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SkullAndBones.
11-30-2012, 03:30 PM
I am getting around 50 fps but when I run or move forward its like it does it in small stages likes it is juddering forward. I also get fram rate drop to 25-35 when firing and it kicks off. Any ideas~? I am runnin gon very high and not ultra which is even worse. I thought my rig would find this game easy.

i5
4.5ghz
gtx580 sli
ssd
Latest Beta drivers

Any thoughts? is it just bad optomising on ubi's front?

Also game always crashes when i go into the menu says cannot connect when i go back in to the game the textures are missing and I have to restart. Severs busy i guess?

StormchaserZA
11-30-2012, 03:49 PM
No its more than enough... its the game.

mesothorium
11-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Same issue

GTX 580 sli Asus DCUII
i7 960 @ 3.6 ghz

Can run it on ultra, but once i enter a area with more then 2 NPC's in it, it just plummits to oblivion.

Have to play at recommended settings (high/veryhigh) and disable SSOA, cant even run HBOA without it going to under 30 fps...
it looks good thou on those settings but i feel like i should be able to run it on ultra, Especially with 580 sli setup.

Have the Beta driver. and tbh it doesnt make any diff for me with or without the beta driver

ShadyMotley
11-30-2012, 04:23 PM
My father runs this game with a 2ghz processor and an old 1gb video card. His game runs better than mine on an i7 2600k 3+ghz and gtx 580 overclocked sli's. Mind boggling and disappointing.

JDzero_
11-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Core2Due E8500
4GB RAM
GTX 285

running perfectly.

ralphortiz.net
11-30-2012, 05:09 PM
SLI GTX 580s maybe are not enough on this game if you set the settings to ultra. You have to think that the 580s are now becoming obsolete (http://www.overclock.net/t/1298086/when-will-gtx-580-be-outdated/20). The card is getting very old. We're on the last of the 600 series & soon Nvidia will take a leap into the 700 series. If you want to run this game flawlessly at ultra setting then maybe get rid of those very old 580s.

Passie1988
11-30-2012, 06:08 PM
Since the game supports directx 11, i assume it also supports tessellation. Tessellation cost alot of FPS and i don't know how well the GTX 580 can handle this feature and other directx 11 features. My old hd 5850 was and is still a good card, but in directx 11 it sucks, you will get unplayable fps.

So if the GTX 580 doesn't handle directx 11 well, that would mean that you can put 3 GTX 580 in your computer, but you will still get low fps. If it is a good directx 11 card, then maybe SLI isn't working properly?

mesothorium
11-30-2012, 10:19 PM
dont wanna part with my 580 sli :(

To many fond memories. but yeah maybe an upgrade wouldnt be bad tbh, but im waiting for the 780's ;) Ow yeah

playing the game at high/very high. and tbh im pleased with that, still looks amazing !

guild11
11-30-2012, 10:27 PM
SLI GTX 580s maybe are not enough on this game if you set the settings to ultra. You have to think that the 580s are now becoming obsolete (http://www.overclock.net/t/1298086/when-will-gtx-580-be-outdated/20). The card is getting very old. We're on the last of the 600 series & soon Nvidia will take a leap into the 700 series. If you want to run this game flawlessly at ultra setting then maybe get rid of those very old 580s.

I hope u just trolling... I'm using 580's SLI too but I am not so impressed and I find it hard to believe that you need more than sli 580's to run on my max with high fps.
This game is a console ports and they are always worse than pc exclusive games.

ralphortiz.net
12-01-2012, 01:15 AM
dont wanna part with my 580 sli :(

To many fond memories. but yeah maybe an upgrade wouldnt be bad tbh, but im waiting for the 780's ;) Ow yeah

playing the game at high/very high. and tbh im pleased with that, still looks amazing !

