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Bad Company 2 + SLI GeForce GTX 460 SE

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September 21, 2011 12:19:34 AM

So I just bought two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE cards to run as a SLI in an 3 year old setup. My average FPS with Fraps is around 42 ish.

Am I Bottle Necking? If so, apart from getting a new MoBo and CPU, are there any fixes?
Are the any BIOS settings that I need to do apart from setting SLI mode?

It seems like I had a better FPS with my older 8800GT.

I have listed my game settings and PC system below:

Game Settings:
Level of Detail: HIGH
Texture Quality: HIGH
Shadow Quality: HIGH
Effects Quality: HIGH
Anti Aliasing: 2x MSAA
Anisotrophic Filter: 2x
Vync: ON
HBAO: OFF

PC Components:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE (x 2 in SLI)
RAM: 8 GB DDR2 800
Motherboard: MSI P7N SLI PLatinum
Power Supply: Termaltake 700 W
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Thanks for the help!
September 21, 2011 4:12:08 AM

Oh boy...no wonder your FPS is crap!!! Turn OFF Vsync. That will kill performance every time. Trust me - watch the FPS go through the roof when that is disabled.
September 21, 2011 6:21:06 AM

gorillateets said:
Oh boy...no wonder your FPS is crap!!! Turn OFF Vsync. That will kill performance every time. Trust me - watch the FPS go through the roof when that is disabled.

Bull. All V-Sync does is cap the frames at your monitors refresh rate, which is 60 in most cases. It doesn't lower your frames at all if you aren't getting over 60.
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September 21, 2011 11:02:17 AM

its quite possible that at normalish resolutions you would get better frames with 8800GT 460's are equivalent to 8600GT's and 8600's in SLi might equal a 8800.

But SLI will probably cope with higher resolutions better. And leave v-synch on.

September 21, 2011 12:15:14 PM

I had problems with some games when I sent SLI, try checking the setting in Nvidia control panel.

I had to set the following :-

Single display performance mode
Power mode to maximum power

And don't forger to enable SLI! sounds silly but it happens.
September 21, 2011 12:19:34 PM

Also, enable the SLI indicator in NCP to confirm that the game is using both cards.
September 21, 2011 1:46:34 PM

13thmonkey said:
its quite possible that at normalish resolutions you would get better frames with 8800GT 460's are equivalent to 8600GT's and 8600's in SLi might equal a 8800.

But SLI will probably cope with higher resolutions better. And leave v-synch on.

WTF? The GTX 460 is about twice as fast as an 8800 GT. If you could run 8600GT's in quad SLI they might be equivalent to a 460.

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