Arkham City with a dedicated PPU leaves a lot to be desired
Sup guys. I purchased Arkham City when it launched and I played it about a quarter of the way through. I ended up taking a long break from it after that, as I started playing a few other games. Now that it's been patched for the DX11 bugs, I figured I'd fire it up again to finish what I started.

As my signature states, I'm running a single GTX 580 (825/1650/2100). I have the in-game settings pretty much maxed out (1920 x 1200 with DX11 enabled, high Tessellation, high PhysX, high FXAA) and it does lag a bit. It definitely performs much better than it did before the patch, but it seems that the PhysX features are causing a huge performance hit. I still have a GTX 480 laying around, so I decided to use it as a dedicated PhysX card for this game.

In Arkham Asylum, I saw a fairly nice boost with a dedicated PPU. This isn't the case with AC though. I only average 1FPS higher with the 480 installed, which is pitiful. The 480's usage never goes above 25%, which seems low considering the first game would push it to 40% and beyond at times.

Has anyone had a better experience than me in AC with a dedicated PPU? I'm very disappointed with what I'm seeing.
Sup guys. I purchased Arkham City when it launched and I played it about a quarter of the way through. I ended up taking a long break from it after that, as I started playing a few other games. Now that it's been patched for the DX11 bugs, I figured I'd fire it up again to finish what I started.



As my signature states, I'm running a single GTX 580 (825/1650/2100). I have the in-game settings pretty much maxed out (1920 x 1200 with DX11 enabled, high Tessellation, high PhysX, high FXAA) and it does lag a bit. It definitely performs much better than it did before the patch, but it seems that the PhysX features are causing a huge performance hit. I still have a GTX 480 laying around, so I decided to use it as a dedicated PhysX card for this game.



In Arkham Asylum, I saw a fairly nice boost with a dedicated PPU. This isn't the case with AC though. I only average 1FPS higher with the 480 installed, which is pitiful. The 480's usage never goes above 25%, which seems low considering the first game would push it to 40% and beyond at times.



Has anyone had a better experience than me in AC with a dedicated PPU? I'm very disappointed with what I'm seeing.

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#1
Posted 02/12/2012 02:52 PM   
Bump. Seriously, no one else has tried this?

I find that forcing TB with D3DOverrider has improved my performance to a level that's acceptable (could be better though). I'm getting a few CTD's every now and then though, although they are random and not very frequent. Mind you, I have DX11 enabled and everything maxed with high FXAA.

In some areas, I'm seeing a 10-15 fps gain by enabling TB... There is a bit of stuttering when I enter a new area though.
Bump. Seriously, no one else has tried this?



I find that forcing TB with D3DOverrider has improved my performance to a level that's acceptable (could be better though). I'm getting a few CTD's every now and then though, although they are random and not very frequent. Mind you, I have DX11 enabled and everything maxed with high FXAA.



In some areas, I'm seeing a 10-15 fps gain by enabling TB... There is a bit of stuttering when I enter a new area though.

Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H Rev 1.1 || Core i7 4790K || 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL10 || Nvidia GTX 970 || Creative SB X-Fi Titanium || Seasonic X Series Gold 1050w || Corsair 800D || Corsair M90 mouse with MM600 solid aluminum pad || Corsair K90 MMO mechanical keyboard || Dell Ultrasharp U2410 || Windows 7 Ultimate x64

#2
Posted 02/14/2012 07:00 AM   
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