Originally Posted by Alatar
I don't use tablet OSes
but yeah, if you really want to look into tweaking you need to have a good light windows installation etc. Test different driver settings for different apps. Honestly I'm too lazy to do any of that. I have a bloated installation and so on.
Also for 3dmarks, especially vantage you should look into LOD tweaking. Can give quite a few percent of extra perf. Some info on that here: http://ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=931&sel_lang=english
though these are disallowed in quite a lot of places so always look for rules!
...little choice for me though as SQL Enterprise addition (w/IIS active and serving in Local Host) is an absolute resource hog; never mind that I run 5 separate instances of it re. work - separate boot drive
helped a lot. Re. LOD, I read about it, but so far I have not used it - I makes the visuals look 'real ugly' in my opinion from the demos I have seen....would also be obvious in 'Valley', I reckon, per final screenshot....And in 3d11, I'm already knocking at 18,000 Physics score...
Re all the other performance items, I am not sure whether we're setting up :
a.) a AMD vs NVidia thing here (and also what's 'a cheat', what's 'performance tuning' or simple 'driver setting' choice)
b.) a situation of 'proving a Negative'
...your posts above of outlining how you can improve performance are a great first step
in a 'level playing field'...perhaps we could add a 'performance tips' section up front for Windows in general, and AMD, and NVidia because as far as competitions go, what you really want is a level playing field.
I remember HWBot going through the same thing with some ""tweaks"" and they finally allowed those which are freely available in 'driver settings' menus (as opposed to 'hacks') - asking KaRLiTos to succeed where an organization like HWBot as a sanctioning body went a separate way is not ideal. As a (current) NVidia owner, I am quite convinced that AMD gets an advanatge...that 'tess' lady (and AMD folks may think NVidia gets an advantage)