Whats your PC and did 162 improve FPS?



  • twilitebluetwiliteblue bug stalker Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13116Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    edited January 2011
    Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz
    3GB DDR2 800
    1GB HD 5750

    Average FPS went up from 20 to 30 on rockdown, and up from 15 to 25 on Tram. Bloody good patch for me. ^^

    I just bought a Pentium E6500 wolfdale chip for my old Asus P5B-E mobo, and it fails to POST... The fan cycles up and down. I put my old CPU back, and it works. Can anyone help?

    Maybe I need to upgrade my BIOS? I tried googling about my mobo's compatibility, and couldn't find any cases. The best scenario is probably it's just a faulty chip.

    [Edit]New CPU
    Pentium E6500 2.9 GHz

    FPS went up to 30-60 on Tram(!!!) on an empty server.
  • weezlweezl Join Date: 2008-07-04 Member: 64557Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Asus should have EZ-flash on that mobo (i have on p5n-e),
    so just get the newest bios from the asus site - MAKE SURE IT'S THE CORRECT ONE
    put it on a USB-flash and go into bios and choose it
    rest is auto
  • twilitebluetwiliteblue bug stalker Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13116Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    Ah I see, thanks weezl! I just checked the Asus support site, and it looks like I definitely need a BIOS upgrade to use my new chip.
  • VeNeMVeNeM Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 928Members
    edited January 2011
    AMD Phenom II X4 955
    4 GB RAM
    nvidia gtx 470
    win 7 x64
    1920x1080 high

    in the com com chair / hive im getting 60 fps with a low of 40 - silky smooth gameplay.

    outside the chair Im getting like 40-30 with a low of 25-20 depending on whats going on the screen. the game is very smooth in the com chair (aside from some glitches like the text for the items sometimes overlaps over the cost for that item, depending on the lenth of the sentence next to it.) cant wait for the game to finally get smooth enough where skulks and marines dont warp around like crazy.
  • NeoSniperNeoSniper Join Date: 2005-06-02 Member: 52976Members
    I'm pretty sure I saw an improvement but I don't have good numbers saved. I played tram last night with about 50-60 FPS (last time before that must have had something like 30-40 FPS).

    Running at 1600x900

    Win7 Pro (64bit)
    Intel i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz
    Ram: 12.0 GB
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 4890 1GB
    Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

    I will edit the post with better number later on. Posibly again with coming builds. We could all try to do this.
  • WheeeeWheeee Join Date: 2003-02-18 Member: 13713Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    <!--quoteo(post=1827662:date=Jan 26 2011, 11:45 PM:name=cron)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cron @ Jan 26 2011, 11:45 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827662"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Resolution: 1920*1080 No FSAA or AF (application controlled in the driver)
    Visual Detail: High

    Frames: 9958
    Time (ms): 300000
    Min FPS: 6
    Max FPS: 50
    Avg FPS: 33.193

    GPU: GeForce 8800GTS
    CPU: Q6600
    RAM: 4GiB
    OS: Windows 7

    This was in Rockdown, it felt okay to me, not significantly better than in B161.
    33 FPS would be okay, not good but playable, if there weren't the frame spikes. It seems there is not much input lag, which is good, yet the drops below 25 FPS are very noticeable, they usually occur when running for a while from room to room.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    what's the vram on your card? if it's less than 1gb then being on high detail settings is going to make your fps choppy and drop often.
  • tyrael64tyrael64 Join Date: 2010-02-13 Member: 70551Members
    edited January 2011
    Quality / Res: on high / 2560x1600
    Version: Beta 162
    OS = Windows 7 64bit
    CPU = intel i7 930 @ 3.52GHz
    GPU = amd hd6950 2gb
    RAM = 6GB @1520 MHz DDR3
    map = rockdown

    Fps in 162: Avg: 50.779 - Min: 38 - Max: 63

    Fps in 160: Avg: 44.908 - Min: 23 - Max: 92

    better min. fps, but still have slow downs in some areas.
    i have a second amd6950, but with crossfire got negative impact

