I just built a new system (see specs below) and tested Crysis 2 with Ultra resolution at 1080p and V-Sync on, but only achieved an average of 45 fps (according to Fraps) early on in the game (like running around outside). There was also a cutscene near the beginning (when you first see Prophet shooting a minigun at the enemy gunship when your ship is destroyed) that dropped down to around 29 fps and stayed around there for a bit. There were only a few moments that I hit 60 fps and they were while inside and next to nothing was happening, but even then it frequently dropped to around 50 fps. I tried turning V-Sync off but I only got about a 3-5 fps increase with running/action while outside.
Now, while these don't seem necessarily bad, I read that the 760 is capable of running Crysis 2 at those setting at a little over 60 fps (http://uk.hardware.info/productinfo/192890/nvidia-gefor...). I also have the EVGA Superclocked version so if anything I expected to yield better results. (They also said they had AA on, but I couldn't find any option to turn it on or off, only V-sync.)
Now, the system they tested it with does have an i7-3960x with 16gb of ram, but from what I read over and over again on these forums, my specs (i5-4670k and 8gb of ram) wouldn't bottleneck my GPU.
Okay, update: I just tested it again with V-Sync on and the same scenes I got 40-45 fps with (outside) are now getting at steady 25, but they jump back up when I turn V-Sync off. Also, even scenes inside with no action drop to the low 30s when I run or jump. What in the world?? This is way worse than before.
Someone please help explain why my card is getting less than half its expected fps, I'm at a total loss and am wondering if it's broken. Thanks.
I average about 98% GPU usage. I played a little farther into the game and now the action is anywhere from 45-60 fps, though the first action scene is still around 45 fps. I restarted the game again and sometimes I see jumps up to 80 or 90 fps and a lot of hovering around 50. I also noticed that during the intro sequences much of the time the fps is higher during fast scenes with lots of movement (the opposite of what I described earlier); though the "Prophet shooting the gunship" sequence I described is still about 30 fps which is really disappointing (but it is a slow scene that keeps in the same frame of view mostly, though other similar scenes have much higher fps). I'm confused about this, it seems really unstable. I understand there will always be some variation depending on the environment but I guess I was just hoping to keep a steady 60 like that site suggested I would. Is this dramatic variation (30-90) normal or is there something wrong with my system?