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How's your FPS in Battlefield Bad Company 2?

I read thousands of threads and posts in many message boards about people having hellish issues with hardware/low FPS with this game. But so far so good. I'm running everything maxxed out at 1650x1050 with VSync-On and HBAO on as well. Sound set to Home Theater. My FPS never gets bellow 60, average 75-80.

My mid-range rig:

Mobo: Asus P5Q-SE
CPU: Q9650@3.6 Ghz
Cooler: Noctua NH9B
RAM: 2x2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 PC-8500 1066Ghz
Vid: Sapphire 5870 1GB 900/1300
OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
Main disk: Intel X25-M SSD 80gb
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650w
Sound: Creative Soundblaster XtremeGamer X-fi 64MB
Case: Lian-Li PC-B25 Blue Ring


Now post your results, thanks in advance! :hello:
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  1. More or less maxed at 19x12 with my 4890. Haven't seen any slowdown, so no point in logging FPS.
  2. Mine was great until my monitor stopped working in 1920x1080. The game seems to be optimized really good for lower end PCs. I could run it from my old P4 3.0 ghz, 3 GB ddr2 ram, and a 9800 GTX+ 1GB easily.

    As for now though, im stuck in 800x600 until i find out what is wrong with my monitor or video card, or both, or neither. lol.
  3. I wonder why many people were having major issues with this game, especially butchered framerates with HBAO turned on and CPU overload with sound set to home theater or war tapes.
  4. MARSOC_Operator said:
    I read thousands of threads and posts in many message boards about people having hellish issues with hardware/low FPS with this game. But so far so good. I'm running everything maxxed out at 1650x1050 with VSync-On and HBAO on as well. Sound set to Home Theater. My FPS never gets bellow 60, average 75-80.

    My mid-range rig:

    Mobo: Asus P5Q-SE
    CPU: Q9650@3.6 Ghz
    Cooler: Noctua NH9B
    RAM: 2x2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 PC-8500 1066Ghz
    Vid: Sapphire 5870 1GB 900/1300
    OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Main disk: Intel X25-M SSD 80gb
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650w
    Sound: Creative Soundblaster XtremeGamer X-fi 64MB
    Case: Lian-Li PC-B25 Blue Ring


    Now post your results, thanks in advance! :hello:


    I have no problems playing it, but haven't had time to really flesh it out with FPS and settings.

    I also have to add, is a q9650@3.6ghz + a 5870 really considered a mid-range rig? Lol, I would at least put it at Upper-mid, if not lower-high~!
  5. JofaMang said:
    I have no problems playing it, but haven't had time to really flesh it out with FPS and settings.

    I also have to add, is a q9650@3.6ghz + a 5870 really considered a mid-range rig? Lol, I would at least put it at Upper-mid, if not lower-high~!


    Well, it's not exactly an i7 extreme edition at 5Ghz + two or three 5970 crossfired. I consider my rig mid-range when it comes to hardcore or extreme gaming. It is certainly very high-end compared to the Mainstream PC market, though
  6. Aye, and from the mainstream we all come. :D
  7. 4770, i5 750~4ghz ,dx10
    medium settings, I stay above 44 up to the 70's.
    1680x1050

    edit: Actually went back to play and check settings. I'm running on HIGH SETTINGS, but I turned down AA, AF.
    Also by turning off hboa? lighting shadows, my fps go way up avg 60.
  8. Runs butterly smooth at High Settings. No hiccups. 1920x1080. Check sig for specs.
  9. brett1042002 said:
    Runs butterly smooth at High Settings. No hiccups. 1920x1080. Check sig for specs.


    What's your average, min and max FPS?

    Use FRAPS -->> http://www.fraps.com/

    Cheers.
  10. anything above a 5770 is high tier gaming mate :P
  11. Please help me if you can my fps drops below 60 fps with vsync on and I have really expensive and new hardware except my sound card is cheap.

