Computer not running at Ultra? (Ubersampling is off)
17.01.2013 @ 02:16 #1
I5 3570k @ 3.4ghz
Radeon HD 7870
Resolution is 1920x1200
I read a review online that says with a Radeon HD 5870, 6gb of ram and an I7-920 OC to 3.7ghz they run The Witcher 2 at ultra (no Ubersampling) with an average of 41 FPS.. I turned on Fraps and I am getting in the 20 range for FPS yet my system has a lot more graphics power and more then twice the ram... I have double checked to make sure I have updated my GPU drivers to the most recent ones available... Is there a specific reason for why I can't run this game on Ultra with a decent frame rate?
Link to the review I mentioned: http://www.techspot....ance/page5.html
17.01.2013 @ 02:22 #2
Have you tried turning Cinematic DOF off? This is a feature that seems to have become broken in EE. (The review you cited was version 1.1, which is well before EE.)
All desire to shirk,
Shall during off hours exhibit his powers
To Madame Tussaud's wax-work.
[G&S, "A more humane Mikado"]
17.01.2013 @ 02:31 #3
17.01.2013 @ 12:13 #5
What actually is the heaviest on your FPS (after disabling Ubersampling) is the resolution, if you decrease it you will boost your FPS. If you don't want to decrease it then at least play with aspect ratio 16x9 (will cut 1920x1200 down to 1920x1080), don't increase LOD distance like I did but rather decrease it and additionally switch off antialiasing.
Why I'm using the settings I'm using: Ubersampling is the heaviest on the graphics card, it's the first natural choice to switch off, SSAO and Motion Blur are some of the more demanding settings plus I always disable Motion Blur anyway as I'm one one of those people who dislike the Motion Blur effect - it's a matter of personal preference. The increased Texture Memory Size when you have loads of RAM should help smooth the FPS and decrease the load on your graphics card a bit by pre-loading more details without the side effect of crashes. LOD distance to Far is also a matter of preference. Changes to cinematic DOF setting shouldn't really have much effect AFAIK.
Finally, if you really cannot pull 40 FPS with all these tweaks then perhaps you should check if your graphics card is not overheating. Is it OCd? If so clock it down.
18.01.2013 @ 00:10 #7
too bad more people did not participate and list there specs and performance. Guess you got to be in that "click" thingy I keep hearing about to get replies to a topic that could help quite a few people that come here for the first few times..... />
18.01.2013 @ 21:38 #8
In any case, I check forums from time to time, whenever my responsibilities allow it, and I try to reply to a few threads whenever I can but I do not read up on all the ones that appeared in the meantime due to temporary constraints. I'm sorry that I missed yours. I hope that my reply in this here thread will be helpful to someone though.
19.01.2013 @ 07:45 #9
The graphics card is overclocked, but Factory overclocked by MSI, Link to the exact card I have is here http://ncix.com/prod...ar&promoid=1405
19.01.2013 @ 11:48 #10
In any case, I check forums from time to time, whenever my responsibilities allow it, and I try to reply to a few threads whenever I can but I do not read up on all the ones that appeared in the meantime due to temporary constraints. I'm sorry that I missed yours. I hope that my reply in this here thread will be helpful to someone though. ›››
I heard sarcasm in that reply about the "click" You know the group of people that have been here since the early days and most of them seem to ignore the newer guys/gals. However they chat back and forth like old ladys at a bingo session. It is a real shame.....I want to be more active on his board( as do others) and I know I have PMed and been PMed by some of the new users who see the same thing I do. Maybe they are just bored having been here so long. I get that. I have been a member on my car clubs site since 1998 and I rarely post there these days. However, that means I do not participate as a whole not just selective members only threads/responses etc...
19.01.2013 @ 11:55 #11
I hope so. I almost thought about not posting any more. It is a really bad feeling to check a post you made 24 hrs later and have 1 or 2 replies that are relevant. Just saying....
19.01.2013 @ 14:34 #12
@ Geralt the Riv . Not exactly sure what you mean by open some eyes . But I haven`t seen any degrading of newer users here.
Yes I saw your thread but it seemed to me it was more of a bragging rights thread more than anything and that`s ok too if you`re into that sort of thing. But most new users especially in the PC department don`t know what their system contains let alone know what overclocking even does. Besides which no two systems are exactly the same. I mean they might have the same identical hardware but that`s not the whole picture. The amount and kinds of software running in the background contributes a lot to how well a game runs . Not to mention adware and spyware that can slow games down considerably .