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maxy

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Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DQ6 and gaming
« on: February 04, 2009, 11:01:45 pm »
hi all
i have a bit of problem with my pc and gaming such as crysis im runing the game on 1360x768 and i have all the settings set to midem the game runs ok apart from when you get to some part of the maps then starts to lag
i have tryed 3 graphics card a 8800gtx and two 3870x2 but all the same.i no this game is bit of hardware killer but runig the game in such res and settings i think it should run better then what it doz now.plus my mate haz got a 2.6 quad core from intel and 8600gt card and his runs ok no lags or slowdowns.im wondering if its this motherbord haz any one alse had this kind of problem or any problems with this kind of motherbords.
her is my pc spec
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-dq6
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ 3.20GHz  Black Edition
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music
two Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
Thermaltake ToughPower 1500W
Western Digital Raptor on sb600 in ide mode and window xp 32
Western Digital Raptor on gigabyte chipset sata mode window vista 64

Badbonji

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Re: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DQ6 and gaming
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 10:26:04 am »
I think the CPU may be the bottleneck here. My i7 ran faster than my previous Q9450 on crysis, with two 8800gts 512mb. Also, quadfire doesn't scale incredibly. I think upgrading to a quad core is your next step, I would look at a phenom II 940 or the intel Yorkfields for decent prices. What FPS are you getting? Try downloading and running 3dmark06 / vantage and post your score.
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

maxy

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Re: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DQ6 and gaming
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 01:23:44 pm »
thanx for the reply
the cpu should not bottleneck with one 8800gtx
i have don some 3dmark tests and with the gtx im geting 11453 and with two 3870x2 im geting 13910 wich looks ok to me.but this benchmarks are only giudes and its not like real life testing becuse you not useing your usb keybord or mouse.i dont no why but got a feeling is this motherbord. this ati motherbords are not the verey good

Badbonji

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Re: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DQ6 and gaming
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 08:03:47 pm »
The 3dmark06 scores are fine, I highly doubt the motherboard in this as it is unlikely that it would slow you down playing games.
Crysis needs a strong cpu and a gpu to play smoothly, and also loves quad cores. Have you tried any other games or compared your setup with the 3dmark ORB? If you are into it, try overclocking the graphics card, and then the cpu, but only one at a time. See which makes your average fps increase more, to see what the biggest bottleneck is.
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

 

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