View Full Version : Why would I be getting more FPS in Perfect than in Excellent mode?

11-19-2004, 08:33 PM
I just don't understand. I should be getting better fps in Excellent, however, I get about 10 fps more in perfect. I'm using an x800xt. Is that why? Is excellent causing a bottleneck of sorts on the vid card?

Thanks in advance.

11-19-2004, 09:20 PM
I see very little performance hit when switching from excellent to perfect also, however I believe on my rig (PIV1.8/512/GF3) that it is related to the 'Stencil Buffer'. Once I get that thing shut off, Excellent mode runs noticeably faster than perfect. With it on, I get some serious hiccups during 'busy' moments, even on lower settings than excellent.

TgD Thunderbolt56
11-19-2004, 09:34 PM
I just ran a test and in perfect with 16 B-29's and 4 friendlies I averaged 48 fps after about 3-4 minute running battle. I had 4xAA and 8xAF enabled at 1024x768 and my minimum fps was 28 over that same period!

I realize online ma be a different story, but this seems to be definitely on the right track.



11-19-2004, 10:50 PM
Yes, I can't figure it out. Excellent FPS are lower than Perfect. Go figure......

Is there any way to turn the stencil buffer off? if that's the cause. When I uncheck, it just goes back to checked.

11-20-2004, 12:21 AM
I had simlar results with perfect vs. excellent until I noticed the FPSs near an island especially where the turquoise water resides. My FPSs took a major dump when following the val during a dive bomb of the island (about 10 - 20 FPS) in perfect. Look at the track "Intro2". Over most water though perfect water=1 is faster than excellent for me.