Looking to improve my FPS

#1NauticalDisastaPosted 6/8/2011 11:42:57 PM
I'm not overly computer savvy and I could use some tips as to how to improve my FPS while playing The Witcher 2. First, here is my set-up:

Alienware M17xR3
Windows 7 Professional
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
GPU AMD Radeon HD 6970M
8GB of RAM

I'm currently playing the game on ultra settings with ubersampling off, SSAO off and shadow quality set to high. My FPS is usually between 30-45 and sometimes dips to the mid 20s when in towns and such. I'd like to get a steady 50-60 or at least a steady 40-50 FPS at all times.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
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#2rktn_odinPosted 6/9/2011 12:10:12 AM
UberSampling = disabled
Cinematic Depth of Field = disabled
Everything else are enabled and maxed.

With those settings, the game is running with more FPS on my PC than yours.
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#3flagg2kplusPosted 6/9/2011 12:55:38 AM
Lowering shadows in just about any game significantly improves fps as well.
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#4SlaynPosted 6/9/2011 1:06:04 AM
Do you have updated drivers?
#5RGN07Posted 6/9/2011 1:10:19 AM
run it on med. Why do you want it maxed? can't the thought of having a 6970 and an i7 accept running at med? Its an ego thing more than anything else. Medium w/ SSAO will look as great, believe me and you'll get the fps you want.
#6TrisagionPosted 6/9/2011 1:31:05 AM
Set shadow to med. Even on low, the shadow still looks almost the same
#7GodSlayer66Posted 6/9/2011 4:01:06 AM
Also turning off motion blur helps if you don't care about it.
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#8NauticalDisasta(Topic Creator)Posted 6/9/2011 8:28:43 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. I'm about to run the game with some of the suggested settings to see how it goes.
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#9NauticalDisasta(Topic Creator)Posted 6/9/2011 8:51:24 AM
After trying some of the settings changes suggested here I am still only getting 30-40 FPS with dips into the 20s. Where can I get the latest drivers for my graphics card?
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#10JeffLamPosted 6/9/2011 10:34:42 AM
That's a laptop, isn't it? It used to be annoy trying to find out if the latest drivers support your card, dunno if it's still the case.

The driver should be available from AMD/ATi's site.