FPS Lag at 1920x1080 - GTX 460M

Alright so I was trying to play Arctic Combat (fps) on 1920x1080 earlier and I was experiencing a lot of fps lag. The gameplay wasn't smooth at all. The graphics settings in game are all set to low but I still get major fps lag at that resolution.

My specs are
Core i7 2630 2.0 ghz
8GB DDR2
GTX 460M 1.5 GB Dedicated
Windows 7
Screen resolution 1920x1080

I have checked and my drivers are all updated to the latest version. I know that my specs are decent and this game is not like crysis, farcry etc and my system should be able to handle it at 1920x1080 on low settings. I shutdown most of the other non useful programs when I play the game.

I have also tried it at 1600x900 and that worked pretty well, still some fps lag every now and then. 1280x720 seems the only (16:9) resolution where I don't get any fps lag.

Any pointers that could help me solve my problem would be very much appreciated.
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  1. The higher the resolution, the more VRAM required and it also means the GPU needs a more horse power.

    Your GPU will start to stutter at a 1920x1080 resolution simply because it's lacking the power to draw in the resolution.

    Your GPU is a little too slow to run that resolution, there's almost nothing you can do about it except run at lower resolutions.
  2. exosafe said:
    Alright so I was trying to play Arctic Combat (fps) on 1920x1080 earlier and I was experiencing a lot of fps lag. The gameplay wasn't smooth at all. The graphics settings in game are all set to low but I still get major fps lag at that resolution.

    My specs are
    Core i7 2630 2.0 ghz
    8GB DDR2
    GTX 460M 1.5 GB Dedicated
    Windows 7
    Screen resolution 1920x1080

    I have checked and my drivers are all updated to the latest version. I know that my specs are decent and this game is not like crysis, farcry etc and my system should be able to handle it at 1920x1080 on low settings. I shutdown most of the other non useful programs when I play the game.

    I have also tried it at 1600x900 and that worked pretty well, still some fps lag every now and then. 1280x720 seems the only (16:9) resolution where I don't get any fps lag.

    Any pointers that could help me solve my problem would be very much appreciated.


    Hi - as warhead pointed out, your only option for better
    performance at 1920x1080 is to upgrade your gpu,
    and given the card you have, upgrading is prob
    going to be $200 or so for noticeable improvement.
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