Don't count on it soon. The 700 series will be available sometime around early spring next year (according to some reliable sources). I know it's hard to swallow but there's been some discussions on the 500 series (particularly at overclock.net) - about it getting obsolete. It's power hungry & heats up higher than the 600 series. Some latest games now are also graphic hungry making the very old 500 series work more & trottle.

dazman86
12-10-2012, 01:51 AM
Everybody who owns a gtx 580 ignore what ever Ralphort is saying lol, absolute rubbish!! I own 2 systems one with gtx580 SLI and the other with the 680 SLI and the difference is tiny.
Yes the 580s are a little power hungry and do run slightly hotter than the 680s, but not worth the money to upgrade... this is all down to ubisoft not being able to release a game properly to pc from a console ported game, I have had identical problems with the 680s, turn down AO to x2 and turn down post affects to high..

P.s Don't read Overclockers.net, I think they get bored sometimes....

zooloo75
12-10-2012, 01:53 AM
9800gtx+, runs it just fine with Post FX on low and AO off.

deeselcyde
12-10-2012, 02:50 AM
SLI GTX 580s maybe are not enough on this game if you set the settings to ultra. You have to think that the 580s are now becoming obsolete (http://www.overclock.net/t/1298086/when-will-gtx-580-be-outdated/20). The card is getting very old. We're on the last of the 600 series & soon Nvidia will take a leap into the 700 series. If you want to run this game flawlessly at ultra setting then maybe get rid of those very old 580s.

Stupid comment. 1 580 can run almost all game perfectly fine. Maybe not maxed, but anyone would be thrilled with 1. Throw 2 in the mix and he should be able to crush any game that comes along.

BeautifulShell
12-10-2012, 02:53 AM
It is enough, this game is just very poorly optimized. Hopefully a patch can fix all of that, but with Ubi's track record with pc games, that might be asking too much.

carl70
12-10-2012, 03:06 AM
its not the 580 gtx its the game and nevida drivers my 560 GTX is running this game fine yesterday i got the new nevida drivers then my game now started to crash and lag i just wanted to see if the new drivers are better then the ones i was using so i went back to the old ones and the game is working find again the game has some bugs but the new drivers from nevidia are problmes also

Garm31
12-10-2012, 03:24 AM
Do not buy any ****ing hardware for this game. Its not you system it the badly optimized game.

IDefectedI
12-10-2012, 03:34 AM
I can get well over 170 frames but when NPC comes knocking my frames start dropping .

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 04:51 AM
Everybody who owns a gtx 580 ignore what ever Ralphort is saying lol, absolute rubbish!! I own 2 systems one with gtx580 SLI and the other with the 680 SLI and the difference is tiny.
Yes the 580s are a little power hungry and do run slightly hotter than the 680s, but not worth the money to upgrade... this is all down to ubisoft not being able to release a game properly to pc from a console ported game, I have had identical problems with the 680s, turn down AO to x2 and turn down post affects to high..

P.s Don't read Overclockers.net, I think they get bored sometimes....

LOL, the GTX 580 is on way near the GTX 680. You're like comparing a Toyota & BMW here. The game is a GPU hungry beast. From what I read even the top Nvidia & ATI cards having problems maxing the game. The GTX 580 is an obsolete card. You will have some problems running the games at max setting with it.

apoe217
12-10-2012, 05:16 AM
Always 60+ fps on high preset (1920 1080) with 560 ti and i5 2500k. If I change to ultra there's a massive drop in frame rate, usually get around ~30 average with lots of stuttering. I've also heard nothing but problems with people running this game using SLI setups..

DudeNtheRoom
12-10-2012, 05:27 AM
User error.

It's not the game....it's the drivers. I bet if you roll back to 301 drivers or whatever one was official around that you'll get better fps.

rjav8r
12-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Hey guys, try enabling vsync ON in nvidia inspector

Before I couldn't run Ultra settings now, its smoooooooth and stutter free on ULTRA...still no MSAA though but everything else is maxed and constant 55-60 fps

I also have 5 frames set in the ingame buffer

Also running twin 580's

Brynnza
12-10-2012, 05:57 AM
I feel sorry for you guys.. Im running the game on a GT 520M and core i5 on my laptop in High with absolutely no problem at a stable 30-35 FPS..

