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Armhunter
08-31-2005, 11:29 AM
I finally got my second 6800GT and now my rig is running this game @1600x1200/32 with everything on.
I set the SLI selection to 8xAA sli mode. The game is beautiful.. I am averaging now 50fps at this setting.. I also have 2xaf on...

If you do not have SLI yet, I do recommend it.
I will try to post a pic later today with the average.. I max around 75FPS..

tjaika1910
08-31-2005, 11:39 AM
How about water=3?

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 11:55 AM
That is in Perfect mode with water=3 and effects =2.
Everything is turned all the way up, I am even using surround sound @ the highest setting.
the second card really made a big difference..

I will have screen shots later, but right now I am at work...

by the way.. what key do I use to take a screen shot?

Loki-PF
08-31-2005, 11:59 AM
ArmHunter,

Use the "Prntscrn" [printscreen] key. Be advised though that it saves a TGA file rather than a BMP or JPG, so you'll need something to open it and "save as" one of those.

Salute!
Loki

tjaika1910
08-31-2005, 12:01 PM
The (infamous) PrtScn.

Congrats with your setup. Sounds very nice with all that eyecandy enabled

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 12:09 PM
I thought about PRINTSCREEN, but did not know if it would work for IL2..
I have photoshop that will open a TGA file..
I will change it to a JPG..
be back soon..

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 01:24 PM
Here it is in full 1600x1200..

http://home.bak.rr.com/armhunter/Graphics/il2.jpg

woofiedog
08-31-2005, 01:28 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Excellent Screen Shot!

p1ngu666
08-31-2005, 02:10 PM
sweet!, u make me wanna get a second 6800ultra. whats the rest of your rig like?

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 02:31 PM
Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe
3500+ AMD
1gig Memory
2x6800GT EVGA - SLI
500PSU Athena Power?
Audigy 2 ZS
Freedom2.4 cordless..
I dont like the cordless part.. Always got to replace batteries.. But the stick is very nice..
80gig WD Sata..
Small HD, but I am getting a new one later...

I had an Intel 3.2gig
1gig memory
6800NU EVGA
The rest was the same..
Even with only the AMD 3500+ and one 6800gt, the new AMD I built blew the Intel away for games...

TheGozr
08-31-2005, 02:55 PM
Armhunter

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9531052253

maybe?

LeadSpitter_
08-31-2005, 04:08 PM
I bet multiple ship aaa will drop you to the 10s. I dunno no matter the rig and sli cards it seems this game does not perform very well.

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 04:16 PM
Lead -
I will give it a try right now...

GreyFox5
08-31-2005, 04:25 PM
Armhunter - look into the Western Digital 74GB 10,000 rpm drive. May help performance.

How much you think you have invested in the PC?

~S~

Fox

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 04:30 PM
here you go

http://home.bak.rr.com/armhunter/Graphics/il2_2.jpg

It was not that bad at all..
The lowest I got was 17fps, and it only lasted a sec. Flying over the ships was a constant 25 - 30 FPS and once I pulled out the ships and water view, right back up to the norm...
Still avg. 48fps...

LeadSpitter_
09-01-2005, 12:53 AM
Thats not bad at all but if its 2 carriers and 3 battleships it will kill the fps bad in externals dont seem effected that much but with no external and locked in pit it will be lower.

I dont know if hdd rpms helps that much i have seen they have 15,000 rpms now but they are expensive.

Still thats better then most are getting

JunkoIfurita
09-01-2005, 02:19 AM
As far as HDDs, go, smaller is actually better for speedy access. That's why the higher RPM drives meant for a RAID 0 setup are usually 36GB or 76GB.

A huge drive, say a 250GB 8000RPM SATAII (300MB/s transfer, as opposed to 150MB/s for SATA or 80MB/s for old-school P-ATA), still requires a longer access time than a small drive - simply spinning up and accessing the right sector.

So, yes, RPMs make a difference. But 8000 is by far enough, unless you've got a massive drive. If you do, partition it into 60GB or 50GB portions. That solves the look-up problem.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that if you've got adequate RAM (over a Gigabyte) and an adequate CPU (you be the judge), then your disk access speed is going to be the absolute bottom of the list as far as your fps troubles go. The only time disk access speed becomes the major issue is for large data writing applications - such as Digital Audio Recording, or Digital Video editing.

Anyway, nice screenshots there Armhunter. Soon as I get some web-hosting, I'll post some screenies from my pair of 7800GTXs.

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Fliegeroffizier
09-01-2005, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by JunkoIfurita:
As far as HDDs, go, smaller is actually better for speedy access......
A huge drive, say a 250GB 8000RPM SATAII (300MB/s transfer, as opposed to 150MB/s for SATA or 80MB/s for old-school P-ATA), still requires a longer access time than a small drive - simply spinning up and accessing the right sector.

So, yes, RPMs make a difference....
.....The only time disk access speed becomes the major issue is for large data writing applications - such as Digital Audio Recording, or Digital Video editing.

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Hmmm...In designing my new Rig(not built yet), I'd come to the conclusion that the SATAII technology with its 300Mb/s transfer speed and Native Command Queing would provide significantly faster data access on a 7200KrpmHD than the higher rotational speed of a 10Krpm HD with 150Mb/s transfer speed...

The advice I've gotten is to use a 10Krpm Raptor(36Gb or 74Gb) for the OS(in its own partition) and applications, with all Data put on to a SATAII 300Gb HD.

p1ngu666
09-01-2005, 12:07 PM
and RAID ofcourse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Armhunter
09-01-2005, 02:07 PM
lead -
Hey, I built a mission, this was a while ago, but just decided to play it again. I made a few bombers attack my air strip... When the bombs went off, This was right when I was chasing another plane, so I had the air field in view, the FPS did drop a lot!! Until the explosions where pretty much over with.. But picked right up after...

So yea,, I have noticed some times when my machine will crawl... but its not too often..

Junk- I would love to see your screens!! nice rig by the way!!..