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nVidia vs. ATI under Win7 x64 in TvT - Large Differences?

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nVidia vs. ATI under Win7 x64 in TvT - Large Differences?

Post  Bleser on Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:38 pm

Question for your development team and others that have played with the beta release:

Are you finding any kind of performance discrepancies between nVidia-based systems and AMD/ATI-based systems running under Windows 7 64-bit?

On the subsim.com forums, it seems that users of nVidia systems under Win7 x64 get staggering frame-rates with ZeeWolf's mod (50-65 FPS), but users with "more powerful" ATI cards (such as the 5870 and 6850) get LOUSY frame rates, such as 9-15 FPS. CPUs behind all systems are basically equal (3.0 GHz+ Intel i5/i7).

Before spending hundreds of dollars on an nVidia card with just a "hunch" of evidence, I wanted to know that your development team can comment on with respect to this question? I wonder if nVidia's drivers are better tuned to the demands of TvT?

I know this has been proven in other games, such as Civilization V, where nVidia cards hold nearly a 2:1 lead over "more powerful" ATI cards - I wonder if TvT has similar effects. In Civ5, otherwise equal cards in nearly all benchmarks, the GTX 570 and ATI 5870 get vastly different performance results - with the nVidia card earning about 60 FPS while the ATI card struggles to get 35 FPS.

Any insight would be much appreciated!

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Post  Kapt. Q on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:37 pm

You've seen my frame rates for MMP7 in the 'More FPS' thread on this forum. I'm running an i7-930 Win7 64bit and an ASUS EAH5870 V2 at pretty much maxed graphics settings. I doubt the equivalent N'vida would be much different.
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Re: nVidia vs. ATI under Win7 x64 in TvT - Large Differences?

Post  Bleser on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:45 am

Ok, thanks for the reply. Was just curious. Have seen wildly varying reports of FPS elsewhere and was trying to zero in on the issue. I might try an nVidia card anyway just to solve my curiosity if it doesn't cost me too much $$$.

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