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Old 01-08-2009, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 9800 gx2 which i've always been having terrible performance in certain games (UT3, Oblivion, etc.) while others, COD4, Fall Out 3, Grid, I get perfect 60 fps. I don't know what this is but it's getting annoying, I never get the fps' promised by the benchmarks everywhere. Also here is a benchmark I did

You'll notice I have my 9800 gx2 (the red) and compared it to another 9800 gx2 (blue) and the blue one almost doubles mine in performance on the top graph!? This bench only tested the card so I doubt it's my pc bottlenecking it, but the rest of my specs are:
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the games your playing need to have sli support to see a huge performance gain. also you got the latest drivers?


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Old 01-08-2009, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I have the latest drivers and that's not it or that benchmark would be the same for both cards either way.
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i know for a fact that UT3 is very good w/ sli
idk if Oblivion supports it though

if your playing games that dont support sli your 9800gx2 will act like a 8800gt/9800gt

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Yep my 9800 gx2 performs half as good as my 8800 gts did in some games. Pretty much any source or unreal 3 engine game are unplayable. But Lost Planet, Fall Out 3, Pure, Grid, DMC4, and others I can play with vsync on 60 always, and without vsync about 100-180 fps always. Really strange. I just formatted and my problem is still here so I don't know. I'm running windows vista but I tried xp also.
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