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 06:02 AM
Everybody who owns a gtx 580 ignore what ever Ralphort is saying lol, absolute rubbish!! I own 2 systems one with gtx580 SLI and the other with the 680 SLI and the difference is tiny.
Yes the 580s are a little power hungry and do run slightly hotter than the 680s, but not worth the money to upgrade... this is all down to ubisoft not being able to release a game properly to pc from a console ported game, I have had identical problems with the 680s, turn down AO to x2 and turn down post affects to high..

P.s Don't read Overclockers.net, I think they get bored sometimes....

In addition, the Dunia 3 game engine used in Far Cry 3 have several improvements over the older Dunia 1 game engine used in Far Cry 2. I can't test this game on GTX 680 SLI as I don't have this game yet as I'm debating on whether to buy this game knowing that it doesn't have a dedicated server but based on what I've read in some PC overclockers' sites the framerates doesn't get very high (less than a hundred at max on SLI using the latest video cards & the latest drivers from but Nvidia & ATI). The game does have a good SLI/Xfire scaling (almost double that of a single card). A gamer at overclock.net today posted having problems reaching around 60 fps using the latest video card (Radeon HD 7970). I saw a Youtube video earlier testing this game on GTX 680 & going around 130 fps but it's hard to say if such frame rate is stable hence on hardocp.com test both the latest Nvidia & ATI cards posted lower frame rates.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/05/far_cry_3_video_card_performance_preview/

dazman86
12-10-2012, 07:33 AM
@Ralphort
Mate seriously I have tested both cards and your wrong simple as that, obviously you know nothing and seem to base you comments of one source it seems, a source I might add has been wrong in the past..

Anyways seems as though you have dragged this thread of topic, this is an optimization issue with far cry 3 itself it's not your hardware I am currently running the game on ultra settings with msaa on x2 and game is running smooth as silk, msaa is hopeless on 8x because it is optimized for amd cards not nvidia hopefully there will be a patch to correct this issue :-) but DO NOT go out and buy a 680s wait till the 700 series come out when nvidia have done some real changes..

dazman86
12-10-2012, 07:43 AM
@ralphort

Again of topic, I own the game!!!! SLI scales good if you make some tweaks with nvidia inspector and in game setting as I have said in previous post, game is perfectly fine, I'm sick of these people that come on and put links up and mislead people on upgrading there hardware because its not good enough and turn out you don't even own it! Hmm as I have said AGAIN! GTX 580 SLI will run far cry 3 perfectly fine and the game has not been optimized properly...

Common ubisoft problem as I have had problems with AC3 aswell

vaiguy1
12-10-2012, 08:02 AM
I don't know fps but I am running one MSI 7850 2gig on a i5 3570k 8gig ram with a 120gig SSD and I have everything maxed out and my game is running smooth as silk...plus not a crash one...guess Im just one of the lucky ones.

Saliq
12-10-2012, 01:09 PM
Running an
i5 3570k
8gb Ram
560 TI
1920x1200

Getting between 25-35 FPS on Ultra with MSAA x 2 on, Vsync 1Frame.
Havent updated my Video driver in a couple of Months I think either.

SNAKE-UK
12-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Hi all
I am running the following with no problems at all.

Processor AMD Bulldozer Quad Core FX-4170 ( 4.20 Hz / 4 MB Cache / AM3+
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO:USB 3.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, Quad CrossFireX / SLI
RAM 8GB Kingston Hyper-X Genesis Dual-DDR3 1600 Mhz, X.M.P ( 2x 4GB KIT )
Graphics Card 1GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 560- DVI, HDMI, VGA.
Power 600w Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm fan
Windows 7 64 bit

michael-james-p
12-10-2012, 01:34 PM
I am running a single GTX 580 msi twin frozer II - the performances is fine on ultra 1080p with 4 x MSAA - if I bump it up to 8 x MSAA it starts to lag quite noticeably. 2 or 4 x MSAA seems the sweet spot however. The only complain I have is that the game keeps crashing using both the older and newer nvidia beta drivers. I didn't bother to try the official drivers yet however, I figured that I'll just wait for the newer drivers to come out in a week or so.