    Mobo Foxconn flaming blade GTI
    CPU Intel quad core i7 920 bloomfield 2.66ghz
    Video cards two ati xfx crossfirex HD 5870's
    Power supply 850watt crosair four six pin connectors crossfirex ready
    Ram three triple channel ddr3 1800hz kingston 1gig sticks 3 gigs total
    Sound card Sound Blaster audigy se and reatek onboard.
    Samsung monitor 1600-900 res
    Creative fatality headset.
    Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

    I've tried everything I can think of to keep it 100% unmovable at 60fps
    with vsync on but with vsync off I can get up to 200fps.

    I have a feeling that something is not right and I cant find what is out of place.
  12. how bad of a drop below 60 FPS?
  13. IT can get as low as 35fps if multi explosions kicking up dirt and tank metal tree falling etc etc are in my face
  14. Dopped average 30 FPS when i updated the graphics drivers to 10.6 on my 5970. 1080, everything maxed with no HBAO, had to put some of the settings down to mid to get the frames back up round 60 average again.

    Not sure if this was due to 10.6 (a lot of people don't like them so most likely) or an update to BC2 that has caused some CPU overload with sound etc. Ill perhaps try taking the sound off wartapes and onto normal and see if that helps, if not im rolling back to 10.4 as it worked great on them.
  15. I switched to 10.4 getting a lot better performance thanks for the tip.
  16. Catalyst 10.8b is out people!
  17. Quote:
    Please help me if you can my fps drops below 60 fps with vsync on and I have really expensive and new hardware except my sound card is cheap.

    Mobo Foxconn flaming blade GTI
    CPU Intel quad core i7 920 bloomfield 2.66ghz
    Video cards two ati xfx crossfirex HD 5870's
    Power supply 850watt crosair four six pin connectors crossfirex ready
    Ram three triple channel ddr3 1800hz kingston 1gig sticks 3 gigs total
    Sound card Sound Blaster audigy se and reatek onboard.
    Samsung monitor 1600-900 res
    Creative fatality headset.
    Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

    I've tried everything I can think of to keep it 100% unmovable at 60fps
    with vsync on but with vsync off I can get up to 200fps.

    I have a feeling that something is not right and I cant find what is out of place.



    Use Driver Sweeper, remove all ATI sotfware, reboot and update your Catalyst drivers. Get the 10.7 hotfix or 10.8b and see if solves your problem.
  18. Quote:
    Please help me if you can my fps drops below 60 fps with vsync on and I have really expensive and new hardware except my sound card is cheap.

    Mobo Foxconn flaming blade GTI
    CPU Intel quad core i7 920 bloomfield 2.66ghz
    Video cards two ati xfx crossfirex HD 5870's
    Power supply 850watt crosair four six pin connectors crossfirex ready
    Ram three triple channel ddr3 1800hz kingston 1gig sticks 3 gigs total
    Sound card Sound Blaster audigy se and reatek onboard.
    Samsung monitor 1600-900 res
    Creative fatality headset.
    Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

    I've tried everything I can think of to keep it 100% unmovable at 60fps
    with vsync on but with vsync off I can get up to 200fps.

    I have a feeling that something is not right and I cant find what is out of place.


    Crossfire 5870's with a 1600x900 res monitor?? Seriously?

    And then having less than 60FPS?

    .....

    I run 59/60FPS with Vsync on @ 1920x1080 with all the settings maxed out with a single GTX 470. Anonymous post, and unbelievable problem. ;)
  19. Phenom II X4 810 @ 3GHz + 2 x 4870 1GB

    i play the game maxed out (including AA and AF) min: 35-40, ave: 50-60, max: 60+
  20. Ive been experiencing alot of poor fps lately and its irritating me to end. i updated to 10.7 catalyst and thats when all my troubles began.

