At what settings SHOULD I be getting a high performance?
Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:17 PM
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
1536 MB Ram
WD 250 GB
Saphire RADEON X1600 256 MB PCI Exp. 16X
Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:25 PM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:28 PM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:32 PM
Also, what soundcard are you using? Onboard? Turn it off in DXDiag if that's the case.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:39 PM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 11:16 PM
the 6600GT level (my previous card). I'd consider taking the resolution down a notch, removing shadows
entirely also. That's pretty much what I always had to do before upgrading with a similar spec card.
I'm not sure what new games you're playing flawlessly at high settings, but as far as I could see it, the best
I could get was 1280x1024 mid settings or 1024x768 mid/high with a touch of AA if I was lucky which varied
from game to game.
Either way, regardless of your onboard sound likely sucking a bit of life out of your processor, you GPU is
the culprit holding you back.
Edited by Mopy, 23 June 2006 - 11:17 PM.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:45 AM
Edited by Mr.47s Barcode, 24 June 2006 - 07:52 AM.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:08 PM
I can run with *everything* cranked to max with no slowdown with the same system and a 6800 GTOC 256.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 05:23 PM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 05:30 PM
Ok, thanks. Ill try settings in that range. But how is muy onboard sound holding me back? :S Anything I can do about it?
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Sound is always the last thing on my list personally. I doubt your sound
is holding you back all that much with your current specs. If you want to find out just how much it's affecting
your gaming, you could always disable it entirely There's not really much you can do about it aside from
grab a dedicated soundcard. I'd rather put the money towards other parts first, and then when you notice
sound starting to hold your performance back noticably, grab one.
Edited by Mopy, 25 June 2006 - 02:37 AM.
Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:02 AM
1024 X 768
everything else max
EDIT: my specs are pretty much identical to yours apart from the video card which is apprently around the equivalent.
Edited by Henrick Schmutz, 25 June 2006 - 04:02 AM.
Posted 25 June 2006 - 08:05 PM
Yesterday I got myself the demo of Prey. Ramped everything up to max...1024x768, it runs like a charm, a constant 60 FPS....so wtf is wrong with Hitman, I cant even run it at a constant, decent frame rate at 1024x768, 2x AA, 2x AF, and NO post process effects....
Edited by Mr.47s Barcode, 25 June 2006 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:23 AM
Try disabling AA and AF alltogether. And lower resolution to 1024X768 and put the rest to maximum settings. If you get 30+fps then you´re fine. If you want even more performance disable the postfilters.
Also, check the technical FAQ for a link to a thread that explains the diffrent settings and decide what you want to remove for better performance.
The Technical FAQ - Has solutions and optimizations for Blood Money.
The Graphics Card Guide - If youï¿½re buying a new Graphics card, make sure to give this a read.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:23 AM
Posted 26 June 2006 - 08:02 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:20 AM
:S Thing is Iam getting like 30 FPS with your settings, wich to me is NOT playable....
Oh, come on. You can't be that picky. =/
Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:39 AM
in my opinion cheap+good doesn't exist, I'm not suggesting you pay 200 bucks for a sound card, but it would be better if you buy something decent, it will last alot longer than a cheap budget card, bet heh, that's me
Ok...just disabled my AC'97 ACL850 and VOILA...it runs at a steady 50 fps with everything maxed...:S Who would have guessed...guess Ill have to buy a Soundcard...whats cheap and good?
Posted 28 June 2006 - 02:16 AM
Ever played Battlefield with cheapo sound card? you would know what stutter means if you had.
Dont buy the next game and youve got a decent sound card!! :good:
Posted 28 June 2006 - 02:35 AM
Intergrated soundmax, the best? Never, works? yeh