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I have gtx680 @ 1215 mhz and i7 950 @ 4.1 ghz (hyperthreding off).
I get over 60 fps all the time , ULTRA settings (MSAA off). But despite I play with over 60 fps , jerkiness of the game makes me dizzy. Forcerenderahaed was 1.
But when I open MSAA 2x or 4x , its again over 60 FPS and it was way better , butter smooth gameplay.
How ? I dont get it , isnt it supposed to stutter more with MSAA , it eats VRAM !!
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Do you have vsync on or off?
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Off all the time.
I also dont use tripple buffering.
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Could it of been screen tearing you were experiencing then? biggrin.gif
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Could it of been screen tearing you were experiencing then? biggrin.gif

Dude isnt it bad while playing multiplayer ? I mean , hit registration etc , I heard that Vsync and tripple buffering are bad for hit reg.
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Dude isnt it bad while playing multiplayer ? I mean , hit registration etc , I heard that Vsync and tripple buffering are bad for hit reg.
Maybe slightly, but I'd take a bit of hit registration lag over screen tearing any day.
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try this. Type the command below into the console whilst in-game.

gametime.maxvariablefps 59.95
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Also try enabling adaptive v-sync in the nvidia control panel instead of normal vsync within the game thumb.gif
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gametime.maxvariablefps 59.95 didnt worked , it also increased the tearing but....
Adaptive vsyn really worked. (slightly mouse lag for now...)
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Take a look at my post in this thread. 59.95 does not do it for me... it has to be 59.00 for it to work best. Otherwise I get a ton of spikes still that are easy to feel during game play,

OP here says it fixed his stuttering, by doing what I suggested.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1279647/bf3-micro-cpu-spikes/10#post_18785170
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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Don't use MSI to cap it.
The cfg file is in your battlefield 3 main folder.
This is what mine has in it. You can copy the relevant parts if you wish.
So here is my spikes with simply vsync on and no capping.

Here is capped at 59 through the cfg.
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