    Cpu: C2d e8600 3.33ghz @ 3.7ghz
    ram: 8gb gskill ddr3 1333
    gpu: 2 X 4870 512mb
    Sound Blaster Audigy 4
    mobo: asrock x48twinturdo-wifi

    with the 10.6 i was able to play maxed out with 4x/16x at 1920x1200 at 50-70 fps as the average.

    after 10.7 I am now getting 28-31fps average. not only on those settings but ALSO on any other graphics setting. another odd thing is every time i load into the map, the first 30-60 seconds of the game i get 3-11 fps (random?)

    so i uninstall and use driver sweeper, revert to 10.6 and its still doing its 30fps average.

    i use the asrock OCtuner that came with the motherboard to OC my system. without the OC i still get the average 30fps. so an OC has no effect on the fps.

    that leads me to believe only one 4870 is working, yet CCC shows xfire enabled. here is my normal settings i use for BFBC2

    [WindowSettings]
    Width=1920
    Height=1200
    Fullscreen=true
    RefreshRate=59.950172
    VSync=false
    [Sound]
    Quality=low
    VoipEnable=true
    SpeakerCount=0
    [Graphics]
    Effects=high
    Soldiers=high
    Vehicles=high
    Overgrowth=high
    Undergrowth=high
    StaticObjects=high
    Terrain=high
    Shadows=high
    Bloom=true
    HSAO=false
    MSAA=2
    Water=high
    MainQuality=custom
    Texture=high
    DxVersion=10
    Aniso=4
    Detail=high
    RenderAheadLimit=2
    Fov=65

    It creates graphical glitches, ive been getting stuck on EVERYTHING alot more, i can hardly run up a cornered stair case. i shot and knife people and run people over and they kill me with their backs to me.

    anyone have any ideas of why this game is running so awful lately? its really unplayable right now. i just want to tear my hair out at points! :cry: :cry:
  21. I have a Phenom II x3 OC'd to 3.4GHz, 4GB RAM and a HD 5770, I play at 1440x900, 4xAA max quality, and get 50 - 70 FPS
  22. I get a constant 60FPS with vsnc enabled, w/o vsnc I get around 80-100+ w/ settings on high/HBAO/home theater/no AA or AF @ 1680x 1050

    It does dip to about 30/35 when a tank blows up next to me though..
  23. I hardly ever see FPS below 100 and averaging roughly 130-170FPS with 2 x HD5850's @ 950/1200 and a Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz.

    Settings:

    All High, HBAO on AF x 16 AA x 1 1920 x 1080 Vsnc off
  24. i got a

    AMD 64 5000+ cpu
    Nvidia GTX 460 SC
    2gb of RAM
    1400x1050 resolution.

    when i start multiplayer i get 1-5 fps. then it loads up to 10-20fps.

    i have no idea why its shitty with this game. i get more fps in crysis with all settings maxed then in this game.

    also CODMW2 is 80+fps
    Just Cause 2 40+fps
    and every other game is fine but Bad Company 2. the game doesn't even look amazing enough to have that low of fps.

    any clues? i plan getting a AMD phenom 2 x6 someday...hopefully soon. and i hope that resolves the problem.
  25. Nitrobation said:
    i got a

    AMD 64 5000+ cpu
    Nvidia GTX 460 SC
    2gb of RAM
    1400x1050 resolution.

    when i start multiplayer i get 1-5 fps. then it loads up to 10-20fps.

    i have no idea why its shitty with this game. i get more fps in crysis with all settings maxed then in this game.

    also CODMW2 is 80+fps
    Just Cause 2 40+fps
    and every other game is fine but Bad Company 2. the game doesn't even look amazing enough to have that low of fps.

    any clues? i plan getting a AMD phenom 2 x6 someday...hopefully soon. and i hope that resolves the problem.


