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So it seems like whenever I put graphics to very high and enable high res textures my game artifacts heavily and slows to a crawl.

When I turn all that extra stuff off and just turn it to high graphical detail it runs fine, but it's only using 500MB of GPU memory. Obviously I shouldn't have any problem running it with everything maxed even at 2560x1600 (which is what I play at.) I am on the most recent drivers and Windows 7 updates are caught up. I even turned my GPU overclock off and no difference.

What gives? Poorly optimized game? Needs patch? Needs new nVidia drivers?
post #2 of 11
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What gives? Poorly optimized game? Needs patch? Needs new nVidia drivers?
Probably all three. I am glad I didn't sell my 5870, though.
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Probably all three. I am glad I didn't sell my 5870, though.
I just sold my last 5870 and couldn't be happier.

Now I have to wait for a patch probably and nVidia driver updates to play maxed though.
post #4 of 11
there are Beta drivers to resolve the artifact/black patches issue.

As for the piss poor performance on 'Very High' settings with the High detail texture pack installed - it is a known issue and is currently being looked at by bioware, nvidia and amd.

even people with 580's running in SLI are getting poor performance on Very High!
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Has anyone tried running the High Res pack while running settings on "High"? Is this even possible? I have the slowdown issues on very high also, but haven't tried activating the high res textures yet.
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there are Beta drivers to resolve the artifact/black patches issue.

As for the piss poor performance on 'Very High' settings with the High detail texture pack installed - it is a known issue and is currently being looked at by bioware, nvidia and amd.

even people with 580's running in SLI are getting poor performance on Very High!
Good to know thank you for your input.
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I'll say it seems like the first big title in a long time that hasn't shafted AMD owners on launch. As in, usually green cards have no problems and AMD needs drivers/patches to perform properly.
I sometimes gotta wonder if AMD and Nvidia ever pass a bag of cash to devs to hobble the other cardmakers for a few weeks to increase their sales.
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Has anyone tried running the High Res pack while running settings on "High"? Is this even possible? I have the slowdown issues on very high also, but haven't tried activating the high res textures yet.
Yes; for me personally atleast - i am currently using the High Res texture pack on 'High' settings which is more than playable. Hopefully a hot fix will come in the next few days so we can switch back to Very High
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Has anyone tried running the High Res pack while running settings on "High"? Is this even possible? I have the slowdown issues on very high also, but haven't tried activating the high res textures yet.
DA2 works great in Eyefinity on my lone Radeon 6850. High-res textures and high detail (with no AA and a bit of AF). The performance problem posts seem to only come from Nvidia users...whether it is driver or game related I don't know...All I know is that it works great on my sig rig.
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I'm using the Beta drivers 267.24, I believe, and I have completely smooth performance in DX11, high res textures, and very high detail. Everything is cranked except the AA since I play at 1920x1200. Oddly enough I read horror stories from people with GTX 580s before trying for myself and everything works great for me.
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