View Full Version : PNY 5900 Ultra and BF 1942
08-12-03, 08:10 PM
The 5900 Ultra sure has problems with BF 1942. My system with a Radeon 9800 PRO runs the game well even in 1600X1200 with 2X AA and 8X AF. On the other hand, the 5900 Ultra really stutters with this setting. I've even overclocked mine to 475/875. I only have the flickering problem with Quake III, RTCW and Elite Force II. But I think the 5900 Ultra is really nothing special.
08-12-03, 08:46 PM
Mine ran BF1942 very well at 1600x1200x32 4xS FSAA & 8xAF & Quality Settings on my Leadtek 5900 Ultra, AthlonXP 1800+ and 512Mb RAM.
I guessed you been swapped both 5900 Ultra and 9800 Pro cards in your system many times without formatted your hard drive?
The flicker issue is not 5900 Ultra card's fault, it your system's noise issue, it looked like you used too many case fans, try to remove 1 fan a time to see if it resolve flicker. Nvidia is now working on flicker solution relate to system noise issue.
I wonder why did you overclocked your 5900 Ultra?, it possible that you are damaged the card performance.
Let start from scratch, format your hard drive first, install Windows XP SP1, install Direct X 9.0b, install detonator 45.24 and all the latest drivers, install BF1942 and download BF1942 1.4 patch and install the patch. Then you should find it run blaze faster on your Pentium 4 3Ghz than on my slow AthlonXP 1800+. :)
Good observations AthlonXP1800. :)
BTW, the 5900U likes BF1942!
Someone in another post mentioned messing with the sound settings in Battlefield to get it to run better. From my experience, Battlefield doesn't run great on anyones system (At least compared to other game's performance). The game hogs CPU, RAM, and graphics power more than any other game I know. I think it was programed poorly, but that's just me.
I had stuttering issues with BF1942 and my Albatron 5900pv, but upon setting sound to hardware all the stuttering went bye bye.. :D runs like a dream..
08-13-03, 05:44 AM
my fx5800 also have AA/AF performance problem with bf1942 too. on my old and slow P4 1.7 system the AA/AF performance hit was not so pronounced, now i am looking to upgrade to a better AA/AF performer soon..... the raw performance of fx5800 is impressive tho.
here are some results from my several hours of fraps session:
1024x768 , no AA/AF
2003-08-13 15:49:02 - BF1942
Frames: 184672 - Time: 1054641ms - Avg: 175.104 - Min: 64 - Max: 280
1024x768 , 4xAA/8xAF
2003-08-13 16:08:17 - BF1942
Frames: 46513 - Time: 766422ms - Avg: 60.688 - Min: 30 - Max: 93
1024x768 , 4xAA/ no AF
2003-08-13 17:11:02 - BF1942
Frames: 18857 - Time: 224187ms - Avg: 84.112 - Min: 31 - Max: 101
1024x768 , no AA/ 8x AF
2003-08-13 16:23:35 - BF1942
Frames: 5715 - Time: 50422ms - Avg: 113.343 - Min: 28 - Max: 190
1600x1200 , no AA/AF
2003-08-13 16:42:55 - BF1942
Frames: 54572 - Time: 573469ms - Avg: 95.161 - Min: 29 - Max: 114
1600x1200 , 4xAA/8xAF
2003-08-13 16:56:18 - BF1942
Frames: 1137 - Time: 94344ms - Avg: 12.051 - Min: 3 - Max: 23
1600x1200 , 4xAA/ no AF
2003-08-13 16:58:55 - BF1942
Frames: 2669 - Time: 93406ms - Avg: 28.574 - Min: 22 - Max: 35
1600x1200 , no AA/ 8x AF
2003-08-13 17:04:52 - BF1942
Frames: 14509 - Time: 286860ms - Avg: 50.578 - Min: 21 - Max: 70
system: P4 3.0G 800FSB, 1G ram duel channel, FX5800 @ stock speed with detonator 45.23
bf1942 setting: video performance:high, overall difficulty: normal
AF always set to quality.
edit: forgot to tell the map, all tests were done in EL ALAMEIN. :p
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