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FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 09:03
Hi All,I run the game with a R9-290X with it was quite good for constant 60 FPS in high settings.
After patch 3.0 i need to down those settings cause i have lost mainly 10-15 FPS and sometimes more on different portions of tracks.
Anyone else touched by that after patch 3.0 ? ?

Hlspwn
15-08-2015, 11:50
I can not really compare my current card to yours, but as its amd I thought I would share my current experience. Since moving to windows 10 and getting the win 10 catilist drivers, and installing patch 3.0 I feel that the game plays a lot smoother. Not tried rain or bad weather yet.
Upgrading my graphics card hopefully next week, was going to go nvidia, but 980ti will not fit in my case.
So as soon as the fury x that I want is in stock, should be able to get things rocking.
Got to ask why you have dropped your settings if you have lost 10-15 frames? Did you notice a difference?

TrevorAustin
15-08-2015, 12:19
He will have dropped settings to get the framerate back up.

FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 12:25
That's the point Trevor, you are right.
But even downing at leats to all medium and some others on low, i could not reach FPS level up to previous config :
- Win 10 (was a very good push for my FPS when released),
- patch 2.5 and before,
That goes for every weather conditions and of course worse with rain.
Quite a bit desapointed....
Any SMS experience for that ?

TrevorAustin
15-08-2015, 12:30
I have exactly the same in my rift, I thought it was a DK2 problem maybe I will check in 2D as well. I am down about 25%!!!!

FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 14:28
Trevor you have a quite good rig with NVidia i see.
Having 25% down for Nvidia 980ti maybe you could keep settings quite high.
25 % down with AMD when you reach hardly those 60 FPS after trying the best config for hours, you feel sad to loose everything and turn evrything on "LOW" settings.
Can we have an explenation of why this impact on all graphics cards with patch 3.0 ?

Hlspwn
15-08-2015, 14:50
Well a performance drop is not great!! Hopefully this can be resolved. I do not run the FPS counter all the time, only on initial set-up. When I am next on, check what FPS I get on patch 3.0 for your reference.

Before it was around the 60's. As it seemed smoother than before had not bothered to check.

FR-Alan what res do you play on? it must be high to be knocking that card down to low?

TrevorAustin
15-08-2015, 14:53
Trevor you have a quite good rig with NVidia i see.
Having 25% down for Nvidia 980ti maybe you could keep settings quite high.
25 % down with AMD when you reach hardly those 60 FPS after trying the best config for hours, you feel sad to loose everything and turn evrything on "LOW" settings.
Can we have an explenation of why this impact on all graphics cards with patch 3.0 ?

I completely feel that, i moved from a 290x for exactly that reason. What i don't understand is that all the talk has been of big performance gains, especially at higher settings, and nobody seems to be getting better fps. There was 15% for this 20% for that 4% for the other, but the reality seems very different.

N0body Of The Goat
15-08-2015, 15:29
If you have Windows 10 and check for updates, you should find a new AMD that was made available a little earlier today. ;)

Having deleted graphicsconfigdx11.xml, the default settings for my card (med env map/ car/ shadow/ track; low motion blur; MSAA) seemed pretty good, considering the first thing I normally do is mumble about poor MSAA performance to myself and swap to DS2X. :D

FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 16:10
Hi Nobody, thanks for that answer, but i have already tried that ; AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1062.1002​ from there :http://support.amd.com/fr-fr/download/desktop?os=Windows+10+-+64
And no gain. Release date is however 29/07/2015. Nothing from today. If you have a link ?
I had no gain at th point that i have deleted all my amd catalyst to reinstall older ones. It was not better, but not worth...
How do you
deleted graphicsconfigdx11.xml ?
Regards,

N0body Of The Goat
15-08-2015, 16:36
graphicsconfigdx11.xml is in Documents\Project CARS

FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 16:54
Thanks for that. found it.
I don t think that will solve the problem but i cost nothing compare to re-install catalyst again and again. By that, not found new amd drivers. any help ?

Hlspwn
15-08-2015, 20:20
My Drivers are 15.20.1062.1004-150803a1-187674C, not sure if the difference is language or another revision?

FR-Alan
15-08-2015, 20:45
Hlspwn,
Thanks for sharing that. i cheked and have the same : 15.20.1062.1004-150803a1-187674C.
Answering your first questions, i was playing at high previously with a quite constant 60FPS. now after patch 3.0, i down to 40-45 and sometimes worth...so have to down settings. i run 1920x1080.
FPS are easy to chek with steam.
Let me know your experience.

lleventll
17-08-2015, 12:31
I too have fps drop problem . It has started after patch 3

Hlspwn
18-08-2015, 07:10
Sorry I have been back at work so I have only limited testing. I was using fraps, so had not tried the steam FPS. Ta did not realize steam had added the feature, eager to compare. Also looking into project cars graphical settings more closely It has come to my attention that I have never really pushed my current card. So I would like to do further testing.

No anti aliasing, just anisotropic filtering, with nearly all settings set at med i get 50-60 FPS, at certain parts of the track can drop at low as 47FPS but not for very long. The previous is where it sits mostly.

Doing the same as above and dropping to low gives me a constant 60 FPS.

When I get chance, I will report back with more conclusive testing and settings

FR-Alan
18-08-2015, 08:19
Hi all,
As you done Hlspwn, i tried the best settings and found what i think the soklution for AMD R9 and maybe R7 series.
1. Settings on Catalyst Contrcol canter :
a.In the Games settings / 3D paramters :
Set the speed refresh contrôl to : activated, except if specified by application and activate OpenGL too
b. In performance :
In refresh rate : fix your fixed rate at around 75fps.
With those settings, you set catalyst control center to fix refresh rate at 75 fps. This your own Vsync.
2. Settings On PCars :
Just have to put off "Vsync" in visual settings.