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12-20-2011, 03:31 AM
ive recently upgraded my card (though not by much) from a radeon HD 5450 1gb to a GeForce GT 520 2gb card and though my ingame performances are MUCH better... the direct X test shows the exact same frame rate (around 6 fps) im really confused why its showing that horribly low but the card will run skyrim and swtor on very high - max settings without issues. what am i missing?

David (PassMark)
12-20-2011, 04:05 AM
Maybe you are CPU limited?

12-20-2011, 03:33 PM
how would i fix that?
ive got an intel i7 that scores around 6k on the test

David (PassMark)
12-20-2011, 06:30 PM
You didn't mention which i7 you have, but most are pretty good CPUs.

Just looked up these video cards. Both are very low end cards.
The DirectX10 test is a pretty heavy test. So frames rates under 10 frames/sec are normal for low end cards. Would be interesting to see that results for all the 3D tests. Would be hard to believe none of them changed at all.