Me I did Planetside 2 for a while maxxed out I never dropped under 40-50 FPS so i have no idea what CYRO999 is talking about and I am running a AMD FX 8350 under most situations stayed 60+ fps 90% of time.
What I found is with proper settings and overclocking / tweaks can get planetside 2 to run pretty well first off use an SSD as main drive for game otherwise game will stutter like crazy due to hardrvie hitching or latency in recovering data from hardrive it is alot like stuttering because since cant get data it needs it will double post same frame aka will make 30 FPS actually be 15 FPS and often reads as low FPS in many games due to it. Remember this 90% of time slowwest part inside a computer is the hardrive then do the math where the weakest link is.
2nd if running vishera or bulldozer add the windows 7 patches for the bulldozer to stop the issue with core parking and to help properly schedule usage of cores within modules.
if you go to install one and it says doesnt apply to this machine install other then retry the one that said didnt apply and it will install. This will help a bit on many games that are very single threaded quite a bit and will stabilize the system a bit these are not included in the regular windows updates. These patches are the main performance increase in many games on win8 vs win7 on vishera / bulldozer like far cry 3 and crysis 3 perform better on win8 once you add these patches to win7 they run side by side.
3rd if you need more performance properly overclock the system not just CPU the NB on vishera take it to around 2400mhz ( 2600mhz I couldnt get 24/7 stable but could for short periods for hell runs lol ) gets a nice performance jump ( I got around 5-10 FPS increase on minimums on crysis 3 just by doing this and alot better all around performance ) also if running under 1866mhz ram the vishera loves 1866mhz ram especially ram that can run 1T command rate with fairly tight timings ram will give a good boost. I got a good 10 FPS increase from going from 1333mhz ram to 1866mhz ram both on 1T 1333mhz timings were 9-9-9-24 TRC of 34 the 1866mhz 1T timings are oem 9-10-9-27 TRC of 48 so you do the math this is not even including the advantage of CPU overclocking.
4th make sure the vishera / bulldozer even Intel haswell temps are acceptable otherwise it will hit thermal limits and throttle / downclock which will cause lag and all kinds of crazy performance issues alot of software cannot keep up fast enough to detect throttling / downclocking on vishera / bulldozer or haswell so be warned if you cant see it it might still be doing it have to log it and monitor the clocks in logging to see it.
There are also windows tweaks that do wonders like for instance msconfig tweaks the timeout in the boot tab change to 3 from 30 makes system alot snappier add to it advanced options enabling system to use all cores on startup doesnt work with Intel HT cores because they are synthetic and will mess system up but works on true full cores ( all AMD's are true cores this way Intel set to the actual cores not HT cores or system wont boot on reboot does work on Intel true cores ).
I got many more for gaming including the disabling of superfetch for gaming superfetch will randomly cache and use resources while other stuff need top priority like your games which causes lag / stutters and FPS dips only good for gaming situations in regular stuff like web browsing leave superfetch on. http://www.ngohq.com/operating-systems/16415-to-superfetch-or-not-to-superfetch-data.html http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597660
still applies because they slightly upgraded the efficiency when they moved to win7 and greatly did so on win8 but it still adds CPU and ram loads while trying to game meening random drops in performance in games.
I also have to say if running AMD or Intel go into control panel power options and setup the power option for performance and then go into advanced settings and set minimum CPU % at 100 ( it doesnt run CPU at 100% load just sets it to maximum set clocks 24/7 ) this keeps CPU from downclocking and such and bypasses eco features and will give best performance when gaming I advise you to set it this way but swap back to balanced mode in power options when not going to be gaming much.
"Click "Start," type CMD, right-click the cmd.exe link and select "Run as administrator" to launch an elevated command prompt, then type:
netsh int tcp show global
-- and press "Enter" to view your system's current settings.
Then print this out, take a screen grab, or otherwise note the settings -- you're probably going to change them, and it'll be useful to have a record of the original values just in case you want to undo your tweaks later."
While in CMD as admin type in these commands below. Reboot after changes. Test your internet connection at http://www.speedtest.net/
Try out your games now, enjoy! If you run into problems (like ecn) you can reset their values, such as changing the enabled to disabled or whatever was printed out before the change. These tweaks help with hit register in games like BF3, this I'll assume is the kind of thing you are looking to improve on.
netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
netsh int tcp set global dca=enabled
netsh int tcp set global netdma=enabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted
netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp
netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=enabled
I have many more if you need any advice or anything just PM me and I will try to help you out also if running AMD FX vishera ( most apply to bulldozer ) I also know phenom and phenom II's very well and many Intels also so if you need help overclocking / tweaking let me know I have a bunch of advanced system tweaks that up performance quite a bit.Edited by rickcooperjr - 8/24/13 at 9:35am