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Rift Forum » General Discussion » Has Trion explained why Rift now has crappy frame rates?

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  BarCrow

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Joined: 2/25/07
Posts: 2146

 
OP  10/19/13 1:48:15 PM#1

I had a good year of enjoying this game and thought I'd go back. I had Gtx 275 when the game launched....and it was packed during launch and for a while after. I regularly attained 39-50 fps ( down to maybe 20 fps in busy cities) with almost everything on highest setttings. Ambient occlusion off.

Now..I go back and i have a better PC with an upgrade in Ram CPU, Motherboard and a Gtx 580 with 1gb . Same basic settings as before as I never deleted it from my hard drive. I get about 20 fps just about everywhere with occasional spikes down to around 7fps or so or up to 35-49 then right back down to the still shitty 20 fps range or less . Anyone have a clue why? Or has Trion just completely f*cked over their engine optimization?

  maple2

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Joined: 7/27/11
Posts: 99

10/19/13 1:51:25 PM#2

Rift got a really bad Engine that is not supporting the players it has..

 

even top Cards like Titan, Gtx 780 and so on R9 280X can't get more then 30-40 fps maxed out 

  BarCrow

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OP  10/19/13 1:59:35 PM#3
Originally posted by maple2

Rift got a really bad Engine that is not supporting the players it has..

 

even top Cards like Titan, Gtx 780 and so on R9 280X can't get more then 30-40 fps maxed out 

Well that sucks. Honestly my GTX 275 looked better...even in the 25-45 fps range it seemed smooth and for the most part unnoticeable . Now..even during the minute or so that I occasionally get around 49 fps..its seems choppy. A drastic change from launch imo.

I would go play Guild Wars 2 instead but I hate that you can't see players in busier areas until they enter the 20 ft radius around your avatar then just pop into sight. I was told they fixed that for PvP and  thought  they were going to fix that for PvE areas as well...but here..a year later...nothing.

  Professor78

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Joined: 6/10/05
Posts: 592

10/19/13 2:04:40 PM#4
I would say that installing new hardware without formatting could always give you probs, i would recommend a full OS install, and then rift again - you will find a lot of old cache is cleared that you can't manually do.

Core i7(d0)on Foxconn Bloodrage, 6gb Tri DDR3,GTX 680, 120gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 640gb Caviar Black, Windows 7, HAF 932 case, 24" Full HD Dell, Logitech G19, Rat 9, 50mb BB.

  DMKano

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Joined: 6/17/11
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10/19/13 2:10:34 PM#5

Rift runs way smoother for me than FF14ARR. 

i7, 670GTX, 16GB ram, SSD, 1920x1200 IPS

The *key* issue to getting awesome performance in Rift with nVidia is forcing all the performance setting via nVidia control panel (FXAA etc..) Do not let the application (Rift) control GPU settings. Not only will your game run a lot better, it will look better too.

Don't get me wrong both games run well, but with 50+ people on screen Rift is smoother on my system.

As a final note I play both games on max settings in game (use nVidia control panel to force best performance for Rift)

 

  BarCrow

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Joined: 2/25/07
Posts: 2146

 
OP  10/19/13 2:23:48 PM#6
Originally posted by DMKano

Rift runs way smoother for me than FF14ARR. 

i7, 670GTX, 16GB ram, SSD, 1920x1200 IPS

Don't get me wrong both games run well, but with 50+ people on screen Rift is smoother on my system.

As a final note I play both games on max settings.

Well you have a better card ,more ram and ,even at a higher resolution, I can understand why your's is running better than mine. But I can't fathom why my current setup is running worse than my old build. It might be the connecting paths  to the server that are gang-bangin' me with big ole' lag spikes.. Idk.

I'll try the forced settings through Nvidia ..thanks for reminding me of that. I know when I did that with a few games...e.g  AoC and Fallen Earth...it was like night and day. Providing it is mainly graphic lag and not some other interference.

  gigat

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Joined: 6/24/10
Posts: 605

10/19/13 3:08:24 PM#7
Originally posted by BarCrow

I had a good year of enjoying this game and thought I'd go back. I had Gtx 275 when the game launched....and it was packed during launch and for a while after. I regularly attained 39-50 fps ( down to maybe 20 fps in busy cities) with almost everything on highest setttings. Ambient occlusion off.

Now..I go back and i have a better PC with an upgrade in Ram CPU, Motherboard and a Gtx 580 with 1gb . Same basic settings as before as I never deleted it from my hard drive. I get about 20 fps just about everywhere with occasional spikes down to around 7fps or so or up to 35-49 then right back down to the still shitty 20 fps range or less . Anyone have a clue why? Or has Trion just completely f*cked over their engine optimization?

