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post #401 of 1638
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With the new drivers.

Horrible!


It's constantly 90-100%... how is this horrible?!

My 470 bounces between 60-90% load in BC2, but I always have 50+ FPS even with settings maxed, so I don't worry about it.
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yeah the GPU usage is way better than old 259.xx but i want the stutter issue to get fixed so i can go SLi oughhhhhhhhh !
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I've never had this issue with bad company. It loads the same on my 470 as it did on the 5870.
Stuttering is a known issue for Dual GPU setups but some people don't really realize how bad it can be till they experience it. I have never had any sttureing on any single GPU card that is noticeable unelss I'm not getting 60 fps in which case is perfectly normal
Edited by saulin - 9/9/10 at 8:36am
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Oh, my worst experience ever w/ this was when Crysis released. I was so pissed. I had just sold my DFI Lanparty P35 board for the 680i and 2 8800 GT's. Wow...evil, evil board and wicked crap performance in Crysis on day one.

Wound up playing it on 1 8800 GT when I could have gone through on an 8800 GTX. I do not remember having a problem w/ 2 7800 GTX and F.E.A.R. though.
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Unfortunately, after reading through the nvidia thread, ManuelG confirmed that the Bad Company 2 fix is indeed integrated into the leaked driver package.

Things are even grimmer from then on. From the various members on the nvidia site that posted, all but two have experienced little to no improvement in BC2 (although some have seen gpu level increases).

Unless something dramatic changes from this leaked beta to the driver they are promising next week, I'd say most of us are pretty much rooked...
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I did try something interesting.

I deleted the BC2 folder that is created in docs (which stores all the settings).

Re-running BC2 then creates a fresh folder.

It seems to have improved the hitching slightly.
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post #407 of 1638
I don't know how relative this is, but if the stuttering in BC2 is the same thing I experienced with both a 5870 and 480, I just used to change the resolution every time I loaded up the game and then change it back which got rid of the stuttering/tearing.

I think that is what you guys are talking about, if not, then ignore this post
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I have had this on both my 5870 and my gtx470 , to me it feels like input lag but i am at a loss at how to get rid of it. Is there some other common feature that could be causing this ? This has really got me frustrated as this game used to run so smoothly.
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I have had this on both my 5870 and my gtx470 , to me it feels like input lag but i am at a loss at how to get rid of it. Is there some other common feature that could be causing this ? This has really got me frustrated as this game used to run so smoothly.
You can try changing RenderAheadLimit=0
in the settings.ini file. If that doesn't work, you can continue to be glad you chose Nvidia. Although ATI has has it much worse recently with the whole Xfire scaling problems.
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You can try changing RenderAheadLimit=0
in the settings.ini file. If that doesn't work, you can continue to be glad you chose Nvidia. Although ATI has has it much worse recently with the whole Xfire scaling problems.
? Crossfire scaling in Bad Company 2 is excellent...

ATI's challenges have been with the 10.6 and 10.7 driver releases. However in their case:

a) they fixed it with the 10.8a release

b) you could always use the 10.4a and 10.5 drivers and get excellent performance.

With Nvidia, there is no older driver that resolves the hitching and low gpu usage issue.

My 5850's and 5870's provide a much (and I mean much) smoother gameplay experience than the GTX470's. Sure the nvidia cards provide higher framerates in game than my crossfired 5850's (although its not much) but the hitching makes the game almost unplayable.
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