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I I am getting in the low 40's and it seems almost unplayable at times! I have everything @ low and a 120hz monitor. My 920 is at 2.6ghz
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How many people are playing on the server when you have your dips?
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post #3 of 35
What settings in-game/ control panel? dips to low 40's could be about right for a single 570 if everything is cranked up.
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I have theories. One you have AA on and AA sometimes doesn't like BF3. I know it cuz i always have MINE off for better fps performance.

And second i wonder what is your region and location and are you picking the wrong servers? The lower the ping, the better performance.
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My 920 is at 2.6ghz

problem found



Also watch the BF3 setting for a GTX570 with 1.25gb of v-ram, you can run everything on ultra but no msaa. Also I would turn desktop composition off in the exe settings.
Edited by DzillaXx - 11/21/12 at 9:35pm
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post #6 of 35
Generally should try turning MSAA off, Take everything else to high.

WAIT you just said you had it on low... err take everything but MSAA and anti-aliasing to high anyways and set to 1080p...

I'd try setting your CPU a little higher in the 3.0GHz region though.


Try:

Resolution: 1080p
V-Sync: Off
Field of View: 70
Motion Blur: 25-35% (or maybe like 15%)

Quality: Custom
Texture: Ultra
Shadow: High
Effects: High
Mesh: High
Terran: High
Decoration: High
AntiAliasing Deffered: OFF
AA Post: High
Motion Blur: On
Anisotropic filter: 16x
Ambient Occlusion: SSAO

Your average FPS should be just above 60 average I think.

You might want to try 1680x1050 though.


For higher FPS, try Ultra everything, Except turn MSAA off, Motion Blur off, and Ambient Occlusion to SSAO.
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On my rig at 1600x900 i was running on ultra with no MSAA or FXAA, with around 35-45fps, i turned shadows to high, and used the sweetfx injector, and now i run around 40-50 at all times. And it looks better.
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problem found
Also watch the BF3 setting for a GTX570 with 1.25gb of v-ram, you can run everything on ultra but no msaa. Also I would turn desktop composition off in the exe settings.

Doing so will free up about 200MB of vRAM. Yes that's right windows uses ~180MB which does matter in BF3. I'd also turn MSAA off, even I run with it off.
 
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I have a 120hz benq so I am trying to maximize fps. I have all settings on low and I am on the east. coast. I am going to try disabling the desktop vram thing. I brought up the 920. to 3.2ghz made things smoother for sure. also what settings for 570?
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I have a 120hz benq so I am trying to maximize fps. I have all settings on low and I am on the east. coast. I am going to try disabling the desktop vram thing. I brought up the 920. to 3.2ghz made things smoother for sure. also what settings for 570?

see my post (http://www.overclock.net/t/1329665/hard-frame-dips-in-bf3#post_18657326) above. I said ultra/high settings because for the most part these won't affect FPS a significant amount based on the nvidia thread. I actually set it to be a lower setting than a 550Ti would need to run at 1080p @ 60fps - my thoguht is you should be able to get at least 70-80 fps.

on second thought tho see if texture on high instead of ultra and using the second part settings make a significant difference.

If yo uset everything to low preset, it gets you a more consistent fps but I guess I'm not used to it, it just felt odd.

I tried these settings although it'll be a different experience since my monitor is only 60fps (realistically) and right now stock settings for an i5-3570k and stock HD7950.

However, I went from Ultra everything 4x MSAA getting base 45fps topping 90fps (depends on what I'm looking at but in regular maps like Close Quarters I run between 50-80 usually which is okay.
I dropped it to Low preset I get about 110-140 fps @ 1080p looks funky for some reason or another.
My custom preset w/ SSAO I get between 70-100 fps a wide drop, however, it still looks pretty decent to me.

Keeping SSAO and MSAA off, modifying the settings to high seemed to keep things around 77-84 fps. Switching Anisopic filtering to 8x only helped a minor bit, and AA Post to off didn't seem to do much either. Turning motion blur off helped keep the fps more stable. However, the low preset seemed to be the highest low fps... playing at 1680x1050 will give you a much much higher fps boost though - although it didn't seem to help for me.
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