Just to clarify, you upgraded RAM, CPU, motherboard and GPU, but didn't format your hard drive and reinstall the OS?

If that's the case, I'm surprised you can boot into Windows, let alone play a video game.  Normally replacing the motherboard will invalidate your Windows license (which sometimes isn't an issue, depending on which version and how many times it's been activated, or your new motherboard is the same (or similar) model as your old motherboard).  Also, driver issues might occur when swapping hardware.  Considering how many components you swapped out, you're lucky you can even boot into Windows.

 

If you really didn't format the hard drive and reinstall the OS, then I recommend doing that right now if you're still having performance issues.

  xanthmetis

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Joined: 8/07/13
Posts: 118

10/19/13 3:12:35 PM#8
It was funny about 6 months ago i redownloaded the game and was lagging so hard.  In pvp I wouldnt even see my attackers before they were closing in on me.  It was not like that at release.  I have a better machine than I did at release and have zero issues in any other game I play.  Glad it wasn't be, but sad that trion allowed that to happen.  I actually was thinking about getting back into the game six months ago until that occurred.

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  Xeonsoldier

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Joined: 10/07/08
Posts: 192

10/19/13 4:34:22 PM#9
Best thing you can do is overclock the nonsense out of your CPU and level the spell particles.
  fivoroth

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Posts: 2630

10/20/13 3:48:23 AM#10
Rift's engine is horrible. It's not optimised and the animations are horrible. 

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  Swedish_Chef

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Joined: 8/26/13
Posts: 225

Bort bort bort!

10/20/13 3:53:13 AM#11
It's because Rift's engine is a buggy, unoptimized mess. Always has been, and most likely always will be.
  Calmmo

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Joined: 9/12/12
Posts: 53

10/21/13 8:25:03 AM#12

Most of you dont even rift, that much is obvious, performance is 100% cpu limited (tho im sure some here are proly coming to QQ after trying to run the game on something stupid like a GT 220)

AKA complete lack of multicore/multithread support. They claim 2.5 will have "significant" performance upgrades, so maybe they are adding it. Then again, I highly doubt it. They promised 2.4 would bring part 1 of that, and all they did was add an option to reduce the number of actual pixels rendered at any given resolution. aka make the game look like something from the 90s.

 

Unless you have a top end rig and are willing to accept framerate that will be slightly above "playable" look elsewhere rift maybe isnt a resource hog but that is only because it cant even utilize 3/4 of your hardwares resources

  Panzerbase

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Joined: 3/20/13
Posts: 431

10/21/13 8:28:18 AM#13
It's running just fine for me, but really thanks for thinking you spoke for everyone. 
  DMKano

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Joined: 6/17/11
Posts: 4715

10/21/13 8:37:06 AM#14
Originally posted by Swedish_Chef
It's because Rift's engine is a buggy, unoptimized mess. Always has been, and most likely always will be.

False - its an old engine but it has gone through a lot of changes since release.

After I haredcoded my nvidia settings to override application settings - zero issues, actually runs a lot better than many other games with 50+ players on screen.

 

  saurus123

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Joined: 4/12/06
Posts: 505

10/21/13 8:40:40 AM#15
Originally posted by BarCrow
Originally posted by maple2

Rift got a really bad Engine that is not supporting the players it has..

 

even top Cards like Titan, Gtx 780 and so on R9 280X can't get more then 30-40 fps maxed out 

Well that sucks. Honestly my GTX 275 looked better...even in the 25-45 fps range it seemed smooth and for the most part unnoticeable . Now..even during the minute or so that I occasionally get around 49 fps..its seems choppy. A drastic change from launch imo.

I would go play Guild Wars 2 instead but I hate that you can't see players in busier areas until they enter the 20 ft radius around your avatar then just pop into sight. I was told they fixed that for PvP and  thought  they were going to fix that for PvE areas as well...but here..a year later...nothing.

well good news for you they removed the culling from PVE and PVP in GW2 you can see all the players :)

or you can set it in options to not show all of them to keep your fps high enough :)

  Arthasm

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Joined: 7/26/09
Posts: 632

10/21/13 8:49:45 AM#16
Crappy engine. Only had problem running it on laptop, On high/ultra settings I had 10-20 fps, on everything low - same. OP, google tweaks for Rift, maybe will help you. It worked for me. But, still their engine is light years better than SWTOR...
  BarCrow

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Joined: 2/25/07
Posts: 2146

 
OP  10/21/13 1:29:04 PM#17
Originally posted by gigat
Originally posted by BarCrow

I had a good year of enjoying this game and thought I'd go back. I had Gtx 275 when the game launched....and it was packed during launch and for a while after. I regularly attained 39-50 fps ( down to maybe 20 fps in busy cities) with almost everything on highest setttings. Ambient occlusion off.

