260 GTX + Bioshock = Rediculously unplayable with stuttering
I just upgraded to a 260GTX from a 7900GTX. My SoundCard is a X-Fi Fatality and my CPU is a Q9450 w/2 gigs of DDR6400 Corsair RAM.
The only thing I changed was my graphics card.
It ran FINE with my 7900 GTX (albeit the framerate wasn't ultra high).
I upgraded to the 260 GTX and my framerate is smooth ... BUT... I get CONSTANT stuttering. It will run smooth then stutter over and over and then smooth, then stutter.
I get all sorts of pops and stutters now.
I DID NOT HAVE THESE with my 7900 GTX.
The 260 GTX runs Crysis at HIGH with NO PROBLEM. Smooth. Perfect. Flawless.
It runs many other things way better than my 7900 GTX. UT3 - GREAT.
But Bioshock, stutters, everywhere.
It is to the point that it is annoyingly unplayable now.
I lowered the resolution to 640x480 - still had the stuttering. I run at 1280x1024. Changing resolutions does not help. Nothing.
I'm using the 177.79 drivers. I don't get it. Please - is anyone else having this problem with 260/280 series cards or knows of a fix? The nice Nvidia logo pops up when I load the game - but nope, sure doesn't mean it is optimized, especially for these newer, more powerful cards.
I do not have hard drive accessing issues - it stutters when there is 0 access. I have tried everything possible to optimize the game. I've run driver sweeper, I've tried different versions of drivers. Nothing.
Last edited by Mr_Blastman; 08-03-2008 at 01:42 PM.
did you get the specific drivers for the 260?
GeForce Release 177 WHQL
Release Date: June 26, 2008
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 36.5 MB
that's the driver for the 260...
Yeah, I've tried those too - actually first. Same problem with that version also. The .79's are the latest beta drivers.
remember bioshock was never created with those grahpic cards in mind. They're so far ahead, it might actually be compatibility. the only reason people play it so well with the 7 & 8 series cards are because bioshock's architecture revolves around those GPU's (they were the top dogs when it was in the making and released). I'm not saying this is a fact, but my guess is when they were designing the 200 series, they didn't have bioshock in mind.
another thing is you could head over to take2games support site, and e-mail them for help. They might have an answer.
Im playing Bioshock with a GTX 280, smooth, no problem. 177.41 driver.
All max settings at 1680 x 1050.
Well, I fixed it!
And you'll never guess how...
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