Can someone tell me the reason why even with all the details in low mode, it is impossible to play with fluidity, the same team with Age 1 Definitive Edition goes very very well, with high detail, I see the performance of the card during the game and only you are using 1 core, i have tried in crossfire but with the same result, the benchmark is 100
Well, each game is different and has different demands on the system.
The 6990 is a little old (introduced in 2011) but was certainly a good card at the time.
If you have Windows 10, you can determine if the GPU is the bottleneck by looking in the Task Manager when spectating or playing:
Above, notice that memory % is reasonable, and disk and network are good. Clearly they are not bottlenecks for me.
At first, my CPU looks good, but since my CPU is a quad core then the max CPU for a single thread can only be 1/4=25% or 1/8=12.5% w/hyperthreading. Assuming that AOE2 is bottlenecked by a major game thread and has a large number of background threads (it does), then my CPU is actually about maxed out for the game.
My gpu looks good at 34%.
If your numbers look good except your GPU is pinned, then it is time to upgrade your card. You can get a GTX 1650 new for about $150 and it will provide 3x-4x performance.
On the other hand, if your 6990s are not maxed out, then you know the issue is CPU or memory. No reason to waste money on a new graphics card in that case.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for your help, indeed I had done these tests with the task manager but I observed two important things:
- I have 4 GB of RAM and I see how the game reaches usage levels of 80%
- GPU management does not appear in the administrator, however in the ATI control panel I see how a single core is used at 96% (I have 4), what I do not understand is because the remaining cores, it is as if the game did not work well with ATI.
Yeah, unfortunately AoE2DE requires more than just 4 Gigs of RAM
AoE1DE works very nice with just 4gigs, but it’s gonna be better with twice that.
I had an old 7950 around here and things have changed radically, now I get ultra-detail, it is not normal that there is so much difference between two 6990s in crossfire and this other card is also somewhat old, maybe the 2 Gb of RAM is 6990 is the problem, but I insist, I think the game has some fault for not taking advantage of the second card in crossfire, it does not activate it.