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Why can't the Gtx 580 max. the settings in this game with ease? In certain areas of what they call ULTRA settings it begins to struggle greatly. It's an OPENGL game. Is NVIDIA slacking on the Opengl platform at all? Perhaps I should use a different video card for this game.
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Have you checked what temps your card is at when it struggles? I'm thinking it could be the fans are set to low and the card overheats during the same scenes and it bogs down the card.

Try setting your fan speed to 100% and play the game again and see if there are any changes to the results.

Another thing to consider would be your drivers, what driver version are you using?
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There's no way a 580 is struggling with CoV. I used to play it on a 295 without any slow down.

Is it a stutter that starts when entering new areas and then goes away for a time, or is it just constant around certain things?

It could be the HDD struggling to keep up with loading new textures.

If it is card-related, I would venture a driver reinstall.
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The drivers are the newest 266.58 and the max temp. is around 80.
I did try the fan @ 85% and it made no difference. The HD is a fully functional SSD drive. (the performances issues endure beyond initial loading of textures on ULTRA settings)

Yeah, CoV has made some major upgrades in the GFX dept. in the last few issues of the game. We now have what they refer to as "Ultra Mode" for gfx.
Again, it's still an OPENGL game. The new "Ultra' has some aspects for ambient occlusion and new enviromental reflections that really cause heavy gpu usage/s.
I just assumed a 600 dollar card would eat em up quickly!
Edited by Mighty Neph - 2/7/11 at 4:55am
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Has the game listed the 580 as a compatible card? Maybe upgrading the game version can help (reminds me of the time I had to do a software patch upgrade for some games to actually have the newer cards run better).
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LIES

Soemthing else must be wrong that GPU can max that game like cake

Did you try reinstalling drivers?
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The 580 shouldn't do to badly on Ultra man. I run a 460 and it runs GREAT on ultra. I can't imaging the 580 not fairing out as well. Check drivers man. You might actually want t uninstall and then reinstall the drivers. I had to do this once to get a game to work right for me. Could do the same for you. Could even possibly roll back the drivers.

Also check any background processes going on. Do you play through Steam? I usually make a shortcut to the steam game's launchpad.
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CP2,
Thanks for your post.
Do you play with all Ultra sliders up, even Ambient and Enviromental reflections + Shadows too? I've tried doing the rollback + reinstall etc etc.. I even grabbed Modded drivers from xtreme-G
I can play with most of what Ultra has very easily, jut not maxed on all spectrums. (not without some issues) Can you?
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CP2,
Thanks for your post.
Do you play with all Ultra sliders up, even Ambient and Enviromental reflections + Shadows too? I've tried doing the rollback + reinstall etc etc.. I even grabbed Modded drivers from xtreme-G
I can play with most of what Ultra has very easily, jut not maxed on all spectrums. (not without some issues) Can you?
All sliders are up within custom Ultra settings. Accept for gamma. And it works great. I just bought the card a little while ago and during the winter lords event There was like 20-25 people fighting winter lords and I didn't have a single slow down. All water reflections are nice and I can see building clearly from far away in Pretoria. It actually breathed life back into CoX for me....until DC Universe came along. I like both games though. That besides the point.

Do you have your computer overclocked? How much system memory do you have? I'm asking, but really none of this should even matter. I think you might want to RMA your card and get a replacement. I had to do the same thing from new egg. But I just got a different 460 altogether and it made a difference. What manufacturer made your card?
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Is the lag you're feeling caused by your internet connection? I know this is an MMO, so you're playing it online. Is there any way to test it offline (single player or in game bench)?
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