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Old 04-12-04, 11:09 PM   #173
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Default Re: Far Cry shows how pitiful GeForceFX is in DX9 games

Originally Posted by kev13dd
Ok time to clear up a few details

My Barton 2600+ (meaning 333 FSB with a 11.5 multiplyer locked) is running at stock, so is my video. I also forgot to mention its a 5900SE at stock speeds, so its got slower ram than a regular 5900. Everything is air cooled, I'm getting about 41C with max load (anywhere from 35-38 idle) on my processor. My ram is 512MB PC3200 DDR400 running asycronus from the CPU (meaning they can run at different speeds) so the ram isn't bringing me down at all. All this is plugged into a DFI KT400A (kinda weak mobo, but it shouldn't be lowering any scores too much). AGP 8x is on, and my OS is Windows XP Pro

So at stock speeds, 4900 might not be that bad for my system. I was still hoping for better, and definatly better than 30FPS on Far Cry Demo with only medium settings, and 800x600 running. That 30FPS is just looking straight ahead, in battle it can get lower and screw me up

Any ideas how to get my system running better, without putting it in danger? (when I bought it I didn't plan on any overclocking, was hoping the specs would handle what I needed them to at stock speeds) I am a bit paranoid about killing a system that is still not paid off. But if I can get it into higher speeds, and not put any of the parts in danger of dying within the next year, I'd be pleased. I know each video card and processor even of the same brand overclock different, but any ideas would be appreciated


P.s. Zoomy has the same vid card as me, so his experiences might be helpful in that area!
well, this isn't a fix for your situation, but perhaps some hope? on my budget system, far cry runs okay at medium settings:

Benchmark session result
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5672 (English)

Far Cry v1.0

1024x768: Average FPS: 46.18
1280x1024: Average FPS: 46.30
1600x1200: Average FPS: 46.57
Min FPS: 32.40 at frame 291, Max FPS: 57.62 at frame 1632

as you can see, at these settings the framerate is limited by the cpu, not the card.

at max settings, the framerates drop thru the floor:

1024x768: Average FPS: 26.41
1280x1024: Average FPS: 20.77
1600x1200: Average FPS: 9.68

Far Cry v1.1 (patch 1)

1024x768: Average FPS: 46.20
1280x1024: Average FPS: 44.82
1600x1200: Average FPS: 43.12

Max Settings:

1024x768: Average FPS: 28.14
1280x1024: Average FPS: 25.81
1600x1200: Average FPS: 11.14

at any rate, this should give you an idea at how much difference there can be by adjusting settings; you should be able to find something that will allow you to run it reasonably well.
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