I used the video card stability test from this site: http://freestone-group.com/video-card-stability-test.htm. A fairly popular benchmark test. How is it that my video card (Asus 7950Gt 512MB) performance is not exceeding the performance of a 6600GT according to their test results? The 3 minute benchmark rating was 472 fps. I have my new computer configuration listed in my signature. My mother board limits my video PCI-E x16 card to 4x mode, but I've heard that the decrease in performance is negligible due to the fact that most games rarely go beyond 4x. As you can see, I have a really powerful processor. My ram is 2GB ddr1, but it still runs really well in vista and games, and it got a 5.0 score in the Vista Windows Experience Index(My base score is 5.0, everything else is rated higher).
Even my old system showed inconsistencies in the stability test. My old system wasn't too shabby, a P4 that ran a 7800gs 256MB card, yet still performed under the 6600GT according to the Freestone group. Don't remember that fps rate, but I believe it was in fact lower than my current card.
Am I missing something? Are there settings in BIOS that need tweaking? I don't understand why this test has always shortchanged me. My Windows Experience Rating on my card is 5.9 in windows and 5.9 in graphics. A much more acceptable rating to me of course, but I've always heard that the Vista rating should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Edited by squall_1981, 01 June 2007 - 07:38 AM.