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Long story short, Steam spiff for Homefront pre order... have not had time to do anything other than mess with the benchmark... and curious about setups.

Sig Rig...

Beta drivers

At 1080, DX11, PhysX, SLi, High, 16xAF, (aaa - I think, at work now although I heard that AAA only works on VHigh...), DOF - off

I am averaging mid to high 40's fps average... on the bench...

anything that I could do, or other setups that you could recommend before I sit down and play this thing tonight?

dx10 vs dx11? vsync force on in profile? ambient occlusion on/off? tweakers guide? target fps to fidelity goal? (what is playable)

Comments/Suggestions get rep! Thx in advance!
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Be a man and turn everything up to max and let er rip!
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Be a man and turn everything up to max and let er rip!
hahaha, yeah I did that on the first bench... and um, lets just say the results were less than noteworthy!
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Soggysilicon View Post
Long story short, Steam spiff for Homefront pre order... have not had time to do anything other than mess with the benchmark... and curious about setups.

Sig Rig...

Beta drivers

At 1080, DX11, PhysX, SLi, High, 16xAF, (aaa - I think, at work now although I heard that AAA only works on VHigh...), DOF - off

I am averaging mid to high 40's fps average... on the bench...

anything that I could do, or other setups that you could recommend before I sit down and play this thing tonight?

dx10 vs dx11? vsync force on in profile? ambient occlusion on/off? tweakers guide? target fps to fidelity goal? (what is playable)

Comments/Suggestions get rep! Thx in advance!
Play VH, physx/dof off, AAA.
Tess is fine, only a 5fps hit or so.
If that doesn't help, then go to high, but definitely lose physx without a dedicated card.
Physx in m2033 isn't even really noticeable other than the fps hit.

And remember that the benchmark isn't really indicative of gameplay,you'll avg higher fps in game.

And don't offer rep in your post.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Play VH, physx/dof off, AAA.
Tess is fine, only a 5fps hit or so.
If that doesn't help, then go to high, but definitely lose physx without a dedicated card.
Physx in m2033 isn't even really noticeable other than the fps hit.

And remember that the benchmark isn't really indicative of gameplay,you'll avg higher fps in game.

And don't offer rep in your post.
PhysX doesn't hurt FPS much at all does it? I thought it was like a 2 FPS difference
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PhysX doesn't hurt FPS much at all does it? I thought it was like a 2 FPS difference
With a 450 it will be more noticeable, 450 doing physx while the other is rendering.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Play VH, physx/dof off, AAA.
Tess is fine, only a 5fps hit or so.
If that doesn't help, then go to high, but definitely lose physx without a dedicated card.
Physx in m2033 isn't even really noticeable other than the fps hit.

And remember that the benchmark isn't really indicative of gameplay,you'll avg higher fps in game.

And don't offer rep in your post.
So VH is doable, but its a call between physx on/off... Ill give it a go, and yeap my bad on rep offer, thx for tip!

I suppose the real question is the difference between high and v high.
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post #8 of 11
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So VH is doable, but its a call between physx on/off... Ill give it a go, and yeap my bad on rep offer, thx for tip!

I suppose the real question is the difference between high and v high.
Metro is a very pretty game on medium. When I was running one 470, I ran on High. There is a difference as now I can max the game but either way, the game is very pleasing on High. There's a slight difference between High and Very High but you will appreciate the game on High... Not if that made sense
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with 1 6870 i run Veryhigh, 16Xaf, AAA, Tesselation: on, DOF: Off, and i managed a playable frame rate even at 1080P.

2X 6870's can play the game maxed with DOF on.
    
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with 1 6870 i run Veryhigh, 16Xaf, AAA, Tesselation: on, DOF: Off, and i managed a playable frame rate even at 1080P.

2X 6870's can play the game maxed with DOF on.
    
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