    your dual core at 2.6Ghz is not going to run that game with playable FPS, you are actually bottlenecking your GPU at that resolution. Try bumping up that CPU to at least 3.1/3.2Ghz, remember the lower the resolution the more stress on the CPU, the higher the resolution the more stress on the GPU. You need to find a balance ;)
  26. OvrClkr said:
    your dual core at 2.6Ghz is not going to run that game with playable FPS, you are actually bottlenecking your GPU at that resolution. Try bumping up that CPU to at least 3.1/3.2Ghz, remember the lower the resolution the more stress on the CPU, the higher the resolution the more stress on the GPU. You need to find a balance ;)


    thanks, imma try boosting the cpu.
  27. I am not sure if this applies to any one here (did a quick skim over the messages) but I just found out by my own trial and error that BFBC2 doesn't like crossfire anymore for some reason. I recently downloaded FRAPS and found with 2 HD5770's x-fired I was only getting high 20 for FPS everything maxed on 1680x1050. One card high 30's. I am guessing it's the new driver 10.7....

    Well here is what Fraps says:
    One card, all maxed 8xAA and 16X AF

    Frames: 660
    Time: 17148
    Min FPS: 32
    Max FPS: 43
    Avg FPS: 38.49


    And X-fire...same settings

    Frames: 271
    Time: 10479
    Min: 23
    Max: 31
    Avg: 25.86


    My rig:

    Ga-790FXTA-UD5 (gigabyte)
    AMD Phenom II 955 BE
    Dual HD 5770's Vapour-x edition
    Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1333 7-7-7-20
    ....and the rest you can find in my profile...
  28. harrybojangles said:
    Ive been experiencing alot of poor fps lately and its irritating me to end. i updated to 10.7 catalyst and thats when all my troubles began.

    Cpu: C2d e8600 3.33ghz @ 3.7ghz
    ram: 8gb gskill ddr3 1333
    gpu: 2 X 4870 512mb
    Sound Blaster Audigy 4
    mobo: asrock x48twinturdo-wifi

    with the 10.6 i was able to play maxed out with 4x/16x at 1920x1200 at 50-70 fps as the average.

    after 10.7 I am now getting 28-31fps average. not only on those settings but ALSO on any other graphics setting. another odd thing is every time i load into the map, the first 30-60 seconds of the game i get 3-11 fps (random?)

    so i uninstall and use driver sweeper, revert to 10.6 and its still doing its 30fps average.

    i use the asrock OCtuner that came with the motherboard to OC my system. without the OC i still get the average 30fps. so an OC has no effect on the fps.

    that leads me to believe only one 4870 is working, yet CCC shows xfire enabled. here is my normal settings i use for BFBC2

    [WindowSettings]
    Width=1920
    Height=1200
    Fullscreen=true
    RefreshRate=59.950172
    VSync=false
    [Sound]
    Quality=low
    VoipEnable=true
    SpeakerCount=0
    [Graphics]
    Effects=high
    Soldiers=high
    Vehicles=high
    Overgrowth=high
    Undergrowth=high
    StaticObjects=high
    Terrain=high
    Shadows=high
    Bloom=true
    HSAO=false
    MSAA=2
    Water=high
    MainQuality=custom
    Texture=high
    DxVersion=10
    Aniso=4
    Detail=high
    RenderAheadLimit=2
    Fov=65

    It creates graphical glitches, ive been getting stuck on EVERYTHING alot more, i can hardly run up a cornered stair case. i shot and knife people and run people over and they kill me with their backs to me.

    anyone have any ideas of why this game is running so awful lately? its really unplayable right now. i just want to tear my hair out at points! :cry: :cry:



    Try disabeling the x-fire. I noticed the odd stutter at map entry also....seems it has something to do with x-fire and the new driver.
  29. Update for you all...it seems 10.5 is the driver to go for. It hurts the single GPU set-up a bit compared to the 10.7 driver but crossfire works much better!

    Here's my numbers as a reminder
    1680x1050
    all maxed 8x AA 16xAF


    10.5 driver Xfire benchmarks

    Frames: 1232
    Time: 23900
    Min FPS: 45
    Max FPS: 60
    Avg FPS: 51.55


    Benchmarks with Single HD5770 on Driver 10.5

    Frames: 625
    Time: 20668
    Min FPS: 25
    Max FPS: 33
    Avg FPS: 30.24
  30. Update :

    Got my new screen installed last night and this was the outcome.

