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AMD 64 3000+ capping X1900GT?

By Tensui
Nov 29, 2006
  1. Hi guys,

    I have a amd 64 3000+ with a x1900GT with 1gig ram. My CS:Source running at 1280x1024 with almost everything on high would run around 30-35 FPS average, often dipping down below 20. I've seen benchmarks with similiar hardware that run a minimum of 70-80 fps. Since if I turn off AA and AF, I get around the same FPS, I was wondering if it's my CPU thats capping the potential of the video card.

    Thanks in advance.

    Specs:
    Asus A8N-E Mobo
    AMD 64 3000+ @ stock
    2 x 512 Kingston HyperX Ram 3200
    ATI X1900 GT @ stock
    200 gig SATA 2 Samsung Spinpoint
    LG DVDRW
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Hi & Welcome to TS! :)

    That AMD CPU is great, but might be bottlenecking a bit the X1900GT. Why don't you try to overclock a bit that 3000+? I managed to overclock my 3200+ to 3800+ speeds, and it gave a nice FPS boost.
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    Im getting about 140FPS on CSS running 1152x864, a similar resolution, so I might get 120 at 1280x1024, that is way too low, i dont think its the CPU.
     
  4. Tensui

    Tensui TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is that 140 FPS in game or the video stress test?
     
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,463   +508 Staff Member

    The 3000+ is probably creating a small performance bottleneck but like some of the guys said just overclock it. Also you might find enabling higher visuals might not impact performance all that much if the video card is being limited by the processor. Try turning on some FSAA and Aniso settings and see if performance drops noticeably.
     
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