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Ok, I am wondering a bit here. (Running NVIDIA updated drivers btw)

High settings, no AA/HBOA

I seem to be only getting 30ish FPS in BF3 on larger maps (sometimes it goes into the 40/50ish FPS, and occasionally it goes down to like 23 FPS).

Smaller maps seems to stay around 40-50 FPS, sometimes dropping into the 30's.

Is this normal for my card, or is my CPU/RAM bottle necking it to much? (Specs in sig)


I am also having some other problems I figure I would post here too.

I seems to get really bad mouse lag/stuttering. If I move my aim across the screen, most of the time my aim will stop while I am still moving my mouse, then jolt across the screen to get caught up (this only happens in BF3). <-- This problem is REALLY annoying the crap out me me.


I also get really long load times between different maps (usually around 30-45 seconds). I assume this reason is because my HDD is quite old, and isn't the best.
post #2 of 24
it's your CPU. bf3 multiplayer is very cpu-intensive and that q6600 just isn't pulling it. my phenom x4 also bottlenecks my 6970, i get 50FPS with 60% GPU usage
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Check your cpu and gpu usage and report back.
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it's your CPU. bf3 multiplayer is very cpu-intensive and that q6600 just isn't pulling it. my phenom x4 also bottlenecks my 6970, i get 50FPS with 60% GPU usage
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Check your cpu and gpu usage and report back.


BF 3 is not nearly as CPU intensive as you think. According to Tom's hardware, it doesn't matter if you're running an i3 @ 2.93 GHz or a 2600K @ 3.4, there is vitually no change in performance.
BF3 is very GPU bound, that said, it all depends on your settings. At the higher resolutions, there is no sigle GPU that does well, you need to SLI or Crossfire to get the increased framerates.
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it's your CPU. bf3 multiplayer is very cpu-intensive and that q6600 just isn't pulling it. my phenom x4 also bottlenecks my 6970, i get 50FPS with 60% GPU usage

LOLKAY


Unless you have a first gen phenom... no phenom II x4 will bottle neck any single card and some dual cards.


I can run BF3 on high and ultra settings and see a lovely 38 min 45 avg and 102 max on my spec rig. His cpu is fine. please go back to stopping squeaks.
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LOLKAY
Unless you have a first gen phenom... no phenom II x4 will bottle neck any single card and some dual cards.
I can run BF3 on high and ultra settings and see a lovely 38 min 45 avg and 102 max on my spec rig. His cpu is fine. please go back to stopping squeaks.

Stop talking, please, just stop.

Look at your system,

Then look at the OP's much much better system.

The main aspect is the 1280x1024 resolution you're playing at and the 1600x900 resolution he's playing at, and his hardware is all-around much better which means he's likely playing at significantly higher settings and expecting better performance.

And your comment about "No card will be bottlenecked by a Phenom II x4" is so far from the truth that half of OCN just cringed.


I had a 2.8 Athlon II X4 with a 560Ti Hawk TFIII, while it was amazing from what I previously had, it wasn't considered to have a "bottleneck" because I could achieve what was considered acceptable performance with it, but in-fact it is a bottleneck as my GPU usage while never reaching my framerate with Vsync on never went near even 80%. Then I upgraded to this beast and I saw how terrible that Athlon II X4 was, And it turned out to actually be a Phenom II X4, since my A II X4 was first-gen and was just an electronically crippled P II x4 that could be unlocked to it.
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Ok, I am wondering a bit here. (Running NVIDIA updated drivers btw)
High settings, no AA/HBOA
I seem to be only getting 30ish FPS in BF3 on larger maps (sometimes it goes into the 40/50ish FPS, and occasionally it goes down to like 23 FPS).
Smaller maps seems to stay around 40-50 FPS, sometimes dropping into the 30's.
Is this normal for my card, or is my CPU/RAM bottle necking it to much? (Specs in sig)
I am also having some other problems I figure I would post here too.
I seems to get really bad mouse lag/stuttering. If I move my aim across the screen, most of the time my aim will stop while I am still moving my mouse, then jolt across the screen to get caught up (this only happens in BF3). <-- This problem is REALLY annoying the crap out me me.
I also get really long load times between different maps (usually around 30-45 seconds). I assume this reason is because my HDD is quite old, and isn't the best.


You need to test GPU/CPU load with Vsync on and off.

But, I can almost guarantee you that proc is a massive bottleneck even though you're not playing at 1080p.

The "jolting across the screen" just sounds like rubber-banding, it's a server issue.

Those load times don't sound too extreme if you're not using a RAID/SSD setup.

You should get a nice defrag going to see if that helps.

Try this, diskeeper

Make sure you're not going higher than what your framebuffer supports.

Another thing to try is max everything, then try the game with everything that pertains to shadows enabled then disabled, those are very taxing settings, I'm not sure but BF3 might offload shadow rendering to the proc like Borderlands does, which was a terrible choice for BL.

Should also try to repair the BF3 installation, right click it in Origin.
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when people mention thier min avg and max FPS and the max is not 60 i facepalm. 130 fps? turn... on...vysnc. How can you even handle the screen tearing with it off?
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Even though he's using a GTX275, his x3 720 is a good gaming CPU. It will even best first gen i7's in some games

What the absolute hell, I've got a lot of PCs in my house, and the only one that's Intel is the one in my sig rig, I've got a few X3's and X4's and that sentence is the absolute biggest lie I've ever heard.
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post #10 of 24
At 1600x900 a GTX 570 should be able to run the game on Ultra. I would say it's the CPU, not the hard drive. When I tested the game on a Q9650 with a slower graphics card the CPU usage was quite high already.
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