    <!--quoteo(post=1827486:date=Jan 26 2011, 03:38 PM:name=JaMrulezass)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (JaMrulezass @ Jan 26 2011, 03:38 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827486"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->i7 930 @ 2.8Ghz
    5870 CF
    4GB DDR 3 1600
    Rough estimate of about 50% increase, from about 30 fps to about 45-50
    Idle server @ about 70fps<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    try with cf off
  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer
    Awesome thread guys, thanks for helping.
  • VeNeMVeNeM Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 928Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1827876:date=Jan 27 2011, 03:35 PM:name=Wheeee)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wheeee @ Jan 27 2011, 03:35 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827876"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->what's the vram on your card? if it's less than 1gb then being on high detail settings is going to make your fps choppy and drop often.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    i had the gts, it only has 320 mb of ram on it D:
  • Delta1Delta1 Join Date: 2009-08-01 Member: 68326Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited January 2011
    OS Windows 7 64bit
    CPU intel i7 960
    GPU Sapphire ati hd5970 2g
    RAM 6g
    Resolution 1680x1050
    On high
    On tram i get a lowest of 30 and a high of 81(looking out of window)
    But i mostly get around 40-65 when running around ><
    Still chugs abit when running into glitches.

    Ns2 seems to be the only game i can hear it working away
    In 161 my average fps was about 35-40 so big increase D:
  • tanatos86tanatos86 Join Date: 2010-05-26 Member: 71860Members
    Posted yesterday by Max in topic: The OFFICIAL Twitter Discussion Thread:

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I don't know of any significant stability issues (i.e. game crashing, etc.) so I'm not working on that. I'm also not working on any performance aspects at the moment<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I really hope that this was just a joke or only the work schedule for this week. The performance definitely needs urgent and intens adressing! The NetCode is still the biggest performance problem, which I see in this game so far.
  • ZurikiZuriki Join Date: 2010-11-20 Member: 75105Members
    CPU: Intel Core i5 x4@ 2.67GHz (stock)
    GPU: ATi Radeon HD 4890
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 RipJaw Gaming RAM
    MoBo: Gigabyte P55M-UD2
    Res: 1280x1024 @75Hz

    b162 FPS: 20fps avg | 40fps peak | 3fps troth
    b161 FPS: 20fps avg | 50fps peak | 7fps troth

    Notes: b162 is much more "jittery" it hits the troth a lot more often and gives an overall less playable experience. Also, the peak fps seems lower, probably a side effect of the jittering. In comparison, b161 was more playable. My impression of this build is, as was with b161, still unplayable; perhaps more-so with b162. Remains perplexed on how NS2HD manages to sustain a playable, in-fact, near immaculate FPS <i>and</i> record the game at the same time.
  • QuovatisQuovatis Team Inversion Join Date: 2010-01-26 Member: 70321Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    I upgraded my graphics card this week, and it made a huge difference.

    Win 7 64 bit
    i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHz
    GTX 560 Ti (from a 9800 GTX)

    FPS now 40-70 on tram, but server lag is the biggest factor now.
    But I've gone from having 1/1 K/D ratios to about 12/1 with the upgrade. I was even called a hacker in one game! haha
  • ItsJonoItsJono Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 73053Members
    edited February 2011
    Win 7 Ult. X86-64

    i7 920 D0 @ 4.0 GHz
    GTX 580 SC

    Driver 266.58
    Forced Anti-Aliasing (16xQ)
    Forced Anisoptric Filtering 16x



