Low FPS on The Witcher 2
When i'm playing the witcher 2 i get low FPS while in big battles and i'm not even on the highest settings, But not just that i lagg while using a taxi on SWTOR. WTF is going on.

My Specs are:

Windows 7 (64-bit)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V
GPU: ASUS GTX 560
CPU: i5 2500k
RAM: 8gb DDR3

Here are the Settings i play at
[img]http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll26/giantk9/Witcher2Settings.png[/img]

And this is MSI Afterburner while playing Witcher 2 on a big battle
[img]http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll26/giantk9/MSIAfterburner.png[/img]
When i'm playing the witcher 2 i get low FPS while in big battles and i'm not even on the highest settings, But not just that i lagg while using a taxi on SWTOR. WTF is going on.



My Specs are:



Windows 7 (64-bit)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V

GPU: ASUS GTX 560

CPU: i5 2500k

RAM: 8gb DDR3



Here are the Settings i play at

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And this is MSI Afterburner while playing Witcher 2 on a big battle

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#1
Posted 01/06/2012 01:25 PM   
Hello. I think Vsync might be your problem. If you can't maintain constant 60fps in-game, it tends to half your framerate. And if you get even lower performance, it lowers it even more.

Triple buffering solves this issue on most cases, but I'd disable Vsync altogether in the first place.
Hello. I think Vsync might be your problem. If you can't maintain constant 60fps in-game, it tends to half your framerate. And if you get even lower performance, it lowers it even more.



Triple buffering solves this issue on most cases, but I'd disable Vsync altogether in the first place.

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#2
Posted 01/06/2012 08:27 PM   
I've tried without v-sync and it's basically the same. Also should the GPU usage keep spiking like that?
I've tried without v-sync and it's basically the same. Also should the GPU usage keep spiking like that?

#3
Posted 01/06/2012 11:49 PM   
[quote name='SaltySal' date='06 January 2012 - 05:49 PM' timestamp='1325893778' post='1352603']
I've tried without v-sync and it's basically the same. Also should the GPU usage keep spiking like that?
[/quote]

The Witcher 2 fully loads out my 590s in quad SLI in 2D. In 3D I can't always stay at 60FPS. The game is pretty, but uses raw horsepower to pull it off with DX9.
[quote name='SaltySal' date='06 January 2012 - 05:49 PM' timestamp='1325893778' post='1352603']

I've tried without v-sync and it's basically the same. Also should the GPU usage keep spiking like that?





The Witcher 2 fully loads out my 590s in quad SLI in 2D. In 3D I can't always stay at 60FPS. The game is pretty, but uses raw horsepower to pull it off with DX9.

Done.

#4
Posted 01/07/2012 02:35 AM   
The game runs fine when i'm not fighting. Around 40 FPS when using the settings on the Geforce site [url="http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS/Witcher-2-The-Assassins-of-Kings-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-560-OPS"]here[/url]. It's mostly when i attack or get attacked it goes down to about 8 FPS. Shouldn't i be able to play it smooth?
The game runs fine when i'm not fighting. Around 40 FPS when using the settings on the Geforce site here. It's mostly when i attack or get attacked it goes down to about 8 FPS. Shouldn't i be able to play it smooth?

#5
Posted 01/07/2012 06:01 AM   
[quote name='SaltySal' date='07 January 2012 - 12:01 AM' timestamp='1325916114' post='1352723']
The game runs fine when i'm not fighting. Around 40 FPS when using the settings on the Geforce site [url="http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS/Witcher-2-The-Assassins-of-Kings-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-560-OPS"]here[/url]. It's mostly when i attack or get attacked it goes down to about 8 FPS. Shouldn't i be able to play it smooth?
[/quote]

There's more going on graphically in combat.
[quote name='SaltySal' date='07 January 2012 - 12:01 AM' timestamp='1325916114' post='1352723']

The game runs fine when i'm not fighting. Around 40 FPS when using the settings on the Geforce site here. It's mostly when i attack or get attacked it goes down to about 8 FPS. Shouldn't i be able to play it smooth?





There's more going on graphically in combat.

Done.

#6
Posted 01/07/2012 06:23 AM   
So what settings can i play it at?... The lowest? lol
So what settings can i play it at?... The lowest? lol

#7
Posted 01/07/2012 10:33 AM   
There shouldn't be spikes like that. When I play The Witcher 2, my GPU usage is between 80-100% without sudden spikes like you have.

Never went below 30fps, even in heavy fights. The only time it ever reaches the low 30's, is during some cutscenes, where the GPU is stressed the most (heavy shader effects, closeups, DoF, etc.).

