I think the max in-game is 8x. I noticed the same thing with my 4870 today, FPS seemed stuck at 30 for most of the intro, but it went up after a while. Maybe something to do with Vsync from what I hear, but it goes away.
make sure your Vsync is turned off, sometimes that lowers fsp. that mode is intended for lesser cards
Uh, no. Vsync synchronizes your FPS with the refresh rate of your monitor to eliminate tearing. thereby limiting your FPS, if you have enough performance to reach the refresh rate. This requires more buffering, and without enough GPU RAM, your frame rate can suffer from it. Jeez, do your homework.
"Vsync synchronizes your FPS with the refresh rate of your monitor to eliminate tearing. thereby limiting your FPS, if you have enough performance to reach the refresh rate. This requires more buffering, and without enough GPU RAM
, your frame rate can suffer from it. " is right. and also cards with LESSER ram and clock speeds cant cope with extreme FPS jumps. so you get the tearing. also with lesser motinotrs with slower refresh rates. but thats another story. so the Vsync can help buy lowering the FPS to a constant veriable. for example 30FPS.( i think the max in farcry2 with vsync on is 60) SO that being said, if he was wondering why it would CAP at a constant FPS (like 30) but knows his video card and computer can handle more, Vsync might be turned on, and maybe his computer doesn't need it.
one last thing though, is vsync a good thing or a bad?
it sounds like (from what i understood) that its only needed for lower end systems.
ask yourself, "do i have better game performance with it turned on or off" if you find that game play is nicer with it turned on then its a good thing. if game play gets worse with it on then its a bad thing. Trial it yourself and see what best suits your system. Its not JUST for lower end systems, people with lesser systems just use it to steady out the FPS. (from what iv scene anyways)