Originally Posted by miahallen
For the both of you...what resolutions are you running? I've done some exhaustive benching today to try to find optimal settings. I think in order to get decent eye candy, I'm going to have to drop my res (I'm working with 1280x720 right now).
Without any modified files (just ingame settings) I have everything set to "Very high" except models, shaders, shadows, and water, which are all set to "High". With that I'm getting:
With Graco's autoexec.cfg file from the download in the first post, I'm getting:
CPU 11/20/23 -5/-9/-7
GPU 18/21/29 -4/-9/-1
All benches run at 1280x720
Anyhow, I'm avoiding your "Ultra" tweak for now...maybe I'll try to revisit it later.
It just seems like your peroformance is too low all across the board. I don't have any clue what's causing it if you're using the newest beta drivers, but formatting the harddisk seems like the last option to me; this however lengthy proces yields other benefits like better overall computer performance and a clean up of old files as well
You could also check if your CPU and GPU are clocked at their factory clocks. I have my Q6600 overclocked to 3.0 ghz, but it still shouldn't make that much of a difference..
I'm always in 1680*1050 btw, that's my native (that res is less than 1600*1200 but more than 1280*1024