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660 ti Borderlands 2 Framerate?

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September 28, 2012 7:46:42 PM

Didn't know if i should have put this here or in just Graphics and Displays, but anyways,

Just curious as to what frame rates you guys are getting when playing Borderlands 2 on a 660 ti. Here is my setup:

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: BIOSTAR TH67B LGA 1155 micro atx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Wintec AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) and 8gb micro center branded (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Galaxy GeForce 660 ti 2gb
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600-Watt ATX Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Now to my question: Is it normal for me to get frame rates as low as 42 fps on Ultra settings? Just in case you don't know what the ultra settings are, here is a screenshot of my settings. My resolution is 1920x1080 btw.

September 28, 2012 7:51:01 PM

Yes with PhysX set to high you could experience fps drops to around 40fps in intense areas. How often is it dropping that low?
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September 28, 2012 10:04:08 PM

pretty much whenever I go to a vast area. But even sometimes in the small places too. Like the background of the screenshot I posted; i was at 42 fps looking in that direction. Again, not all the time, but at that particular moment that I took the screenshot, it was at 42
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September 28, 2012 10:20:33 PM

It will happen in areas with alot of physX stuff to calculate, the cloth effects, gun fire grenades etc.

Was curious about the menu thing, so I did a test for you, and found that your fps will hover around the lower mark if the scene you paused contains alot of PhysX...

42 seems a little low considering whats going on in the background of your screenshot, just a couple of flags, but I would expect it to drop that low in other instances like heavy battle scenes with all those spark effects etc and the fancy grenade things...
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October 3, 2012 7:05:27 PM

I get low drops with gtx 680 too. Don't worry man.
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October 3, 2012 8:45:17 PM

Ok so I set the physx to medium and it is slightly better. There is a patch coming out to fix this though?
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October 3, 2012 10:15:58 PM

BL2 is not very well optimized ... although advertised as "Nvidiia Title" - "The way it's meant to be played". Pretty much everybody is experiencing FPS drops even if the GPU is not at max load.

CPU load seems very high for this title so OC should help.

there are quite a few articles on this out by now.
The Nvidia mod posted in the comment section (last link below) that there is a performance patch in the work ....

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/09/borderlands-2-gpu-cpu-...
http://www.techspot.com/review/577-borderlands-2-perfor...
http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/borderlands-2-tw...
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October 3, 2012 10:24:17 PM

stevan6 said:
Ok so I set the physx to medium and it is slightly better. There is a patch coming out to fix this though?

Most likely not, physx is a broken tech and even to this day batman is still getting bad fps with physx on on the top end nvidia cards.
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October 11, 2012 5:56:16 AM

.....double post, sorry
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October 11, 2012 5:57:46 AM

'Broken tech' is a bit extreme. More like 'does some pretty complicated and impressive ***, and therefore causes understandable fps drops'.

My advice: next time you upgrade, keep your old card as a physx dedicated card. That's what I've recently done, and physx in Alice Madness:Returns went from regular stuttering on medium physx settings to flawless 60fps on high physx settings
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October 22, 2012 6:57:33 AM

volnaiskra said:
'Broken tech' is a bit extreme. More like 'does some pretty complicated and impressive ***, and therefore causes understandable fps drops'.

My advice: next time you upgrade, keep your old card as a physx dedicated card. That's what I've recently done, and physx in Alice Madness:Returns went from regular stuttering on medium physx settings to flawless 60fps on high physx settings


what did you use for your dedicated physx card?
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October 22, 2012 7:01:03 AM

volnaiskra said:
'Broken tech' is a bit extreme. More like 'does some pretty complicated and impressive ***, and therefore causes understandable fps drops'.

My advice: next time you upgrade, keep your old card as a physx dedicated card. That's what I've recently done, and physx in Alice Madness:Returns went from regular stuttering on medium physx settings to flawless 60fps on high physx settings

It defeats the purpose of GPU physics if you require an additional card to make it work. Might as well put physics on all the unused cores of the cpu.
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