    Catalyst 10.4’s

    Settings :

    Advanced/HBAO/no AA/8x AF/HIGH/home theater/1920x 1080

    Min : 48FPS

    Max : 98FPS

    Average : 67FPS

    So in the end I lost about 10/12 frames going from 1680x 1050 to 1920x 1080.

    Has anyone here tried the 10.8's yet?
  31. Haven't tried the new ones yet with BC2, but ever since i left 10.4, my frames have been so much lower.

    If BC2 is your main concern and you have an ATI card, 10.4 are the ones you need to stick with.
  32. yea same here, I am kinda obsessed with the 10.4's since all the other drivers are causing all sorts of issues on my end.
  33. Do you have to do a full uninstall of current drivers to roll back to 10.4?
  34. Griffolion said:
    Do you have to do a full uninstall of current drivers to roll back to 10.4?


    1. Download the driver you want to install and save it to your desktop.
    2. Remove the current driver from the control panel/ATI uninstall manager.
    3. Run driver-sweeper and make sure anything related to CCC/ATI is removed.
    4. Reboot and run driver-sweeper again, if all driver related software/files have been removed proceed to installing the new driver.
    5. Done.

    I have been doing this method for quite sometime on various PC's and never had an issue, hope this helps ;)
  35. ru_1980 said:
    I am not sure if this applies to any one here (did a quick skim over the messages) but I just found out by my own trial and error that BFBC2 doesn't like crossfire anymore for some reason. I recently downloaded FRAPS and found with 2 HD5770's x-fired I was only getting high 20 for FPS everything maxed on 1680x1050. One card high 30's. I am guessing it's the new driver 10.7....

    Well here is what Fraps says:
    One card, all maxed 8xAA and 16X AF

    Frames: 660
    Time: 17148
    Min FPS: 32
    Max FPS: 43
    Avg FPS: 38.49


    And X-fire...same settings

    Frames: 271
    Time: 10479
    Min: 23
    Max: 31
    Avg: 25.86


    My rig:

    Ga-790FXTA-UD5 (gigabyte)
    AMD Phenom II 955 BE
    Dual HD 5770's Vapour-x edition
    Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1333 7-7-7-20
    ....and the rest you can find in my profile...


    same here installing of 10.7 caused dramatic drop in fps... so dramatic that it got slower than single card. I run 2 xfx 5770s in cf. As soon as i went back to 10.5 - everything is back to normal. 1900x1200 all on high AA=8x, AF=16x, hbao=on -------55-75 fps------ mostly in mid 60s. With 10.7 it was ~20 in average. What a cool driver update :o
  36. i7 930 @ 3.8
    Gtx 470 @ 740/1750
    1680x1050

    60-100 fps, HBAO off, 16xCSAA, 16xAF
  37. Petey1013 said:
    i7 930 @ 3.8
    Gtx 470 @ 740/1750
    1680x1050

    60-100 fps, HBAO off, 16xCSAA, 16xAF


    Why do you have HBAO off?? You have a high-end PC and a DX11 capable card, it just doesn't make any sense...
  38. It actually might be on, I just wasnt sure but I know my fps so I listed it without
  39. ^^yea you need HBAO on, basically max everything out since you are running 1680x 1050..
  40. The game just looks so god damn good I can't wait for BF3.
  41. OvrClkr said:
    1. Download the driver you want to install and save it to your desktop.
    2. Remove the current driver from the control panel/ATI uninstall manager.
    3. Run driver-sweeper and make sure anything related to CCC/ATI is removed.
    4. Reboot and run driver-sweeper again, if all driver related software/files have been removed proceed to installing the new driver.
    5. Done.

    I have been doing this method for quite sometime on various PC's and never had an issue, hope this helps ;)



    Thanks for this Ovrclker.
  42. MARSOC_Operator said:
    I read thousands of threads and posts in many message boards about people having hellish issues with hardware/low FPS with this game. But so far so good. I'm running everything maxxed out at 1650x1050 with VSync-On and HBAO on as well. Sound set to Home Theater. My FPS never gets bellow 60, average 75-80.