Mukkel_NL
12-10-2012, 01:46 PM
I am getting around 50 fps but when I run or move forward its like it does it in small stages likes it is juddering forward. I also get fram rate drop to 25-35 when firing and it kicks off. Any ideas~? I am runnin gon very high and not ultra which is even worse. I thought my rig would find this game easy.

i5
4.5ghz
gtx580 sli
ssd
Latest Beta drivers

Any thoughts? is it just bad optomising on ubi's front?

Also game always crashes when i go into the menu says cannot connect when i go back in to the game the textures are missing and I have to restart. Severs busy i guess?


SLI and Far Cry 3 is one big mess. Do you got the latest Nvidia driver? 310.70 if not please download.
Older versions before doesn't support sli in FC3. Then GPU2 is only idle-ing during playing. (GPU1 fully used, GPU2 hanging around 17 / 20% )
Can be checked with MSI afterburner.

The frame drops during fights / firering are called "bulled decals"
http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4465803&postcount=1006 see FPS and gpu use after bullet impact.
Quite easy to fix.

Do the following:
Download and install the latest Nvidia driver ; Download and install NvidiaInspector
Open Inspector and press profile settings (right of driver version)
Search the Far Cry 3 profile (searchbar top of screen)
Then change the value of "SLI Compatibility Bits (DX1X) into 0x0C1902F5

Save profile and retry game :) no more FPS dropps during battle.
It's a "know" SLI bug.

mrtmrc
12-10-2012, 01:51 PM
the vga card is great, but the real difference is made by the driver...

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 05:33 PM
@Ralphort
Mate seriously I have tested both cards and your wrong simple as that, obviously you know nothing and seem to base you comments of one source it seems, a source I might add has been wrong in the past..

Anyways seems as though you have dragged this thread of topic, this is an optimization issue with far cry 3 itself it's not your hardware I am currently running the game on ultra settings with msaa on x2 and game is running smooth as silk, msaa is hopeless on 8x because it is optimized for amd cards not nvidia hopefully there will be a patch to correct this issue :-) but DO NOT go out and buy a 680s wait till the 700 series come out when nvidia have done some real changes..

Can you provide any evidence to the validity of your claim. It's easy to say "I have the latest cards available on the market" but cannot provide any evidence to any claims made (CPU-Z, MSI Afterburner in-game on-screen display, etc.). What testing methodology you're using? I'm interested to know cuz based on some tests done by computer professionals the results have much lower frame rates.

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 08:15 PM
OK, I got the FC3 game today & tested it. The game can't run smoothly at ultra or even at high setting with all the graphic enhancement set higher on the fastest single GPU cards on SLI much more with the GTX 580. I'm running the game on (2) watercooled GTX 680 on SLI. The game has very poor SLI scaling as shown in the pictures below (contrary to what I've read on the test conducted by hardocp.com). The 1st video card runs at 98% & the 2nd only at 4%. It also uses a lot of VRAM (around 1,300 Mb on each cards) almost doubling that of the latest Frostbite game engine used on MOH: Warfighter & BF3. The framerate is around 26-34 fps (very poor) even at 1680X1050 image resolution. I'm using the latest Nvidia beta driver 310.70.

Ubisoft next time you port a console game on PC don't make it so obvious. The disabled vibration & auto aim function on console still there.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5962/farcry3d3d1120121210124.png

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/3503/farcry3d3d1120121210125.png

DudeNtheRoom
12-10-2012, 08:21 PM
i5 2.8 760
12GB 1333Mhz RAM
GTX 680

I get 50-80 fps - Only shadows on High everything else on higest @ 1600x900 no AA.

