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post #1 of 25
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Ok so i loaded up the DiRT demo... and was stunned by the awesome visuals... but of course seeing as im running 1024x768 on my 8800gts i went into the settings to up them to ultra, but to my horror... i only got abour 4fps max!!!

whats going on? I have heard this game is majorly CPU intensive or something like that?..

Note: I do have my control panel settings force to 8x Antialiasing but i dont think that would affect it that much..

anyone else tried ultra settings?
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Works fine for me.

Ultra - 1600x1200 - 30fps.

What drivers are you on?

Edit: Try not forcing 8xaa
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I got 2 FPS when I maxed that game out...

Time for a new video card

And yes, AA kills performance faster than anything else. Try 2x AA or no AA. Ultra settings are still wicked on that game, though.
    
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154.43?

im going to try updating to .45
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I can do Ultra @ 1024x768 at about 5-10.
High @ 1024x768 at about 10-15.
Medium @ 1024x768 at about 20-35.
Low @ 1024x768 at about 40+.

(Not this rig...my normal rig. E6300 + 7600GT)

Make sure you got AA and AF set as "application controlled" in the nVidia CP...I did that before with 8xS AA and 16xAF enabled on top of the 4x and 8xAF I enabled in a game before....ran like 2FPS. >.>
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Its the first track, play the other 2 tracks, I cannot play the first track at all it runs at about 0-1 FPS., the others are smooth on the highest settings (1920x1200, 4xaa, ultra, vsync on).

8x AA can affect quite a bit of performance, usually shouldn't go above 4.
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I am on 160.03 if that helps (Xp only)

Try not forcing 8xaa please
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i did bump it down to 4xaa and it didnt help at all but i will try bumpin it off now
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I also like to throw in that my friend has a 8800GTS and a E6600 and has to turn the shadows down to medium to play. (Everything else is the highest)

The first track I get 0-1FPS on my comp, the other 2 tracks (cars) I get 40+. Its a issue with the game, no drivers have seemed to fix it.
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I have been reading that the game is to cpu dependant and that means for many lower performance. They ran some tests i believe. Different resolutions and settings and the fps did not change dramatically.
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