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PC: Using 7870, but cannot hit 60 fps on Sleeping Dogs


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:52:11 AM PST
Hah, yep. A lot of games these days have short waiting periods before the games start to allow for those loading in as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:52:22 AM PST
Iso says:
I know what that one is without looking.

Nokia NGage?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:52:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 11:53:57 AM PST
Lol, yes it is.

Comrade dog!

I found a way to stream my PC desktop to my phone. I can watch videos, but I'm not sure if I can stream the games or not yet. I keep forgetting to try it out.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 11:53:54 AM PST
SMH says:
Noob question...what exactly does FPS affect? For instance, what will I notice differently at 60 fps vs 30 fps?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:55:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 11:57:53 AM PST
Depends on the game. 60 vs 30 isn't as smooth and you can definitely detect when it drops <30. Overall, if I get 30 I'm happy with most games. Some games (Ninja Gaiden, very fast paced shooters, etc) I prefer 60.

GW2 runs around ~35 and its fine for me. I'd rather have it look nice.

BF3 or something like that I'd rather tune down the graphics a bit to have it run faster.

EDIT: It's not a huge difference to be honest. If its over 30 you're fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:58:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 11:58:20 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
Basically CoD is 60 FPS while Battlefield is 30 FPS on consoles to give you an idea of the difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 11:59:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 12:00:20 PM PST
On consoles, but on a PC they both run at 60+ easily and there's very little to no difference to your eyes.

It does allow faster reaction sometimes. I tuned down my graphics in GW2 to get 60 FPS for the Mad King's Clocktower (if you don't know what that is... youtube it... It's a platforming nightmare). I could NOT make some of the jumps at ~30 FPS. It was just not going to happen. It moves too quick and I needed the extra frame rate to judge distance.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:01:17 PM PST
Mel says:
you gonna sell the 550 ti?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:05:55 PM PST
SMH says:
Ok so basically it affects the fluidity (or choppiness) of motion?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:08:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 12:14:35 PM PST
Exactly.

Dark Souls at 60 FPS almost feels like an entirely different game, super smooth and a lot faster paced....I don't know if I can ever be content with 30 fps again after having a taste of 60 fps.

EDIT: Who am I kidding, I completed an entire character on my old rig which was at 15 FPS the majority of the time....I'd play that game at 5 FPS if I had to :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:18:32 PM PST
It's a very negligible difference between 30 fps and 60 fps. You can tell a little bit, but it won't really affect your gaming experience negatively.

It's just an issue if it drops lower than 30.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:19:54 PM PST
That's because Dark Souls physics and animation is based off the frame rate lock. Hence the reason you jump a shorter distance when you're running it at 60 fps compared to 30 fps.

I think you attack and move slightly faster when you're in your own game, but it's a trick to your eyes. The animations move at that speed, but the hits might hit slightly after you swing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:20:39 PM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
Yeah I know, I was just giving him a point of reference to help understand the difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:21:59 PM PST
Ah gotcha.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:30:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 12:31:14 PM PST
I actually haven't noticed the jump mechanics issue as of lately....I did with the first 60 FPS patch that (IMO) sucked, but the Durante version of it seems super smooth, and I can make all of the same jumps I normally do (sacrifice ring at firelink, birds nest jump from elevators, etc).

Enemies and I alike definitely attack faster, that's for sure. Backstabs are also lightening fast now. You can toggle between 30/60 FPS with the backspace key, whenever I do there is quite a huge difference in certain areas....In the forest, for example, it takes my character (when running) from looking like he's gallivanting along to appearing almost in full sprint. I'm still shocked at the difference it makes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:35:43 PM PST
Iso says:
Nah, I am giving it to my cousin.

He does have a 450(440?) Ti that we will likely sell on the cheap.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:37:45 PM PST
Iso says:
Ah, that is a game I need to patch as well.

Any ideas of if Skyrim for PC is gonna cost come BF time?

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 12:49:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 12:49:49 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Sleeping Dogs , not sure if perhaps its just AMD optimized, won't play for me on my Nvidia card without screen tearing/stutter at all no matter what i do ....but in windowed mode. Windowed mode it is then. It does look and run great with all the eye candy up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 12:51:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 12:52:47 PM PST
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Sunbros.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 1:24:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 1:25:09 PM PST
Iso says:
I actually was able to get it to run extremely well without the ultra super stuff on it.

No screen tearing even with it.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 1:32:34 PM PST
Iso says:
To keep this thread alive:

Is there really a big difference between Nvidia and AMD? Or is it more about the latest and greatest card regardless of who makes it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:04:22 PM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I know Nvidia cards make use of PhysX which creates graphical enhancements in quite a few games nowadays. I know Borderlands 2 looks more impressive on PC when PhysX is enabled for sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:16:07 PM PST
I personally can't tell a difference above 40. I'm not even sure if I could tell at 30.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 2:18:52 PM PST
I.Flores says:
**Gets in, sees the amount of aroused nerds, runs out screaming**

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:21:35 PM PST
From personal experience, I'm running a 5850 and I was getting 5-15 FPS in Alice: Madness Returns. I messed with all settings, all resolutions and nothing helped. Took me some searching on the Steam forums. Apparently the game defaults PhysX to High. For those not using NVIDIA, this is an issue. I set the PhysX to Low (can't turn it off entirely) and it runs fine now.
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