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jongaudas posted a topic in Hardware Tech SupportI bought Squad a week ago and can't really enjoy it as I get 20 FPS on full servers. I have read all the forum post on performance issues and everything leads to a conclusion that it is my processor's fault as it is badly running together with the U4 engine. Here are my PC specs: AMD FX 8320 3.5Ghz (4.0Ghz at the moment) 8Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia GTX 660 TI 2GB Asus 990FXA - UD3 I have tried the following: Changing graphics settings to the lowest Lowering audio quality and disabling radio filtering Overclocking CPU to 4.0 Ghz Overclocking RAM to 1600Mhz Changing settings in Nvidia Control panel for the performance boost Updating my graphic drivers Lowering resolution and playing in windowed/borderless Nothing seems to work. I have also noticed that when I play in a half empty server the FPS is up to 50-60 sometimes but when it gets filled with over 40 players, the fps drops to 20-25 at best. I understand that the game is in development and that optimization is not a priority right now but for me the game is unplayable. I asked steam for a refund but as I was trying all those things I've spent more than 2 hours ingame therefore, I won't be compensated. So I have a game that I cannot play that I paid 18 EUR for and there is no solution to this day to fix it just hope the devs will bother to fix optimization issues in what? Like 3 months or so from now with the next patch release? I only started playing squad recently after 10 years of BF2PR so I had high hopes for this game but as I see now that the AMD owners are being screwed over big time. Any suggestion besides getting a new rig as it is not an option at the moment? What can I do? Maybe there is something else I haven't tried that helped you guys with similar issues?
Hey all, this post is to AMD users, it's for CPUs primarily, but also GPUs. Obviously I cannot guarantee that these fixes will work for everybody, but hopefully somebody is able to squeeze out at least a few more frames. In this post, I will give an exhaustive list of all my relevant specs, settings, tweaks, and software information in an effort to help AMD users get as much more performance as possible. First off; it IS possible for AMD CPU's to perform well with Squad! My current setup gets 50-60 FPS consistently with up to around 45 players on all maps. Even with smoke and heavy combat, I usually don't dip down lower than the high 30's-low 40's. This is with 1080p, Max Effects, max AA, 125% resolution scale, and max Post Processing, I can play with more than 45 players, but obviously performance suffers, but not too badly! I still get a consistent 35-40 FPS even with 60+ players and combat, but the lower dips in frames are longer and more frequent. While this isn't amazing, it beats the heck out of many of the horror stories I have been hearing. Some people with similar or even slightly better specs are saying that even on low population servers with lowest settings, they are barely able to get 30-35 FPS without even being in combat.If it is possible for me, then in principle, it is for others too, let's begin: (Thank you to Boxknife for the format of these specs). System: CPU: FX-8320 @4.6Ghz (CPU ratio is 23.0) GPU: Sapphire R9-390 Nitro 1100Mhz on the core (+100), 1500Mhz on the memory (default) Afterburner power use percent: +50% (Latest non-beta drivers) MB: Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Bios version: 2501 x64 (04/07/2014) RAM: 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance @ 2133Mhz Timings: 11-11-11-28 (Voltage is auto) HDD: 1TB WD Black 7200 rpm Monitor: 1080p 60Hz Dell generic monitor. OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit with all current updates. (There are two hotfixes that Microsoft has put out for the FX series of chips that can help with some performance issues, I have applied both and I would recommend you do too.) These are free for anybody, but you have to request Microsoft send them to you manually via email, however the action is automated and takes a few seconds at most, no signup or weirdness required. If you feel fishy about that, I will link to a Tek Syndicate forum post that has both files linked for download automatically. I think they are safe, but obviously, download at your own risk. Hotfix #2 Hotfix #1 Tek Syndicate Forum Post Power Supply: XFX Bronze 850 Watt. In Game Settings: Resolution: 1080p Fullscreen Vsync: On Res Scale: 125% AA: FXAA High View Distance: Epic Shadows: Low Shadow Quality: Off Shadow Res: 512 AO: Off AO Levels: None AO Scale: 1.0 Post Processing: Epic Eye Adapt: On Motion Blur: Off Lens Flair: Off Textures VRAM: 4GB+ Effects: Epic FOV: 100 Radeon Control Center Settings: Version:16.3 VSR: On GPU Scaling: Off Scaling Mode: Center Squad Radeon Control Center Game Profile Settings: Anti-Aliasing Mode: Override application settings. Anti-aliasing Level: 8xEQ Anti-Aliasing Filter: Standard. Anti-Aliasing Method: Multisampling. Morphological Filtering: Off. Antisotropic Filtering Mode: Override application settings. Antisotropic Filtering