. See following benchmarks, the HD 5870 is not listed, but it is basically equivalent to the GTX 275/280.

Review Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_G...


http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_Go_Green/images/cod4_1280_1024.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_Go_Green/images/cod4_1680_1050.gif

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_5750_Go_Green/images/cod4_1920_1200.gif



Thank you. I am playing at 1980x something. I cant tell a difference but its clear there must be. Maybe my contacts :) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 4:43:07 PM

and remember that lcd monitors have refresh rate at only 60Hz (some can do 75Hz) so anything above 60fps is effectively wasted because the monitor wont show them... so turn up the eyecandy
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January 23, 2011 4:45:34 PM

omnisome said:
Any FPS above 70 on a screen the human eye can't see. Call of Duty Black Ops? Turn your settings up? Most recent drivers?


The human eye can see the difference of over 500 FPS under the right conditions. People most definitely notice the difference between 70 and 120 FPS, but the thing is, most peoples hardware can't display more than 60 FPS due to the restrictions of your monitor.

A monitor with a refresh rate of 60hz can only display a maximum of 60 FPS, anything higher is beyond what your monitor can do, not what your eye can notice.
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 5:49:55 PM

Most people see at 24-30 FPS. Now some people do have 'special' eyes. You probably just can't tell the difference.
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January 23, 2011 5:59:37 PM

HostileDonut said:
Most people see at 24-30 FPS. Now some people do have 'special' eyes. You probably just can't tell the difference.


I think you may be confusing what some people find acceptable and what they can notice. I also find very few people find 24-30 FPS acceptable for gaming. There is no motion blur effect to help smooth over the frames. Even benchmark sites don't consider that playable FPS for first person shooters.

Check this out, it's really not so straight forward. It depends on a lot about what kind of motion you are seeing. The eyes aren't designed to pickup frames. We sense changes more than we sense frames.

http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.ht...
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2011 6:01:17 PM

Okay, Yeah, I have heard a lot of controversy between this subject, but I just thought I would put that in.
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