Below 20fps lowest settings on Battlefield 3

Hi everyone,
I just got Battlefield 3 the other day and it is unplayable with the fps I am getting right now.
I have a AMD x2 550 OC'ed to 3.5ghz and a AMD HD 5770.
I am playing on 800x600 resolution and all settings lowest and still getting ~20fps.
I uninstalled my display drivers and reinstalled, but when I start Battlefield 3 its says I have "AMD Radeon driver version 11.5" and that I need atleast 11.7, but cancelling warning will start game anyway. I have tried reinstalling newest catalyst version (11.10?). Or is it just my CPU unable to handle Battlefield 3?

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  1. Definitely your CPU. LOL.
  2. yea, game does not like dual core, game only likes quad core CPUs
  3. Have you guys read the performance analysis?,3063-13.html
    I seriously doubt that performance could be that much lower in multiplayer.
    EDIT: Here's another CPU benchmark, now in multiplayer.
    Only about 20% slower.
  4. Try Making your resolution higher so it uses more GPU and less CPU.

  5. That performance analysis would mean I should get decent fps?

    This video is of someone getting 30fps with same cpu with a nVidia 8800gt, i have a AMD HD 5770 shouldnt i get better performance ??
  6. Mithness said:
    Try Making your resolution higher so it uses more GPU and less CPU.


    Just tried that and it works! Thanks heaps man!
  7. No problem. What settings you running? I got a duel core (not as fast as yours) and a 5770 and I'd like to know the resolution your running and settings, when I get BF3

  8. At the moment im using an old screen which has a max resolution of 1280x1024 and im running medium settings getting around 30-40fps. :)
  9. Awesome dude, Exactly same Res as mine, and Medium seems good.

    Thanks for the info,

    Have Fun On BF3.

  10. Hey guys,

    So, I have BF3 on xbox and got the premium edition for PC. all of my specs are above the min by at least a bit; i've seen youtube videos of my laptop playing the game on low/medium settings fine. Also I play Diablo III on ~medium settings flawlessly. In BF3, however, am having serious problems. Pretty upset, because I just dropped $50 on this beast.

    First, the game is running so slow that it is absolutely unplayable. I literally turned the game on lowest settings, with like 640x480 resolution, and it still lags like all hell. I can barely move at all. Both in campaign and multiplayer.

    Updated all drivers right when I got the system (~3 months ago)
    My ping is fine (~35).
    Specs: I have an Ideapad y560
    i5 (dual core) 2.67 processor
    64 bit windows 7
    4gb ram

    Here are specs of GPU/driver info:

    Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
    Device ID 68C0
    Graphics Bus Capability PCI Express 2.0
    Maximum Bus Setting PCI Express 2.0 x16
    BIOS Version
    Memory Size 2714 MB
    Memory Type HyperMemory
    Core Clock in MHz 650 MHz
    Memory Clock in MHz 800 MHz

    Graphics Drivers:

    Driver Packaging Version 8.752-100629a-102440C-Lenovo
    2D Driver Version
    Direct3D Version
    OpenGL Version
    Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2010.0629.2222.38338

    Another, seemingly unrelated issue:
    Whenever I try to join a PB server, I get the notorious "no packet flow" error. Can't join games. PB is up to date and working. Ping is fine. gggrrrrrr....

    If anyone can help, a huge BF fan would hugely appreciate it. I only wanted to experience 64 player gameplay, even if on all low settings, yet I get this bunk...
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