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    Hardy har(d)ware and graphical computations!

    So... what are people running GW2 on/at these days?

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    and these settings...
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    But no Vsync?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyMonster View Post
    So... what are people running GW2 on/at these days?
    In my case, you don't want to know. I've seriously seen toasters with more computational power than my pc.
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    Either my 3 (4?) year old desktop with a half decent CPU but lacking in the graphics and Ssd departments, or occasionally my integrated graphics laptop that is fine for daily logins but sounds like if is about to take off if I actually try to play on it.
    Was thinking about treating myself to a new gaming pc as a spending redundancy money treat for getting a new job, but that was the ipad. If I were to do so, where would you recommend getting a decent rig from given I have no time or inclination to do anything more technical than plug in a graphics card.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus MonkeyMonster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by L_No View Post
    In my case, you don't want to know. I've seriously seen toasters with more computational power than my pc.
    Yes we do! Hence the question.

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    Moneybags wants new rig
    Well... alienware i think is still ok otherwise overclockers.co.uk - you don't need to get an overclocked one but for money etc it's likely to get you a very good box.
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    2500K @ 4.5
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    And it's not enough to run GW2 at 60 fps. Optimisation, what is that?
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    Overclockers UK is where I buy my bits now-a-days and they sell gaming rigs to order. Might be worth a look.

    My system which is quite new, only about 4 months old if that:

    i7 4970K (4GHz x 4 cores and 8 streams)
    ASRock Extreme 6 mobo
    16GB HyperX Beast kingston RAM (2x8GB, 1600)
    Plextor M6e M.2 PCI-E SSD (256GB) This runs over the PCI-E bands not SATA so is a bit quicker, I value my load times. Reads at 770MB/s
    Nvidia GTX670...I think.
    Dual 24inch monitors (1080)
    Lots of normal HDDs
    Antec P193 case

    EDIT: oh and run everything at Max but I turn it down a little when recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jha4ceb View Post
    But no Vsync?
    I have never figured out what Vsync does and if it should be on or off.

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    SweetFX provides me with anti-aliasing and a small amount of sharpening. I usually turn on vsync because I really, really don't like screen tearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malawi Frontier Guard View Post
    I have never figured out what Vsync does and if it should be on or off.
    For me it eliminates screen tearing. Not sure if that's an issue specific to certain cards.

    Edit: oh and in the process it caps FPS, which can be useful for some games which try to run at 500FPS and fry my graphics card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jha4ceb View Post
    For me it eliminates screen tearing. Not sure if that's an issue specific to certain cards.

    Edit: oh and in the process it caps FPS, which can be useful for some games which try to run at 500FPS and fry my graphics card.
    Don't think i've ever seen screen tearing so never have it on.
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    Vsync, yeah gets rid of tearing which I had as a problem in a number of games but what it does for lower level systems is to make it feel like you are running around in glue lol. Unless you turn down the settings.

    Screen tearing for those who don't know is when you move the camera/view from left to right quickly, some of the screen will update faster than the rest, what this looks like is bands across the screen where it doesn't line up...it's generally quickly fixed but our eye register it and it's annoying.
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    Vsync tends to have a hit on performance and cause input lag. Blizzard games seem to be an exception for some reason, there you get something like mini stutter with vsync off.

    As for fps limiting, you shouldn't use vsync for that for the reasons stated above (assuming there is no tearing). Tools like Nvidia Inspector and such have functions for fps limiters.
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    This thread makes me sad and reminds me just how much I need a new machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyMonster View Post
    Moneybags wants new rig
    You sir are very rude.

    But essentially correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moony View Post
    This thread makes me sad and reminds me just how much I need a new machine.
    Same here. I was so excited when I got my shiny new PC, having followed the advice of a store attendant and bought one that can supposedly deliver good performance cheaply. Turns out, an R7 260X delivers neither of those.
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    Not all games suffer from tearing. I used to have it on always by default, but have noticed lately that most games are fine with VSync OFF.

    As for the system:

    • i7-2700K @ 3.5Ghz (4x2 cores)


    • Gigabyte mobo with dual boot and custom OS (for system failures)


    • 32GB RAM


    • Win 7x64 in and SSD, games on a regular 1TB 5400RPM disk, another 500MB disk for video projects storage.


    • Monitor HPZR24W (1920x100, IPS, 24"), looking to change as soon as 21:9 100Hz 1440p curved IPS monitors are available. I really want to get into 21:9, both for games and productivity.


    • GeForce 770 4GB. Won't upgrade until the new architecture comes along next year, and only if it can push the new monitor past 80FPS on high settings.


    • Onboard sound is surprisingly good for reproduction (I'm an audio nerd), so I hook my HiFiMan HE500 to a custom amplifier and that to the mobo.


    • Playing with an Razer mamba (used to do with a Logitech mx510, awesome mouse. Moved to the naga because I am using my mouse ambidextrously, not that young any more and I want to avoid carpal) and and Orbweaver, which I really like. I hate paying for the branding, tho, Logitech is the sweet performance/price spot for mostly any peripheral IMO.


    • X-55 Rhino and Logitech G-27 where appropiate.


    • 10/100 MB cable connection


    Sounds like much, but it's amazing the kind of money you can save when you're not into pubs, football (but train MA regularly, tho), tobacco or fashion (and don't have kids). The wife is kind and doesn't nag me, so I can afford to focus all of my vice pocket money on just this computer. Also, I use it for work, so I sort of have an excuse too. Compiling and transconding are bliss here.

    Also, saving for retirement. :/
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    The first month or so I played GW2 (I've played for 81 days now), things ran just fine on the default settings (not sure if they get auto-adjusted for your system when you first run the game), I didn't even get lag at boss events, but then it started getting slower and slower so I've had to turn the settings down and it doesn't really seem to help much (unless I really turn them down, but then things start to look a bit too horrible).

    Not sure what they are doing, but especially if I run into an AoE effect that covers the screen (due to camera angle) things really slow down now. It's like they've changed something to do with particles or something.

    Is there a recommended AMD graphics driver? I've looked on the net, but it seems like all the threads about it are one or two years old. So either that means nothing helps or the more recent ones work fine...

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    I would tell you, but, as I can't turn my PC on at the moment, I can't.
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