Decent Performance

Hi,

I've concerns that I might not be running the optimal driver. I went back into a game (CS:S) and it seemed to be struggling in some situations and this is a PC which shouldn't be.

I ran this benchmark and I'm falling behind similar pc's. Mine is highlighted.

Anyone got any ideas?

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B90jA7cmv1ehYWUxZDAyMzItODUyYS00Y2IxLWE2NGQtODVhY2Y0ZjA0N2Rl&hl=en_GB
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  1. your link isnt working for me, what vid card do you have?
  2. ok i hate to state the obvious but try this if you haven't already.

    go to the manufactures website and find your card in the driver update section (they will have one) install, restart, and see what you've got.
  3. I can't because under the 5850 series there are several options and any number of them could be the driver for my card. It's not clear at all

    Oh and I've only just got the catalyst control centre/drivers working and I'm reluctant to make changes. I was hoping if you/someone could tell me if there is anything to learn from the benchmarking information.
  4. operating system? specify whether it's 32 or 64 bit as well.
  5. Here is my DXdig

    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 7/5/2011, 23:01:10
    Machine name: NEW
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (5.2, Build 3790) Service Pack 2 (3790.srv03_sp2_gdr.101019-0340)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor (6 CPUs)
    Memory: 4094MB RAM
    Page File: 890MB used, 4990MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.3790.3959 64bit Unicode
    DxDiag Previously: Crashed in system information (stage 2)

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab:
    Display Tab 1: The file ati2dvag.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6899)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_E140174B&REV_00
    Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7200 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 5/25/2011 03:56:48, 510464 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: No
    WHQL Date Stamp: None
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 5/25/2011 05:22:30, 7875072 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2BD9-11CF-DB68-4AC1A1C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1002
    Device ID: 0x6899
    SubSys ID: 0xE140174B
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: Realtek HD Audio output
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0892&SUBSYS_1043841B&REV_1003
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: RTKHDA64.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6101 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 4/30/2010 17:03:08, 5938720 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Unknown
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    Description: ATI HD Audio rear output
    Default Sound Playback: No
    Default Voice Playback: No
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1002&DEV_AA01&SUBSYS_00AA0100&REV_1002
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: AtiHdmi.sys
    Driver Version: 5.00.40001.0009 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 7/20/2007 18:40:54, 128000 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: ATI
    HW Accel Level: Unknown
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 32000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
    Description: Realtek HD Audio Input
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: RTKHDA64.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6101 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 4/30/2010 17:03:08, 5938720 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xFFF

    Description: USB Audio Device
    Default Sound Capture: No
    Default Voice Capture: No
    Driver Name: usbaudio.sys
    Driver Version: 5.02.3790.3959 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 2/17/2007 01:00:46, 102912 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0x0

    -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x0603, 0x00F2
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x0603, 0x00F2
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Device
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x9090
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Device
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x9090
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Device
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x9090
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    Registry: OK

    -----------
    USB Devices
    -----------
    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x1002, 0x4397
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    | Driver: usbhub.sys, 2/17/2007 01:00:48, 102400 bytes
    | Driver: usbd.sys, 3/25/2005 13:00:00, 7552 bytes

    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------

    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x0603, 0x00F2
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 2/17/2007 00:34:06, 24576 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 2/17/2007 00:34:06, 36864 bytes
    |
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x9090
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 2/17/2007 00:34:06, 24576 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 2/17/2007 00:34:06, 36864 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 2/17/2007 00:59:40, 69768 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 2/17/2007 00:34:06, 36864 bytes
    |
    + HID-compliant mouse
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x09DA, 0x9090
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
    | Service: mouhid
    | Driver: mouhid.sys, 3/25/2005 13:00:00, 19456 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 3/25/2005 13:00:00, 33792 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 2/17/2007 00:59:40, 69768 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 3/25/2005 13:00:00, 33792 bytes

    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay Service Providers
    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.3790.3959)
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.3790.3959)
    DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.3790.3959)
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.3790.3959)

    DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
    DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
    Registry: OK

    -------------------
    DirectPlay Adapters
    -------------------
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 -

    -----------------------
    DirectPlay Voice Codecs
    -----------------------
    Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
    MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
    MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
    Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
    TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

    -------------------------
    DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
    -------------------------

    ------------------
    DirectX Components
    ------------------

    ------------------
    DirectShow Filters
    ------------------

    WDM Streaming VBI Codecs:
    NABTS/FEC VBI Codec,0x00200000,2,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    CC Decoder,0x00200000,2,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    WST Codec,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    DirectShow Filters:
    Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.3790.3959
    MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.3790.3959
    Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,
    ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,5.03.3790.1830
    File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,qdvd.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    G.711 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,g711codc.ax,5.02.3790.1830
    MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.05.3790.3959
    DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    WIA Stream Snapshot Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wiasf.ax,1.00.0000.0000
    SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,mpeg2data.ax,
    Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660

    WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    WDM Streaming Data Transforms:
    Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller,0x00000000,0,0,,
    Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer,0x00000000,0,0,,

    Video Compressors:
    DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660

    Audio Compressors:
    IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660

    Audio Capture Sources:
    Realtek HD Audio Input,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959
    USB Audio Device,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.05.3790.3959

    Midi Renderers:
    Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660

    WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
    ,0x00000000,0,0,,
    Realtek HD Audio Input,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    USB Video Device,0x00200000,1,2,,5.03.3790.3959
    USB Audio Device,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
    ATI HD Audio rear output,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,3,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    BDA Rendering Filters:
    BDA IP Sink,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    Video Capture Sources:
    USB Video Device,0x00200000,1,2,,5.03.3790.3959

    BDA Transport Information Renderers:
    MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,mpeg2data.ax,

    WDM Streaming Mixer Devices:
    Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer,0x00000000,0,0,,

    WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
    Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    Audio Renderers:
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    ATI HD Audio rear output,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    DirectSound: ATI HD Audio rear output,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660
    DirectSound: Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.05.3790.4660

    WDM Streaming System Devices:
    ATI HD Audio rear output,0x00200000,2,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    Realtek HD Audio Input,0x00200000,3,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,12,1,,5.03.3790.3959
    USB Audio Device,0x00200000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959

    BDA Receiver Components:
    BDA Slip De-Framer,0x00600000,1,1,,5.03.3790.3959
  6. ok, in catalyst is there a recommended option like auto or something, if so turn that on.
  7. I won't change anything with directions like that. I could cause more harm than good.
  8. Hate to say it but if you don't like tweaking, be happy. Some people have 1/4 the performance.
  9. Tweak?

    Tweak what?
  10. Stri said:
    Tweak?

    Tweak what?



    Quote:
    I won't change anything with directions like that. I could cause more harm than good.


    ^^ That.

    To get the most performance possible out of the hardware, you need to tweak the software, and often the gains will be very little.
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