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Guys I am getting fps drops with my msi gtx 670 power edition. my system specs that I use now are :

Fx 6100 @ 4.6 GHZ -- GIGABYTE 970A --MSI GTX 670 POWER EDITION -- SANDISK EXTREME 120 GB SSD -- 500 GB SEAGATE HDD -- 8 GB RAM -- COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO CPU Cooler -- AEROCOOL VS-3 CASE -- 500 WATT XIGMATEK PSU -- VE 2 ARCTIC COOLING + 2 AKASA CASE FANS -- 27" ASUS VE276Q LED MONİTÖR

for example I am getting 60-70 fps at very high in crysis 3 but in some scenes it drops to 35-40 while shooting for example. that causes lag to kill enemies. also even I tried medium settings I get 100+ fps but suddenşy drops to 40-50. what is this reason ? is it a sign of cpu bottleneck ? because I was using hd 7850 with no problem like this . Yes I couldnt get over 60 fps with 7850 but at least no sudden drops.
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Check out the Crysis 3 thread and you'll see a lot of people complaining about how poorly coded the game is.

They also give some advice how to help adjust some settings so you don't ge the huge drops in FPS. If I remember correctly the rope animations in the game were one of the major causes of FPS drops.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/20/13 at 9:20pm
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Check out the Crysis 3 thread and you'll see a lot of people complaining about how poorly coded the game is.

but I was having no such problems with hd 7850..I upgraded to gtx 670 and get sudden fps drops..why ?
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I'm thinking Physix is affecting the Nvidia cards since obviously the AMD cards don't have it. Have you tried disabling it to see if it makes a difference?

Or at least make sure Physx is being handled by the GPU and it's not set to the CPU.
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I'm thinking Physix is affecting the Nvidia cards since obviously the AMD cards don't have it. Have you tried disabling it to see if it makes a difference?

Or at least make sure Physx is being handled by the GPU and it's not set to the CPU.

how could I learn it is running or not ? where to disable it ?
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I'm guessing you either remove PhysX completely or for the other option you use NVidia control panel and set it to what you want (GPU or CPU).
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Right click on your desktop and you should see the NVdia control panel there.

It should be under 3D settings->Set Physx Configuration.

Lastly, make sure to set things as well in the other tabs to make sure your card is properly setup.
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It's probably not even a bottleneck, as posters in this thread said earlier, it's probably just the AMD optimization for Crysis 3 tongue.gif once again, bottlenecking is a dirty dirty word that really isn't applicable in today's tech world, you've got a pretty modern motherboard, plenty of memory, a sufficient PSU, a good high clocked CPU, and a good GPU, it's not a bottleneck. I didn't get a bottleneck on my Phenom X4 965 B.E at 4.2 GHz even with a Radeon 7970! You'll be fine smile.gif
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I am gonna install windows again. and do a clean system. and I only isnstall nvidia driver. not physics or 3d etc. I will write after I did it .
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I believe Physx is automatically installed when you run the NVdia driver setup, just do a clean install and then set things properly in the Control panel as well as read up on the Crysis 3 thread.
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