    Frames are better, I don't have any particular numbers but the game is smoother depending on the server.
  • croncron Join Date: 2010-06-21 Member: 72122Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1827695:date=Jan 27 2011, 07:08 AM:name=ironhorse)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ironhorse @ Jan 27 2011, 07:08 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827695"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->first, to get an idea of where your card stands against others:
    <a href="http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=GeForce+8800+GTS" target="_blank">http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lo...eForce+8800+GTS</a>

    then, to shop for a new one:
    <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=48&name=Desktop-Graphics-Video-Cards" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...ics-Video-Cards</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <!--quoteo(post=1827876:date=Jan 27 2011, 10:35 PM:name=Wheeee)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wheeee @ Jan 27 2011, 10:35 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827876"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->what's the vram on your card? if it's less than 1gb then being on high detail settings is going to make your fps choppy and drop often.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Forget that, I'm an idiot, I have a GTX 260. When writing that post I turned around to look for the packaging of my graphics card (I have a wall covered with hardware packaging) and looked at the wrong package, wasn't really focused.

    The VRAM on the GTX260 is 896MiB.
  • terrorizerterrorizer Join Date: 2009-08-05 Member: 68359Members
    edited February 2011
    <!--quoteo(post=1827471:date=Jan 26 2011, 05:43 PM:name=Vanillamarine)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Vanillamarine @ Jan 26 2011, 05:43 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827471"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->1055T with 3,2ghz
    win7 64

    30 - 40 fps, huge stuttering, unable to hit anything. GG

    EDIT: Reducing graphics quality (including turning off of shadows) does not increase fps. GG<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Same thing.

    1055t @ 3.4
    win 7 x64

    But 162 runs a bit smoother then older, i think it gave about +5-7 to averave fps.
  • RTVRTV Join Date: 2008-06-09 Member: 64417Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1827626:date=Jan 27 2011, 02:20 AM:name=jamin)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (jamin @ Jan 27 2011, 02:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1827626"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->AMD Athlon II x2 3ghz
    2GB ram
    Sapphire 2GB HD 6950

    1024 x 768 High settings, 15-30 fps
    1024 x 768 Ridiculously awful setting, 15-30 fps...

    Something is not right here, graphics settings are not increasing fps at all...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Same but 8800 GT and 1680x1050 medium (high results in unsharp texts and a lot of errors), around 15-30 fps, mostly 25 Fps
  • RhodriRhodri Join Date: 2003-06-21 Member: 17575Members
    4ghz i7 950
    5970 overclocked
    6gb 1600 dominators


    Feels a lot smoother however still a lot of room for improvement. I still have to turn shadows off to stop them flickering constantly (xfire problem?)
  • MahmuttiMahmutti Join Date: 2010-05-25 Member: 71854Members
    Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 3.0
    4870 1 gb
    4gb ram

    Practically no diffence in rockdown. Tram however is completely different, I used to have under 10 fps all the time, now it's nearly playable at ~20 fps.
  • PseudoKnightPseudoKnight Join Date: 2002-06-18 Member: 791Members
    edited February 2011
    I've been doing consistent benchmarks with FRAPS for every build. Since there is no demo feature, I've had to settle for clean runs. (ie. no extra buildings or players) This offers a decent look at a best case scenario performance level. Unfortunately, I started using Rockdown before I realized I should probably use Tram. (which I'll be adding later) The other caveat is that I only tested once per build using my two runs.

    Athlon II X4 640 3.0Ghz
    4GB DDR3 1600 RAM
    Geforce GTX 460 768MB OC
    Windows 7 x64
    1680x1050 @ high settings, no AA/AF

    TEST #1: Marine walks from spawn to alien spawn. (45s)
    TEST #2: Skulk runs from spawn to marine spawn and then back around the opposite side to spawn again. (60s)

    BUILD / AVG FPS #1 / AVG FPS #2
    155 / 40.4 / 44.4
    156 / 38.7 / 44.2
    158 / 39.1 / 42.8
    159 / 38.2 / 42.8
    160 / 39.4 / 45.3
    161 / 40.8 / 45.4
    162 / 45.4 / 52.4

    Note that while I didn't get any noticeable improvement in any of the other builds, I got a good 4.5 - 7 FPS improvement in build 162. In fact, take a look at this graph for test #2:

    <img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9856661/ns2-fps-162.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    Build 162 is purple, showing a convincing base performance improvement over all the other builds.

