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Borderlands issues (PC)

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Anonymous
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February 16, 2010 8:58:27 PM

First, my XFX radeon 4890 has dynamic shadow issues, my settings are 1920x1080 16xaf and all settings on highest or on, but if i turn on dynamic shadows, fps drops from straight 60 (vsync) to 30~50

second issue is that when i open my quest log, i try to accomplish my goal, lets say i need to kill 10 monsters, i've already killed 2, all it shows is 2??, instead of 2/10

heres a pic
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5328/borderlands2010...

I need help!!!!

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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 9:03:34 PM

Higher settings = lower performance. Settings like dynamic shadows are particularly intensive. If this an "issue" it's one that all video cards suffer from.
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Anonymous
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February 16, 2010 9:10:15 PM

jyjjy said:
Higher settings = lower performance. Settings like dynamic shadows are particularly intensive. If this an "issue" it's one that all video cards suffer from.

I previously had an nvidia card, gt220, and i had 30 to 50 fps, 1280x720 all settings to high or on, no af with dynamic shadows ON...i turned it off, i didn't gain any fps..

i also need help with the second issue
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 9:22:01 PM

The HD4890 is a much better card but you have also increased your resolution by a huge amount. 1280x720 = 921,600 pixels while 1920x1080 = 2,073,600 pixels.
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Anonymous
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February 16, 2010 9:24:34 PM

jyjjy said:
The HD4890 is a much better card but you have also increased your resolution by a huge amount. 1280x720 = 921,600 pixels while 1920x1080 = 2,073,600 pixels.


Well, 4890 is a beast, it cant even handle dynamic shadows??
I get the same performance when i turn everything else to the lowest and off, even the resolution to 640x480, i only get 35 to 55 fps with dynamic shadow ON.
I know borderlands is an nvidia base card, but why does 8800gt works better than a 4890 in this game?
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February 17, 2010 4:20:06 AM

its because borderlands was made with NVIDIA architecture in mind. dynamic shadows just happen to run almost without a hitch on nvidia cards because of that. as for your mission problems, all i can say is uninstall and reinstall to see if that fixes it. otherwise your sol
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 4:27:49 AM

A 4890 should really have no problems maxing out Borderlands. Borderlands is a game that isn't exactly graphically intensive...I've seen 4870s max out FarCry2 at 1080p with high AA, and Borderlands is less graphically intensive than that.

As others have stated, I'd say it's probably a residual driver issue.

Also, what is your CPU? You might have a CPU bottleneck.
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Anonymous
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February 17, 2010 10:58:45 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
A 4890 should really have no problems maxing out Borderlands. Borderlands is a game that isn't exactly graphically intensive...I've seen 4870s max out FarCry2 at 1080p with high AA, and Borderlands is less graphically intensive than that.

As others have stated, I'd say it's probably a residual driver issue.

Also, what is your CPU? You might have a CPU bottleneck.


quad core 2.5gz
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a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 9:06:30 PM

What's the quad model? AMD or Intel? Try OCing to 3.0Ghz and see if that helps.

As for drivers, download drive sweeper, get rid of all residual drivers in your registry, etc, and do a fresh driver install.
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Anonymous
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February 17, 2010 9:48:42 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
What's the quad model? AMD or Intel? Try OCing to 3.0Ghz and see if that helps.

As for drivers, download drive sweeper, get rid of all residual drivers in your registry, etc, and do a fresh driver install.

Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q8300 2.5Ghz

I used driver sweeper.
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Anonymous
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February 25, 2010 1:09:37 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
What's the quad model? AMD or Intel? Try OCing to 3.0Ghz and see if that helps.

As for drivers, download drive sweeper, get rid of all residual drivers in your registry, etc, and do a fresh driver install.


Bump,

no solution, its laggy with dynamic shadows but i need them to play or otherwise it looks terrible
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2010 1:15:24 PM

Buy a more powerful card.
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Anonymous
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February 25, 2010 1:18:11 PM

jennyh said:
Buy a more powerful card.

I just got my 4890 for a month
i should of got a nvidia card but
thats not the solution to get another more powerful card
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2010 1:20:14 PM

If all you play is borderlands, yes you should have bought an nvidia.

I'm sure you'll be able to find somebody willing to swap your 4890 for their 250 or maybe even 260.
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Anonymous
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February 25, 2010 1:24:42 PM

jennyh said:
If all you play is borderlands, yes you should have bought an nvidia.

I'm sure you'll be able to find somebody willing to swap your 4890 for their 250 or maybe even 260.

Nope that won't happen, I love borderlands though
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2010 1:40:43 PM

Quote:
just lower the res to 1680x1050

doesnt work
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March 11, 2010 7:27:49 PM

For what its woth, I have the frame rate drop as well when dynamic shadows are enabled. Note that I have a GTX 275. This issue is fairly well documented on the Gear Box forums as well as the Steam Borderlands forum. What's really strange about this issue is that it effects all different kinds of set ups/OSs etc. Any one out there with any ideas?
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