Ok I have this game Call Of Juarez - Bound In Blood, i'm only using this as an example, but according to the specs and system requirements lab, i can run this on max settings as seen below. BUT, my main question is that yes i know its an older card, but given that in x64 mode i'm allotted 2GB of video memory along with whatever i have to use as reserve for the system, so why is it that when i actually DO jump into the game i cannot? I have the latest shader model and meet everything, and yeah the card itself is only 256mb, but other allocated available memory should make up for it, right? Is there something i'm not doing to get it working correctly and why is it that my games only perform best when all anti-aliasing is turned all the way down and also shadows, particularly soft shadows? Are these reading from the site just not taking into factor the clock speeds on the card along with the few cores it has availble or what, i'm lost here. Someone please explain this to me
Also, does it matter i'm running 1080p rez?