Turn off Vsync.

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 08:39 PM
i5 2.8 760
12GB 1333Mhz RAM
GTX 680

I get 50-80 fps - Only shadows on High everything else on higest @ 1600x900 no AA.

Turn off Vsync.

I restarted my PC & the scaling is now OK ( almost the same on the 2 cards). I think it's best to restart your PC after installing the game. I'm now getting around 60 -80 fps at ultra with the MSAA set to a minimum. I get around 130 & higher fps on MOH: Warfighter so this FC3 frame rate is definitely not so good.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3766/muchbetter.png

This game engine on this FC3 is a GPU hungry beast. Frostbite is a lot better.

How do you enable the toggle sight function on this game? Im used to MOH & COD games toggle sight on. It's getting frustrating having to hold the right click button & fire.

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 08:51 PM
OK, I found the toogle sight fix here...

http://www.gamersplatoon.com (http://www.gamersplatoon.com/forums/showthread.php?5792-Guide-Far-Cry-3-Toggle-Zoom)

DaTDirtYDawG
12-10-2012, 09:11 PM
SLI GTX 580s maybe are not enough on this game if you set the settings to ultra. You have to think that the 580s are now becoming obsolete (http://www.overclock.net/t/1298086/when-will-gtx-580-be-outdated/20). The card is getting very old. We're on the last of the 600 series & soon Nvidia will take a leap into the 700 series. If you want to run this game flawlessly at ultra setting then maybe get rid of those very old 580s.

Yeah I believe this statement to be completely and entirely inaccurate LoL. I have a pair of 560TIs running in SLI and I get about 45-50FPS on Ultra. Not really what I like (which would be a steady 60) but absolutely playable.

The OP's pair of GTX580s by all accounts should smash this game on ULTRA but like everyone else believes (except of course Ralph rotfl) I think the game is poorly optimized and conflicts with some cards

N1PP3R
12-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Hi

My Rig...

i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz
8gig Ram
2x HD 6950s

Game runs like **** in crossfire in DX11,i can only run the game in DX9 everything on low other wise micro stutttering and horrible jerking unplayable.

So its not just 580s and sli.

:mad:

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Yeah I believe this statement to be completely and entirely inaccurate LoL. I have a pair of 560TIs running in SLI and I get about 45-50FPS on Ultra. Not really what I like (which would be a steady 60) but absolutely playable.

The OP's pair of GTX580s by all accounts should smash this game on ULTRA but like everyone else believes (except of course Ralph rotfl) I think the game is poorly optimized and conflicts with some cards

If you're getting around 70 fps at ultra it's not good especially if you're using the (2) fastest video cards on the market. If those 2 latest video cards can't max it out around 120 & up fps then obviously the older video cards like the GTX 580 can't. You need a good video card set up on this game.

ralphortiz.net
12-10-2012, 09:33 PM
Hi

My Rig...

i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz
8gig Ram
2x HD 6950s

Game runs like **** in crossfire in DX11,i can only run the game in DX9 everything on low other wise micro stutttering and horrible jerking unplayable.

So its not just 580s and sli.

:mad:

The game engine is a GPU hungry beast. The 580 can't handle this game on max.

DaTDirtYDawG
12-10-2012, 09:39 PM
If you're getting around 70 fps at ultra it's not good especially if you're using the (2) fastest video cards on the market. If those 2 latest video cards can't max it out around 120 & up fps then obviously the older video cards like the GTX 580 can't. You need a good video card set up on this game.

He should be getting at least that without stutter. My game with far lesser cards runs more smoothly than his. Your results drive the point home even further to what everyone here (but you) is suggesting in that it's the game. I'm quoting your claim that it's his "old" card as being an incorrect statement

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1981980/farcry3_d3d11_2012_12_10_15_21_31_795.jpg

N1PP3R
12-10-2012, 09:49 PM
we need a fix for this problem not people posting half baked ideas Ralhort....

