Prob not the best place to ask, but worth a shot:
Ok, using Counter Strike Source as the game to check about my graphic cards' power, I used to get 50 fps average with my 8800gt 256mb at 1680x1050 res (or something like that) with everything around high.
Now, wanting to maximise the fps, I upgraded to 4870 512mb and guess what? Precisely the same average 50fps. Wtf?! I was expecting MAXED fps by this beast D: So the question is, what is going on? How come this literally have the same performace as the 8800gt?
My main specs:
AMD Phenom 9500 (2.2ghz)
4gb PC6400 ram
Razer Barracuda Sound Card
coolermaster 600W PSU (dunno what model but I dont think it matters)
Stuff that might be of use:
Runs 64bit Windows 7
CSS is a 32bit application
Lowest score in my Windows Scoring thing is 5.9 - by the 1tb sata hard drive
In the highest driver vers.
I doubt its the speed of the hard drive, but this is ticking me off.