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Hey guys, So I got a EVGA GTX 580 SC and I downloaded Crysis 2 with the DX11 and high res texture patches and put the game all the way up to ultra setting with v-sync disabled. I'm getting an average of 50fps when I'm not doing anything in the game, just looking around, when I look at something more detailed like smoke or something it drops down to 30fps and when there is an explosion or I shoot at something up close consistently the fps drops all the way down to 17-13! And I have no clue why. Ive updated all the drivers on my PC to the latest, not sure what else to do. And since there is not any more detailed settings in-game then "ultra" Im not sure what the AA and what-not is at. Any ideas as to why its getting such low dips in the fps? Or is it normal?
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Try this, because it always works for me (but it doesn't work for everyone):
  1. Start the game
  2. When you are able to move Alcatraz around, press Alt+Enter to switch to Windowed Mode
  3. Press Alt+Enter again to switch back to Full Screen
  4. If the performance is noticeably better after this, then this is what you will need to do from now on.

This works for me, so I'm in the habit now where as soon as the level fades in and I can move, I press Alt+Enter, Alt+Enter, and then I play.
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Try this, because it always works for me (but it doesn't work for everyone):
  1. Start the game
  2. When you are able to move Alcatraz around, press Alt+Enter to switch to Windowed Mode
  3. Press Alt+Enter again to switch back to Full Screen
  4. If the performance is noticeably better after this, then this is what you will need to do from now on.
This works for me, so I'm in the habit now where as soon as the level fades in and I can move, I press Alt+Enter, Alt+Enter, and then I play.
^ agreed with above, it should resolve your issue. Crysis 1 had similar weirdness with the way it never launched full screen.
 
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^ agreed with above, it should resolve your issue. Crysis 1 had similar weirdness with the way it never launched full screen.
I'm not saying mine doesn't launch full screen, but I'm saying that switching to Windowed Mode and then back to Full Screen fixes my performance.

It even works in Crysis 1 for me, but it's not as noticeable.
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Try this, because it always works for me (but it doesn't work for everyone):
  1. Start the game
  2. When you are able to move Alcatraz around, press Alt+Enter to switch to Windowed Mode
  3. Press Alt+Enter again to switch back to Full Screen
  4. If the performance is noticeably better after this, then this is what you will need to do from now on.

This works for me, so I'm in the habit now where as soon as the level fades in and I can move, I press Alt+Enter, Alt+Enter, and then I play.
This does work and I don't know why. This entire patch is horrible and I bet if someone took it upon themselves to remove the invisible water your GPU is rendering everyone with a recent rig could max it out.
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This does work and I don't know why. This entire patch is horrible and I bet if someone took it upon themselves to remove the invisible water your GPU is rendering everyone with a recent rig could max it out.
Invisible water?
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Invisible water?
http://techreport.com/articles.x/21404/3
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Then perhaps this Alt+Enter-Alt+Enter trick removes this invisible water because damn: I get liquid-smooth performance after doing it.
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Dosnt seem to be working I tried it several times to no avail. Getting a consistent 50fps and down to 13fps when Im zoomed up and shooting something, like the ground.
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Dosnt seem to be working I tried it several times to no avail. Getting a consistent 50fps and down to 13fps when Im zoomed up and shooting something, like the ground.
Do you have your 2600K's HyperThreading enabled or disabled? If it's enabled, then disable it and see if it helps. Having it enabled has been known to hurt gaming performance.
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