N1PP3R
12-10-2012, 09:51 PM
The game engine is a GPU hungry beast. The 580 can't handle this game on max.

Jog on! you dont know what your talking about....so crossfire 6950s cant handle this game.

DudeNtheRoom
12-10-2012, 10:38 PM
I still think it's the drivers. I forget if it's this thread or another but the first few posts I saw in said thread had ppl complaining about fps and they ALL used beta drivers. Plus, newer drivers aren't always the best if you have older video cards.

As for getting low fps with SLI 680s....I dunno. I've always heard horror stories regarding SLI and Crossfire, so may not be the game.

DaTDirtYDawG
12-10-2012, 11:10 PM
....I dunno. I've always heard horror stories regarding SLI and Crossfire, so may not be the game.

Oh yes horror stories. On some of the real nasty SLI cases commiting acts of horror where the police and the FBI were called in. Just what I've heard

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 12:30 AM
we need a fix for this problem not people posting half baked ideas Ralhort....

If you're so smart as to calling my ideas as half baked then there's something wrong there. I based my statements on test results from legit people. Hardocp.com results seems to back up my claim that this game is a GPU hungry beast. The link is there on my previous thread for you to read. There's about (2) beta drivers I think that came out from Nvidia after this game was released. The latest beta driver Nvidia claimed to have about 38% performance boost. Is having a framerate around 50, 60, 70 fps a performance boost? It's probably OK if you're using an old GTX 470 or Radeon HD 4870 but not if you're using even the fastest video cards to date.

One thing I like with this game is the gameplay though the killcam annoys me. Is there a way to turn off the killcam?

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 01:05 AM
****! The game crashes after each multiplayer game. :mad:

Zom_Head
12-11-2012, 01:35 AM
No its more than enough... its the game.

This.

Zom_Head
12-11-2012, 01:39 AM
If you're getting around 70 fps at ultra it's not good especially if you're using the (2) fastest video cards on the market. If those 2 latest video cards can't max it out around 120 & up fps then obviously the older video cards like the GTX 580 can't. You need a good video card set up on this game.

Please, either go back to you'r AMD/Ati fan boy side of the room, or the console which you are trolling from.

A single 580 runs any game, maxed out with 60 FPS at min.

A LOT of games are just badly ported for PC and/or drivers w/profiles for MGPUs.

DaTDirtYDawG
12-11-2012, 02:07 AM
The game engine is a GPU hungry beast. The 580 can't handle this game on max.

Dude it's just that everyone on this thread is tired of your incorrect, blanket judgement calls. You back your claims with statements from outside hardware sites (which arent even referencing FC3) like it's gospel, yet actual experience with the very game in question, right here by people actually using them you totally dismiss. It's like you take the words from people 100 miles away but those of us right in front your face (yourself included rotfl) you pay no mind to. Hence, you are being royally flamed by everyone here.

You are absolutely incorrect in stating the GTX580 is not enough for ultra in FC3. For once listen to those in front of your face who are actually playing the game and not some outside hardware benchmark site with zero reference.

I have a pair of 560TI's in SLI and my game runs pretty well on Ultra at 45-50 FPS. Full load on both GPU's and again, not bad. How is it possible that GTX580 SLI doesn't smash this game then?? You have a pair of GTX 680 SLI'd and even your result doesn't add up? At what point are you going see that the game is simply not very well optimized for some cards? In this particular case (the OP) I believe there is some conflict happening because his cards by all accounts should be more than enough for this game and your cards should be like shooting tin cans with a bazooka.

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 02:16 AM
Dude it's just that everyone on this thread is tired of your incorrect, blanket judgement calls. You back your claims with statements from outside hardware sites (which arent even referencing FC3) like it's gospel, yet actual experience with the very game in question, right here by people actually using them you totally dismiss. It's like you take the words from people 100 miles away but those of us right in front your face (yourself included rotfl) you pay no mind to. Hence, you are being royally flamed by everyone here.

