HELP PLEASE: Low FPS in Planetside 2 due to CPU?

HISTORY:
So I understand that Planetside 2 is a CPU game. Last November, my R6950 Twin Frozr II started showing signs that it was time to retire before death. I replaced it with a Radeon RX 480 4GB.

I thought I would get maybe 20 more frames at least. Nope. In fact, I swear that it's worse and it's not helping that they are 'dumbing down' the game for performance as of late.

Sure, I could go play other games (and do at great fps), but I love this game and well....I want to get my money worth. lol

QUESTIONS:
***I've tried to adjust in the ini files for the game.
***I've tried (need assistance) on adjusting in the Radeon settings.
***If it's the CPU - can someone explain why and what would be a descent upgrade without spending a lot?
***I have a EVGA GTX970 sitting in a box, would I be better off using this card?

SPECS:
AMD FX(tm)-8120 8-Core Processor 3.11GHz
CROSSHAIR V FORMULA
Ripjaws 16GB of RAM
MSI Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
3 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
1 x Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2BAA
1 x Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 800W Power Supply
Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme
Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SEC
Keyboard: Vengeance® K90 Performance MMO
Mouse: Logitech 69x Laser 5700 dpi
Acer V243H 24" TFT LCD monitor
23" Dell E2310H DVI 1080p LCD Monitor
(I know, eventually new monitors)

IN GAME LOADOUT:
Newest loadout for PS2
[Display]
Mode=Fullscreen
FullscreenMode=Fullscreen
FullscreenRefresh=0
FullscreenWidth=1600
FullscreenHeight=900
WindowedWidth=800
WindowedHeight=600
Maximized=0
RenderQuality=0.950000

[Rendering]
OverallQuality=-1
GraphicsQuality=1
TextureQuality=2
ShadowQuality=0
LightingQuality=0
EffectsQuality=1
TerrainQuality=2
FloraQuality=4
ModelQuality=3
RenderDistance=1400.000000
Gamma=0.000000
VerticalFOV=74
ParticleLOD=1
ParticleDistanceScale=0.110000
FogShadowsEnable=0
VSync=0
AO=0
MaximumFPS=100
UseLod0a=1
BloomEnabled=0
MotionBlur=0
Smoothing=0

[Controls]
CameraAutoAdjustment=1
ClickToMove=0
ClickToMoveRightButton=0

[Sound]
Master=0.240000
Music=0.070000
Game=0.280000
Dialog=0.640000
UI=1.000000
UseFloat32Output=0
ExclusiveMode=0
HitIndicator=1
LowAmmoIndicator=1
VehicleChatter=1
IdleMusic=1
UseHighQualityReverb=0
MaxVoices=50



VIDEOS

Newer gameplay with lower in game settings with the RX 480
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQwh67mStE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4lEz9wtxL4&t=5s


Jan 2015 video with FPS and CPU based AND I was streaming with R6950 Twin Frozr II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZjMFJszLAA


THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME OUT!!! <3
Reply to xKatsMeowx
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  1. xKatsMeowx said:
    HISTORY:
    So I understand that Planetside 2 is a CPU game. Last November, my R6950 Twin Frozr II started showing signs that it was time to retire before death. I replaced it with a Radeon RX 480 4GB.

    I thought I would get maybe 20 more frames at least. Nope. In fact, I swear that it's worse and it's not helping that they are 'dumbing down' the game for performance as of late.

    Sure, I could go play other games (and do at great fps), but I love this game and well....I want to get my money worth. lol

    QUESTIONS:
    ***I've tried to adjust in the ini files for the game.
    ***I've tried (need assistance) on adjusting in the Radeon settings.
    ***If it's the CPU - can someone explain why and what would be a descent upgrade without spending a lot?
    ***I have a EVGA GTX970 sitting in a box, would I be better off using this card?

    SPECS:
    AMD FX(tm)-8120 8-Core Processor 3.11GHz
    CROSSHAIR V FORMULA
    Ripjaws 16GB of RAM
    MSI Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
    3 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
    1 x Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2BAA
    1 x Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 800W Power Supply
    Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme
    Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SEC
    Keyboard: Vengeance® K90 Performance MMO
    Mouse: Logitech 69x Laser 5700 dpi
    Acer V243H 24" TFT LCD monitor
    23" Dell E2310H DVI 1080p LCD Monitor
    (I know, eventually new monitors)

    IN GAME LOADOUT:
    Newest loadout for PS2
    [Display]
    Mode=Fullscreen
    FullscreenMode=Fullscreen
    FullscreenRefresh=0
    FullscreenWidth=1600
    FullscreenHeight=900
    WindowedWidth=800
    WindowedHeight=600
    Maximized=0
    RenderQuality=0.950000