These are the settings I use. Weird that you have such problems.
[img]http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/723/34180380.jpg[/img]

By the way, try disabling motion blur. I think I've read in some website that motion blur drags performance in large scale battles.

P.S. Have you set "Prefer maximum performance" in the NVCP? Maybe some unstable overclocks? Or on the contrary - maybe your system needs some overclocking to bump the performance?
There shouldn't be spikes like that. When I play The Witcher 2, my GPU usage is between 80-100% without sudden spikes like you have.



Never went below 30fps, even in heavy fights. The only time it ever reaches the low 30's, is during some cutscenes, where the GPU is stressed the most (heavy shader effects, closeups, DoF, etc.).



These are the settings I use. Weird that you have such problems.

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By the way, try disabling motion blur. I think I've read in some website that motion blur drags performance in large scale battles.



P.S. Have you set "Prefer maximum performance" in the NVCP? Maybe some unstable overclocks? Or on the contrary - maybe your system needs some overclocking to bump the performance?

Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.3GHz
ProlimaTech Megahalems Rev.B (Push/Pull with 2x 2000rpm CM SickleFlow Green LED fans)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Asus GTX670 (with UEFI BIOS)
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB @ 1600MHz 1.50V
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Corsair TX750
Cooler Master 690II Advanced Nvidia Edition
Samsung SyncMaster P2370

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#8
Posted 01/07/2012 05:41 PM   
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 11:41 AM' timestamp='1325958092' post='1352930']
The only time it ever reaches the low 30's, is during some cutscenes, where the GPU is stressed the most (heavy shader effects, closeups, DoF, etc.).
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The cut scenes are set to 29.9 FPS IIRC. I'm VSynced @60/120FPS most the time and cut scenes all seem to sit right around 30FPS.
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 11:41 AM' timestamp='1325958092' post='1352930']

The only time it ever reaches the low 30's, is during some cutscenes, where the GPU is stressed the most (heavy shader effects, closeups, DoF, etc.).





The cut scenes are set to 29.9 FPS IIRC. I'm VSynced @60/120FPS most the time and cut scenes all seem to sit right around 30FPS.

Done.

#9
Posted 01/07/2012 06:11 PM   
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='07 January 2012 - 08:11 PM' timestamp='1325959880' post='1352952']
The cut scenes are set to 29.9 FPS IIRC. I'm VSynced @60/120FPS most the time and cut scenes all seem to sit right around 30FPS.
[/quote]

Nope. They're "gameplay" cutscenes and not pre-recorded videos like most games use.

Maybe it's capped in 3D, I don't know, but I just started a new game to check, and I got 23-42fps on the first one (When Geralt's running in the forest. Interestingly enough, it seems to be the most demanding cutscene there is, lol) and 38-57fps where he chats with Vernon Roche and Ves in the interrogation room.
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='07 January 2012 - 08:11 PM' timestamp='1325959880' post='1352952']

The cut scenes are set to 29.9 FPS IIRC. I'm VSynced @60/120FPS most the time and cut scenes all seem to sit right around 30FPS.





Nope. They're "gameplay" cutscenes and not pre-recorded videos like most games use.



Maybe it's capped in 3D, I don't know, but I just started a new game to check, and I got 23-42fps on the first one (When Geralt's running in the forest. Interestingly enough, it seems to be the most demanding cutscene there is, lol) and 38-57fps where he chats with Vernon Roche and Ves in the interrogation room.

Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.3GHz
ProlimaTech Megahalems Rev.B (Push/Pull with 2x 2000rpm CM SickleFlow Green LED fans)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Asus GTX670 (with UEFI BIOS)
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB @ 1600MHz 1.50V
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Corsair TX750
Cooler Master 690II Advanced Nvidia Edition
Samsung SyncMaster P2370

Image

#10
Posted 01/07/2012 06:31 PM   
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 12:31 PM' timestamp='1325961095' post='1352972']
Nope. They're "gameplay" cutscenes and not pre-recorded videos like most games use.

Maybe it's capped in 3D, I don't know, but I just started a new game to check, and I got 23-42fps on the first one (When Geralt's running in the forest. Interestingly enough, it seems to be the most demanding cutscene there is, lol) and 38-57fps where he chats with Vernon Roche and Ves in the interrogation room.
[/quote]

Most cut scenes are "game play" these days. They're just capped. I'll start a new game a bit later to see if it's 3D specific.
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 12:31 PM' timestamp='1325961095' post='1352972']

Nope. They're "gameplay" cutscenes and not pre-recorded videos like most games use.



Maybe it's capped in 3D, I don't know, but I just started a new game to check, and I got 23-42fps on the first one (When Geralt's running in the forest. Interestingly enough, it seems to be the most demanding cutscene there is, lol) and 38-57fps where he chats with Vernon Roche and Ves in the interrogation room.





