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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 #731 of 1920
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Those of you using AMD latest beta driver make sure you use the 12.11 cap 2 as well!! Even for single gpu biggrin.gif I absolutely noticed a difference immediately and also during the next 3 hours of playing after that. No drops or hesitations. Game is running flawlessly as of now.
Plus I know most people in here won't fall in to this, but always make sure you are completely 100% removing any and all traces of the past driver before installation of the new set! I use the latest ATIMAN and have never had a problem since thumb.gif
I don't use vsync normally, but when I tried it I was just pegged at 60fps. Completely maxed out, HDAO, with 2xmsaa on a single 7970. Without vysnc I'm often in the 70's while roaming through the jungle and lower 60's occasionally dipping in to the high 50's in big villiages, and that's actually very rare to see that dip. Before the latest driver and cap without msaa on it would fall in to the 50's in any villiage just about so there's a very nice boost from 12.11 beta 11 with 12.11 cap 2.

Without CAP2 it was unplayable for me. Drops to 40 fps. Now it does good fps but there is so much stutter. After playing for 5 mins i got system hang, also random texture problems and sometimes flashing textures.
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Without CAP2 it was unplayable for me. Drops to 40 fps. Now it does good fps but there is so much stutter. After playing for 5 mins i got system hang, also random texture problems and sometimes flashing textures.

You can try capping your fps at 59 with MSI Afterburner, that helped for me.
I had crazy stuttering also, hopefully next drivers sort this out.
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Hmmm I'm not seeing any stutter, it's actually quite smooth. Has the "looking through a window" feel I try to achieve from every game hahaha. Like butterrrrrr (not sure if that makes sense as far as the motion, just how I think of it).

Is there a specific area that is worse than others? Jungles? Villages?

Just thought of something too, have you "unparked" your cpu cores?
    
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Without CAP2 it was unplayable for me. Drops to 40 fps. Now it does good fps but there is so much stutter. After playing for 5 mins i got system hang, also random texture problems and sometimes flashing textures.
I have the exact same problems. Glad( i guess) to know it's not my cards or system
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Hmmm I'm not seeing any stutter, it's actually quite smooth. Has the "looking through a window" feel I try to achieve from every game hahaha. Like butterrrrrr (not sure if that makes sense as far as the motion, just how I think of it).
Is there a specific area that is worse than others? Jungles? Villages?
Just thought of something too, have you "unparked" your cpu cores?

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I have the exact same problems. Glad( i guess) to know it's not my cards or system

The stutter we experience has to do with our crossfire setups, I haven't seen anyone with a single card complain about the stutter. Hopefully drivers/patches will sort this out.
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Have not really seen much of a performance increase with my 7870. Have got everything maxed out apart from sitting at 4X AA, can't go any higher. Got both my GPU and CPU overclocked as far as they can go... 4GHZ on the 1090T. Not sure if I'm bottlenecked by the CPU or GPU?
Absolutely loving the game anyway... thumb.gif




You arent bottlenecked by your CPU at all, you can see it with MSI, mine 1055t to 4 GHz rarely gets above 60% usage in any core, i have a 670 with 1360 core and is practically always at full usage, in fact is bottlenecking my rig in this game
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The stutter we experience has to do with our crossfire setups, I haven't seen anyone with a single card complain about the stutter. Hopefully drivers/patches will sort this out.

I never had any actual stutters w/single card, however ... prior to running the latest beta's, there were times where it felt like I had some microstutter ... IOW, there's a bunch of times I'd sense a slowdown, & I'd look up at the fps meter expecting to find my card maxed out and dipping in FPS, but it was actually still pegged at 60. It's odd to have microstutter (aka uneven frametime distribution) on a single card but it's not impossible.

Since switching to the 310.70's though I don't think I've noticed that effect (yet redface.gif)
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You arent bottlenecked by your CPU at all, you can see it with MSI, mine 1055t to 4 GHz rarely gets above 60% usage in any core, i have a 670 with 1360 core and is practically always at full usage, in fact is bottlenecking my rig in this game

I just wanted to point out that there's nothing Task Manager (or any program like that) can tell you that will positively prove that you're not having any CPU BN effect. Looking at usage on individual cores or whatnot ... it really doesn't mean anything. I could give a more detailed explanation but don't feel like it right now, so I'll sum it up like this: those are 'estimates' wink.gif

Now ... getting 99% usage on the GPU is a solid sign that you aren't being CPU BN'd. However, the lack of 99% usage does NOT prove that you ARE being BN'd by the CPU ... only that it's possible.

If you're not getting 99% usage on the GPU, the proper way to check for CPU BN is to run tests with your CPU at it's present clock, and then overclocked (more), and calculate the ratio: % increase in fps / % increase in clocks. The closer that ratio is to 0, the less BN'd you are, and the closer it is to 1, the more BN'd you are.

Bottom-line, Task Manager really cannot reliably disprove CPU BN, ever.
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blushsmiley.gif I should have checked your rig... that makes more sense now sorry about that! That sucks! When I was using xfire 7970's I only had stuttering in one game ever and that was when BF3 launched but the first driver release after that fixed it. Hopefully they take care of this asap!


Actually now that I think about it that wasn't on the 7970's that was my 6990 lol sorry
    
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I'm surprised my relic 5750 is being able to pull through...barely biggrin.gif

1366x768, MSAA off, everything else maxed out.

Getting 30-35 frames.
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45-60fps with everything maxed at 1080 with 2msaa sound about right for sli 580s? Does seem to have a bit a micorstutter, still the game is alot of fun
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