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Again if you read the thread, you would have known that.
It may well be an issue with Nvidia cards as well. But it has nothing to do with stressing the GPU.
If you think otherwise, go out and test it, come back and report your findings.
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Unless you are going back to areas you have been to before. I don't think the benchmark does this well. Say you drive up a street, come back then drive down it again. Some of the scenery will be in vram already, so it does not have to be loaded again. This would give you increased performance.
I am not sure the benchies replicate this well.
If you are testing something, you really need to change one thing at a time. Changing too things proves very little.
That gave me hope at least. Im going for a 4890 and so far i have no issues, but need a more powerful card. Makes you wonder why some work and some dont.
Dudes, I solved my problem (low fps).
Solution: Remove overclock from CPU ( E6400 here ).
Now: I'm playing very well with max config IQ..
Ps. My config: E6400/4870-512/4GB/Windows7/XP
Last edited by D3lta; Jul 13 2009 at 03:15.
Can anyone else confirm D3lta findings? is it because CPU overclock? I have ATI 4870 518mb too, and as stefx I dont have these artifacts. And as D3lta, I dont overclock my CPU or GPU. other than that, I have PCIe 2.0. could it also because of different version of PCIe? (ie, a PCIe 2.0 card slotted in a PCIe 1.0 motherboard)
Last edited by D3lta; Jul 13 2009 at 16:41.
I use PCIe 1.1 (or 1 can't remember). I get the issues as well.
9.6 came out with some improvements to memory fragmentation. My guess is that BIS used some sort of, non Kosher, work around, that fails to work with the new drivers.
...and I use AGP and also have the issue so that covers all the bus options. Are we going to get back on to overclocking and overheating I wonder ?
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