So since Borderlands 2 is coming out soon, I thought I'd go back and play Borderlands just for funzies. However I'm getting horrible stuttering that doesn't seem to go away no matter what I do. I tried max and min settings. VSYNC on and off. Tweaking so many settings on the game's ini files but nothing seems to work. Doing nothing I get a steady 60 fps regardless of vsync on or off. Mind you my fps is exactly the same no matter what settings I change, it makes me feel like I'm not changing anything at all. I have 3930k, 16gb of ram, gtx 680 SLI. I play battlefield 3 and metro in max settings in surround with no drop in FPS at all. Yet borderlands is giving me so much trouble. I've searched online for and hear so many different solutions and I've tried them all. Nothing seems to be working and it seemed like many has had the same unresolved issue. Any has any suggestions?
Thank you so much! I appreciated the comment. I tried everything you recommend to no avail. If I find a solution I'll post it here so that other people knows too. I'm really confused and I love that game. Sucks that I can't get it to work.
Been quite some time since I've played Borderlands. But when I did I didn't have any problems with SLI (granted it might not work, but it did not cause problems).
I don't play it much though because the cartoony graphics seem to create a "blurry" headache for me where as I don't have that issue with other games.
Usually if FPS is unaffected by graphic settings it points to a CPU limitation. But considering you play fine with Metro and BF3 that cannot be your problem. Try installing an older nVidia driver perhaps and see if that changes things. Sometimes updates/tweaks in drivers can cause problems with particular games.
There may also be some setting changes you can make using the nVidia drivers to modify the settings for Borderlands specifically. A different type of SLI setting, or disabling it just for that game.
Thanks for all the awesome replies. I run a water cooling set up so it won't be easy to remove the 2nd card. A lot of people say that the new drivers causes issue for Borderlands also. I see no reason why it would cap my frame rate at 60 fps even with vsync disabled. It's also disabled in the nvidia control panel.
I've tried everything. Thanks for all the suggestions DM186, it's been 2 weeks and I just have no clue what's causing it. I've been streaming BF3 on eyefinity with better FPS than Borderlands. I think it's time to throw in the towel.
So guys, I've found a solution. Of course many people talked about the anti-aliasing and stuff, but I just found out that you are not able to play Borderlands when Nvidia surround is enabled. The moment I turned off surround, I was about to max out every setting and turn everything on while getting more than 100 FPS. This is just a problem with the Nvidia drivers I guess. Thanks all for helping and I hope this helps others in the future.
OMGERSH That was exactly my problem! Basically it's bugging because of surround and the mouse! Unfortunately I only buy logitech mouses and have a g500 and a g9 too! This is so lame. Time to go buy some cheap mouse somewhere and to re-enable my surround. Thanks for the help!