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Battlefield 3 gtx 560 lag?

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March 25, 2012 5:39:13 PM

Hello,
i have a gtx 560 NON ti, and when i play battlefield 3, it lags. i thought this card was BF3 ready?
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amd x2 555 BE @3.4 ghz
4gb corsair xms3 ram
60gb corsair force 3 ssd


a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2012 5:46:10 PM

What settings and resolution are you trying to play on? Also singleplayer or multiplayer?
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March 25, 2012 5:47:07 PM

Sunius said:
What settings and resolution are you trying to play on?


ultra everything, resolution 1680x1050. 4 x aa and 16 af. any tips on getting it to run smoother?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2012 5:53:30 PM

... Run on high or get rid of AA. GTX 560 won't run it on full ultra.. Remember: recommended hardware doesn't mean it will run on ultra. It means it will run on high without any problems.
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March 25, 2012 6:15:28 PM

Sunius said:
... Run on high or get rid of AA. GTX 560 won't run it on full ultra.. Remember: recommended hardware doesn't mean it will run on ultra. It means it will run on high without any problems.



well, cant i be "bottlenecking" the card?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2012 6:20:23 PM

You could. Athlon x2 isn't very powerful. But I suppose you can't do anything about it unless you are willing to upgrade it. Check cpu usage while playing.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2012 6:28:39 PM

origin is slow for me for one. that's why i don't play this game anymore.

your processor isn't the greatest and IMO doesn't have enough cores for this game. 2 cores are probably almost continually taxed.

the 560 is known not to produce frame rates fast enough to keep this and other games from stuttering.......

let's here it about that boys!!!!!
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a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2012 6:43:51 PM

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What are you talking about? The only games GTX 560 can't max at that resolution is crysis 2 and battlefield 3.
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March 27, 2012 2:35:29 AM

Sunius said:
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What are you talking about? The only games GTX 560 can't max at that resolution is crysis 2 and battlefield 3.


aw what are you serious?! the NVIDIA website states you will get 40 fps at my res maxed :/ 
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March 27, 2012 3:03:56 AM

nVidia will not tell the complete truth man, they are a company and they want money, so they boast and don't tell the complete truth about things, what they are probably saying is that when they tested BF3 with that card on max settings, they got a MAX of 40 fps, they just don't say that, and it is possible you could have bottlenecking going on as well
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March 27, 2012 3:51:49 AM

aw man! i specifically bought this card to max out bf3. :/ 
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a b Î Nvidia
March 27, 2012 8:41:27 AM

You can always play on high settings, you can't really tell apart that from ultra unless you're trying very very hard - and you won't do that if you want not to die and shoot some one. Also, your processor would be too weak for Ultra setting too.

I wouldn't worry about it! BF3 is extremely computer eating thing, only graphic cards that cost $350+ could max it out, and you bought a card thats half the price. Just try it on high, I bet you won't see the difference.

Also, you could try going with ultra settings with MSAA turned down. That's how nvidia tested it btw. It was also tested on more powerful processor, and single player. Anyway, just try it out, might work for you!
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March 30, 2012 10:42:11 PM

Yeah, from everything I've experienced & read, you cannot max out BF3 with any single card that currently exists. Only high end SLI/Crossfire setups are apparently able to atm.
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
March 30, 2012 11:06:32 PM

How do you know that the AMD X2 555 BE @3.4 ghz isn't your bottleneck?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 30, 2012 11:14:21 PM

You need more than 4GB of ram if you are trying to max out BF3 on ultra, its being eaten up by your vram that is why yours is lagging , I've seen ram usage on BF3 go over 5GB of ram on BF3. Add more ram and it will alleviate your lag. Also drop the MSAA and you will get better gameplay.
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March 31, 2012 2:09:17 AM

monsta said:
You need more than 4GB of ram if you are trying to max out BF3 on ultra, its being eaten up by your vram that is why yours is lagging , I've seen ram usage on BF3 go over 5GB of ram on BF3. Add more ram and it will alleviate your lag. Also drop the MSAA and you will get better gameplay.


so my cpu isnt the bottleneck? its my ram?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 31, 2012 2:11:00 AM

Definately the ram , I had the same problem running only 4gb of ram , once I bumped it to 8gb the stuttering dissapeared and I'm using SLI and an old QX9650.
Grab another 4gb of ram , its cheap and you will benefit from it.
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
March 31, 2012 3:40:55 AM

grapez said:
so my cpu isnt the bottleneck? its my ram?

You can determine if the CPU is or isn't your bottleneck by checking if your PSU is running all out when you're playing BF3. If both cores are running at their maximum, or very close to it, then your CPU is causing a bottleneck and will need to upgrade to a better CPU.

If you are encountering a lot of page file swapping then you don't have an adequate amount of RAM. You will then need to add more system RAM.
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March 31, 2012 1:22:09 PM

Best answer selected by grapez.
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March 31, 2012 1:23:23 PM

monsta said:
Definately the ram , I had the same problem running only 4gb of ram , once I bumped it to 8gb the stuttering dissapeared and I'm using SLI and an old QX9650.
Grab another 4gb of ram , its cheap and you will benefit from it.


okay! thank you. i will upgrade ASAP. it didnt make sense to me, when people were maxing out bf3 on their gtx 550 ti's and i could not. Or, people i asked lied to me. Thanks for the info.
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June 3, 2012 10:11:41 PM

I have 8gb of ram with an i5 sandy bridge 3.1ghz and i also have trouble running the game on ultra at the same resolution with the same card. Sometimes the frames dips down into the high 20s and it gets very noticeable and annoying. Your best bet is to simply turn off the AA or play it on high.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
June 3, 2012 10:32:20 PM

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