You are absolutely incorrect in stating the GTX580 is not enough for ultra in FC3. For once listen to those in front of your face who are actually playing the game and not some outside hardware benchmark site with zero reference.

I have a pair of 560TI's in SLI and my game runs pretty well on Ultra at 45-50 FPS. Full load on both GPU's and again, not bad. How is it possible that GTX580 SLI doesn't smash this game then?? You have a pair of GTX 680 SLI'd and even your result doesn't add up? At what point are you going see that the game is simply not very well optimized for some cards? In this particular case (the OP) I believe there is some conflict happening because his cards by all accounts should be more than enough for this game and your cards should be like shooting tin cans with a bazooka.


LOL. :D You clearly didn't read my previous posts. The link I've provided was a Far Cry 3 performance testing done by hardocp.com.

FirstMarDiv
12-11-2012, 02:59 AM
I think its the coding as well. Although, I have only 1 gtx 670 and I run the game fine on all ultra settings and the other settings are mxaa 4X and see about 45-60 fps steady. When I drop to 2Xmsaa I get a pretty solid 55-70 fps. I find it hard to believe that 2 580's sli'd do worse than my single card.

Shadowboricua
12-11-2012, 04:23 AM
My setup:

i2600K @ stock
16 GB Corsair Vengeance
GTX 460 2 GB x2 (SLI)

Running game on Ultra with MSAA 'off' and HBAO 'on' at 1920x1080; Getting between 40-60 FPS with few seconds drops to the 30s here and there but I am very satisfied with the frame rates with the 460s. Surprisingly, switching to HBAO from SSAO game me 5-10 FPS on ths nVidia cards. Of course, turning MSAA 'on' max's my FPS at around 45. I am also using VSYNC.

i would expect the 580's to do much better than reported by the OP.

forgot to mention; I have GPU frame buffer @ 3 which seems to reduced stuttering.

DaTDirtYDawG
12-11-2012, 04:48 AM
LOL. :D You clearly didn't read my previous posts. The link I've provided was a Far Cry 3 performance testing done by hardocp.com.

At this stage it's obvious you're arguing for the sake of arguing, either way nobody seems to be buying your argument or taking you seriously anyway lol Best of luck to you though ;)

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 04:57 AM
Bravo guys! Your excellent graphic performance defies common logic. I can only get a stable frame rate around the 70 fps max. It even goes lower around the 40s at times & I'm using (2) watercooled GTX 680s on SLI with setting not fully max out. But I'm not feeling that bad as I got slightly better result than the overclocking experts at http://www.hardocp.com (http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/05/far_cry_3_video_card_performance_preview/). Even one gentleman here using a very old GTX 470 have better results overall. I give up. You PCs do work wonders.

Shadowboricua
12-11-2012, 05:29 AM
Bravo guys! Your excellent graphic performance defies common logic. I can only get a stable frame rate around the 70 fps max. It even goes lower around the 40s at times & I'm using (2) watercooled GTX 680s on SLI with setting not fully max out. But I'm not feeling that bad as I got slightly better result than the overclocking experts at http://www.hardocp.com (http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/05/far_cry_3_video_card_performance_preview/). Even one gentleman here using a very old GTX 470 have better results overall. I give up. You PCs do work wonders.

The 70s? That is great. Although, I would also expect more than 70s with your setup. What processor do you have? The game seems to do better on Intel CPUs from what I've read. Also; how much RAM. Man, I have been thinking of getting 680s or 670 SLI; but I am not sure now. Again; I wish I would get steady 70s FPS myself. That would be awesome, but I am quite content being able to play this game on Ultra with my old cards.

