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Windows 7: Excellent gaming performance in 7

12 Jan 2010   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Doom 3:

Playable in that it runs fine but the resolution is off even with the 1.3.1. patch that adds vista compatiblity - if you play at 1920x1080 you know when a game doesn't look right - so it works but even with modifying the config file I uninstalled it.


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15 Jan 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion UPDATE
  • Patched to v1.2.0214
  • All settings maxed except
  • View Distance @ 70%
  • AA 2x although HDR needs to be disabled
  • 1920x1080
  • Running in XP SP2 and as admin
Most of the stuttering is gone although Oblivion has crashed twice - after applying compatibility settings everything seems fine now - still occasional stutter on a horse in some regions, but very playable.
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15 Jan 2010   #13
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superjose View Post
Lol, you must try playing Crysis at a higher resolution and you'll notice a huge FPS dropoff. Ati's 5970 card can play it at 35 FPS in 1600p mode
No - I've just upgraded to a Full HD panel and I'll expect at least 40fps with all settings on high.
LOL not with Crysis. I run a I7 at 3.8 and Nividia 280s in SLI and I get get Crysis lag and frame drops at Higher resolutions. Seriously Your machine is "OK" but it is not a Crysis killer.
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15 Jan 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superjose View Post
Lol, you must try playing Crysis at a higher resolution and you'll notice a huge FPS dropoff. Ati's 5970 card can play it at 35 FPS in 1600p mode
No - I've just upgraded to a Full HD panel and I'll expect at least 40fps with all settings on high.
LOL not with Crysis. I run a I7 at 3.8 and Nividia 280s in SLI and I get get Crysis lag and frame drops at Higher resolutions. Seriously Your machine is "OK" but it is not a Crysis killer.
Wrong - the Crysis benchmark reports a stable average framerate of 42FPS with all settings at high and no AA. Your Crysis lags are due to unoptimized SLI performance - nothing here like that.
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15 Jan 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
I find W7 is degrading graphics quality (even on highest settings) to be faster - it's not much but noticeable!
That 4850 is a fine card, I had one, but it's not a 4890 that the OP is using. Also don't know what res your running your games in, but if your trying 1920x1080 with that card on high settings, well...
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15 Jan 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Frostmourne,

Have you tried that new Windows 7 killer... Fallout 3? I hear Windows 7 can't handle that game


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22 Jan 2010   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Far Cry 2:

  • All settings maxed to Ultra High, Very High, or High
  • DirectX 10
  • Widescreen enabled
  • AA off
  • 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
  • Patched to 1.03
Excellent performance with FRAPS highlighting FPS from 34-50 on average with higher spikes over a 3hr period. This game even looks better than Crysis in some scenes with dappled sunlight breaking over your rifle among other effects.

Company of Heroes:

  • DirectX 10 (I think)
  • All settings maxed to Ultra High/Very High/High
  • 4x AA
  • 1920x1080
  • Game of the Year Edition v 2.5000
I haven't patched this to 2.6 yet, so I'll reserve judgement, despite the fact that the game engine crashed, but the game continued playing, so wait for further updates.

Call of Duty: World at War

  • Unpatched retail seeing as the patches are huge and mostly for multiplayer.
  • All settings maxed to High
  • Textures unlocked and maxed to Extra
  • Filtering unlocked and set to Trilinear
  • Corpse amount set to Insane
  • AA off
  • AF off
  • 1920x1080 widescreen
Smooth here with FRAPS giving FPS of 45+ although the game rarely could stutter for a bare second. Very playable.
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25 Jan 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Manhunt 2 AO version:
  • All settings maxed
  • Still fiddling with AA 4x to 8x sample
  • 1920x1080
This is the uncut version of Manhunt 2 - everything else is banned and censored. All executions are shown although they have an understandable red tint as you repeatedly stab the hunters in the chest/throat/back etc. The graphics are good enough considering this came out on the PS2 - models are a bit rough but its OK. You also cannot move the camera or your sight up and down and Daniel seems abnormally tall but its worth a play through.


Mass Effect:
  • All settings maxed with Ultra High textures etc.
  • Filtering set to Linear.
  • 1920x1080
  • Patched to v1.02
  • Includes first DLC - Bring Down the Sky
FRAPS gives smooth performance - over a 3hr period the FPS were pushing 50-60+. A cap seems to exist at 62FPS even with VSync off. There is a bit of stutter, and the game pushes the Phenom to 100% but its easily playable. Only the filtering is lowered as anything higher and the stuttering really increases. The second DVD has extra languages, if you are wondering.
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01 Feb 2010   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Mass Effect 2:

  • All settings maxed (well, turned on)
  • 2x AF
  • 1920x1080 16:9 widescreen
  • First Windows 7 compatible game!
Eclipsing the first, this is the game to buy if you have the first - decisions and freindships in the first carry on and need to be maintained and the graphics look a bit sharper. There are also other numerous improvments. Overall, on the technical side, its a shame there is no DirectX 10 support, only DirectX 9.0c, and no x64 enhancements. Still, a must have if you have the first.

No stutter except for one section on Level 3 of the Normandy SR2, but jacking up the AF to 4x results in hitching. Either way, very smooth. This is also the first Windows 7 compatible game I have!
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10 Feb 2010   #20
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Hardware Upgrade:

  • Installed another 4GB kit for a total of 8GB - 7 is liquid.
  • Ran Memtest86+ for just under 3 hours and 2 passes - all clear.
  • RAM shown properly in 5 different programs - the Windows Experience Index, Msinfo32.exe, Dxdiag, HWInfo32, Process Explorer.
  • Case/PSU still dust free.

Bioshock 2:

  • All settings maxed out and turned on.
  • 1920 x1080p Widescreen
  • VSync Off
  • 4x AF forced in CCC
If you have 2GB or less RAM, don't buy this game - the recommendation is 3GB and it supports x64. The graphics are fine although textures are a bit low reolsution until I forced anisotropic filtering. Performance is perfect although I had one crash - and a quick deciphering of Event Viewer showed it was the game's process, not a window's dll or a C++ redistributable issue. That being said, ME2 crashed once (technically twice) so its OK. No game is perfect.
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