    I still think performance has a long ways to go. I'd like to see averages get above 60FPS for recent computers as well as server ticks maintaining 30/s. I think that's when we'll really start seeing what's what.
  • Furry_GizzardFurry_Gizzard Join Date: 2005-01-07 Member: 33301Members
    Unfortunatly at this moment I can only speak about what PC specs result in an unplayable game.

    Current Computer:

    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz (stock)
    4Gbs DDR2 800Mhz Dual Channel RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 3450 - 256kbs (OC'd) <----- I am Laughing right now about the OC'd part!
    Standard Platter Drives

    I have purchased a new NVidia GTX 560 Ti card to hopefully solve my issue with unplayability.

    Updates as soon as I get my new Video card.... Crossing Fingers!!!!
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1830126:date=Feb 6 2011, 08:51 PM:name=Furry_Gizzard)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Furry_Gizzard @ Feb 6 2011, 08:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1830126"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->AMD Radeon HD 3450 - 256kbs (OC'd) <----- I am Laughing right now about the OC'd part!<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I'm laughing at the kbs measurement...
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    Might as well post the latest real life scenario graph I just made here as well. Average FPS went up by about 5-8fps compared to build 160

    <img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5423146061_a4ee5b8680_o.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi&#33; Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1830095:date=Feb 6 2011, 10:34 PM:name=PseudoKnight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (PseudoKnight @ Feb 6 2011, 10:34 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1830095"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I Unfortunately, I started using Rockdown before I realized I should probably use Tram. (which I'll be adding later)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yeah. It helps to use a level which is much more detailed and intended for NS2 play with significantly more time spent on it :D

    Good to see some sort of improvement is going on though, even if it is only on a smaller scale in Rockdown.

    Will be looking forward to seeing how upcoming builds compare for you!
  • mokkatmokkat Join Date: 2009-08-30 Member: 68652Members
    C2D 3.2ghz
    2gb ram
    8800gt -> radeon 5850

    I went from a shoddy fps averaging 17-20 in combat in medium setting, r_shadows false to 40-50 fps in high - but - now I have sick rubber banding on 40 ping servers. The game is more or less unplayable, I'll have to do testing with medium when I get home from school
  • hit321hit321 Join Date: 2007-11-17 Member: 62942Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester
    edited February 2011
    AMD Phenom II x6 2.8Gz
    ATI HD5770 1GHz
    4GB RAM - OCZ
    Now I can play with 1680x1050 with High Quality and no problems.
    I noted a big difference in the FPS. The game it's more smoother.

    Windows 7 Pro x64
  • ScardyBobScardyBob ScardyBob Join Date: 2009-11-25 Member: 69528Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    I wanted to update this thread with some benchmarking I did between 162 and 164. I basically did PsuedoKnights tests on tram.

    Intel i5 2500k (OC'd 4.3GHz)
    4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
    AMD HD 6950
    Windows 7 x64
    1920x1080 @ high settings, no AA/AF

    TEST #1: Marine walks from spawn to alien spawn and then back through the tram tunnel. (60s)
    TEST #2: Skulk runs from spawn to marine spawn and then back through the tram tunnel. (60s)

    BUILD / AVG FPS #1 / AVG FPS #2
    162 / 55 / 58
    164 / 50 / 51

    From what I can tell, performance has dropped about 5 fps from B162.
  • PseudoKnightPseudoKnight Join Date: 2002-06-18 Member: 791Members
    In 163, I basically lost half of what was gained in 162. It's not too surprising since decals were added. I'm still ~3FPS (~7%) over 161 and prior builds, though.
  • CodeineCodeine Join Date: 2010-11-22 Member: 75155Members
    edited February 2011
    i7 920 @ 3.6ghz
    6gb ddr3
    5970 @ 825/1080

    No increase in fps. 20-40, 20 being in a room with DI and fire etc happening......unplayable.

    1680x1050 max settings
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