Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What FPS with 6800GT playing Morrowind?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts

    What FPS with 6800GT playing Morrowind?

    My system is 2500+ barton at 2.2 (3200+) and I am wondering what FPS I would get with a 6800GT. If anyone has the game running on 3200+ / 6800GT or similar hardware I would be interested to know how this game performs. It's not a game that features in any benchmarks. I want some idea of FPS wandering around outdoors in Balmora with graphics settings 4xAA 8xAF and 1024x768 for comparison.

    My preference in this game is for a low resolution so text is big and a high AA so edges are smooth. The more FPS I can get the better because I want to up the draw distance.

  2. #2
    "You're my wife now!" Ravens Nest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Pandemonium Carnival
    Posts
    1,561
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    46 times in 27 posts
    Well the game is very CPU intensive, i get 14-30 FPS in Balmora 1024x768 16AF 6xAA (2200+ & 9800 pro)

    I know you can turn up Antialiasing & Anistrophic filtering to there highest levels without a performance hit, but the video card itself wont make too much of a difference FPS wise.

    What you can use to get good FPS with it other than the nice overclock you have is use a program called FPS optimizer which will adjust the games viewing distance to fit a fixed frame rate.
    http://morrowind.nm.ru/Morrowind%20FPS%20Optimizer/
    http://modder-united.de/mwfps/Morrow...izer.v1.96.zip

    Some one else might have an answer for your question.
    "Mmm... I want you for my wife!"
    "Autom...Sprow...Canna...Tik banna...Sandwol...But no sera smee?"
    "Of course you can. We would love for you to join us."

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts
    The Morrowind FPS optimizer is exactly the reason I want to know how much of a difference the 6800GT will make because maybe then I can unlock the draw distance and run it higher than default in this respect. I'm currently dippng as low as 17-19 FPS on a 9800np and in the past I have used the FPS optimizer to reduced the draw distance which does help frame rates considerably. I've always thought increasing the draw distance would be a GPU rather than CPU intensive but I could be wrong.

  4. #4
    pre
    pre is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    171
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    You have to remember this game was written in the days when GPUs were not so highly scaled. There is a huge amount of stuff going on in the background with Morrowind so it is highly CPU driven like HL/Steam is. On an A64 with 9800XT the FPS hits 100+ in the opening scene and goes to around 40 as you step off the boat with full in game settings. That said if you can perserve with the fps drops on your system you'll have a great game.

  5. #5
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    34,405
    Thanks
    2,703
    Thanked
    2,810 times in 1,729 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1060
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy
    how much RAM have you got in there? 512mb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts
    I have 1 gig of PC3200...

    Maybe there are a few things I can tweak... I could overclock my 9800np to pro speeds but for a couple of extra FPS it's not worth it.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,456
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    75 times in 51 posts
    • Mblaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS PK5 Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Intel X25 SSD + WD 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP w2207 (22" wide)
      • Internet:
      • Rubbish ADSL
    While playing on a 6800GT with A64 3500+ and 1gb 3200 RAM, I get 35-60 FPS walking around outside in balmora, and 70-260 FPS (260 is the max FPS i think?) walking around in the fighters giuld. That is at 1024x768, 4x AA, and 16x AF with draw distance and shadows at max.

    Dunno how much difference te video card makes in this game though, the speed could be all to do with my CPU.

    *EDIT* Turning off AA and AF makes NO difference to the FPS, must be seriously CPU limited...
    Last edited by Mblaster; 28-10-2004 at 05:32 PM.
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts
    Thanks

    Looks like an all or nothing upgrade. Hmmm!... that would be nice but I would much rather wait and upgrade just before some new game comes along. I should be OK for HL2 & STALKER fingers crossed. Morrowind oblivion.... so far away.

  9. #9
    "You're my wife now!" Ravens Nest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Pandemonium Carnival
    Posts
    1,561
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    46 times in 27 posts
    There's some nice tweaks to be found on this web page.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...Id=316&dPage=2

    I noticed a nice increase in FPS and speed after using these tips.
    "Mmm... I want you for my wife!"
    "Autom...Sprow...Canna...Tik banna...Sandwol...But no sera smee?"
    "Of course you can. We would love for you to join us."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PNY 6800GT Pros
    By Simple_Simon in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-10-2004, 06:52 PM
  2. X800XT Benchmark Thread... Post Your Results Here!
    By Richdog in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 93
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 07:40 AM
  3. Online fps Opinions
    By gumbossos in forum Gaming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 27-08-2004, 01:26 PM
  4. 6800GT for £250 inc ?
    By Leo in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25-08-2004, 02:45 PM
  5. 6800GT flavours?
    By vk2003 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-08-2004, 05:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •