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kev13dd
06-23-04, 08:04 PM
I'm going to a bunch of LAN parties, and playing, unfortunatly, Far Cry. I'm really not a fan of it. I have playing a game where I'm attempting to shoot and dodge a person while they are shooting me, at only 30-40 fps, as a no no. So now that I was forced into getting Far Cry and playing it, I want to get the best out of it I can. I have a FX5900SE (EVGA) so I'm one of only 5 or 6 that can actually play it. The others have 9800pros and 9700 all in wonders. So I'm really sad when I look at their screens and see them performing better than me. If I have to play it, I want to be able to play it the best. And that's how this plays into why I put this into this thread

Which driver will be giving me the best performance on the FX series for this game? There are a bunch of hype on the 6 series drivers, but does anyone know if the performance increases are following over on the FX cards by using the 6X.XX drivers? I'm currently using the 61.32 (upgraded during the last LAN when I got bored with the 5X.XX series's performance and glitches) and am using all low settings, and when I get near water I'm stuck back with the 40fps speed, and I have a lot of runins with other people around water

Sys Specs:
Windows XP Pro
DX 9.0B, SP1
Forceware 61.32 drivers
2600+ Barton
FX5900SE (EVGA)
PC3200 512MB
DFI KT400A

K

BTW, I'm open to using other drivers besides Forceware if they will give me better performance, but I'd rather be using Forceware over any other if its ganna be giving me at least equal performance as the others

Clay
06-23-04, 08:26 PM
Up your RAM to a total of 1GB...that'll have the most immediate (although not free) impact.

rewt
06-23-04, 08:27 PM
An extra 512MB RAM would help a lot! And for drivers, 61.34 seem to be the best for FX users and Far Cry. Very good speed/quality ratio :)

kev13dd
06-23-04, 08:29 PM
Video card upgrade...$299
CPU upgrade... $209
RAM upgrade... $80
Drivers upgrade... priceless

Also, I don't really care too much for IQ. What I care about is performance. Better performance means higher frag count, which is all I need

K

jAkUp
06-23-04, 08:32 PM
Drivers wont help you much... more ram will help the most.

And if you dont care about IQ... just turn all the details down :p

Clay
06-23-04, 08:33 PM
What res are you playing at? Can you stomach dropping that down a notch? I'm sure it goes without saying to turn AA and AF off. :)

kev13dd
06-23-04, 08:44 PM
I have all details at lowest, and resolution at 1024. But changing between 800 and 1024 I don't notice any FPS increase really. Its pretty much the same, to the point I might as well use 1024 instead of 800. And yes, AA and AF are always off.

I've heard about using the R3XX path or turning off optimizations and stuff like that. But most of that deals with quality. Can I do anything like that to effect my performance?

K

MUYA
06-23-04, 09:46 PM
using the r3xx path will hinder performance because it uses probably higer precision and more ps2 shaders.
If you want performance then goto control panel and set testures to lowest, no aa and af as well turning as mip mapping to its loweest settings and the sorts. Finally, turn vsyvnc off ;)

Knell2
06-24-04, 01:18 AM
I noticed drivers after 6.11 boosted a few FPS in Fartfry for me. Also direct 9.0c helped a couple FPS in farcry too even though it's still in beta.


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