Posted by S3NZURI>Is my card too good for my crappy machine?
Posted by .nemes1s.>I think so S3N.
So what should I do? Downgrade my card, to say.. GF4? Or increase RAM? Either way would cost just the same.
And the only reason I would bother asking (why would anyone want to downgrade for the same price as an upgrade?) is because I'm not sure if RAM is the only thing I'd need.
What shall I do?
Posted by .nemes1s.>I need a favour from all of you guys.
Post your video cards and FPS you get when playing CS:S or anyother game close to CS:S if you don't have it.
I wanna' compare mine to all.
I thought the x800 would do good but seems like the 9600 would do just fine, not in the mood to spend $400 anyways. ;)
1 gig ram
9600xt AIW (A little higher core and memory speed than standard 9600xt)
64 FPS Valve video stress test on lowest settings
15 FPS Valve video stress test on Highest settings
In game 60-99 FPS depending whats going on, this is on lowest detail settings but I really did not notice many graphical* :roll: (is that a word?) differences in the high or low source settings it looks great either way.
The 9800 pro which tests higher than the 9600xt is under $200 now only $50 more than the 9600xt.
I only got the 9600xt because I wanted the AIW and the 9800 AIW was $100 more.
Posted by H3ADHUn73R>My 9800 pro runs it just fine on all settings maxed out.
Ya, some peeps dont have any problems. But if you look at the link i posted previously at steam forums you will see a lot of people have this choppyness.
I think BrutalGeorge is on the right track, its just a bug that some people experience that will hopefully be fixed very soon!
Altough i am still bitter about the whole issue and somewhat dissapointed with ATI Radeon (for now), its my first ATI product, i thought FarCry ran excellent as well as a couple of older games that never really ran good on my Gforce4 improved greatly. But as for the Vid Card that Source was made 4 I am very dissapointed. :(
Posted by SxRxRnR>Check your display settings in windows. Check the standard things first like: AA, AF, V-Sync. Don't just do the "performance" setting. Once you have done that, adjust your network settings in-game with cl_updaterate and cl_cmdrate. If you have cable, cmdrate should be more like 40. Also, what was the outcome of your Valve benchmark?
What is your network connection? Cable, DSL? and what speed?
What Dx version are you running?
AA (App Pref - Disable in CSS), AF (set to 8x), V-Sync (App Pref - Disabled in CSS)
Posted by BENBROWN>....what was the outcome of your Valve benchmark?
We found these to be the best (if you are on broadband 512k or more):
Valve test was 66 FPS
Currently i have
I will give what you suggested a shot.
Posted by BrutalGeorge>With these new games, if ur fps stays above 30, then it's good.
i got 59 FPS on that benchmarking demo
Its wierd because my FPS are fine, up to 80 at times but averaging a mean of about 40 (including smoke and firefight situations). Even with that I get this dragging. As i spec other players I see the smooth gameplay that I want and when Im playing it jsut does not feel like that and has consistant choppyness even with high fps.
I've been researching quite a bit on this and read in a forum that Reinstalling Steam would help since the Vid Card came in after the fact. Sounded kinda rediculous to me but have either of you heard of that?
I really appreciate your input guys, I will try all suggestions when I get home (at work right now...it sux, electircal engineering is fun :wacko: :duhh: ). I hope it works out cause i've been waiting for CSS since E3 demo and even got the ATI 9800 just for this and HL2. What a dissapointment so far cause the game play has not been satisfactory cause I have been trippin off of the choppyness.