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Dragon Age 2 DEMO issues

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February 24, 2011 8:44:12 AM

Guys i have just downloaded the Dragon Age 2 demo.i would like to ask is there is something wrong with the Dx11 version of the game.Becoz i am getting bad performance and stuttering while the dx9 version runs super smooth.Also i haven't seen any graphical difference between Dx9 and dx11. I use 5850.

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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 9:27:29 AM

It's kind of obvious you'll be getting better performance in DX9 mode compared to DX11 mode. DX9 mode is older technology that your relatively newer 5850 will run fine. DX11 mode is the latest tech that your card can handle, but it's more taxing since it does more things, reducing the FPS output to your screen.

If it's bothering you that much, wipe the drivers off your 5850 and re-install a fresh set of the latest ones. Also be sure to download the latest application profiles, it could just be that AMD has not yet brought out an optimised set of application profiles for Dragon Age 2 since it's only a demo, you may see different results in the real thing.
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a c 145 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 9:57:48 AM

i heard about this performance hit in dx11 as well on another site. the game run fine under dx9 but it will eat your frame rate a lot in dx11. they said in some area the FPS will drop below 10 though i don't know what card they use when running the game :p  . but griffolion could be right about we might see better performance in dx11 mode when the real thing hit the market :D 
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:09:12 AM

i have a 5850 and it runs it fine maxed in DX11 @ 1080p :S no problems here.
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:10:33 AM

Derbixrace said:
i have a 5850 and it runs it fine maxed in DX11 @ 1080p :S no problems here.



Hence why i suggested a reinstall of drivers.
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February 24, 2011 10:36:31 AM

renz496 said:
i heard about this performance hit in dx11 as well on another site. the game run fine under dx9 but it will eat your frame rate a lot in dx11. they said in some area the FPS will drop below 10 though i don't know what card they use when running the game :p  . but griffolion could be right about we might see better performance in dx11 mode when the real thing hit the market :D 

You are right dx11 version is dodgy in this game.There is even a sticky in bioware websites which says dx11 has performance issues.I just found that website.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/Dragon-Age-II/Dragon-Ag...
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February 24, 2011 10:37:20 AM

Derbixrace said:
i have a 5850 and it runs it fine maxed in DX11 @ 1080p :S no problems here.

Which driver you are using?Also the graphics looks terrible.
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:37:58 AM

11.2, yeah the graphics isnt the best looking, i hope it gets much better when you can put it on very high in the full game.
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February 24, 2011 10:40:32 AM

What kind of framerate you are getting?
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:41:51 AM

havent checked, gonna try with fraps.
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:49:09 AM

ok, i played trough the first fight and it didnt go under 30FPS, avg was between 35-40FPS. and that was with maxed settings 8xAA and 16xAF on 1080P.

my 1055T was at 3.8ghz and my 5850 was at 960/1250.
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February 24, 2011 11:12:28 AM

Derbixrace said:
ok, i played trough the first fight and it didnt go under 30FPS, avg was between 35-40FPS. and that was with maxed settings 8xAA and 16xAF on 1080P.

my 1055T was at 3.8ghz and my 5850 was at 960/1250.

i get the same.Go further inside and frame rate will drop more.Demo only allows high setting.Very high is blocked in dx 11 mode.How much you are getting in Dx9 mode?I get bad stuttering in dx11 mode while dx 9 is silky smooth.
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 11:21:29 AM

Theres known DX11 bugs in the demo. Bioware claims they are fixed in the final build of the game though.
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a c 145 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 3:17:22 PM

i think i will download the demo when i have the time. i haven't look into the details yet so for those that already try the demo did the game offer dx10 mode as well?
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February 24, 2011 3:31:21 PM

No demo is only running properly in dx9 mode.Dx10 is not offered.
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a c 145 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 3:36:58 PM

so will that rule apply to retail version as well? :p 
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February 25, 2011 4:53:33 AM

Maybe.But they said that they will fix it.
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February 26, 2011 9:13:26 PM

the demo does not support dx11, just play it with dx9.. let see if they fix it on the game
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