For the record, this system is having zero performance issues with Sr3 or Sr2 and runs both fine at highest settings
with 50 plus FPS typical.
GPU: Nvidia GTX 580, Drivers:Usually latest WHQL or beta,
Ooo, an Nvidia user boasting about how well the game runs! I have a test for you to run that might help us out! On ultra settings, go to Shaundi's Ex's Apartment Crib (ie. the first crib you get), walk out the front door into the middle of the road, turn left, and jog forward until you get close to the intersection: you should be facing a bridge with the middle island skyline there with tall skyscrapers. See what your fps is standing there and tell us!
Another test you can do is to get in a VTOL and compare your fps while hovering forward vs. when you immediately stop moving. You can also do this for flying forward vs. immediately stopping.
Could you do this? I ask because I've got a Core i5 750 @ 3.2 GHz paired with a Radeon 7970 and my framerate still drops to ~27 outside of that crib (drops to ~15 fps on my previous Radeon 5850) and also drops by about 5-20 fps when hovering/flying forward. This would really clarify if it's strictly an AMD issue or an engine issue. A reminder that this is on ultra settings.
Sorry for the delay . I did not mean to ignore this thread and youir post inquiring about the post here
has had me revisit. I did read some more. LEt me say at the outset to address something you and some others have
said. My post was not an attempt to brag or rub salt in wounds or anything of the sort. I was attempting to show
to others who maybe hadn't bought this game that it isn't all trash and horrible performance. My example was to show
it DOES run fine on my hardware config. I thought I made it clear I too would be upset if my othewise fine hardware would
fail badly on this game! There I hope that salves some ruffled feathers.
Now, on to your questions. I did just as you said just now and went to Shaundies, ran left to that intersection and
while looking at the horizon to the east where the smokestacks are and all I saw 58 to 60 FPS, this is displayed on my
Logitech Keyboard using the EGA monitor software.
I turn my characters perspective around to look back toward the apartment, west. Frame rate that way was 50 to 54ish, typical.
When spinning around to check other views depending on traffic, again 55 to 60 fps. The biggest drop was looking due west
from that middle intersection.
While on the way to Shaundis I had taken a Eagle attack chopper with the 3 typical female homeys and my frame rate there
was lower in the sky. 40 to 48 fps and in some cases upper mid 55fps, it just depended on where I was...
in most areas while flying high or low.
Pausing while I tab out to check your specfic test with the gear you listed.
Okay, snagged a VTOL to keep it on same plane. (HAHA)
Pretty much the same result as with the chopper. Tried your test and in any case was the same pretty much either moving
or not fast flying or using slow hover and then stopping. 40 to 48FPS typical variable depending on where on map I was.
Again, in some areas I'd get mid 50's. I hovered over zombie island there were some burning trash piles with
lots of smoke and some exploding cars on the bridge. Fired off some special rockets to add to the particles.
I never saw anything below 45fps with all that going on and depending on which was I turned the perspective
one can see again , 40's to the 50's. It more seems to do with locale and perspective.
SInce I don't stare at the FPS meter every minute of the game I hadn't noticed the frame rates I mentioned above. Since
in my case the game seems fine I wasnt' fussing with numbers.
After doing this test I'll just amend to say on MY system, I DO see mid 50's to 60's TYPICAL when running around town and
it does appear it can drop to 40's in specific scenarios that I hadn['t looked at before. DOes that make people happy?
My impression after reading so many complaints over the weeks is IT IS a AMD issue and I have no clue if it is
due to something on AMD end or Volition coding and the engine they use end.It appears to be both certain AMD cpu
configs and certain AMD GPU's.
An example, a gaming friend of mine has a similar system to mine, intel i7 based (old generation pre Sandy) CPU
and a AMD 4000 something GPU (I forget what exactly) I asked him and he said he had no major issues with performance. /shrug.
I do hope Volition figures this out as the game can work fine and it does here. I do have issues with certain game play
limitations but thats another thread.
And to the others who think I was just trying to brag or say, yah, Nvidia rocks man, that is wrong. I was not trying to do that. You read
that into what I wrote.
The whole point I I was trying to make, and I must have mangled it badly was to simply offer to those out
there reading this long thread that it isn't all doom and gloom. One would get that impression otherwise.
By the way, I had played this game for a couple weeks before even dropping in on these forums, ouit of curiosity.
My only other suggestion to those that DO post about issues and those who post otherwise is to PLEASE take
the time to list your hardware basics else any posting is a waste of time. It helps no-one to not detail which systems have
issues or otherwise. Take the time to mention system specs when posting in technical forums. (as it is)
For brain dead forums like this that lack a simple sig means I keep a text file handy on my desktop with system specs. I just
copy and paste.
I'll try to not not read this thread as much. Sorry for the followup responce delay.
Windows 7 64 | 8GB RAM, Asus MB P8Z68-V PRO R1.xx,
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.6 Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 580 no o/c, Drivers 290.53
Display: Dell U2410 1920x1200, Mouse: Logitech G5
RAM: Corsair XMP1600
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50.
Edit: oops. To my point about specifics. I forgot to mention I do run graphics at max settings, the numbers listed above
were not done at lower rez or lower settings.