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Hey guys,

Done a bit of searching round the forums, a few people have said they have 50 fps + with Crysis (Original) maxed out.

Specs are in my SIG, I'm running 32-bit Crysis on Windows 7 64-bit ultimate at 1920x1200, with x16Q AA, it also freezes when I run without vSync, so I'm stuck using vSync.

I get around the 20-28 FPS mark sometimes lagging to about 15 FPS in huge battles. I've seen other people run at 30FPS constant with these settings on the 1.5gb version of the card, I'm curious as to why this could be happening, is my new i7 2600k at Stock bottlenecking the GTX 580?

I'm really unimpressed, my old system with a GTX 470 & 955BE + 3.4ghz could run it just the same, if not better.

So what's the deal, I've tried drivers, nVidia settings, and I'm hoping to try some graphics mods, see if they help! Any suggestions for ones that work well with steam?

Any input is greatly appreciated!

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Fermi cards suck at Crysis 1. There's really nothing you can do, but lower your AA.
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Is the CPU overclocked? Could be a possible bottleneck. Also disable vsunc in crysis. patch to 1.2 and 1.21.
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Just out of curiosity, why did you get a Phantom while only running a 26", isn't it a bit of an overkill?
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I don't think anyone is getting 50+ fps with those settings on a single gtx 580.

You won't even get 60+ fps average at x8 AA at your res.
    
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So I'm getting average FPS then? I've seen an HD 6970 do better than this!
    
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Just out of curiosity, why did you get a Phantom while only running a 26", isn't it a bit of an overkill?
Well, my idea was that I was eventually going to get another 580, and 3 monitors.

But after seeing how poor my performance is for £450, looks like I'm sending it back!
    
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So I'm getting average FPS then? I've seen an HD 6970 do better than this!
That's actually correct. My GTX470 gets killed by a HD5770 in Crysis 1. The AMD / ATI cards do very VERY well with Crysis 1. While the Fermi cards really just suck at it.

Lower your AA down to like 4x or so, and it should be playable. I can't use AA at all at 1080p with my 470. That's with Crysis completely maxed out though (without AA).

Also, you should consider looking at OTHER games, and see how your 580 performs on them before judging it.
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So I'm getting average FPS then? I've seen an HD 6970 do better than this!
Anti-Aliasing in Crysis 1 gives a huge performance loss.

Disable any kind of AA and you should get a really good frame rate

But yeah, I AMD cards tend to perform better in Crysis 1 for some reason.

I'd ignore it and disable AA, you've got an awesome card
    
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Yeah it seems in Crysis 1 a $160 ATI card which would be slower in everything else than say a 560 TI will be faster in Crysis.

Some have said AA doesn't work on ATI cards, other say some levels of AA don't work... Some say ATI has lower default visual settings, there is a lot said on the subject but I haven't seen anything that really explains why a slower gpu such as a 6850 is faster than a 570/580 in Crysis 1 but nothing else.
    
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