Like I said, I do get drops to the low 30s/high 20s at times for a few seconds, but it is minimal. It also happens at moments where it does not make any sense (non-graphics intense areas) and are very random. However, My FPS are mostly steady at about 47-50 FPS with less graphic intense areas going over 60 FPS with VSYNC off or topping at 60 FPS with VSYNC on.

DaTDirtYDawG
12-11-2012, 05:39 AM
All anyone is saying is that the game seems to be extremely inconsistent in relation to GPU. It's nowhere near as straight forward for anyone like it is on that site youre posting.

Even from the very beginning the sytem requirements from the developers were weird. Don't you find the distance from minimum to optimal unusually broad? Heck even from recommended to optimal? So recommended settings (which typically is the high end settings, only FC3 has this 3rd unusual catagory of "High performance optimal") is a 480, then from 480 it LEAPS over to GTX680? Really? To me that's more evidence (not to mention the myriad of people on these forums...) that there is something totally whacked about it all.

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 06:14 AM
I find it quite bizarre when some people (particulary overclockers) who's main preoccupation were maxing things out yet they too get average results even with much more powerful PCs yet at Ubisoft forum gamers been maxing thing out on this game using a such slower graphics as GTX 470, GTX 550 TI, GTX 580, etc. I've examined performance results (like the one done by hardocp.com) which is closer to what I get & the others not from this forum, they're not as better at the people here at Ubisoft forum.

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 06:19 AM
I hope u just trolling... I'm using 580's SLI too but I am not so impressed and I find it hard to believe that you need more than sli 580's to run on my max with high fps.
This game is a console ports and they are always worse than pc exclusive games.

Unfortunately, that's the case in using very old & obsolete GPUs such as the GTX 580 based on what I can get on the results on much more powerful GPUs done by some overclocking sites like hardocp.com.

N1PP3R
12-11-2012, 06:31 AM
Unfortunately, that's the case in using very old & obsolete GPUs such as the GTX 580 based on what I can get on the results on much more powerful GPUs done by some overclocking sites like hardocp.com.

There you go again..jesus man go away!

DaTDirtYDawG
12-11-2012, 06:55 AM
Unfortunately, that's the case in using very old & obsolete GPUs such as the GTX 580 based on what I can get on the results on much more powerful GPUs done by some overclocking sites like hardocp.com.

I think most here suspected a long while back that you didn't know what you were talking about but anyone who says the GTX580 is "obsolete" confirms a complete lack of understanding of all this in the most basic level. The only thing old and obsolete is your attitude and desire to troll a forum simply because you were called on your ignorance. Thanks for confirming though lol

ralphortiz.net
12-11-2012, 01:56 PM
I think most here suspected a long while back that you didn't know what you were talking about but anyone who says the GTX580 is "obsolete" confirms a complete lack of understanding of all this in the most basic level. The only thing old and obsolete is your attitude and desire to troll a forum simply because you were called on your ignorance. Thanks for confirming though lol

It's not obsolete if you're using a GTX 580 & can't get your hands on the GTX 680s or the Radeon HD 7970s. There's been extensive discussions on the 580 obsolescence on some computer overclocking sites (primarily at overclock.net). Nvidia is at the end of the Kepler series (600s) now for christ sake & about to jump into the Maxwell series (700s) by spring next year. The 500 series is just too old at todays standard. I know is very expensive to upgrade to the top 600 series cards but if you're looking for quality & performance you're not getting it in the 580s. Well one thing for sure you'll be getting is higher temp & power comsumption in that old card. It's time to let it go. Your card is just too old so stop pushing that it has the juice cuz it doesn't have the power.

Be ready for next Year as CEO Cevat Yerli of Crytek was saying before that the next Crysis game is gonna melt your PCs. With the very old 580 being too hot it will surely melt your PC:D & you can't keep rolling. So get rid of that old card of yours it's not even nowhere near the performance level of the GTX 670 much more of the GTX 680.

bent319
12-25-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm running gtx580 sli and doing fine ultra settings @ 1920x1200 MSAA off

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