Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-25-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 36
Default New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

It's a GeCube Radeon X800 GTO:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97827


I got this this morning, and I expected a big improvement over my Sapphire Radeon 9550.

How wrong I was.

I bought this to mainly play World of Warcraft. My 9550 coped with it ok, but the framerate wasn\'t good at all. I fired it up, expecting a big raise in the FPS. Nope. I\'m getting about 10fps more. Hardly worth 112 now is it?

BUT, it\'s actually WORSE than my 9550! When I\'m PvPing (fighting against other people), it just cannot cope. The FPS literally drops below 3! THREE! This of course makes it unplayable.

Also, browser windows are flicky and slow when enlarging/minimising.

I am sincerely hoping the problem is at my end. Maybe I need to do something with the BIOS? And, the power cable from the GFX card - does it need to go to a specific place? I plugged it into the same power cable as my CD and floppy drive.

Well, if anyone can hope, it would be greatly appreciated.

My specs:

AMD Athlon 64 2800+ 1.8ghz
2.25gb DDR 3200 RAM
Asus K8V-X mobo
400w PSU
80gb SATA HDD
__________________

Phumfeinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
gaming_freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,158
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

i think that cpu is bottlenecking the card, upgrade that cpu to an athlon 3200+ and u'll see a big increase in fps
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6X58D premium | i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz | Corsair XMS3 6GB | MSI GTX460 HAWK | OCZ vertex 2 SSD | Coolermaster HAF X case
gaming_freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

Oh but do come on, THREE FRAMES PER SECOND?! My friend could run World of Warcraft fine on a Pentium 3 800 MHz with some kind of bad video card (obviously). There's something wrong with your card, I'm almost sure of it. I would see if you can get a replacement.
Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
BSOD
 
JustinMcG67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,519
Send a message via AIM to JustinMcG67 Send a message via MSN to JustinMcG67 Send a message via Yahoo to JustinMcG67
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

Dude, it's not the card. I know what the Radeon X800 GTO can do! It's your drivers. Try getting new ones!
JustinMcG67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
TreeHugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 427
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

ya i say first update drivers and make sure everything is in running order, and check to see if u have "EVERYTHING" turned on, on WOW because anti aliasing and stuff takes huge fps's off.....Then if all is wrong send it back as faulty or try to get a refund....but from what ive heard that card should honnestly pwn almost any game.....
__________________
Laptop: 13.3" Hi-def , T7500 2.2Ghz, 2Gb, 200GB 7200rpm, 8600GM 128MB, Fingerprint reader, Slot Loading Combo Drive
TreeHugger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
BSOD
 
JustinMcG67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,519
Send a message via AIM to JustinMcG67 Send a message via MSN to JustinMcG67 Send a message via Yahoo to JustinMcG67
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

The X800GTO is a badarse card. So clearly something is wrong, and I guarntee you it's the drivers being out of date!
JustinMcG67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 36
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.



Those are the drivers I have.
Phumfeinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

I don't know anything about ATi but try getting newer drivers like everyone else said. If you have another game, try playing that with these same drivers and see if it is this bad.
Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 01:04 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
BullDog(UK)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 177
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

http://www.omegadrivers.net/ati/win2k_xp.php

Use Omega drivers for your ATI and Nvidia they'll make your card sing m8

BullDog(UK)
__________________
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
DFI LanParty UT RDX200CF-DR Crossfire Motherboard
OCZ 4GB (4 x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series CAS2
ATI Radeon X1950Pro - Crossfire Edition - 512MB GDDR3 x2 cards installed.
BullDog(UK) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 01:05 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,887
Default Re: New Radeon X800 gto is APALLING.

What're Omega drivers? I'm interested... I have a 7800GT.
__________________

Jamxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0