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Zahad

FPS for BnS with different graphic card

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Found benchmark for BnS running in different videocard in Korean site :](Full 1080) Hope you guys find this helpful. (BTW CPU is i7-3770k)
Here's the original link
http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/boardc.php?id=review&no=8946&p=6 (#1 highest #2 High #3 Medium #4 Lowest) Edited by Zahad
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Blade and soul's Graphic optimization to low graphic card is really really horrible (According to Korean players) so you guys should upgrade your computer before the release date :D
BTW for 660/660ti-ers.
660 runs similar to 560ti,
660ti runs in between 580 and 7950 :D Edited by Zahad
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It's better than TERA's and quite frankly, looking at those numbers, some of those cards gained over 20-30 FPS by lowering settings.
So I don't know...
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[quote name='回し蹴り ★' timestamp='1354231078' post='128531']
It's better than TERA's and quite frankly, looking at those numbers, some of those cards gained over 20-30 FPS by lowering settings.
So I don't know...
[/quote]

I'm hoping to play BnS with full option, since the game looks so sick in highest graphic :D So I went out and bought 660 > < Hopefully It will run it in decent dps
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I got a laptop and I'm REALLY scared that it will not run B&S at a proper graphics (like high, but I want it to run in full, because the game is soo beautiful!)

I got an ASUS G74SX-TZ116Z.
Specs:

[b]CPU:[/b] Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30GHz
[b]Memory: [/b]8GB
[b]Memory type:[/b] DDR3
[b]Monitor:[/b] 17,3"
[b]Res.: [/b]1920x1080
[b]LED :[/b] YES
[b]Videocard:[/b] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
[b]HDD:[/b] 1000 GB

Not the best, but a solid gamer laptop I guess. I hope it runs B&S well... (or it runs at all! )
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with my radeon hd the game runs with 72-87fps , should be fine if not well i buy another.. first i will tested in NA ver. then i decided xD..
edit : in max setting.! xD Edited by LightningKiller
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My card will be just as good as a 680 so im good to go :)
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My only quesion is - where bechmark was made? Dungeon, open world, in town, PvP place? It's very important for the credibility benchmark.
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oh ho, glad i got a 670, still 60+ fps even at full options :3

previous one was a 560, woulda had to go med/high on that one, yay for upgrades!
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Very useful find there, I'll have to update my thread based on this. But I'm also curious as to whether there's an option for PhysX in game and how exactly they came about these results. I can't help but think that those minimum framerates are off.
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[quote name='Dobijasek' timestamp='1354282566' post='128567']
My only quesion is - where bechmark was made? Dungeon, open world, in town, PvP place? It's very important for the credibility benchmark.
[/quote]

Well, The minimum FPS rate is probably measured from scenes that takes the most visual effects such as when skills are used/ running on water or using the teleport service.

[quote name='Fatal' timestamp='1354291514' post='128579']
Very useful find there, I'll have to update my thread based on this. But I'm also curious as to whether there's an option for PhysX in game and how exactly they came about these results. I can't help but think that those minimum framerates are off.
[/quote]

There is physx effect in the game :] Minimum frame rates are calculated from teleportation animation(Where they jump off the cliff and woosh woosh to other area lol)
Average FPS is when they just run around in town, and about most areas maintain similar FPS except areas like Spider cave, where it's said to be the most laggy place. (FPS probably similar to teleportation) Edited by Zahad
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[quote name='Zahad' timestamp='1354296962' post='128587']
Well, The minimum FPS rate is probably measured from scenes that takes the most visual effects such as when skills are used/ running on water or using the teleport service.



There is physx effect in the game :] Minimum frame rates are calculated from teleportation animation(Where they jump off the cliff and woosh woosh to other area lol)
Average FPS is when they just run around in town, and about most areas maintain similar FPS except areas like Spider cave, where it's said to be the most laggy place. (FPS probably similar to teleportation)
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skill used - only one player? It do not eat FPS...
teleportation - I think you mean Dragon stream. Its high depending on hdd read and ram speed/ammout. Mostly useles for GPU benchamrk...
Spider cave - Let you try bird or spider cave (lure)...

There is full benchamr overview on one pic if someone interesting... (CPU, load, GPU)
[url="http://www.bnsdatamining.yoyo.pl/Benchmark.html"][img]http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2689/beztytuufol.png[/img][/url] Edited by Dobijasek
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[quote name='Dobijasek' timestamp='1354298666' post='128594']
skill used - only one player? It do not eat FPS...
teleportation - I think you mean Dragon stream. Its high depending on hdd read and ram speed/ammout. Mostly useles for GPU benchamrk...
Spider cave - Let you try bird or spider cave (lure)...
[/quote]

Let me fix that. while dungeon raids, multiple usage/spam of skills from group of people/party do have some impact on fps. Not too much to notice, but some.
Okay, dragon stream. I haven't yet played the game, so I didn't know what it was called. It does depend on the hdd and ram. However, right when you enter the dragon stream, you can notice a little lag and fps goes down about 10 or so. Probably this has some impact too.
Spider cave- I heard alot and aloooot of korean players complaining how much they lag in spider cave. So it's my guess.
I don't know how exactly they calculated the average and minimum fps... what I wrote is just my guess Edited by Zahad
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[quote name='Dobijasek' timestamp='1354298666' post='128594']
There is full benchamr overview on one pic if someone interesting... (CPU, load, GPU)
[url="http://www.bnsdatamining.yoyo.pl/Benchmark.html"][img]http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2689/beztytuufol.png[/img][/url]
[/quote]

Very interested. From the CPU tests its apparent that the game is very, very light on CPU usage. Takes a 690 to bottleneck a sandy bridge i3. Very nice.
Only benchmarks I'd like to see now are GPU benchmarks with PhysX disabled.

[quote name='number361' timestamp='1354261598' post='128557']
I got a laptop and I'm REALLY scared that it will not run B&S at a proper graphics (like high, but I want it to run in full, because the game is soo beautiful!)

I got an ASUS G74SX-TZ116Z.
Specs:

[b]CPU:[/b] Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30GHz
[b]Memory: [/b]8GB
[b]Memory type:[/b] DDR3
[b]Monitor:[/b] 17,3"
[b]Res.: [/b]1920x1080
[b]LED :[/b] YES
[b]Videocard:[/b] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
[b]HDD:[/b] 1000 GB

Not the best, but a solid gamer laptop I guess. I hope it runs B&S well... (or it runs at all! )
[/quote]

Your Graphics card is comparable to the GTS 450 on this list. Should play great in medium. Edited by Fatal
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What fps will you get with gtx 660/660 ti?
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It also depends on your CPU and other things but I guess around 55-65 seeing as the Cards progress down. Edited by Aari
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[quote name='Taoz' timestamp='1354485265' post='128856']
What fps will you get with gtx 660/660 ti?
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http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/boardc.php?id=review&no=9020&p=19

there is bechmark for 660Ti
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Wow that website has an insane amount of hardware combinations data for this game.
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So..
CPU: 1045T 2.7Ghz
VGA: Radeon 78702gb (soon upgrade to 7950 3gb or 6990 4gb)
how much fps would you estimate?
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Hmm my 570 seems perfect for medium graphics...not so much with full..... *sobs slightly in corner* Edited by Quasar97
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I wouldn't say it's a problem as long as you're getting over 30 fps on full.

The cards listed on that website are those that are on the upper tier. Edited by Faiyez
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[font="Comic Sans MS"][color="#00BFFF"]Good stuff, my laptop GPU will be comparable to the GTX 670.[/color][/font]
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