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Poll Results: After recent driver updates and patches are you satisfied with performance given the visuals?

 
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post #1201 of 1920
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

You're trying to find explanations for what you saw, and that's great, but you picked the one thing that isn't going to matter. So everyone with a 2500K/2600K and a 7970/7950 is getting half the FPS of those using the same cards in a 3570K/3770K system, and no one noticed?
Guru3D did their Far Cry 3 performance test on a X58 system (PCIe 2.0) and the 7970 performed pretty much as you'd expect. They wouldn't have noticed if their 7970 results were half of what other sites found?
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/far_cry_3_graphics_performance_review_benchmark,1.html
You are also saying that a single 7970 gives you the same performance as 2x7970s, which implies zero Crossfire scaling. No one else with a Crossfire system noticed that they were getting zero Crossfire scaling? HardOCP got pretty much 100% scaling with their Crossfire test:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/05/far_cry_3_video_card_performance_preview/3
I don't doubt what you saw, it is just that your explanation for it is unsound. More likely that you have a motherboard or card problem, or an issue with drivers.
But if they do not test on the exact same settings and area, how can you make direct comparison? there are too many variables and unknowns when it comes to reviews. I get what you mean and I am wondering what the hell is going on. All I know is the fps doubles when I move from x8 to x16. I can reproduce the issue of bandwidth by setting the x16 3.0 to x16 2.0 in the bios and the fps is cut in half which would be the same bandwidth as pci-e 3.0 x8. People, test for yourself and also, I don't care what people think. All I know is that I've fixed an issue I've had with CF3 and my fps is where it should be now so I'm happy smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

I will test the same spot at the top of the tower for you... see how many frames I get.
SO can you repost what settings you were using in that spot?

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Make sure you test x16 to 8x on pci-e 3.0 on my settings. Make sure you get right at the top and look everywhere to find the lowest possible fps.
Thank you.
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post #1202 of 1920
Wait. Are you just talking about some specific spot you found where you got poor performance, or are you talking about your performance in general? It sounds like you are taking some extreme edge case and trying to make big generalizations from it.
post #1203 of 1920
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

But if they do not test on the exact same settings and area, how can you make direct comparison? there are too many variables and unknowns when it comes to reviews. I get what you mean and I am wondering what the hell is going on. All I know is the fps doubles when I move from x8 to x16. I can reproduce the issue of bandwidth by setting the x16 3.0 to x16 2.0 in the bios and the fps is cut in half which would be the same bandwidth as pci-e 3.0 x8. People, test for yourself and also, I don't care what people think. All I know is that I've fixed an issue I've had with CF3 and my fps is where it should be now so I'm happy smile.gif
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High (except Post FX which was set to Very high)
Make sure you test x16 to 8x on pci-e 3.0 on my settings. Make sure you get right at the top and look everywhere to find the lowest possible fps.
Thank you.

I can not test it as you. I have a water cooling set up... so it'd be EXTREMELY hard just to test. Can you post the shot you posted before to show where you were looking?
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post #1204 of 1920
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Except he has a 2500K, which is PCIe 2.0 only. So his x16 PCIe slots are the same as your x8 PCIe slots.

Wasnt there a bench comparing pcie 2 with 3? And the difference was very very small?
post #1205 of 1920
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Originally Posted by hamzta09 View Post

Wasnt there a bench comparing pcie 2 with 3? And the difference was very very small?

Correct!

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_20_vs_30_gpu_gaming_performance_review/2

Edit:
So here is the original shot Bradley posted over in this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/1329630/official-far-cry-3-performance-thread-3rd-patch-out-no-real-improv/1100#post_18811494


Here is my performance in the same spot. 75 fps was the lowest I could get.







Now my settings are higher than his... so yea... I'll do another test with the same settings he was using in a short while. I don't have time right now...



Edited by Derko1 - 12/16/12 at 6:31pm
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post #1206 of 1920
Figure I'd do a new post... so that it's not all mashed in together.

So as EVERYONE already knows... postFX kills the frame rate. Which is what is happening below. One plus side of seeing the results... is that when I'm at above 150fps while on the ground... which is what I get if I'm not looking at far away distances. Results are, buttery smooth. So I wonder what the stuttering is from... mad.gif

Now with Bradley's settings:



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Howd you get rid of the blur?
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post #1208 of 1920
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Howd you get rid of the blur?

Post FX on low I believe...

I just tried the setting myself and sheesh I get 60 FPS no matter where I'm at.
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post #1209 of 1920
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Howd you get rid of the blur?

My Documents>My Games>Far Cry 3>Gameprofile.xml and change the option that says: PostFxQuality= and change whatever it says there to PostFxQuality="false"

This way is more effective and will almost double your frame rate in certain areas. Now as for the stuttering... I HAVE NO IDEA what it could be. I'm moving the game to my SSD right now to see if that helps.
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Wow ok just did the mission where you're in the chinese ruins... Anyways there's a part where you come to a huge opening and theirs a giant hole in the cieling where light is pouring in. I took a screenshot because for some reason my FPS halved at this area... No idea why. I get 60 FPS everywhere. No slowdowns anywhere else....

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