    My mid-range rig:

    Mobo: Asus P5Q-SE
    CPU: Q9650@3.6 Ghz
    Cooler: Noctua NH9B
    RAM: 2x2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 PC-8500 1066Ghz
    Vid: Sapphire 5870 1GB 900/1300
    OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Main disk: Intel X25-M SSD 80gb
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650w
    Sound: Creative Soundblaster XtremeGamer X-fi 64MB
    Case: Lian-Li PC-B25 Blue Ring


    Now post your results, thanks in advance! :hello:


    Just wondering, how can you get an average FPS of 75-80 when Vsync caps fps at 60 to prevent screen tearing...?
  43. Griffolion said:
    Thanks for this Ovrclker.


    my pleasure ;)
  44. I tend to get 80-120 FPS depending on what is happening. I did however find that 10.5 and up was causing the game to randomly exit to desktop. On the otherhand, 10.4 worked perfectly.
  45. Im also having issues with the game crashing to desktop every now n then. Sometimes it works fine for a few hours and sometimes it wont even last 10 min, anyone know if the 10.8's are worth a try?
  46. cowgod2007 said:
    Just wondering, how can you get an average FPS of 75-80 when Vsync caps fps at 60 to prevent screen tearing...?


    Actually, all LCD panels are already capped at 60 FPS, Vsync off or not. (well, except for some rare 3D-ready 120Hz monitors). However, what my panel is capable of displaying is not the same thing as what is my PC capable of rendering. FRAPS gives my FPS is regardless of what is my monitor capable of displaying on screen.

    But of course, I had Vsync off when I did this benchmarking.
  47. MARSOC_Operator said:
    Actually, all LCD panels are already capped at 60 FPS, Vsync off or not. (well, except for some rare 3D-ready 120Hz monitors). However, what my panel is capable of displaying is not the same thing as what is my PC capable of rendering. FRAPS gives my FPS is regardless of what is my monitor capable of displaying on screen.

    But of course, I had Vsync off when I did this benchmarking.


    Their refresh rates are capped at 60 Hz. Basically meaning they refresh so fast. But they can show as many frames per second as they want. It just causes screen tearing cause the refresh rate can't keep up. Thats where Vsync comes in, to cap the fps at 60 to prevent screen tearing. So your screen can display 60+ fps, it will just tear your screen.
  48. cowgod2007 said:
    Their refresh rates are capped at 60 Hz. Basically meaning they refresh so fast. But they can show as many frames per second as they want. It just causes screen tearing cause the refresh rate can't keep up. Thats where Vsync comes in, to cap the fps at 60 to prevent screen tearing. So your screen can display 60+ fps, it will just tear your screen.


    Not exactly like that. Now I have a 120Hz panel side by side with a 60Hz, with Vsynch off and at the same FPS their differences are gigantic. Even internet browsing and windows desktop looks way more fluid on a 120Hz, let alone gaming.
  49. MARSOC_Operator said:
    Not exactly like that. Now I have a 120Hz panel side by side with a 60Hz, with Vsynch off and at the same FPS their differences are gigantic. Even internet browsing and windows desktop looks way more fluid on a 120Hz, let alone gaming.


    cowgod is correct, I have a 60Hz monitor that can do over 100FPS depending on the game I am playing but of course the tearing is horrible so I just enable v-sync and leave it capped at 60Hz. A 120Hz monitor is no different than a 60Hz monitor with the exception of "3D" and you can cap it at 120hz so you basically do not have to deal with the tearing as long as you enable v-sync.

    As far as the 120Hz being more fluid while browsing/internet, well you must have tested a really bad 60Hz against a nice 120Hz because there is virtually no difference. I also tested both at my local best buy and could not tell the difference when browsing/watching videos but I did have the satisfaction of being able to see 90FPS with no tearing whatsoever in Starcraft 2.
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