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BF 2 low FPS 6870?

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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 9:27:33 PM

So i bought a 6870 and i was going to try and do an eyefinity setup for Battlefield 2.So i wanted to see what my FPS was with 1 screen and it turns out it's maxing out at around 90.I would think it should be around the 150's-200.Can anyone explain why it is so low?

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a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 11:30:51 PM

its just a 6870 bud, divide that by 3 (just a rough estimate - its not going to really be that way) and its still playable - i know its an older game, but cpu utilization due to bots in single play can effect performance, especially if you are using more than vanilla bf2 grab a second or a 6850 for cf and youll see mid to high 100s
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January 10, 2011 11:39:33 PM

what is your resolution? i play badco2 maxed at around 70fps at 1280x1024 and on medium settings i can run 3840x1024 at around 60fps... it is however playable on high at the resolution however it is running more like 25 - 30 fps

EDIT: whoops i just saw that you are talking about battle field 2 not badco2... i dont know if what i said still goes... i think they both run on the same game engine however <-- not right
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:03:12 AM

they definitely don't run on the same engine
bfbc2 - frostbite
bf2 - refractor 2
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January 11, 2011 12:07:04 AM

silversurfernhs said:
they definitely don't run on the same engine
bfbc2 - frostbite
bf2 - refractor 2

never mind me then :sarcastic: 
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:12:24 AM

I was seeing 90'sFPS online play with Battlefield 2 and only a single monitor @1600x900.

What i don't understand is BF2 is from 2005 but COD Black Ops is from this year and i can max that game out at maintain 70's-80'sFPS.
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January 11, 2011 12:20:26 AM

purple stank said:
I was seeing 90'sFPS online play with Battlefield 2 and only a single monitor @1600x900.

What i don't understand is BF2 is from 2005 but COD Black Ops is from this year and i can max that game out at maintain 70's-80'sFPS.

ya that is odd... im thinking that it does not know how to use the card to its fullest. an odd reference but with halo CE i know that my gpu could run many instances of it with out slowing down however with older cards that halo knows about (like my radion 9600) it has many more options with gpu acceleration than with the 6870 which some of those options are grayed out
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:21:45 AM

The only thing i can think of is that BF2 doesn't take advatange of Multi-Core systems.But even so it think the GPU alone should give better FPS on that game than 90FPS.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:23:02 AM

Just wanted to ask while the thread is open,
I'm messing around with a monitor trying to do a 2 monitor display and i can't seem to get it to work,it's not detecting it.Anyone have any instructions?
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January 11, 2011 12:29:23 AM

ya that my be it however you would think that it would at least support a duel core.

as far as the 2nd screen try going into CCC and one of the tabs in monitors has a force detection button. try that however im not very good with screens so that is all i can say.... i have never had any probs with them and if i do i always restart and it fixes it...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:36:52 AM

Alright i got it detected,now how do i get Eyefinity to work?Right now their just Extended/Duplicated
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:42:12 AM

its just that way sometimes, probably due to the limitations of the engine
eg. take a look at my rig, and then pull your hair out because of the choppiness of running the game carmageddon 3 from 2001 - its mostly smooth, but theres moments of insanity where the fps dips for no reason...

sharpbricks got about all the advice you need to get that second monitor running, you can always search for the driver for the monitor, but i doubt it'll be floating out on the net to be easily found (though this most likely wont fix your problem)
if your trying to run the mini dp connection, theres the whole active v passive fiasco you can google...

good luck with your setup!
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January 11, 2011 12:48:14 AM

purple stank said:
Alright i got it detected,now how do i get Eyefinity to work?Right now their just Extended/Duplicated

you have to set up a display group in CCC under the tab that shows the monitors and where they are positioned. it then should give you a prompt on.... here just watch this video it is the same for 2 screens as it is for 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZAkCoaq384
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 12:50:36 AM

Alright thankyou very much i just got it.I just realized that you can't have a set-up like 1400x900 workign with a 1600x900.The 1600 gets downsized the 1400.Such a bummer.
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January 11, 2011 12:56:33 AM

purple stank said:
Alright thankyou very much i just got it.I just realized that you can't have a set-up like 1400x900 workign with a 1600x900.The 1600 gets downsized the 1400.Such a bummer.

ya it is i would love to be able to run one nice screen in the middle with 2 cheaper ones on the sides or some thing like that but all the screens have to be the same res :( 
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a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 11:16:57 AM

...people are complaining about 90 FPS now?

Do you have 120Hz moniters? If not, you aren't seeing more then the 60 FPS the moniter can physically display, so I fail to see the problem here...

And keep in mind, BF2 has some HUGE maps compared to CoD, so its not shocking that FPS is lower despite being an older game, especially if draw distance is set to 100 and a high AF is selected.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 6:22:57 PM

That is what i'm saying^^^

But i am unable to do so,no idea why.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 6:26:22 PM

What's your CPU and clock settings? If the CPU can't deliver info fast enough, it prevents you from higher FPS. Not that it matters much after 60 FPS.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 7:53:10 PM

I have a phenom ii x4 @3.8ghz and 4gdrr3 ram.
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 8:40:34 PM

Look at PsychoSaysDie's CPU and clock. an I5 at 4.2Ghz is a lot faster than a phenom II x4 @ 3.8Ghz. It doesn't really matter though. Unless you have a 120hz monitor, you will only need 60 FPS.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
January 11, 2011 8:46:51 PM

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a c 169 U Graphics card
January 12, 2011 6:01:18 AM

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