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Topic # 9752 10-Oct-2006 19:45
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Hi All ,
         Im using my wifes login here ...ok here goes ...

I bought a brand new Asus 7950GT graphics card with the intention of running Flight Sim 2004 { and the new FSX } pretty hard .What I have noticed is in getting the same or very little more FPS { frames Per Second } than my old card ...Asus 6600GT Extreme .I have re-installed FS and its running on its own HDD my PC spec are below ... have I just wasted my money buying a card that I throught shoud give me great frames? I have to add I run quite a bit of add on scenery mainly the stuff from Godzone .

PC Specs
AMD 3200
Asus A8N-SLI MB
2 Gig Ram
Brand New Asus 7950GT 512 DDR3 GFX { my old card was a Asus 6600GT 120DDR3 }
20 Gig 7200 { for running FS on }
450Watt PS
2 17" flat Panels

Latest Nvidia Drivers 91.47
Have flashed the Bios to the latest

can anyone please help ? I have a feeling my CPU may not be fast enough to process the info for the GFX card .I have spent over $1000 trying to get better FPS Im close to taking to the puter with a really big sledge hammer .

Cheers
Andrew w

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  Reply # 48247 10-Oct-2006 19:52
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you will know that, better graphics card does not necessary mean more FPS. other factors need to take into account. Also, newer GPU usually associate with newer drivers and API (in this case it is more optimised for DX10 - which is Vista based)

I won't spend top $$ on today's graphics card, they're over priced, i'd settle for few notches down as it gives just as good graphics and not greatly expensive too. but that's me.




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