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FPS drop in huge battles? - Battlefield 4

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November 29, 2013 8:28:57 AM

My specs are:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD Athlon II X3 440
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz
LG Monitor 20EN43 (1600x900@60Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5670

It's not the best rig but it's what I have. I notice my fps drops in huge battles especially in Siege in Shanghai and Hainan Resort.
I don't have problems with other maps, just those. There are fps drops but not much.
I'm thinking my graphics card is the culprit or maybe it's the network quality. Where I live we're still using copper lines and soon to be upgraded to fiber connection.
The drop is sometimes unbearable and I get 8-12 fps in Hainan Resort and Siege of Shanghai depending on the server I'm in.
I run Battlefield 4 all on low, at 1400x900 plus a user.cfg file tweak. My ping is 100 lowest 150 highest.
I'm planning to buy a GTX 660 if my graphics card needs upgrading, but I have to be sure maybe the problem is with the network quality. What do you think?
November 29, 2013 8:33:36 AM

Hi

Recommended system requirements

The recommended PC system requirements for optimal visual quality and frame rates:

Quad core CPU (Intel Core i5 or i7) at 3 Ghz
4 GB memory (8 GB for 64-bit operating systems)
A modern DX11 graphics card with 2+ GB of video memory, GeForce 600 series or Radeon 7000 series
Windows 7 64-bit operating system (Windows 8 is supported as well)
30+ GB of free harddrive space

I Guess it's time to upgrade cpu since BF4 is CPU intensive
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November 29, 2013 8:37:55 AM

It's just the game. It's a new game and bug fixes, performance improvements will be made as it goes on.

Your ping, network and internet has nothing to do with drops in framerate.

FPS dropping and jumping is very normal in Battlefield 4 multiplayer. It depends on what is being rendered and what your looking at in the game. Look straight down at the ground and your frames will jump. Look at the clusterfuck of enemies in battle and your frames will drop.

And yes you will get better performance with a GTX 660. The game prefers AMD cards. Consider a HD 7870 or R9 270x instead.
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November 29, 2013 8:41:05 AM

Time to upgrade your system. Your cpu/gpu/ram are below the recommended specs as dextermat said and when playing online bf4 is very cpu intensive so your system only having a dual core and only a low 1gb gpu would be causing big fps drops. your ram is only a single stick most common ram to have now days is dual channel 4 gig sticks x 2 hope this gives you a better understanding
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November 29, 2013 8:43:25 AM

huilun02 said:
It's just the game. It's a new game and bug fixes, performance improvements will be made as it goes on.

Your ping, network and internet has nothing to do with drops in framerate.

FPS dropping and jumping is very normal in Battlefield 4 multiplayer. It depends on what is being rendered and what your looking at in the game. Look straight down at the ground and your frames will jump. Look at the clusterfuck of enemies in battle and your frames will drop.

And yes you will get better performance with a GTX 660. The game prefers AMD cards. Consider a HD 7870 or R9 270x instead.

So there's a chance they'll patch the game for low end PC's? I understand what you mean, I guess my graphics card is the culprit here.
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November 29, 2013 9:06:10 AM

It's also your CPU. GPU may help but that CPU will still choke on multiplayer.
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November 30, 2013 1:56:56 AM

I have Intel i5 3450 (3,1 GHz) , Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti and 8 GB of ram and Battlefield 4 is running 60 Fps on High settings ;) 
And im getting a new gpu (=Gigabyte,Zotac,MSI or Asus GeForce GTX 770) :3
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November 30, 2013 12:23:13 PM

huilun02 said:
Yeah consider getting a better processor.

Like this one
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HDZ980FBBX&c=C...

As well as faster dual channel DDR3 ram.


As huilun said new processor/ram will help big time depending on how much your budget is if you want flawless gameplay on BF4 consider an FX 8320, any motherboard that supports an am3+ chip, 8 gig kit of ddr3 1600mhz ram and a HD 7870 or GTX 660 as those will play it max quality :) 

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November 30, 2013 2:06:36 PM

I agree with the consensus.

My old gaming box was a 965BE (oc'd to 3.6) and 6970HD. It plays "ok" but is painfully slow loading and not much eye candy. Technically it meets the minimum requirements, but honestly isn't that enjoyable as I wanted.

An 8320 would be nice, or even a 6300 http://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966995/Processo... . A 270x would be a good compliment, and if Mantle does what Dice claims, you should see a huge improvement.

Two sticks of 4gb ram is desirable.

Yep, time to upgrade.

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