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Old 12-28-2007, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Following the reviews concerning the superiority of the 8800GT to the 8800GTS (especially in the game Crysis), I immediately traded in my recently purchased GTS for a GT. I've benchmarked in Crysis now and can say firmly without a doubt that my results are essentially the very same, give or take a few FPS.

I'm running a Dual Core Athlon 4400+ and 2 GB of RAM.

Shouldn't I be seeing a performance increase?
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Which version of GTS did you have? I sure hope it wasn't the 512MB version because you would've been trading down!

If it was the 640MB or 320MB, you should see a pretty significant increase in performance on high settings.. if you don't, there could be a number of issues, driver, cpu bottleneck, lack of power being supplied by psu, etc.
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Benchmarks may or may not give a proper perspective on various games... it gives an overall "score" of a card. What will determine performance is the game itself... I.E. before I got my 8800GTS I have a 7900GT. when I played oblivion I tried to max it out and could not... when I put in the GTS I still couldn't max it out, but I could set the over all setting of the game higher and not have any lag.
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Your resolution could also be a factor.
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The game doesn't feel like it's running much smoother overall either. And it was a 640MB GTS before.

How horribly disappointing.
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ur cpu is probably your bottleneck
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Well then I'm screwed because it's the best that my motherboard can support, other than a 4600+. What a disappointment, I was really looking forward to running Crysis well. On the places of low framerate there doesn't seem to be much difference between high and medium settings, so I reckon it is the CPU.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Wait a second... If I had cancelled my step-up and replaced it with a step-up order for the 512 MB GTS I still could have gotten the new card for free since it's still less than I originally paid. Wow.
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if you have a socket 939 mobo the highest you can go is liek an anthlone fx 60, and then there is the opteron 165 to 180 that are also good choices.
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Wait a second... If I had cancelled my step-up and replaced it with a step-up order for the 512 MB GTS I still could have gotten the new card for free since it's still less than I originally paid. Wow.
awh man, that sucks but I think the card would've been bottlenecked anyway.
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