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So I'm running mafia 2 maxed out with my sig rig. i've tried pretty much everything, turning it on and off one by one, and ambient occlusion is what did the most, but still not enough. My game seems to run at about 28 fps in heavier scenes and anything below 35 just isn't that great. All i'm shooting for is 35 or higher constantly

physx is set to high, and everything else is on high except for ambient occlusion.

Are two 560 really not enough for this game? if so how can i even handle crysis?

also, with starcraft 2, when i set everything to max, it runs at 31 fps...is it me or should two 560 be able to do way more than 31 fps when maxed out (this is on the home screen btw)

if anyone knows any fixes, please let me know! thanks in advance...


also, running 266.66, and BC2 runs great for me! with vsync on it's fantastic...and i prefer vsync on anyway because it doesn't kill the cards nor does it matter past 60 fps...i'm not superhuman
    
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Put PhysX on auto, then try physx on medium first.
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Just lower the AA, Might just be lack of vram. Check your Nvidia control panel to make sure its not set on super high. Put them to default then try.
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What is your resolution in-game?
    
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Do you get more FPS with a single card? If so, it's something to do with your driver or maybe the SLI connector is not plugged in correctly.

Edit: I think I can max SC2 at 1920x1080 with 8xAA with constant 60+ FPS, and two 560s beat a 5870, but I'll check some benches.

Edit: Looks like I get a good 55+ FPS maxed at 1080P. Try with a single card.
Edited by Lostintyme - 2/27/11 at 8:48am
    
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you do have sli enabled right? if u recently reinstalling gpu drivers its automaticly disabled. 2 GTX 560's is faster then a GTX 580 and mine has no problem keeping 80-100 fps in maffia 2

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Do you get more FPS with a single card? If so, it's something to do with your driver or maybe the SLI connector is not plugged in correctly.

Edit: I think I can max SC2 at 1920x1080 with 8xAA with constant 60+ FPS, and two 560s beat a 5870, but I'll check some benches.
you will only notice at most like 5% drop in perforamce when u don't run a bridge at all as a PCI-E x16 2.0 has more then enough bandwith to handle the data as well that the sli bridge normaly transfers.
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i tried physx on medium and it didn't affect things much,

sli is enabled

my res is 1680 1050

i'll try lowering the AA in a sec

with SC2 if i turn off the option in the very bottom right, i forget what it is, i get 60 fps w/ vsync...which is all i want...i think this may be an sli issue since my friend has a 5870 and his setup kicks SC2's butt

UPDATE: with vsync off, no aa, and 16x antistropic with physx on high i get from 50 to 80 fps running on the streets...this is very playable, but somehow seems a bit wrong...am i right here? my gpu usage bounces between 25 and 60 on both cards identically
Edited by victorofhavoc - 2/27/11 at 9:41am
    
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I have to go to a cyber defense meeting. If anyone has any other thoughts please let me know...i will answer in a couple of hours.

thanks

EDIT: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...a-2-physx.html

i don't get anything like this and i have a lower resolution...
Edited by victorofhavoc - 2/27/11 at 10:06am
    
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just ran my second 560 as a physx only card and improved my performance...shouldnt sli trump single with physx? maybe this is an sli issue not yet resolved...

any input?
    
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When you dedicate a GPU to PHYSx, you take a HUGE load off of your CPU.
    
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