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Anyone that has a 660 Ti and BF3 (multiplayer) I need your help. Can you please download the 310.70 forceware drivers (if you don't already have them) and play a few rounds of BF3 on and take a general benchmark of your performance in game? It appears my 660 Ti is creating some strange frame lag in BF3 that is not present in any other card I have, and I'm trying to figure out what's causing it.

Here's a snapshot of a benchmark I did earlier tonight using an HD 7870 for comparison. The 660 Ti is the top graph, 7870 is the lower one.
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The benchmark was done on a 64-man Caspian Border server which was full for both runs. I ran around the map, shooting and taking points as if I was playing a normal game.
You can draw your own conclusion, but both cards were set to the same detail settings (all Ultra with no MSAA), and the results were not even close. The 7870 wins this one by a landslide. The 7870 was smoother and much more enjoyable. There was a constant frame stutter exhibited by the 660 Ti while the 7870 exhibited very smooth gameplay. This REALLY surprised me, but the graphs back up exactly what I felt in game.

I'm trying to nail down why the 660 Ti is doing so horribly here. Resoution is 1920x1200, no MSAA, all ultra settings. It seems like the 660 Ti should be smooth sailing at these settings, but it isn't. Please help.

Also, has anyone had issues with folding with a stock 660 Ti and the Forceware 310.70 drivers? For some reason my computer keeps restarting after folding for a couple hours.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 12/18/12 at 10:40pm
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its a new card, will need time for nvidia to write better drivers. look for a beta version,
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I am on a 670 so I cannot help you there, but is this a new problem with the latest drivers? Was it working fine with the last set of drivers?
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its a new card, will need time for nvidia to write better drivers. look for a beta version,

Not this, the 660ti is not that new, and being same architecture as the 670 and 680, it has mature drivers. Also, Bf3 is not a new game either, thought it may be a bug with the latest drivers, the drivers not being mature enough is not the problem.
Edited by IBooNI - 12/18/12 at 10:45pm
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I have a 660 ti SC that's clocked up to 1242 core, 3426 memory but I can downclock it to stock. 3GB vram as well but should at least give you an idea of things hopefully. Running on a 3570K @ 4.2ghz as well. I'll go play a round or two and come back with the results.


Personally though I can say I have not had any issues with BF3. Though I'm not sure as to what settings I'm running but it should be ultra with no MSAA.
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its a new card, will need time for nvidia to write better drivers. look for a beta version,

It's not that new, and it has already been documented that most people can play a 660 Ti in BF3 just fine with very little frame stutter. Something is amiss with my setup, whether it is the driver or something else.

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I am on a 670 so I cannot help you there, but is this a new problem with the latest drivers? Was it working fine with the last set of drivers?

I'll have to check, but I think it's more pronounced in the new drivers. I've always had the impression that the 7870 is smoother on BF3, and that just doesn't add up. The 660 Ti should be at least matching it, if not beating it outright on smoothness.
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Perhaps its a bottleneck, memory, psu, idk what to tell u, if its not driver issue its a bottleneck somewhere, whats your specs....
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MA790GPT-UD3H , thats your motherboard? dude no offense but you need a am3+ board, thats your botttleneck......
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What is your cpu clocked at? Though at stock it should be fine for bf3, 3.8-4.0 ghz range would be the sweet spot for it. Also if you have not tried this, try restarting. I once had a weird problem in bf3 that was causing poor performance similar to what you were talking about. I tried all different troubleshooting methods, and restarted it for some reason and it fixed the problem. headscratch.gif
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Perhaps its a bottleneck, memory, psu, idk what to tell u, if its not driver issue its a bottleneck somewhere, whats your specs....

specs in signature.

I guarantee it isn't a bottleneck. If you look at the graph in the original post, the HD 7870 (a well respected, but slower card) on my current system exhibits no issues when playing BF3 at ultra settings, 1920x1200, no MSAA. It is very smooth and responsive.


Actually I just had an epiphany. I'm going to try using Adaptive V-sync in game and see what happens. I think I didn't have any issues before when I was using adaptive v-sync, but I'm not sure.
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MA790GPT-UD3H , thats your motherboard? dude no offense but you need a am3+ board, thats your botttleneck......

Mobo being a bottleneck??? Riiight, I am not sure if that is even possible. I will test my card in bf3 to see if it is a driver issue, it may impact mine as well. What does your bf3 performance graph look like in game? The one that shows the gpu and cpu times. i believe it is render.perfoverlayvisible 1. This will show how your cpu and gpu are working together (if one is holding the other back).
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