View Full Version : BFG GeForce 5900 problem

03-19-04, 06:26 PM
I know my CPU is definitely showing its age, but the newer games are really taxing this BFG 5900. I can't even think about playing UT 2004 or Battlefield: Vietnam with AA and AF because framerates really suffer. I'm tempted to go with an ATI 9800 Pro since those are very cheap now and toss the 5900 into an old system. Even when I play at 1600X1200 without AA and AF my framerates really lag. I don't want to even think of putting an NV40 into this system because my CPU probably couldn't handle it. I guess the 5900 is not as powerful a card as I thought it would be, at least with the newer games. I know GeForceFX cards suck in DX 9.0 games, but I didn't think it would be this bad!!!

03-19-04, 06:49 PM
There must be something wrong with your system. I run Painkiller demo, UT2004, Bridge Commander at 1600x1200 2aa/4af with great frames (40+).

03-19-04, 08:20 PM
May be your cpu, I play UT2004 demo online sometimes @1280*1024 w/4xaa + 8xaf, and most other games at the same settings.

03-20-04, 08:52 PM
It may be my CPU. I'm planning on upgrading with a Pentium 4 4.0GHz near the ned of the year. By then, the GeForceFX 6000+ will be out. It will be a whole new gaming experience.

03-22-04, 10:59 AM
Well I am running UT2004 at 4x AA and 8x AF at 1024x768 and I have frames to spare. I am running on a Barton 2500+ not OC'd and 512 DDR. You might want to check for apps running in the background stealling your frames.

03-23-04, 11:03 PM
UT 2004 definitely runs slow with everything turned up in 1600X1200. I've heard that UT is CPU dependent. Maybe it's not the video card as much as my CPU. Maybe it's time to upgrade sooner than I thought. I'm definitely looking at getting an Athlon 64 system. It blows away this pathetic P4.

03-23-04, 11:18 PM
Thats Odd.. UT2004 and Ut2003 run fine for me with my Current System with 4x/8x AF

And that was before I discovered my card uses 2.2ns memory and was running @ 400/700 verses 400/850 that it is now.