25 fps or lower with gtx 550ti, high end system.
specs are a sabertooth 990fx MB, AMD FX 8120 eight core processor, nvidia gtx 550ti, soundcard is a realtek hd audio card, and 16 gb of ram to top it off.
So with AA and AN set both at 8x, resolution set to 1440x900 with everything else on high, I get around 25 fps when I'm looking inside the level. If I look outside of the game (as in the background scenery) I get around 45. I usually manage around 50 or higher on battlefield bad company 2, 45 on ACII. NOTE: I tried disabling sound devices, and I tried using game booster with no success.
ALSO I get 25 FPS WITH ALL EIGHT CORES BEING UTILIZED OUT OF WINDOWS TASK MANAGER.
Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Hello TehGhettoBlaste... you have a nice PC and most definitely meet the "Minimum Requirements for Splinter Cell Conviction". Your particular problem/issue is hardware related to the GTX550ti HDMI audio device. You mentioned in your post "I tried disabling sound devices, and I tried using game booster with no success" but I feel you may have overlooked/missed something. Other Splinter Cell Conviction players with similar video cards (ie.GTX500 series) had the same symptoms; look here http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...y-old-8800GT-( and here http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...85#post8218485... these threads should help you resolve your issue.
p.s. with a PC like yours, you most certainly do not need Game Booster.
Last edited by Green.Hornet; 05-21-2012 at 01:48 PM.
Thanks for the reply! and I will definitely try disabling the audio devices again, I'll do an A and B test with fraps and see if that works. It's also weird, because at some points in the game I'll get as high as 60 fps the more I play. Normally FPS doesn't bother me as long as the game runs smoothly, but the problem with having 25 fps is that I sometimes get input lag, which is a pain. I currently have vsync disabled but I'm using d3doverrider to use vsync and triple buffering, which seems to have made a difference when I did that, but keep in mind that difference is what has given me 25 fps, which is my highest rate so far in-level.
Hello TehGhettoBlaste... with your nVidia GTX550ti you should never need any additional 3rd party video applications such as d3doverrider or Game Booster... I completely understand wanting to use Vsync and Triple Buffering, but use the nVidia Control Panel to enable both of these. I'm almost inclined to think that your problem/issue lies somewhere in the mix of all your 3rd party video apps conflicting with your nVidia driver. Try uninstalling all 3rd party apps that you are using to "Tweak" your nVidia card and see if this helps.
If your video's fps is fine while playing Single Player/Deniable Ops and only has low fps when playing MultiPlayer, it's quite possible that it's not a "video card" issue, but a internet connectivity issue. There are specific Router/Firewall ports that need to be open in order to play Splinter Cell Conviction on-line. If you don't have these ports open in your Router/Firewall, this could be the cause of the video lag/studder/low fps... it happens all the time when a player has not opened/forwarded their ports: http://ubisoft.custhelp.com/ap...rs/detail/a_id/13514.
Last edited by Green.Hornet; 05-21-2012 at 05:29 PM.
Thanks again for clearing that up, I seem to get a somewhat more stable framerate now. I think there's just some areas in the levels that are poorly optimized or something, because I seem to just vary wildly from 60 fps to around 30 to 27. So it's getting a bit more manageable. Is there anything else you might recommend to reduce input lag at all?