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  • System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

    I wanted to start a thread for people to post their system specs, BF2 settings and evaluate the performance they are getting. Try to follow the format listed below and stay on topic.

    System Specs
    ===========
    Motherboard: Asus A7N8X-Deluxe
    CPU: AMD 2500+ Barton (Overclocked to 3200+ 2.2GHz)
    Memory: 1 GB PC3200 (2x256mb dual channel; 512mb)
    Hard Drive: SATA 37 GB 10000rpm
    Video Card: Gigabyte 6800GT 256MB (77.30 drivers)
    Sound Card: onboard sound

    BF2 Settings
    ==========
    Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60MHz
    Terrain: High
    Effects: Medium
    Geometry: High
    Texture: Medium (was high)
    Lighting: Medium (was low)
    Dynamic Shadows: Off
    Dynamic Light: Low (was off)
    Anti-Aliasing: 2x (was off)
    Texture Filtering: Low
    View Distance: 75% (was 100%)

    Audio Renderer: Hardware
    Sound Quality: High
    EAX: No

    Performance Evaluation
    ==================
    I recently upgraded to the 6800GT from a FX 5700 Ultra. I was hoping to be able to get slightly better settings than I do now. The game looks great with everything maxed out, but it's unplayable. These current settings seem to offer the best I can get that is playable. I'm averaging over 50 fps with these settings on a 64 player server. I haven't been in a super heated battle yet to see if I have video lag or not.
    Last edited by asch; 06-25-2005, 01:43 AM.
    |TG-12th| asch
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  • #2
    Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

    Cool what does my system allow me to put my settings at?

    System Specs
    ===========
    Motherboard: Chaintech S1689
    CPU: AMD 64 3200+
    Memory: 1 GB PC3200 (2x512mb dual channel; Low Lat; CL2)
    Hard Drive: EIDE 40GB 7200rpm Maxtor
    Video Card: XFX 6800 128MB
    Sound Card: Chaintech PCI 7.1 Audio

    Expected BF2 Settings
    ==========
    Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 60MHz
    Terrain: High
    Effects: Med
    Geometry: High
    Texture: High
    Lighting: Low
    Dynamic Shadows: Off
    Dynamic Light: Off
    Anti-Aliasing: 2X
    Texture Filtering: Low
    View Distance: 100%


    Give me a day and ill edit/post with evaluation.
    Oyee

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    • #3
      Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

      Textures on High are your biggest performance killer asch. BF2 is the biggest memory hog in the history of PC games. It requires 2 gigs of ram to use high textures on the big 64p maps. No matter how good your GPU/CPU combo is 1 gig simply cant do the job. With "only" 1 gig the game runs out of space and starts digging into virtual memory and the HDD gets thrashed. Thats what causes the "hitching" and "laggy" stalls in the middle of the action. Textures are being pushed through the much slower hard drive.

      I also have a 6800 GT and 1 gig of ram, but a faster CPU (4000+ A64) and get awful hitching with high textures. I bumped textures and shadows down to medium and now the game flies with no hitching whatsoever. I average between 50 and 75fps and rarely get a dip below 45 even during intense battles. The GT handles high geometry and lighting just fine so dont worry about having to bump those down.

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      • #4
        Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

        I made some adjustments to my BF2 settings (see first post for changes). With these settings the game looks much better while still preserving a decent framerate. I was weary of downgrading the view distance from 100% to 75% but I realized that even that 76-100% view distance that I lost, I would never be able to shoot that far and rarely even have to look that far.

        So I'm much more happy with these settings... the game is beautiful and only once in 5 hours of high action 64 player gaming did I experience the slightest of lag.
        |TG-12th| asch
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        • #5
          Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

          I've got...:
          P4 2.4C
          1024MB PC3200 in dual channel
          6600GT

          ...and that's about all that's worth mentioning. :) Onboard sound, Maxtor 7200RPM 40GB harddrives.

          I play just fine with overall set to high (which is everything on high except for two, shadows and dyn. lighting which go to medium I think?), I had AA on 2X, but one game it was quite choppy, although it could have been Xfire; does anyone notice that there's noticeable slowdown running that with your games?

          Oh, and resolution's just 1024x768.

          Nick


          ......then again, after reading some of these posts a little more (at all ;D), I dunno. I guess it's been a while since I played a game with high framerates, maybe I've been spoiled. I'll turn textures down to med-ish and see how the change is. :)
          Last edited by nick.spacek; 06-25-2005, 07:35 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

            Spec:
            Thermaltake Lan VM2000A Silver - Case
            P4 530 3.0GHZ HTT 800FSB 1MB LGA775
            Coolermaster Hyper 48 CPU Cooler
            Maxtor10 160GB 7200 SATA150 8MB
            ASUS P5AD2 Premium MotherBoard P4 LGA775
            Hyper Silent 525W PSU
            Corsair XMS5400 1GB (2x512MB) 533Mhz PRO x2 = 2GB System Memory
            Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit
            Asus Geforce 6600 256MB PCI-E
            Samsung Syncmaster 710v 17" TFT Monitor
            Altec Lancing 2.1 Speakers
            .... and a partridge in a pear tree.