Level: 16x Texture Filtering Quality: High. Surface Format Optimization: On. Wait for Vertical Refresh: Always on. OpenGL Triple Buffering: On. Shader Cache: AMD optimized. Tessellation Mode: AMD optimized. Frame Rate target Control: Disabled. Bios Settings: (Note, Some of these settings may be different or not available depending on your mobo/hardware configuration.) CPU Basic Power Settings: Manual for the core voltage. Voltage: 1.440v (offset mode + 0.106250. All other voltages are auto.) Cool 'n' Quiet: Always Disabled C1E: Disabled SVM: Disabled Core C6 State: Disabled HPC Mode: Enabled Apm Master Mode: Disabled South Bridge Settings: HPEI: Enabled North Bridge Settings: IOMMU: Disabled Initiate Graphic Adapter: PEG/PCI Core On/Off: CPU Core Activation: 5th Core - 8th Core Disabled Ram Other Timings: Everything else for my DRAM timings is auto. (PM me for specifics if needed.) DRAM Driving Control: Left everything on auto for my Mobo and RAM setup as well. (PM me for specifics if needed.) DIGI+ Power Control: Manual CPU Load Line Calibration: Extreme CPU/NB Load Line Calibration: Extreme CPU Current Capability: 130% CPU/NB Current Capability: 130% CPU Power Phase Control: Extreme CPU Voltage Frequency: Auto CPU Power Duty Control: Extreme CPU Power Response Control: Ultra Fast CPU/NB Power Response Control: Ultra Fast CPU Power Thermal Control: 130 DRAM Current Capability: 110% DRAM Voltage Frequency: 300 DRAM Power Phase Control: Optimized HT Link Speed: 2600Mhz CPU/NB Speed: 2600Mhz PCIE Frequency: 110 (Default was 100) CPU Bus Frequency: 200 CPU Ratio: 23.0 I also have applied some basic ini tweaks, I will link to the main post on Reddit to these various possible tweaks. Reddit Performance Post Sticky Here are the specifics of the ini tweaks that I have applied: Squad Forum Post for Performance Tweaks FX.MaxCPUParticlesPerEmitter=20 FX.MaxGPUParticlesSpawnedPerFrame=0 ShowFlag.Decals=0 r.LightShafts=0 MaxChannels=96 (Default 128) r.CustomDepth=0 [[email protected]] r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=3 [[email protected]] r.Upscale.Quality=0 [[email protected]] r.TranslucencyLightingVolumeDim=16 r.SceneColorFormat=1 You will find the proper ini files to edit and all the exact details in the Squad forum post above, but for the sake of brevity; (I just used all the defaults that they had.) Well that was a bunch to type, hopefully not too many people got bored, but more importantly, hopefully this helps some of you fellow AMD users out there to get respectable, or even just playable performance out of your CPU's and GPU's! A big thanks to the readers/posters, and to the dev team for always keeping us in the loop and working on making our experience better every time! PS: I probably made a mistake or two somewhere here. If you find any obvious errors, feel free to message me. I will be going over this post with a fine toothed comb again within an hour or so, possibly making some edits. I may also add some other details. New Content: Special thanks to user, "A Pacifist" for posting this new thread. He posted some new audio tweaks that may help some more AMD users that are having frame issues. Check it out! New Stutter Fix For AMD Users Peace out everybody, ~Shadow
penguins227 posted a topic in Hardware Tech SupportHello forum friends. I'm looking to upgrade some parts of my system to better handle Squad. I would like your input on if you believe an upgrade to a processor or a graphics card would be best. Here is my current set up. Motherboard: ASRock 970 Performance AM3+ AMD 970 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Processor: AMD FX-8370E Vishera 8-Core 3.3GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) 95W Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX660 FTW w/ ACX 2GB GDDR5 192 Bit 12 Gigs of ram, Windows 10. I am only looking to upgrade the processor if AMD is still looking to have problems with Squad in the future. It's a solid processor and works well. If I do upgrade, I was looking at the Intel Core i5-4590; a well-reviewed processor that will be more than enough without any overclocking. For the graphics card, it would be a much easier upgrade to do, but only if a difference would be made (which if AMD processors continue to bottleneck, then it would make no notable difference, to my understanding). I'm pretty-much saying that if the AMD processor issues are fixed, then I'd like to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 960 4gb if possible. Both of those pieces of hardware would be enough to comfortably run Squad without problems from what I've read, and I don't have the budget for doing both. What would you all recommend I do? [ADDITIONALLY] I also do not have a SSD. I know those are a good investment and will help, but I thought that a processor or graphics card upgrade would be more of a boost to performance. If you believe otherwise and that I should get an SSD instead, let me know. If I get a good deal, I may be able to swing a 256gb SSD and Graphics Card upgrade. Maybe. Thank you all for your help and input on this. I'm hoping to have my upgrades and eventual part sales done by mid-December for some Squad time!