Now..I go back and i have a better PC with an upgrade in Ram CPU, Motherboard and a Gtx 580 with 1gb . Same basic settings as before as I never deleted it from my hard drive. I get about 20 fps just about everywhere with occasional spikes down to around 7fps or so or up to 35-49 then right back down to the still shitty 20 fps range or less . Anyone have a clue why? Or has Trion just completely f*cked over their engine optimization?

Just to clarify, you upgraded RAM, CPU, motherboard and GPU, but didn't format your hard drive and reinstall the OS?

If that's the case, I'm surprised you can boot into Windows, let alone play a video game.  Normally replacing the motherboard will invalidate your Windows license (which sometimes isn't an issue, depending on which version and how many times it's been activated, or your new motherboard is the same (or similar) model as your old motherboard).  Also, driver issues might occur when swapping hardware.  Considering how many components you swapped out, you're lucky you can even boot into Windows.

 

If you really didn't format the hard drive and reinstall the OS, then I recommend doing that right now if you're still having performance issues.

 As far as windows 7..when I called microsoft / windows support they help me activate windows again on the new system. I have done this before in the past. I had copies of my files and settings ( for many games and commonly used programs) on an external drive...I did format the new drive (which I didn't mention getting..sorry) then transferred everything over. I know its a backward ass way and not the best but it was a way not to sit there for hours and download everything again. I've done this a few times with only a few problems....sometimes permissions would get messed up and I'd have go and make adjustments, reconfigure extenders and what not (not really a problem I guess), other setting issues, etc. Other than that I usually experience no severe issues once I get everything situated, perform some tweaks and a registry clean. Especially with gaming.

Anyway...I forced the graphic settings via Nvidia Control panel and had the target file adjusted to clientport 80 and now I get 45-60 fps most times with 23-35 fps in the city and other populated areas. Thanks for all your suggestions and advice everyone involved and a special shout-out to DMKano for reminding me of something I used to do but completely forgot about. I think that advice was the true game changer. 

...and yes I logged onto GW2 again and sure enough...much better..culling mostly unnoticeable and on higher settings (set  to allow the max view) it looks awesome...no pop-up players . I only get 25-45 fps unless I'm alone or in an instance but it still looks fairly smooth with little choppiness .

Still...I really need a better gpu, the highest end 1155 lga socket cpu i can find , an ssd for OS and a few games and a caviar hd.. Oh well..maybe once I climb out of this hole life has me in for the moment. lol. 

  fivoroth

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10/26/13 2:49:45 PM#18
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by Swedish_Chef
It's because Rift's engine is a buggy, unoptimized mess. Always has been, and most likely always will be.

False - its an old engine but it has gone through a lot of changes since release.

After I haredcoded my nvidia settings to override application settings - zero issues, actually runs a lot better than many other games with 50+ players on screen.

 

The engine is so bad that when I got a 4th gen i7, the game actually ran worse (unplayable 25 fps)  than on my Core 2 Duo which makes lots of sense ;D Core 2 Duo > i7.

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  RabidMouth

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10/26/13 3:35:48 PM#19

I tried to pick it up last week and I didn't  notice any fps problems. I had everything on max. Just couldn't enjoy the game. it is missing something

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  nickster29

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Joined: 12/14/08
Posts: 487

10/26/13 3:47:19 PM#20
Originally posted by fivoroth
Originally posted by DMKano
Originally posted by Swedish_Chef
It's because Rift's engine is a buggy, unoptimized mess. Always has been, and most likely always will be.

False - its an old engine but it has gone through a lot of changes since release.

After I haredcoded my nvidia settings to override application settings - zero issues, actually runs a lot better than many other games with 50+ players on screen.

 

The engine is so bad that when I got a 4th gen i7, the game actually ran worse (unplayable 25 fps)  than on my Core 2 Duo which makes lots of sense ;D Core 2 Duo > i7.

Well, if the individual cores were clocked higher and you had a larger memory cache on the processor, the Core 2 Duo probably would have worked better than the quad core i7 (for Rift anyways).  The CPU always seems to be the bottleneck on Rift for performance.

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