            In Game Settings:
            Resolution: 1280x1024 @ 60
            Terrain: High
            Effects: High
            Geometry: High
            Texture: High
            Lighting: High
            Dynamic Shadows: On
            Dynamic Light: On
            Anti-Aliasing: 2X
            Texture Filtering: High
            View Distance: 100%

            Audio Renderer: Hardware
            Sound Quality: High
            EAX: yes

            Issues:
            well i tried raising the AA to 4x but in situations with many players and alot of action, i get alot of system lag, but the game does look real nice, even though i lowered it to x2 it runs perfect now and the only lag i get is server lag. All other settings are fine and done cause probelms.

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            • #7
              Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

              Spec:
              ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Mobo, FSB 400
              AMD Athlon XP 3200+
              2 GB Corsair DDR 400 RAM
              eVGA GeForce 6800GT 256 MB DDR3 RAM
              160 GB Western Digital SATA HD

              In Game Settings:
              Resolution: 1280x960 @ 75
              Terrain: High
              Effects: High
              Geometry: High
              Texture: Medium
              Lighting: High
              Dynamic Shadows: High
              Dynamic Light: High
              Anti-Aliasing: 4X
              Texture Filtering: High
              View Distance: 100%

              Audio Renderer: Hardware
              Sound Quality: High
              EAX: yes

              Issues:
              After experimenting, I found the above settings provide the best experience for me. I find that even with 2 GB of RAM, the game still occassionally stutters/pauses when textures are set to high. BF2 is a monster! On medium textures, the game runs like hot butter with everything else maxed.
              [volun]

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              • #8
                Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                Originally posted by TG_PolishBoogieman
                Issues:
                After experimenting, I found the above settings provide the best experience for me. I find that even with 2 GB of RAM, the game still occassionally stutters/pauses when textures are set to high. BF2 is a monster! On medium textures, the game runs like hot butter with everything else maxed.
                Hmm... we seem to have a similar setup, however I'm not able to hold those settings. I wonder how much RAM has to do with it... that and I probably need a good old reformat/reinstall of the machine. Eventually I'll try this and update my experience.
                |TG-12th| asch
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                • #9
                  Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                  Asch, I think you have a bottleneck somewhere - you should be in better shape with that setup. If I were you, I'd nuke your hard drive and start over, getting the latest drivers for everything. Make sure you get the newest unified driver from nVidia for the chipset, plus newest drivers for the video card. Get version 1008 of BIOS from ASUS. Our setups are damn near identical, feel free to ask me questions if you got 'em.
                  [volun]

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                  • #10
                    Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                    i just added more ram which makes me up to 1gig and it runs so much smoother, i was able to up my graphics a bit so it looks nicer......

                    more ram the better!
                    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                    -Vulcan

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                    • #11
                      Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                      Motherboard: ?
                      CPU: p4 3.0
                      Memory: ddr2 sdram 1gb
                      Hard Drive: SATA
                      Video Card: ATI radeon X800 XL
                      Sound Card: soundblaster ?

                      Can anybody tell me whats the best settings for my computer or if someone is running a similair system can they give me there specs

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                      • #12
                        Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                        System Specs
                        ===========
                        Motherboard: Asus P4C800-Deluxe
                        CPU: P4 2.8GHz (Overclocked to 3.0GHz)
                        Memory: 2 GB OCZ PC3200 (4x512mb dual channel)
                        Hard Drive: 2 x SATA 120 GB 7800rpm
                        Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi (Thx Bubba!)
                        Speakers: Klipsch Pro-Media Ultra 5.1
                        Video Card: Ati X800xl 256MB AGP 8x (Catalyst 5.8)
                        Display: Viewsonic N3000w 30' Widescreen HDTV LCD


                        BF2 Settings
                        ==========
                        Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 60MHz
                        Terrain: High
                        Effects: High
                        Geometry: High
                        Texture: High
                        Lighting: High
                        Dynamic Light: High
                        Anti-Aliasing: 2x
                        Texture Filtering: High
                        View Distance: 100%

                        Audio Renderer: X-FI Hardware
                        Sound Quality: Ultra-High
                        EAX: Yes

                        Lan: Cable/T1

                        [age-c1] [conduct]
                        Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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                        • #13
                          Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                          System Specs

                          COOLER MASTER Centurion 530 RC-530-SSN1 Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

                          ENERMAX Noisetaker EG495P-VE SFMA ATX 485W Power Supply

                          BFG Tech nForce 4 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

                          AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX -

                          2 CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory 2 GIG Total

                          Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Sound Card

                          MITSUMI FA404A/404M 8-in-1 USB 2.0 Digital Card Reader/Writer W/FD INTERNAL

                          Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B200P0 200GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive -

                          2 PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner

                          BFG Tech BFGW68256GTOCXV Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

                          Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2

                          BF2 Settings
                          ==========
                          Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60MHz
                          Terrain: High
                          Effects: High
                          Geometry: High
                          Texture: High
                          Lighting: High
                          Dynamic Shadows: High
                          Dynamic Light: High
                          Anti-Aliasing: 2x
                          Texture Filtering: High
                          View Distance: 100%

                          Audio Renderer:Creative X-Fi
                          Sound Quality: High
                          EAX: On
                          Last edited by Bubba; 09-10-2005, 02:25 PM.


                          18th SF Operational Detachment Delta

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                          • #14
                            Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                            Originally posted by TG_Trigger
                            System Specs
                            ===========
                            Display: Viewsonic N3000w 30' Widescreen HDTV LCD
                            :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

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                            • #15
                              Re: System Specs, BF2 Settings & Performance

                              Bubba..Turn ON EAX and ultra high quality sound brother.
                              Also you should be able to get 2x AA with that rig. AA make a huge difference

                              [age-c1] [conduct]
                              Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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