My new rig, GTX 480 and Widescreen issues? 5 replies

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#1 8 years ago

Hey guys. I recently spent £1200 on a new rig and wanted it to be the best I Could get with the money. Specs are as follows: CPU - intel i7 930 OS - Windows 7 Home Premium MB - Asus P6X58D-E RAM - 6GB DDR3 1600mhz Corsair OD - 22x DVD+RW S-ATAll GFX - GeForce GTX 480 1,536mb Case - Antec 1200 PSU - 1000W SilverStone After playing a few games, i started comparing my PC to my bros PC. He has a slightly older i7 and grafics card. My framerate when playing on full settings on games such as TF2 are around 70-100 when in combat. I was expecting my frames to be atleast 150+ consistently. My brothers frames on an older system are consistantly 100-200. Also in Mafia II, the game somtimes startes going really slow and sluggish when usualy it is fine. I am wondering wether GTX 480s are not designed to handle widescreens and if that is the problem? I know im being nit picky but Its a brand new system and I was expecting better. Any ideas? Thanks - SatcH




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#2 8 years ago

What are you temps in game? It may be getting too hot and clocking itself down. Do you have AA or AF forced on in the Nvidia control panel? That can cause framerate drops. As far as Mafia II goes, i seem to remember reading somewhere that the issue is something with PhysX in the game getting put on the CPU and not the GPU, not sure exactly though. It is definitely not a widescreen issue though.

What are your buddies specs that your comparing it with? Does he have his rig overclocked?




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#3 8 years ago

And what's your monitor like? Could it be you're just running it at a higher resolution than he is?




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#4 8 years ago

This was something that happened to me...

By default, when playing UT3 with 0AA/0AF, my 480 doesn't even clock up fully, because it can still pull 60fps-ish. You can open NCP however and force it to stay on full performance mode for that app. That'll keep your framerate in triple digits. ;)




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#5 8 years ago

The_Daedalus;5389793This was something that happened to me...

By default, when playing UT3 with 0AA/0AF, my 480 doesn't even clock up fully, because it can still pull 60fps-ish. You can open NCP however and force it to stay on full performance mode for that app.

That's interesting. I didn't know the 480's did that. I would assume its the same for the 470 as well, but i have it set to "Prefer Maximum Performance" so i never noticed that.




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#6 8 years ago
*The.Doctor;5390346That's interesting. I didn't know the 480's did that. I would assume its the same for the 470 as well, but i have it set to "Prefer Maximum Performance" so i never noticed that.

I don't know exactly what the points are for clock changes, but I had Afterburner open while playing UT3, and there were a few core spikes of 700, but 95% of the time it was at 400MHz.

What I find very funny is that it clocked to 400 playing Descent... mind you, that's with 32xAA/16xAF. =p