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Topic # 57673 21-Feb-2010 14:32
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anyone else having this problem?


Every time i turn the shadows on theres major lag, FPS drops from 60 to 35 in some areas. i should be able to max borderlands with my current specs. no patches or nvidia drivers have helped either

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AMD Dual Core 6000+
GA-MA770 DS3 Motherboard
4GB DDR2 800MHZ Dual Channel RAM
500 Watt PSU
Nvidia 8800gt 512
600 GB HDD

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  Reply # 300712 21-Feb-2010 14:53
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Firstly what size monitor and screen resolution are you running at?

It's also worth noting your AMD Althon 64 X2 6000 and Geforce 8800 GT 512 are mid range hardware from 2007, over 3 years old now.  

It may not be realistic to expect to play a new game released in 2009 at maximum settings especially on a high screen resolution, with that hardware.



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  Reply # 300726 21-Feb-2010 15:25
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hi ragnor.
my pc is mid range, but i disagree that a game released in 2009 can only be maxed out on by a current graphics cards. i can max out bioshock and bioshock 2 and it uses the same unreal engine, and the graphics are much better, the resolution is at 1680-1050. i highly doubt that some minor shadows will cause my frames to drop so much in borderlands even i lower every other setting. other people are having the same problem with the GTX295 GPU

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  Reply # 301021 22-Feb-2010 15:03
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I get the some of the same issues even with a Q6600 and a 512MB 9800GT.

On a side note, is anyone having motion sickness issues with Borderlands? I've activated Vsync and increased the Field-of-view to 120 degrees, and I still feel slightly dizzy.

Funny thing is, I've never had the same issue with WoW, even when frame rates get jittery.

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  Reply # 301023 22-Feb-2010 15:05
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deepred:

On a side note, is anyone having motion sickness issues with Borderlands? I've activated Vsync and increased the Field-of-view to 120 degrees, and I still feel slightly dizzy.

Funny thing is, I've never had the same issue with WoW, even when frame rates get jittery.


I get like that occasionally with FPS games - Ive found decent lighting and a decent meal is a good solution :) Oh, and sleep helps ;)




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  Reply # 301700 24-Feb-2010 00:22
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generous777critic: hi ragnor.
my pc is mid range, but i disagree that a game released in 2009 can only be maxed out on by a current graphics cards. i can max out bioshock and bioshock 2 and it uses the same unreal engine, and the graphics are much better, the resolution is at 1680-1050. i highly doubt that some minor shadows will cause my frames to drop so much in borderlands even i lower every other setting. other people are having the same problem with the GTX295 GPU



Actually they are not using the same engine, Bio Shock 1 and 2 are using the Unreal Engine 2.x and Borderlands is using 3.x.

The unreal engine 3 is technically superior feature wise but heavier on hardware.  


For Borderlands they purposely chose to use cell shading for artistic reason so style of graphics is more cartoony than other games using the unreal engines.

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