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#1 squall_1981

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:35 AM

Has anybody else had this problem before?

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.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:29 AM

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.

Inconsistencies might just as well be a flaw in the test as in the system setup. Try running 3DMark06 and see what it says.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 02 June 2007 - 06:30 AM.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:29 PM

That's a large download. Will try it later. I just did a real world test on it. Far Cry looks F-ing AWESOME on its highest settings! The graphics make me drool on this game! This game actually came with my old graphics card, an XFX 6200. Never ran on highest settings until now.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:43 PM

Oftentimes, the way video cards are compared is to run each different card in the exact same system configuration, if possible.

In other words,

if you had both cards and ran tests in your system with each card,

you should see a performance increase with the 7950Gt.


Very often, cards with inferior specs will give better test results (and real world gaming results) in a tweaked system with the right BIOS, etc. than a much better card in a less powerful, or improperly set up, system.


By the way, that Vista performance rating currently "tops out" at the 5.9 levels that you are getting. Supposedly, Microsoft is going to correct that and extend the ratings to higher numbers. Right now, whether you should be showing a 6.1 video rating or an 8.9, it will still only show a 5.9. Hopefully, they'll correct this soon.

Edited by JohnWho, 02 June 2007 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 02:19 PM

I agree with John and Alpha and 3dmark is the standard in graphics benchamarking its a very good program and reccomended not only by people on this site but Tomshardware.com as well.

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