Most cut scenes are "game play" these days. They're just capped. I'll start a new game a bit later to see if it's 3D specific.

Done.

#11
Posted 01/07/2012 07:10 PM   
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 05:41 PM' timestamp='1325958092' post='1352930']
P.S. Have you set "Prefer maximum performance" in the NVCP? Maybe some unstable overclocks? Or on the contrary - maybe your system needs some overclocking to bump the performance?
[/quote]

How do i do that?

Also could it be my power supply? i have a 500w.
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='07 January 2012 - 05:41 PM' timestamp='1325958092' post='1352930']

P.S. Have you set "Prefer maximum performance" in the NVCP? Maybe some unstable overclocks? Or on the contrary - maybe your system needs some overclocking to bump the performance?





How do i do that?



Also could it be my power supply? i have a 500w.

#12
Posted 01/08/2012 04:10 PM   
[quote name='SaltySal' date='08 January 2012 - 06:10 PM' timestamp='1326039050' post='1353290']
How do i do that?

Also could it be my power supply? i have a 500w.
[/quote]

Open the Nvidia Control Panel, select "Manage 3D settings", find "Power Management Mode" and select "Prefer High Performance". Also, you may want to press the Win7 logo and type "power options" in the search bar. Select High Performance there as well.

Could be, if it's a low-quality PSU. Either way, I think 500W is really on the low side for a system like yours. Should've picked a 550W or more to be on the safe side, because you don't have a lot of space now, so to speak.

Corsair, Antec are my brands of choice whenever it comes to PSUs (Power Supply Units).
[quote name='SaltySal' date='08 January 2012 - 06:10 PM' timestamp='1326039050' post='1353290']

How do i do that?



Also could it be my power supply? i have a 500w.





Open the Nvidia Control Panel, select "Manage 3D settings", find "Power Management Mode" and select "Prefer High Performance". Also, you may want to press the Win7 logo and type "power options" in the search bar. Select High Performance there as well.



Could be, if it's a low-quality PSU. Either way, I think 500W is really on the low side for a system like yours. Should've picked a 550W or more to be on the safe side, because you don't have a lot of space now, so to speak.



Corsair, Antec are my brands of choice whenever it comes to PSUs (Power Supply Units).

Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.3GHz
ProlimaTech Megahalems Rev.B (Push/Pull with 2x 2000rpm CM SickleFlow Green LED fans)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Asus GTX670 (with UEFI BIOS)
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB @ 1600MHz 1.50V
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Corsair TX750
Cooler Master 690II Advanced Nvidia Edition
Samsung SyncMaster P2370

Image

#13
Posted 01/08/2012 06:54 PM   
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='08 January 2012 - 06:54 PM' timestamp='1326048856' post='1353345']
Open the Nvidia Control Panel, select "Manage 3D settings", find "Power Management Mode" and select "Prefer High Performance". Also, you may want to press the Win7 logo and type "power options" in the search bar. Select High Performance there as well.

Could be, if it's a low-quality PSU. Either way, I think 500W is really on the low side for a system like yours. Should've picked a 550W or more to be on the safe side, because you don't have a lot of space now, so to speak.

Corsair, Antec are my brands of choice whenever it comes to PSUs (Power Supply Units).
[/quote]

I changed it to "Prefer High Performance" but the FPS still drops during combat.

Here is MSI while playing witcher 2 with "Prefer High Performance" on.
[img]http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll26/giantk9/MSI.png[/img]

I can play Crysis maxed without AA with FPS stable around 30-40 and the Resident Evil 5 benchmark runs above 100FPS.

Also the GPU still spikes while playing.
[quote name='Earl_SLI' date='08 January 2012 - 06:54 PM' timestamp='1326048856' post='1353345']

Open the Nvidia Control Panel, select "Manage 3D settings", find "Power Management Mode" and select "Prefer High Performance". Also, you may want to press the Win7 logo and type "power options" in the search bar. Select High Performance there as well.



Could be, if it's a low-quality PSU. Either way, I think 500W is really on the low side for a system like yours. Should've picked a 550W or more to be on the safe side, because you don't have a lot of space now, so to speak.



Corsair, Antec are my brands of choice whenever it comes to PSUs (Power Supply Units).





I changed it to "Prefer High Performance" but the FPS still drops during combat.



Here is MSI while playing witcher 2 with "Prefer High Performance" on.

Image



I can play Crysis maxed without AA with FPS stable around 30-40 and the Resident Evil 5 benchmark runs above 100FPS.



Also the GPU still spikes while playing.

#14
Posted 01/09/2012 12:31 AM   
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