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July 30, 2014 11:20:28 PM

I am experiencing frame rate issues playing BF4 even though all the video settings are set to low. I don't know why I am getting frame drops because I would rate our PC specs reasonably high.I would think I should be able to run all the graphics on Ultra high with the following specs...

Intel I7-3770 3.40Ghz
Windows 7 Professional
Asus GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5
Asus Sabertooth P67 Motherboard with Thermal Armor
8GB RAM plus an additional 8GB vitual RAM
800w power supply
Antec LanBoy Air modular chassis (gaming case)

Please advise if I should consider upgrading any of the above OR something else is the is the issue because you believe the above specs are strong enough. Greatly appreciated.
July 30, 2014 11:30:26 PM

BF4 is a PITA .... I don't play it myself, don't like it. But my son does. I have two of those GFX cards and it runs everything great .... but BF4 crashes every hour or so. Do you have any issues with anything else or is it just BF4 ?
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July 31, 2014 12:03:53 AM

Toms Brother said:
I am experiencing frame rate issues playing BF4 even though all the video settings are set to low. I don't know why I am getting frame drops because I would rate our PC specs reasonably high.I would think I should be able to run all the graphics on Ultra high with the following specs...

Intel I7-3770 3.40Ghz
Windows 7 Professional
Asus GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5
Asus Sabertooth P67 Motherboard with Thermal Armor
8GB RAM plus an additional 8GB vitual RAM
800w power supply
Antec LanBoy Air modular chassis (gaming case)

Please advise if I should consider upgrading any of the above OR something else is the is the issue because you believe the above specs are strong enough. Greatly appreciated.


Hi,

#1: The Intel P67 chipset did not support the third generation core i7 microprocessors upon release. Motherboards that use the Intel P67 chipset may require firmware updates to enable full and proper support. Given that the Z68 chipset replaced the P67 chipset before the third generation i7 microprocessors were released it likely that most P67 based motherboards do not fully support them out of the box.
In less technical terms, make sure that your motherboard is running UEFI firmware revision 3602. If it is not, you can download the update from Asus support website.

#2: Make sure that you have the latest NVidia graphics driver suite installed. This can be obtained from NVidia's website.

#3: BF4 does a great job of loading as much data as possible from the hard disk drive into the system memory (loading everything that it needs all at once) but the odd resource may be streamed in. Placing the game on an SSD usually helps a bit.

#4: BF4 takes advantage of some features available in DirectX 11.1 which are only available in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The performance difference is quite significant on AMD cards which fully support DirectX 11.1, but I can't speak for NVidia.
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