UT3 is weird
2009/03/26 16:17:47 mnzy
Ok, my graphics card, an ATi Radeon HD3870 is broken.
My PC freezes after about 10min into any 3D applicatition.
But I still got warranty and since i need my PC and I hardly play any games anymore,
I thought "why not buy a cheap silent one?".
So i went out to buy a MSI 9500GT (ok, not that cheap, 60 bugs, but i wanted Quake Live and UT2004 to run good enough :>) with passive cooling.
Also i changed the CPU from an X4 Phenom 9850 Black Edition to a small energy saving X2 5000+ EE.
Now here is the clue: I got the same FPS in UT3! Ok, maybe 2-3 less on those insane places on (normal) Deck or Shangri La, but that's it.
I mean how fucked is that? I just cut my PCs power in half and this game still runs the same!
2 Cores less! The Quadcore costs 4 times as much as the dualcore and the 3870 about 3 times the 9500GT!
UT3 is weird.


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Tr!lance
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 16:28

yes thats weird





wingz
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 17:11

VERY WEIRD YOYO





Ricot
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 17:17

lie . :D





tewic
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 19:29

Those two graphicscards aint too far away from each other in terms of performance... but the 3870 is a very old card and havnt dropped in price for quite some time.

In regards of the cpu I can't really answer you... but my bet is that you've never had a very high fps in ut3, and therefor probably don't notice if there is a bit performance drop, as that could just have been one of the usual fps drops or smth..

Maybe you just dont notice changes in fps as much as some other people do.. and I'm sure if you did bench the two cpus against each other then the 9850 BE would pull ahead...





viciouz
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 20:12

maybe your fps was capped in ut3 to something that can be handled by both comps?





csm
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 20:35

no its definately little monsters living inside your computer





Slasher
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 20:59

I have never understood what makes UT run good. UT has always been weird regarding that. For example, UT99 runs just the same on a machine with on board graphic cards (modern) and my GTX 9700 BUT that cards fans sounds like the fans in a farm house even though I only run UT99. Graphic cards are fucked up shit and modern programs are even more fucked up. There is no optimization like in the old days. Thats why your programs run almost just the same but on an insanely more powerful rig.





zkyp
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 21:27

OMG DAS IST SOOOO WEIRD, FREUND.





ScrMz!
Posted: 2009/03/26 - 23:02

yea that ist weird idd





mnzy
Posted: 2009/03/27 - 16:34

Well, i guess, that it is because ut3 can only use 2,5 cores of a quad core and so the 5000+ is not really worse and since i play on low details the graphics card doesnt matter that much. It's still weird. :D





Kane274
Posted: 2009/03/27 - 19:20

As if any game actually supports a quadcore to its full extend.... and that wouldnt be making the game run so much faster anyways. only compared to a single core.





huxflux
Posted: 2009/03/28 - 11:05

haven't ut3 had big problems with amd support since start?





johannes`
Posted: 2009/03/29 - 18:14

.. still weird yo





CRSY
Posted: 2009/03/29 - 18:35

it's weird (didn't read the thread)





Tweakd
Posted: 2009/03/29 - 22:19

I don't see whats weird. As has been stated a lot of games are not optimized for the full potential of a Quad Core whereas they are optimized for Duals. I suspect you have low detail setting in game which would mean the old gfx card wasn't really being pushed to it's max.

Haha. I just read your reply monz. Nevermind im posting anyway.





gore
Posted: 2009/03/30 - 13:00

I haven't played normally with it yet, but I agree, it's weird. :D





siLw
Posted: 2009/05/07 - 14:01

i cant handle this weirdness,bye



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