I love this game. The Graphics are absolutely beautiful, but what type of system do I need to run all graphic settings at their highest? I’m currently running maxed LOD and FOV at full screen. The game is playable at these settings, but my average FPS falls below 30 (most of the time). If I turn on advanced grass the game becomes unplayable. Does this game even utilize SLI? What is the most (cost) effective graphics card(s) that can achieve a playable experience at maximum graphics setting? My sys spec’s are listed below.
Processor: i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 GHz Ram: 8.00 GB system Type: 64-bit Operating System running Win7 Graphics: (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 cards running in SLI mode
Motherboard :: MSI Z87-GD65 RAM/Memory :: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory CPU :: Intel Core i7-4790K (stock) GPU :: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card x2 (2-Way SLI) OS Hard Drive :: Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD Power Supply Unit :: EVGA 850W 80+ Semi-Modular
The LOD Distance slider feature is one that shouldn't have been added, IMO. With those specs, I cannot run the game with the Advanced Grass feature turned on and LOD set to max without it being a slideshow.
This boils down purely to optimization issues on the dev's end. There is NO ONE who is going to be running this game on "max settings".
Here's a quick video I did showing the framerate change when adjusting the LOD Distance slider and Advanced Grass.
Wow, your right about the LOD setting. I left that at 50% and was (then) able to turn on the advanced grass feature and experience a playable solution. You have some really nice GPU's (not to mention voice). Thank you very much for taking the time to offer some feedback. It was very helpful.
I'll remain optimistic and wait for some added GPU teaks in the programming. At least now others can see that lower based GPU's such as mine should also be able to handle the task.