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January 2, 2013 9:32:26 PM

Hello, I've been confused recently, me and a mate play Planetside 2 together and we both pretty much have the exact same computer components. Only mine is custom built by a company purchased from Ebay and his is custom built by Alienware, but we both have the same specifications near enough. When we play planetside 2 and go to most of the main bases such as Amp Stations and there is fighting going on I get around 15-20 fps but my mate still gets around 40 - 50 fps.

Anywhere else and my fps sits at 50-70 fps, so does my mates. I'm really confused, I hope you guys can help me out with this.

Here are my specifications:
Processor: AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core Overclocked 4.0 ghz of speed.
Graphics Card: 2GB EVGA GTX 660 Ti.
Hard Drive Space: 1TB of Hard Drive Space.
RAM: 16GB of RAM.

Here are his specifications:
Processor: Not sure of it's exact name but I know it's 3.5 ghz
Graphics Card: 2GB EVGA GTX 660.
Hard Drive Space: 1TB of Hard Drive Space.
RAM: 16GB of RAM.

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January 2, 2013 9:49:08 PM

different processor? maybe Intel vs AMD?

monitor/resolution......... game settings.......... different video cards...............
January 2, 2013 9:51:34 PM

Id say different settings or the cpu is different. If he is running an intel cpu it will wipe the floor with your amd. Even a phenom II at 3.5ghz would be faster in many games than an FX 4100.
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January 2, 2013 9:58:50 PM

Yea I remember part of his CPU it's an intel i7 3.5 ghz. His screen resolution is smaller than mine, my one is 1920x1080 and we're both running at max settings.
January 2, 2013 10:03:26 PM

well the i7 is considerably more powerful than an fx4100. That is where the performance difference is.
January 2, 2013 10:15:34 PM

I concur with what has been said - for a game like Planetside 2 that is CPU bound and getting slow downs when in firefights is definitively due to that FX-4100, that processor just has trouble keeping up. You can try overclocking it some to get some more performance out of it but unfortunately you are going to have to get something else if you want better FPS.
January 2, 2013 10:19:15 PM

I just spent my dosh on a new card, so I guess it's time to save up for a new CPU :D . Thanks all for your help.