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  • Ultra settings

    Anyone else had the chance to turn on the ultra settings?

    Oh sweet baby jesus everything is so pretty =)

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    Re: Ultra settings

    What sort of hardware you running?

    I have also heard that if you are CPU bound (many are) that changing to Ultra shifts some of the physics work from your CPU to your GPU which (counter-intuitively) may actually increase FPS (if you have a great graphics card and a not so great CPU).
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw



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    • #3
      Re: Ultra settings

      i built my own rig

      evga gtx 670 ftw graphics card
      asus sabertooth z77 mobo
      intel 3770k cpu
      16 gb corsair ram
      250gb ssd

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      • #4
        Re: Ultra settings

        I usually run on Ultra, tres sweet.
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        • #5
          Re: Ultra settings

          As much as I would like to play on ultra, I constantly have to change my graphic settings. If it's 8:00 A.M. in the morning on a Monday I can play on med/high/ultra, but on a Friday Night I can barely achieve higher than 30 fps on low/very low.
          Nvidia 630m
          Intel i5
          8 gigs ram
          500 5400rpm HD

          “Big Brother is Watching You.”
          ― George Orwell, "1984"

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          • #6
            Re: Ultra settings

            I just completed a new compy build that can run Ultra, but I don't see a big difference in appearance or fps from High settings. The only difference I notice is a little hiccuping or rubber-banding, which might be disk access delay, not sure.

            What does everyone usually use to track FPS? Just the in-game tool?
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            • #7
              Re: Ultra settings

              Running on Ultra. FPS went up by about 5-10 in large battles, went down by about 10-15 out of battle. (but still getting 50-55 FPS out of battle)

              Now getting about 40 in battle, 50+ out of battle.

              FX 8350 - stock clock
              HD 7970 - stock clock
              16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
              PS2 loaded on 550mbs read/write SSD
              Teamwork and Tactics are OP


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              • #8
                Re: Ultra settings

                Have new ultra settings been released? I've been running on Ultra textures because I thought that was the only one available, and that shouldn't have any impact on performance if you've got sufficient video RAM. As someone with an old CPU but a new, memory rich GPU, it was an obvious step for me.

                If there are new settings which ship the burden from the CPU to the GPU, sign me UP!



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                • #9
                  Re: Ultra settings

                  Do you think an ssd would drastically improve my fps? Thinking about pitching over more money :/

                  “Big Brother is Watching You.”
                  ― George Orwell, "1984"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ultra settings

                    Originally posted by penandpencilman View Post
                    Do you think an ssd would drastically improve my fps? Thinking about pitching over more money :/
                    No. The effect would be minimal if any. You would get much better load times in general for all your applications and OS. It isn't a bad investment in general, but won't help with Planetside. Honestly there are few upgrades that will drastically help with this game the way I feel it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ultra settings

                      I've flipped back and forth between ultra and low settings, and honestly I always return to low. Yes the overall look of the game is better with Ultra and it has more of a realistic feel to it. But concerning the class I mostly play the infil/sniper, I need to go to the lowest common denominator. So I turn fog/smoke off, flora off, motion blur off and set everything else to low. My reasoning is that I can't see through smoke to aim so I turn it off, My class relies on concealment so if my flora is off then I know if the other person's is off then I can hide in the bushes that I can see (thanks Mindkill). Harder to aim with motion blur on, textures low so I know I have a good target in sights.......etc.

                      So I guess what I'm saying is that even though I can run on ultra I chose not to, and set my graphics to best suit the class I mostly play.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ultra settings

                        I moved from a HDD to an SSD last week and for whatever reason saw a 10 FPS increase with the same settings in the same situations. I didn't expect to see anything improve besides load times so I was pleasantly surprised.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ultra settings

                          PenandPencilman: What you'll notice most when moving to an SSD (well, besides shorter load times) is that you won't get the framerate-crashing stutter when you're travelling and the game has to load in a bunch of new assets.

                          If you're going to get an SSD though, make a clean install of your OS on it! One of the nicest things about having an SSD is putting your OS on it... startup times will be sub-30 seconds, and windows in general will just be snappier, more responsive. For a lot of things though, an SSD won't make much of a difference. Myself, I put my operating system on my SSD and then a select few games/programs that I feel could benefit from the SSD. Planetside, for one.
                          Teamwork and Tactics are OP


                          Strait /strāt/ (Noun) A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water: "the Northumberland Strait".

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ultra settings

                            I did exactly what Strait Raider suggested and have been very happy. Snagged a 120GB Kingston V300 for $85 and have Windows 7 and my usual apps on it including PS2 and still have 60GB free. User folders and all media, etc. are on my 500GB SATA HDD.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ultra settings

                              this may be off topic but is it just me or do window updates take up alot of memory?

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