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Low performance?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by JonD, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. JonD

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2003

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: North West

    I upgraded my GC about a month ago and I dont think im getting the improvement I should be getting.

    128mb 4800SE -> 256mb 6600GT.

    Obviously BF2 runs with the new card and it seems to run really good. But on games such as Enemy Territory there doesnt seem to be that much improvement. Im downloading 3dmark05 now so what scores should II be expected with my system?

    See sig + xFx 256Mb 6600GT

  2. Lanz


    Joined: 26 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,855

    Location: Romford

    Enemy Territory is DX7 game, hence the 4800SE is really still good with it. If you play older games, you wont see much difference in performance with newer cards.
  3. Stringy


    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    As ET is an older game I wouldn't expect to see a massive leap in performance between the two cards, as the 4800 was probably giving as much as the 2.4 was going to allow it to give performance wise. However the 4800SE would have been choking on BF2's graphical demands and the 6600GT would have given a performance boost, but only up to what the 2.4 wants to give.
  4. JonD

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2003

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: North West

    BF2 wasnt compatible with the 4800. I havnt tried the new card with games like doom etc. Bf2 runs quite good on high settings so I was pleased.

    Just a bit concerned as I ran 3Dmark05 without changing any settings and at times it seemed like the average was around 15fps.
  5. The Running Man


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,201

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    yea, cos what u have effectively done is buy, a Mid range performance part from a generation or two ago. since that cards release (as a budget performer) a bbrand new generation has been released. and the generation after that is about to b e released..)

    hoping that it s going to blitz a 05 3dmark benchmark designed to bring down the top of the range gfx cards to their knees is a bit hopeful. its unfortunately, but the 6600gt is ... really ... low end now for gaming and enthousiasts
  6. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,937

    Location: Liverpool

    In most of the game tests in 3D Mark 05 I usually only get around the 30FPS mark...