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Chuck_Older
02-11-2006, 08:02 AM
Water 3=fast render?

Anyone done a little testing?

Chuck_Older
02-11-2006, 08:02 AM
Water 3=fast render?

Anyone done a little testing?

heywooood
02-11-2006, 08:04 AM
I have that card but I am only now D/Ling the patch...

Cworth
02-11-2006, 08:22 AM
Ive tried the water=3 setting and it all but killed the games frame rates on my 6600GT on a 3Ghz CPU and 1024MB memory.

I tried it with running at 1280x960 and also 1024x768 with AA and AF settings off.Both resolutions had horrible framerates.But since installing the patch my overall framerates using the game and video setting I used pre-patch have taken a noticable hit.

Chuck_Older
02-11-2006, 08:26 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Ah

I just read at SimHQ that the current wisdom is that Water=3 is a fast render version of the old water=3, and that water=4 is what water=3 was in 4.02

I guess that makes good sense. I was hoping for a cheap FPS boost. I'll just cough up the dough for more RAM

heywooood
02-11-2006, 09:50 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/newwater2.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/water2iii.jpg


these are the new water=2 with my 6600gt and 2megs ram amd3500+ etc... highest res and perfect settings 40-50fps on both maps.

My images are resized to accomodate the forum but you can see the obvious improvements over the old water=2...who needs water=3 ?...unless you have the latest rig.
With these settings and this performance I can wait for BoB to upgrade...maybe even 2 weeks after BoB.

fordfan25
02-11-2006, 10:39 AM
on my 6800gt water 3 is playble but at 30 to 40FPS in QMB when i shoot the water the FPS dropes to low 20's. water 3 looks almost the same and players much better how ever the is some strange graphic problem so i just went back to the old water 2 wich is now water 1