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I recently played Far Cry 3 on the ps3 at a bud's house, and I guess I can understand if they've never seen it on PC before, but from me just beating the game on PC, going to console, I want nothing of that "console experience" you speak of. For me, it was absolutely horrid. Game looked awful, and appeared to be running at sub 30fps majority of the time...yuck.
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I recommend that you read some guides on graphics settings and find out exactly what they do so that thou can optimize your games the best way possible.
    
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I guess "optimization" is the key word, but I've had a lot of difficulty finding straight answers about how to optimize for a given game. Is automatic hardware detection including in most games nowadays not good enough to get the best performance? What can I do to make it better?

That Arma3 looks truly amazing, but can I really run that at 1080p with my current PC?
I personally change all my settings manually but if you aren't quite sure what does what then this is a very good tool. It automatically scans your hardware and changes optimises your game settings for you:
http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers/geforce-experience
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Ok I tried using that GeForce Experience and it wrecked Starcraft 2 lol. When I told it to optimize SC2 it set everything on ultra. Now it lags like crazy and when I put my settings back down manually it's still lagging! What did it do?
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Ok I tried using that GeForce Experience and it wrecked Starcraft 2 lol. When I told it to optimize SC2 it set everything on ultra. Now it lags like crazy and when I put my settings back down manually it's still lagging! What did it do?
Are you sure it was GeForce Experience? Sounds like something else. It worked perfectly for me when I used it, no issues at all.
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Yup got it from your link
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Yup got it from your link
I mean, are you sure that's what caused the problem? All it does is change the game settings, so when you reverted them manually the lag should have stopped.
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I mean, are you sure that's what caused the problem? All it does is change the game settings, so when you reverted them manually the lag should have stopped.

Not that I can think of. Is there any way to find what else might be causing it?
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Not that I can think of. Is there any way to find what else might be causing it?

GeForce Experience only changes the graphical settings in the games option menu. If you changed it back and its still stuttering, try restarting your PC. I highly doubt it has anything to do the GeForce Experience.
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impressive smoothness and no "tweaking" required.

24-30 FPS isn't impressive. MGS4 is even worse and goes down to 10 FPS at times. Anything less than 30 FPS is unplayable for me. I was originally a console gamer, and the current console generation disappointed me due to the lack of 60 FPS in games. Whereas on PC I get 60 FPS in just about everything.

Tweaking is only a benefit; games auto-detect settings quite well these days. As for this "GeForce experience" thing, I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole. Trial and error... it doesn't take long to figure out graphics settings.
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