Videocard: NV560Ti @900/2394 ATI4890
Processor: Intel 2600K @4600 MHz
Mainboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Soundcard: Creative Recon3D USB
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Originally Posted by ipredator
Thanks man, this helped the smoothness in BF3
You are welcome guys!
Originally Posted by shadow_craft
I just started a fresh install (in prep for diablo 3) and applied all your optimized tweaks, (with a few of my own) and wow my computer has never been more responsive!
BF3 was beautiful
Once again thank you!
It's so nice to have all the good tweaks bundled together like this
Now I'd like to remember people about the value of HPET enabled in BIOS and high timer resolution:
As you see HPET don't affect CPU performance but you gain an average 10% performance (10%+ FPS) for GPU, you gain also a bit of disks performance (units: lower is better).
I disable PerfectDisk services/drivers for that reason too, slight performance gain. I enable them only when I choose to optimize my SSDs.
For HDDs, UltimateDefrag is best because you can prioritize placement of your favorite games folders on the outer (fastest) rings.
By the way, I highly recommend to buy a OCZ Vertex 4 if you look for a SSD, I think the Indilinx Everest 2 controller will stay the top dog for quite a few months with the new high performance firmware.
Here some kind of "personal evolution" on the disks front:
For BF3 specifically, in your user.cfg, create one if you don't have one already (C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3 or where ever you installed it), write this in it if you don't use V-Sync:
RenderDevice.ForceRenderAheadLimit -1 (which refer to default drivers value, AMD & NVIDIA)
I still have to test if ForceRenderAheadLimit change something on AMD card, but default or higher should be best, not lower.
On NVIDIA, I enforce 999 for every games in my custom global profile. Sure it don't even go up 4-5 probably, it's only an arbitrary maximum but I have good result with it.
2 look the very minimum for smoothness.
Whatever, there is no gain with this setting below drivers default value but you gain in smoothness on higher values without lagging penalty from my experience. FPS hit is insignificant too, I'll test that scientifically someday.
I hope it's useful to some, have a nice day guys.
Last edited by Von Dach; 05-14-2012 at 00:19.