Low Frame Rate: CPU or GFX Card?

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Low Frame Rate: CPU or GFX Card?

Post by XiXiDu » 23 Jan 2007 10:41

I stopped playing TMU early december because of performance issues. Couldn't play stadium mode online, since I only got like 15 FPS at lowest settings (Faster; 1280*1024). My system specifications:

Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHZ
2048 MB RAM
ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum 256MB

I updated DirectX now and downloaded the latest update for TMU. It worked fine, not sure if it was the TMU or DirectX update tho, but I now get around 30 FPS. Still, if I want more FPS or just play with better graphic settinngs, how do I figure out if I just need a better graphics card, CPU or both? When I check the CPU load when playing it's at 60-80%...
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Post by El Fuego » 23 Jan 2007 11:44

My PC Specs

A8V Deluxe (v1.xx)
A64 3000+ S939 Winchester (2250MHz::250MHz FSB:: x9 Multiplier)
Corsair 1GB PC3200 CAS3 ValueSelect (@204.5MHz)
Enermax NoiseTaker 420W
Gecube X800GTO (Omega 2.6.87)
Barracuda 120GB SATA 8MB Cache
Hyundai Q995 Silver 19" CRT @ 1280 x 1024 x 85Hz
XP Pro SP2

I typically get 40 fps or better, even in Stadium mode, so you should have no problems. What AA/AF detail settings have you set? (AA/AF will slug your fps figures).
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Post by XiXiDu » 23 Jan 2007 13:58

When doing the Bench, the frame rate drops to 25 FPS if I put everything on high but CPU load stays the same around 50% -> max. 70%. Think if I get a better graphics card I might be able to play online with better graphic settings.

http://www.3dcgi.com/performance/performance.htm

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Post by oliverde8 » 23 Jan 2007 14:43

I think online game depends olso on the internet connection because offline I have 70-80fps and online even in a empty server 20-30 with no other car
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Post by nespokojny » 24 Jan 2007 09:43

same problem here ... with current settings i have >70fps in bench test but online i have <30fps ... especially in stadium environment ...

i got A64 3400+, 1GB DDR and GF 6800 GT 256MB
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