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GTX 660 Battlfield 3 low fps!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 11, 2013 7:47:31 PM

Getting 40-45 fps in my GTX 660 at ultra settings resolution 1680x1050 and my freind with the same card and cpu getting 60-65 fps at ultra settings resolution 1920x1080.My cpu is i5 2500k.

Tell me the reasons why am i getting too low fps?
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January 11, 2013 7:59:54 PM

Hmm, well he may have a overclock somewhere or perhaps his drivers are more up to date then yours are. Nvidia did release new drivers in December so that could effect things. I wouldn't expect to have 60-65 FPS in BF3 with a ULTRA preset. Also he may have adjusted his settings I would say overall you are where you ought to be on ultra.
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January 11, 2013 8:03:39 PM

check that your mb bios has all it patches. with cpu-z and gpu-z check that your ram running in xmp mode and with gpu-z make sure your video card running the max speed (pci bus).
make sure your mb chipset driver is up to date.
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January 11, 2013 8:26:22 PM

Well with a 2500k he is running at 2.0 speeds so no reason to check there he is just fine there. Checking memory speed isn't a bad place to start. But like I said he may have other things tweaked that you don't. You could be running the game with different settings beyond the ultra preset. With that said I agree with checking things to make sure you have your drivers up to date.
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January 11, 2013 8:45:09 PM

well there is no bottleneck in your system just update you drivers and check again, anyway it is a 660 so I am not sure what your are expecting 40-45fps is not bad considering
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January 11, 2013 8:47:16 PM

With a low 200 dollar card absolutely good frames for ultra in BF3.
January 11, 2013 11:45:40 PM

It's also possible (though perhaps not likely) that your card is overheating and throttling itself to cope.

But yeah, if you and your friend truly do have identical GPU/CPU, and his rig performs much better than yours, then the most likely explanations are either that he's overclocking, or that something on the software side is holding you back -- whether it's a bad driver or bloatware on your system or your multitasking habits. Or perhaps your settings within the game itself are more different from his than you realize.

I doubt very much that your BIOS is the problem, but it's possible. Likewise, your memory settings probably can't account for the kind of disparity you describe; we're talking about more than a 50% FPS advantage for your buddy, on (supposedly) exactly the same hardware. That's huge.

All of that said, though, 40-45 FPS under the conditions you describe sounds about right for your hardware. Your friend's performance seems to be the outlier here, not yours.
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January 11, 2013 11:51:53 PM

either drivers or nvidia control panel settings are different. different parts of the game also give different fps.
January 12, 2013 9:50:05 AM

So tell me about nvidia control panel how to set it up for performance?