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NEW XFX 5850, not living up to expectation.....

satadip

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Hey guys ( and gals ),
after literally months of pushing around money i was able to go for a total system overhaul , my current config stands at :

Phenom 2 x3 720 ( 2.8 Ghz )
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Now the first game i loaded on my new rig was NFS shift, when playing at 1600x900,4xAA,16xAF,all highest i am getting around 25-60 fps with avg 35-38 fps,,,, which is WAAAY less than i read in a review of the XFX 5850

Like this review:
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=853&pageid=17

Now neither my cpu, nor ram, nor graphics card is being stressed out ( all around 50-60% usage ) but still i am very playable but low frames ....... Will post screens soon perhaps,,,, till then pls help me with any suggestions to improve performance ..... ( i also have windows 7 64 bit, havn`t tried that out yet )
 

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It's nfs:shift, it's horribly coded for ati cards when unpatched. There are some patches for the game and i think an ati hotfix around too. Look around for them, but don't worry it's not your card :)
 
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I have the XFX 5850 black edition, I don't have NFS shift, but I have been seeing SPECTACULAR performance out of it so far :D

Definitely try more than 1 game to compare it.
 

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Indeed, nfs:shift is NOT representative of the Hd58xx series, or any ati card for that matter. Give crysis a whirl :)
 

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The reason the benchmarks are off is mostly due to the difference in CPU's. Your comparing your system to their test system which utilizes an Intel i7-975EE @3.33GHz. Try overclocking your CPU and you'll get better results.
 

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Mine runs beautifully on games but havent tried shift. I would try crysis and see how that goes.
 

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Do the patches. I believe the 1.02 patch fixes ATI performance and many more bugs.
 
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The reason the benchmarks are off is mostly due to the difference in CPU's. Your comparing your system to their test system which utilizes an Intel i7-975EE @3.33GHz. Try overclocking your CPU and you'll get better results.

^^this
 
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And patches, and make sure drivers are up to date and make sure DirectX is up to date. The system in the benchmarks probablly didn't have a bunch of background processes running either.
 

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Patch Nfs shift, with ATI cards the Physx used for bumping enemy cars while racing locks up ATI cards, when you patch it performance should be up to peek, I think nfs shift is a greatly coded game people, it ran on a e5200 at 3.8Ghz and a GTx 260 on me freinds 1980x1200 HP monitor at 50+ fps smooth as butter :p.

It might use alot of processing power, sense you have no physx, so overclock that triple core a bit, patch nfs shift, and lay back with a class 4 with hitting 300kmh in a bugate veryron haahaha. (its hard to stop :/!)
 

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Guys, thanks for the support..... In fact , searching around i DID find out bout that 1.2 patch for NFS Shift which smoothens things out ..... Got my hands on DIRT 2 this morning.....

and...

FUCK SHIFT man, why rack my brains out on that game when i have dirt running at 1600x900,4xaa,ultra high at constant 60 fps........ I dont have crysis ( didnt bother buying it since i had the 7600gt earlier ),,, after months of reading thousands of benchmarks on crysis,, i really feel like giving it a run.......
 

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The reason the benchmarks are off is mostly due to the difference in CPU's. Your comparing your system to their test system which utilizes an Intel i7-975EE @3.33GHz. Try overclocking your CPU and you'll get better results.

Thats not going to make that much of a difference.

Guys, thanks for the support..... In fact , searching around i DID find out bout that 1.2 patch for NFS Shift which smoothens things out ..... Got my hands on DIRT 2 this morning.....

and...

FUCK SHIFT man, why rack my brains out on that game when i have dirt running at 1600x900,4xaa,ultra high at constant 60 fps........ I dont have crysis ( didnt bother buying it since i had the 7600gt earlier ),,, after months of reading thousands of benchmarks on crysis,, i really feel like giving it a run.......

Dont waste your money. Just DL the demo.
 

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Crysis as a game is not worth it, the demo is enough.
 

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indeed, crysis is only good for the prettiness, wait for a steam sale if you want to buy it :)
 

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i use the 5850 and ive played crysis @ 1920x1200 maxed out settings 30-35fps this card is awsome going to get anthor soon. :)
 
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i use the 5850 and ive played crysis @ 1920x1200 maxed out settings 30-35fps this card is awsome going to get anthor soon. :)

If you have the original Crysis, go and download the MechWarrior:Living Legends mod that was just released. It is absolutely EPIC! :rockout:
 
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