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I recently got myself a GTX 980, so am feeling pretty smug when I go to the video settings in games. Personally, I'm a 1080p/60fps sort of person, so that's what I base my settings around.

 

Even with a 980 though, I realise it's not always possible to achieve that while putting absolutely EVERYTHING onto ultra. I was just wondering if there's something in, say, Far Cry 4 or Crysis 3 (just as examples) that you'd turn down first when you realise your game isn't running at 60fps. 

 

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aa first, then ambient occlusion. Textures and resolution last.


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I recently got myself a GTX 980, so am feeling pretty smug when I go to the video settings in games. Personally, I'm a 1080p/60fps sort of person, so that's what I base my settings around.

 

Even with a 980 though, I realise it's not always possible to achieve that while putting absolutely EVERYTHING onto ultra. I was just wondering if there's something in, say, Far Cry 4 or Crysis 3 (just as examples) that you'd turn down first when you realise your game isn't running at 60fps. 

 

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i run far cry 4 at 60fps+ with my 980, never played crysis 3 though. Suppose that doesn't really answer your question though. But tbh this is my first pc and first gpu and every game i play so far i run at max 60fps+


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Shadows, Ambient Occlusion, Tessellation are a few. I always turn down AA as a last resort as it makes games look so much better and I don't want to give that up but it offers the best performance gain.

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I hate how ambient occlusion and depth of field look. Especially in FPS games

I like DOF in cinematics but I find it much to distracting and annoying in game.

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AA is the first hing I turn down.


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But but but ... it's so sexy !

Everyone's different. It takes a lot of resources.


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I normally adjust the shadows and lighting effects if I need to gain a few fps. But I'm perfectly content with <45 FPS, so I rarely have to turn anything down at 1080p.

 

Also I don't run every game with a FPS counter in the corner like most people, so I wont notice if it dips from 60fps to say 45fps because I get too involved in the game to notice.


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i literally cant tell the difference with aa on max and no aa most of the time

Some game use ineffective forms of AA.

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Anything that looks good takes allot of resources ... I mean look at my GF shes smoking hot and she takes more resources to run than Crysis LOL.

 

Should ditch the girl if she only cares about your "resources"

 

Plus comparing her to Crysis... smooth.

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I recently got myself a GTX 980, so am feeling pretty smug when I go to the video settings in games. Personally, I'm a 1080p/60fps sort of person, so that's what I base my settings around.

 

Even with a 980 though, I realise it's not always possible to achieve that while putting absolutely EVERYTHING onto ultra. I was just wondering if there's something in, say, Far Cry 4 or Crysis 3 (just as examples) that you'd turn down first when you realise your game isn't running at 60fps. 

 

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Get a 1440p monitor and play with 2x AA.

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I recently got myself a GTX 980, so am feeling pretty smug when I go to the video settings in games. Personally, I'm a 1080p/60fps sort of person, so that's what I base my settings around.

 

Even with a 980 though, I realise it's not always possible to achieve that while putting absolutely EVERYTHING onto ultra. I was just wondering if there's something in, say, Far Cry 4 or Crysis 3 (just as examples) that you'd turn down first when you realise your game isn't running at 60fps. 

 

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never had the need to turn down anything but AA back when I had a 280x :S The only exception was shadows in far cry 3 because it was some optimization issues that dropped my fps almost 10 fps.

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Get a 1440p monitor and play with 2x AA.

 

Yeah I play a 2XAA at 1440p, 4x or anything higher really tanks my framerate


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I instantly turn off motion blur

 

but perf wise i start with textures and max buffer rate


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Should ditch the girl if she only cares about your "resources"

 

Plus comparing her to Crysis... smooth.

It goes back to the beginning of mankind. The men bring resources to the women to feed their eggs.

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AA and Shadows.


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turn down for WHAT?

 

OT: AA first, often it is the biggest hit on performance


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First AA and then shadows. Both of those make the least amount of difference to me when playing a game. I'll turn down just about anything if it means I get 60fps though.

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First: Antialiasing and Ambient Occlusion to lowest it can go above off.

 

Last: resolution and textures

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