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Old 02-21-09, 12:58 PM   #145
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Default Re: Sticky: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 285 or GTX 295" thread

Originally Posted by Zenoth View Post
I'm using RivaTuner's background monitoring now, it works well enough, and it showed me that the frequencies are applied properly when a 3D application is launched, and that overall the card works well and just as it should. Maybe that the slow performance I'm seeing in certain specific games are simply due to their engine being old or that the game is just overall not well optimized enough to take advantage of a better GPU technology (just presuming).

I've tried the Crysis benchmark again (with the third-party tool, showing results on a board at the end after three passes), and at 1280x960, with 4xMSAA and 16xAF I get an average of 43FPS, a minimum of 31FPS and a maximum of 58FPS, on manually tweaked High settings. It's all good and works wonders (I could never get past the 27FPS barrier with my GTS 640MB and that was without AA and only 4xAF, so I'm very happy with the results and the game is a whole new experience now that it's fast).

Also, I tried over-clocking and so far I managed a result of 702 Core/1548 Shader/1404 Memory, and it does provide some extra FPS'es in some of my games (and the load temperatures at that speed remains under 75ºC, so I'm cool with that).
Ya... this card is a beast with OC'ing! I was reading a review somewhere where they managed to hit 750Mhz on the core and 3000Mhz on the memory!!! Not sure if I plan to go that high but each day I am nudging the clocks up little by little and playing games to make sure its all good
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