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Hey,

Ive been loving this game since i started it, unfortunately im a filter maniac and it doesnt matter what config i set, if i enable the AA option in the game the FPS drop to 25-27 average, making it unplayable.

I tried setting every other option to the minimum, and the fps remain on the same range, and the game looks very bad..

I also tried enabling AA through CCC, but it doesnt work... maybe because its the 9.6 version, i tried every possible combination on the CCC panel but it didnt make any change to the game.

With every setting on MAX but no AA i get no less than 40+ FPS, 50 average, does this mean that its time to upgrade my GPU?
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A 4870 isn't really much of a high end GPU these days. So yeah, its likely time to do an upgrade.
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Is it really that bad with even just 2x AA? The first Shift must be far less demanding, I had no trouble running it with 4x AA, which is my default for good performace/visuals. The 4870 still has legs, but eventually games will run better on later hardware. Stupid technology Either upgrade, settle with lower/no AA and hope for an update that sorts it all out, or settle with picking up another 4870 (if you can run Xfire). Noticed your not running the most powerful PSU, that might need to be looked at if a new GPU is in the future.
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im considering a 560 ti AMP edition, but it needs 290W+ on peak, and id have to get another PSU, and that is way over my budget..

I thought it wasnt necessary, i mean i play crysis 2 on advanced with 50+FPS... and it looks so good...

Maybe there is a way to enable AA through CCC.. its just not working
Edited by octohedron - 4/19/11 at 5:13am
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post #5 of 12
my gtx460 768 does high and normal aa in this game, sometimes it goes to 50fps, but most of the time will be 60fps

btw
i have read this game sucks in ati the same as shift1, so you might wait for patch
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With every setting on MAX but no AA i get no less than 40+ FPS, 50 average, does this mean that its time to upgrade my GPU?
What are your FPS in other games?

I would probably recommend a new card just because it is a bit dated and there are other good quality cards at a reasonable price now..

Shift_2 is not a good game to compare your hardware on, I dont even understand where the graphics hit comes from. The graphics are weak, its a DX9 game released in 2011??

It gave me a FPS hit maxed while looking worse than DX11 games that run at 80+ FPS constant maxed....
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im considering a 560 ti AMP edition, but it needs 290W+ on peak, and id have to get another PSU, and that is way over my budget..

I thought it wasnt necessary, i mean i play crysis 2 on advanced with 50+FPS... and it looks so good...

Maybe there is a way to enable AA through CCC.. its just not working
So maybe instead look for a cheaper GTX470 and get the same or better performance? This way, you could afford a better PSU to go with it.

Your rig would run flawlessly on a solid 400-450w PSU with a GTX470 / 570. Note, I said solid PSU...not a Thermaltake.
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So maybe instead look for a cheaper GTX470 and get the same or better performance? This way, you could afford a better PSU to go with it.

Your rig would run flawlessly on a solid 400-450w PSU with a GTX470 / 570. Note, I said solid PSU...not a Thermaltake.
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Try upgrading Catalyst Drivers? 9.6 is pretty ancient.
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Try upgrading Catalyst Drivers? 9.6 is pretty ancient.
Yes, do you recommend a particular version? Im almost sure that after 10.4 Shift 2 wont work properly.

Someone said 9.12, maybe i should give it a try.

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What are your FPS in other games?
Most games run flawlessly, Crysis 2 on advanced runs smooth always over 45+ fps.

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So maybe instead look for a cheaper GTX470 and get the same or better performance?
solid PSU...not a Thermaltake.
Where i live the 470 cost $400+, while the 560 ti amp $380, and im considering to get a generic 550W psu for $10
Edited by octohedron - 4/19/11 at 5:41am
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