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Windows 7: my HD5970 experience

16 Dec 2009   #31
smarteyeball

 
 

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an easy way to describe how fluid it is..... when your on the outskirts of the map (on the freeway) & the FPS go through the roof, that's what its like ALL THE TIME
Nice. At what settings are they? Highest/Very High etc?


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16 Dec 2009   #32
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

an easy way to describe how fluid it is..... when your on the outskirts of the map (on the freeway) & the FPS go through the roof, that's what its like ALL THE TIME
Nice. At what settings are they? Highest/Very High etc?
ALL MAXED OUT on the quality settings.....

unfortunately though the game only detects 998mb of VRAM rather than the 2048mb that's on the card, its gotta be crossfire related, but if i could access that my draw distance & the others (cant remember what they are now) would be @ 100%

but even with 998mb the game cant get any quicker....
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16 Dec 2009   #33
Everlong

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

an easy way to describe how fluid it is..... when your on the outskirts of the map (on the freeway) & the FPS go through the roof, that's what its like ALL THE TIME
Nice. At what settings are they? Highest/Very High etc?
ALL MAXED OUT on the quality settings.....

unfortunately though the game only detects 998mb of VRAM rather than the 2048mb that's on the card, its gotta be crossfire related, but if i could access that my draw distance & the others (cant remember what they are now) would be @ 100%

but even with 998mb the game cant get any quicker....
It's because your card has 1024MB for each core, and with Crossfire/SLI, it doesn't add them together, so games/applications still only see 1024MB, like with my 2 8800s, GTA only seems 512MB.

And I'm not exactly 100% sure how VRAM is used in Crossfire/SLI, though I won't go in to a long explanation about it here

But still, nothing to worry about when you're hitting them FPS.
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16 Dec 2009   #34
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Nice card skunk well worth it wasn't it?
also...... the few 300 benchmarks i've seen.... that showed it to be as fast as the 5970.... all turned out to be faked so um.... don't count your chickens before they hatch
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16 Dec 2009   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post

an easy way to describe how fluid it is..... when your on the outskirts of the map (on the freeway) & the FPS go through the roof, that's what its like ALL THE TIME
Nice. At what settings are they? Highest/Very High etc?
ALL MAXED OUT on the quality settings.....

unfortunately though the game only detects 998mb of VRAM rather than the 2048mb that's on the card, its gotta be crossfire related, but if i could access that my draw distance & the others (cant remember what they are now) would be @ 100%
All I can say is w00t

Unfortunately is does answer the one niggling question about the 2GB of Vram on that card actually being usable.

I suspected it wouldn't be
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16 Dec 2009   #36
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Awesome card SkunkSmash!! Now what's the deal with that ugly 310? Come On Nvidia.
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16 Dec 2009   #37
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guy's & gal's referencing my current specs and the score you see below, am I being seriously bottle-necked by my MOBO & CPU? I expected better. I have a 5870.


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16 Dec 2009   #38
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Awesome card SkunkSmash!! Now what's the deal with that ugly 310? Come On Nvidia.
The upcoming GTX 360 and GTX 380 look amazing (specs wise):


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16 Dec 2009   #39
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Only 168gb/s bandwith for a 360? My 4890 supposedly can go through 230GB/s. Still, a 4890 has plenty of balls for both new and old games @ 1080p with settings maxed, excepting AA/AF and Crysis. Congratulations, Skunksmash! As for the drivers I'd install them in a new build in Windows. Safe mode didn't work for me either.
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17 Dec 2009   #40
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Only 168gb/s bandwith for a 360? My 4890 supposedly can go through 230GB/s. Still, a 4890 has plenty of balls for both new and old games @ 1080p with settings maxed, excepting AA/AF and Crysis. Congratulations, Skunksmash! As for the drivers I'd install them in a new build in Windows. Safe mode didn't work for me either.
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