    [Rendering]
    OverallQuality=-1
    GraphicsQuality=1
    TextureQuality=2
    ShadowQuality=0
    LightingQuality=0
    EffectsQuality=1
    TerrainQuality=2
    FloraQuality=4
    ModelQuality=3
    RenderDistance=1400.000000
    Gamma=0.000000
    VerticalFOV=74
    ParticleLOD=1
    ParticleDistanceScale=0.110000
    FogShadowsEnable=0
    VSync=0
    AO=0
    MaximumFPS=100
    UseLod0a=1
    BloomEnabled=0
    MotionBlur=0
    Smoothing=0

    [Controls]
    CameraAutoAdjustment=1
    ClickToMove=0
    ClickToMoveRightButton=0

    [Sound]
    Master=0.240000
    Music=0.070000
    Game=0.280000
    Dialog=0.640000
    UI=1.000000
    UseFloat32Output=0
    ExclusiveMode=0
    HitIndicator=1
    LowAmmoIndicator=1
    VehicleChatter=1
    IdleMusic=1
    UseHighQualityReverb=0
    MaxVoices=50



    VIDEOS

    Newer gameplay with lower in game settings with the RX 480
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQwh67mStE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4lEz9wtxL4&t=5s


    Jan 2015 video with FPS and CPU based AND I was streaming with R6950 Twin Frozr II
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZjMFJszLAA


    THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME OUT!!! <3


    yup completely cpu bound

    that game only uses 2 cores, your cpu is pretty crap


    it is not worth spending any money on this dead platform

    time to get either a ryzen or intel setup


    for now look for a tweaking guide for better performance
    Reply to maxalge
  2. maxalge said:
    xKatsMeowx said:
    HISTORY:
    So I understand that Planetside 2 is a CPU game. Last November, my R6950 Twin Frozr II started showing signs that it was time to retire before death. I replaced it with a Radeon RX 480 4GB.

    I thought I would get maybe 20 more frames at least. Nope. In fact, I swear that it's worse and it's not helping that they are 'dumbing down' the game for performance as of late.

    Sure, I could go play other games (and do at great fps), but I love this game and well....I want to get my money worth. lol

    QUESTIONS:
    ***I've tried to adjust in the ini files for the game.
    ***I've tried (need assistance) on adjusting in the Radeon settings.
    ***If it's the CPU - can someone explain why and what would be a descent upgrade without spending a lot?
    ***I have a EVGA GTX970 sitting in a box, would I be better off using this card?

    SPECS:
    AMD FX(tm)-8120 8-Core Processor 3.11GHz
    CROSSHAIR V FORMULA
    Ripjaws 16GB of RAM
    MSI Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
    3 x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
    1 x Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2BAA
    1 x Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 800W Power Supply
    Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme
    Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SEC
    Keyboard: Vengeance® K90 Performance MMO
    Mouse: Logitech 69x Laser 5700 dpi
    Acer V243H 24" TFT LCD monitor
    23" Dell E2310H DVI 1080p LCD Monitor
    (I know, eventually new monitors)

    IN GAME LOADOUT:
    Newest loadout for PS2
    [Display]
    Mode=Fullscreen
    FullscreenMode=Fullscreen
    FullscreenRefresh=0
    FullscreenWidth=1600
    FullscreenHeight=900
    WindowedWidth=800
    WindowedHeight=600
    Maximized=0
    RenderQuality=0.950000

    [Rendering]
    OverallQuality=-1
    GraphicsQuality=1
    TextureQuality=2
    ShadowQuality=0
    LightingQuality=0
    EffectsQuality=1
    TerrainQuality=2
    FloraQuality=4
    ModelQuality=3
    RenderDistance=1400.000000
    Gamma=0.000000
    VerticalFOV=74
    ParticleLOD=1
    ParticleDistanceScale=0.110000
    FogShadowsEnable=0
    VSync=0
    AO=0
    MaximumFPS=100
    UseLod0a=1
    BloomEnabled=0
    MotionBlur=0
    Smoothing=0

    [Controls]
    CameraAutoAdjustment=1
    ClickToMove=0
    ClickToMoveRightButton=0

    [Sound]
    Master=0.240000
    Music=0.070000
    Game=0.280000
    Dialog=0.640000
    UI=1.000000
    UseFloat32Output=0
    ExclusiveMode=0
    HitIndicator=1
    LowAmmoIndicator=1
    VehicleChatter=1
    IdleMusic=1
    UseHighQualityReverb=0
    MaxVoices=50



    VIDEOS

    Newer gameplay with lower in game settings with the RX 480
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQwh67mStE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4lEz9wtxL4&t=5s


    Jan 2015 video with FPS and CPU based AND I was streaming with R6950 Twin Frozr II
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1onWKBH-8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZjMFJszLAA


    THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME OUT!!! <3


    yup completely cpu bound

    that game only uses 2 cores, your cpu is pretty crap


    it is not worth spending any money on this dead platform

    time to get either a ryzen or intel setup


    for now look for a tweaking guide for better performance


    What would be an upgrade CPU in your opinion? I can't afford to go with the newest gear right now.

    Thanks!
    Reply to xKatsMeowx
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