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Hi, I have a 6950 2gb (sold my 2nd one a while back)...

Wondering how to get a solid 60fps in Borderlands all the time... It drops to 30 when I a big vista in front of me with lots of far-back details shown on screen...

I would love to know if anyone here has a 6950 and has recommendations for me. Also wondering if d3d overrider helps with this game (meaning, I wonder if d3d overrider V-sync is better than the in-game one)...
 

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imo, you should have no problem running the game with your setup - even if you are missing a 6950 for crossfire.
 
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Have you already tried tweaking the WillowEngine.ini file that can be found in "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config\"?

Make sure you back up the ini files before you modify them.

Perhaps try:

look up for this line in WillowEngine.ini:

bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE

It's probably set to TRUE, then you can turn it off by setting it to FALSE:

bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE

Don't forget to save the ini file.
 
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yeah I tweaked a lot already, appearantly my drops are caused by physx... since I have a radeon card, I'm forced to switch it to medium (or low if I want perfect performance)
 

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yeah I tweaked a lot already, appearantly my drops are caused by physx... since I have a radeon card, I'm forced to switch it to medium (or low if I want perfect performance)
you had already posted this in the borderlands 2 thread but you are right, it forces physx atleast on low which can tank some FPS at times. I noticed the same issue when I ran xfire disabled but full xfire 6950's I get 60FPS steady.
 
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yeah I tweaked a lot already, appearantly my drops are caused by physx... since I have a radeon card, I'm forced to switch it to medium (or low if I want perfect performance)
I believe you answered your own question there :rolleyes:
 

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PhysX was designed to run smooth on nvidia cards, and to lag on anything thats not. thats the end of it.

Disable/reduce PhysX, or go nvidia. thats it.
 
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I'm running it at 20-25fps on my laptop at 1024x600...:laugh:

Having a problem with 60fps? Wow. I'd be appreciative with a solid 30.

LC
 

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I play on all low with 5770 and it still get some slow downs. I am sure its the physx and wish it could be disabled all together instead of set on low
 
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By the way, is Ageia Physx still using x87 instead of SSE which could have boosted the physics in the games significantly in software, i.e. by cpu? More about this over here. I thought nVidia has ever said that they can add SSE support in Ageia Physx, but I guess nVidia never encouraged it or so, since Ageia Physx is still one of the selling-points of their gaming videocards.
 

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GTX 670, 60FPS Solid throughout the game FYI :D
 
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By the way, is Ageia Physx still using x87 instead of SSE which could have boosted the physics in the games significantly in software, i.e. by cpu? More about this over here. I thought nVidia has ever said that they can add SSE support in Ageia Physx, but I guess nVidia never encouraged it or so, since Ageia Physx is still one of the selling-points of their gaming videocards.
Developers decided to use old Physx SDK. Not Nvidia.
 
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Isnt there some kinda mod to use a second nvidia card [with an amd 1]to run physx or something?
 

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Isnt there some kinda mod to use a second nvidia card [with an amd 1]to run physx or something?
Yes erocker has a guide on it.

This game would require a 128core shader or above to be usefull