4870 Underperfoms

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by tdirago, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. tdirago

    tdirago Member

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    Hey guys,

    Specs:

    E6550 2.6ghz OC'd
    Kingston 2GB 666mHZ
    Gigabyte GA-P53 S3L
    HIS Radeon 1GB HD 4870 DDR5
    550W Coolermaster Extreme PSU
    20' WS Proview Moniter

    I've recently installed a HIS Radeon 1GB HD 4870 on my computer and have done a road test with it on Crysis. All settings High, No AA, 1680x1050. Ive read benchmarks are around 40 fps average, but i can only get between 25-30 FPS

    So i thought maybe its just the game, so i ran a 3DMark06 test and get a measly score of 12125.

    Are these things normal?

    Thanks for the help in advanced
     
  2. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    your cpu is prolly bottlenecking.


    same than me :p
     
  3. tdirago

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    So ive been told however

    i oc'd it to 2.8 and theres 2fps dif in crysis and like 200 for 3dmark
     
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    Whats your HDD's? And have they been degragged? I had a similar rig and to be honest, you should get more.. but only a little.. Memeory looks a little slow too.
     

  5. ibitato

    ibitato Ancient Guru

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    How 's your gameplay wise ???

    Crysis can be a be*ch while benching, but then, gamepay it's about 20-30 fps but really smooth,,,,,,,,,,,,

    2.8 Ghz CPU it's not that bottleneck on a single 4870 (well, except for GTA IV and similar crap )
     
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    it is
     
  7. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    try with heavy GPU games, like call of duty (ok its not heavy gpu, but its sooo light for cpu), or idk... resident evil 5 benchmark (the first quarter of variable benchmark is fully gpu dependant and there r a lot of results in the games forum :p)
     
  8. tdirago

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    well i tested Cod4 and

    everything maxed, full AA 1680x1050, maxfps was 125 and it didnt drop below 120 on packed pub servers :D

    ibitato: th game runs reasonably smooth just a low fps, but its pretty smooth.

    Ill do a full defrag tommorow, using defraggler. that ne good?
    im looking @ buying new ram as well
     
  9. ibitato

    ibitato Ancient Guru

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    Crysis it's like that. In this game , low fps does not mean bad gameplay, the engine makes it work in that aspect.........

    If you plan to install 4GB RAM (that is a must do) move to Windows 7 x64 RC already......

    It's a very stable O.S already for gaming......and will make use of the full 4GB RAM.....

    I am very happy with vista 64 and gaming, but the next jump must go for w7, no point to go on vista.....
     
  10. RandyB

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    I score over 17,000 with my HD4870 512mb. My I7 920 is at 3.35ghz.
    Sorry, the post was directed at tdirago. ;)
     

  11. Havokie

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    don't forget pro reviews use extreme core 2 or i7 cpu's, incomparably faster then your cpu. which would explain quite a difference.
     
  12. RandyB

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    That would seem to be the case.
    I just installed the latest Catalyst drivers from AMD and I really like it. :)
    Overdrive has a fan control included and I just scored 17,596. I'm quite satisfied with this score. The i7's sure do rock...and mine's a C0/C1. I had trouble with overclocking at first, but now, it seems to like it at 3.36
     
  13. LinkDrive

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    Your CPU and RAM is definitely holding your card back.
     
  14. sykozis

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    His processor is too slow....his memory is too slow and lacking quantity...

    He really needs at least 3.2ghz out of that E6550...he would also benefit from 4g DDR2-1066...

    Performance impact from his harddrives is really neglegible unless he's using ATA66 (PATA) harddrives.

    But, all this is just my observation based on the specs he gave...

    He's using budget/mainstream parts and trying to run a game intended for high-end/enthusiast systems...
     
  15. tdirago

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    can my motherboard support ram @ that frequency?

    i didnt think 4870's were classified budget. but that still doesnt explain the low 3dmark score...

    anyway

    im ordering these parts to oc my cpu to 3.2 or higher :D

    Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Heatsink Rev. A
    $89.00
    OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum 2x2GB OCZ2P800R22GK
    $80.00
    CoolerMaster Silent Red LED Fan 120mm
    $19.50

    what you rekon
     

  16. LinkDrive

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    I would opt dropping the fan and heatsink and dedicate the money towards a faster CPU. Personally, I wouldn't settle for anything less than a Q6600.
     
  17. ibitato

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    Yes i'd go for a quad.

    tdirago, can you double - check your mobo model ??

    I was trying to take a look to the mobo, but somehow the model looks funny to me......
     
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    true lavans, true ! and get it to atleast 3,3 ghz and ull be happy puppy !
     
  19. tdirago

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    sorry guys, i got the 3 and 5 backtofront for the mobo

    its actually a GA-P35 S3L

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2597

    It is a budget bored, but ive read reviews, and its a decent overclocker.

    im catually tempted to just get the ram (OZC 2x2GB PC6400 Reaper) and an 8400 and OC, on a stock cooler to around 3.5GHZ :D Then im set for a while, i find quads to expensive, atm games arent even using them effeicnelty

    It is a budget bored, but ive read reviews, and its a decent overclocker.

    regarding Q6600 i cant find any stores that still sellem,

    the Q8400 is the same price as the E8400, lol whats the difference
     
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  20. ibitato

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    To give you just one example ;
    all games using UT3 engine, are optimized for quads.
    Most modern games, are quad happy.....

    Q6600 and E8400 are $20 diff..........
     

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