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hussam 05-07-11 05:53 AM

new card problems.
 
I upgraded from a very old amd sempron with 7300 GT card to a intel core 2 duo with geforce 210 card.
old card had 256MB memory. new one has 1024.
nvidia-settings says 1024 but lspci says

lspci -v -s 01:00.0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device 0847
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at c000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fe000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nvidia, nouveau

and I'm experiencing much lower framerate in games.
computer/kde are much faster now.

hussam 05-07-11 10:05 AM

Re: new card problems.
 
ok, I was told by a sysadmin that the 256M is not how much memory my card has.
but I still don't know why the sudden decrease in performance on a stronger card.

Licaon 05-07-11 02:27 PM

Re: new card problems.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hussam (Post 2429703)
ok, I was told by a sysadmin that the 256M is not how much memory my card has.
but I still don't know why the sudden decrease in performance on a stronger card.

a GT210 is not a strong card actually, maybe you expect more from it than it can really deliver

like: http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Sapphire/H...es/perfrel.gif

hussam 05-07-11 02:48 PM

Re: new card problems.
 
so 7300 GT was stronger?

Gusar 05-07-11 04:43 PM

Re: new card problems.
 
In pure speed, quite possible. Because the G210 is the lowest of the low end. It does have more features than the 7300 though, most notably VDPAU. But the thing is, even on a tight budget, I'd get at least a GT430.

hussam 05-07-11 05:12 PM

Re: new card problems.
 
Ok, thank you Gusar. That makes things more clear. tomorrow is a sunday so I'll look for a GT430 on Monday. thank you again :)

hussam 05-09-11 03:21 AM

Re: new card problems.
 
Ok, I bought the 430GT. I'm getting twice the framerate at 210GT card :D
Also it supports opengl 4.1 :D :D


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