Originally Posted by brettjv
What is your friends processor? Online games can be fairly CPU intensive. Also, not internet connections are created equal, and there can more to getting good FPS from online games than just raw internet bandwidth.
If your 3dMark11 scores look proper, chances are good that there's nothing 'wrong' with your system. But he fact that your card is nowhere near maxed out, and changing shadow quality to low doesn't do anything ... those suggest that this issue is some kind of bottleneck somewhere in your system in this particular game.
Also, do you have everything in NVCP set to defaults?
These are some good questions. ^
If your CPU is the same, make sure your settings are the same as his as well. He might have some setting in NV CPanel or ingame different than you and that could be the reason for the FPS gain.
Also the internet connection makes a great point - Since you are not maxing your GPU at all nor anywhere close even with low settings it goes to show that there must be some sort of bottleneck.. It doesn't look like it'd be any part of your hardware as it is all adequate (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc..), so it might be your connection like he said. Your hardware may be the same but I doubt your internet connection is the same, even if you have the same internet package from the same internet provider.
Other then that if every other game is working well there should be no reason to why the game isn't running well too, unless it's the game itself. You've done everything.Edited by iinversion - 5/7/12 at 11:31pm