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I just went from a I5 750@ 4ghz to an 2600K at 4.5Ghz an whoa! massive increase in DA2 fps. Same GTX 580 at 900c.

earlier I could barely play with everything maxed, chugging along, now its very very smooth, with everything maxed, 1920x1200, SSAO, depth of field, DX11, High res textures. Un effing believable.
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Have you tried GTA4 on it yet? that's another game that runs like crap and I would really love to play it again.Yeah I'm not buying DAII until I upgrade my system. In the demo I only got like 20ish frames per sec on my system.
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I got 20fps in the demo too, but that was because of terrible DX optimization. The newer Nvidia drivers give something like 400% FPS increase.

Regardless, not a great game to begin with.. but that's a different story
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I got 20fps in the demo too, but that was because of terrible DX optimization. The newer Nvidia drivers give something like 400% FPS increase.

Regardless, not a great game to begin with.. but that's a different story
Lol yeah I hear that a lot about it not being nearly as good as the first one. I'm about 26 hours in my first playthrough as we speak, in the first game.
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Try 5.0Ghz.
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Lol yeah I hear that a lot about it not being nearly as good as the first one. I'm about 26 hours in my first playthrough as we speak, in the first game.
Loved the first one. Graphics aside, thought it was overall an excellent game. Great amount of content, and awesome characters too. DAII was the very first Bioware game to disappoint me, but to be fair it's still better than a lot of games out there.
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Loved the first one. Graphics aside, thought it was overall an excellent game. Great amount of content, and awesome characters too. DAII was the very first Bioware game to disappoint me, but to be fair it's still better than a lot of games out there.
I still have Mass Effect 2 to play too got it when it was for like $10 a week or 2 ago.
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