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Low FPS on AC II with EVGA GTX 670 vanilla edition(no sLi)

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November 20, 2012 8:30:16 AM

Hello,
So i bought a new system with specifications as follows
intel core i7 3770k 3.5 ghz
kingston 16gb RAM
EVGA GTX 670 Vanilla edition
corsair 800 GS
I recently installed 2009 Assassins creed II and cranked everything to max, even turned on VSYNC and multisampling to 8X.For a graphics card for which i paid 450$.GTX 670 was really struggling maintaining 60fps on 4 year old game.Its a huge disappointment because i wasnt expecting that performance for a high end card.what is the problem?is my system lower end or game isnt optimized for my GPU?.Please help.I am gaming on full HD 1920*1080p on a single samsung monitor......... There goes my $450 :,(
November 20, 2012 8:37:39 AM

Well I wouldnt say $450 wasted, I'm sure you didnt buy it just to play AC2...

...Have you updated the game as your card is latest gen it may not be optimized for more recent hardware....Also are your Graphics card drivers up to date?

Apart from that are you getting normal fps in other games?
November 20, 2012 8:49:19 AM

paddys09 said:
Well I wouldnt say $450 wasted, I'm sure you didnt buy it just to play AC2...

...Have you updated the game as your card is latest gen it may not be optimized for more recent hardware....Also are your Graphics card drivers up to date?

Apart from that are you getting normal fps in other games?




The driver version is 301.25.Well friend honestly i didnt try to install any other game after a mess with frame rate drops on ACII.Would updating my drivers increase FPS in ACII?My game is up to date.When i turn off VSYNC and MultiSampling story changes,game gives solid 60FPS but when cranked to highest it drops to over 30 fps(heart breaking).Might that be the problem?Would i be able to hit 60 FPS on Skyrim and Witcher 2 with that card which is currently struggling with a 2009 game? pls answer :( 
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November 20, 2012 8:53:18 AM

Well for one big mistake buying a Vanilla edition there performance is not as good as non reference.Plus you paid well over what you should have anyway enough giving you crap.Let's see what damage control can be done. http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS let me know if that fixes it also are you sure drivers are up to date?
November 20, 2012 9:09:46 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Well for one big mistake buying a Vanilla edition there performance is not as good as non reference.Plus you paid well over what you should have anyway enough giving you crap.Let's see what damage control can be done. http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS let me know if that fixes it also are you sure drivers are up to date?


is 301.25 a latest driver? it isnt showing an update.Is vanilla edition that crappy??seriously friend you are freaking me out.I thought i wouldnt get that much FPS boost in choosing vanilla over OC editions.Should i dispose vanilla and go for OC version???
a b Î Nvidia
November 20, 2012 9:20:19 AM

engrahbill said:
is 301.25 a latest driver? it isnt showing an update.Is vanilla edition that crappy??seriously friend you are freaking me out.I thought i wouldnt get that much FPS boost in choosing vanilla over OC editions.Should i dispose vanilla and go for OC version???
It's about 10% to 15% slower then a non reference card i wouldn't say it's crap just not great if you can return it yes i would and get the Asus 670 Top http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...
a b Î Nvidia
November 20, 2012 9:32:32 AM

You might be in luck says on nv page If you're playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Planetside 2, Assassin's Creed III, or Hitman: Absolution, the 310.61 beta drivers are an essential upgrade so down load it http://www.geforce.com/drivers
November 20, 2012 9:33:30 AM

engrahbill said:
The driver version is 301.25.Well friend honestly i didnt try to install any other game after a mess with frame rate drops on ACII.Would updating my drivers increase FPS in ACII?My game is up to date.When i turn off VSYNC and MultiSampling story changes,game gives solid 60FPS but when cranked to highest it drops to over 30 fps(heart breaking).Might that be the problem?Would i be able to hit 60 FPS on Skyrim and Witcher 2 with that card which is currently struggling with a 2009 game? pls answer :( 


Latest official driver is 306.97, I suggest you start by installing that, If that fails try going to your game profile in the Nvidia control panel and enabling adaptive Vsync...I find it strange that you are getting a solid 60fps with vsync off but maybe its capped or something, how does it go with vsync off and multi sampling on?

Myself I wouldnt worry too much about having a reference card, providing you've got good case airflow you should be able to reach factory overclock speeds without any issues, EVGA use good components..

If you can try running some other games or benchmarks when you get the latest drivers just to be sure, The AC series are a bit funny, its one of the few games I consider to be more playable on a console, they never have been a perfectly stable port..


November 20, 2012 9:40:53 AM

lol dude! You're issue is the vsync! Turn it off and you should see massive increases in FPS, but you may experience screen tearing. The fact that you're only seeing 60 FPS shows the everything is WORKING AS IT SHOULD!
November 20, 2012 9:59:02 AM

paddys09 said:
Latest official driver is 306.97, I suggest you start by installing that, If that fails try going to your game profile in the Nvidia control panel and enabling adaptive Vsync...I find it strange that you are getting a solid 60fps with vsync off but maybe its capped or something, how does it go with vsync off and multi sampling on?

Myself I wouldnt worry too much about having a reference card, providing you've got good case airflow you should be able to reach factory overclock speeds without any issues, EVGA use good components..

If you can try running some other games or benchmarks when you get the latest drivers just to be sure, The AC series are a bit funny, its one of the few games I consider to be more playable on a console, they never have been a perfectly stable port..




Dude when VSYNC is off screen tearing becomes the main issue.Even when i set multisampling to 4X, game drops to 30 fps but maintains 60 fps when both VSYNC and MULTISAMPLING are turned off.Overclocking is something i dont have any experience of.Would i be able to overclock my reference card if i change my mind? My case is Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-tower casing with corsair 800 GS...currently installing 306.97
November 20, 2012 10:05:09 AM

bigbasedrum said:
lol dude! You're issue is the vsync! Turn it off and you should see massive increases in FPS, but you may experience screen tearing. The fact that you're only seeing 60 FPS shows the everything is WORKING AS IT SHOULD!


Dude... didnt pay $450 for a mid performance.I assumed that even with demanding Ubersampling and VSYNC cranked up i would be able to hit solid 60 FPS.Now i know vanilla edition got me screwed :'( 
November 20, 2012 10:09:16 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You might be in luck says on nv page If you're playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Planetside 2, Assassin's Creed III, or Hitman: Absolution, the 310.61 beta drivers are an essential upgrade so down load it http://www.geforce.com/drivers

Dude the page shows to driver updates i.e 306.97 whql and 310.61.Which one should i download?????
a b Î Nvidia
November 20, 2012 10:11:08 AM

Just let it auto detect which to install for you

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November 20, 2012 10:22:29 AM
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Here i looked it up for you 306.97 download it
November 20, 2012 10:22:59 AM

it detects 306.97..but if i am to play absolution,should i go for 310.61??
November 20, 2012 10:39:28 AM

Best answer selected by engrahbill.
a b Î Nvidia
November 20, 2012 10:51:13 AM

Download both
November 20, 2012 5:22:42 PM

The VSYNC caps you're FPS at 60 and you will see slight drops from time to time. The other thing that's killing your FPS is your high multisampling rate. Nvidia has a smaller bandwidth connection (184 bit compared to 256 bit, not sure about those numbers though but u get the idea). Thus, your high sampling rate is saturating the badwidth. Turn it down and you should see massive increases.
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