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Tweak your BF4

I saw this on the battle log forum and thought I would post it here if you want to try and get more fps for your game:

::Ingame Settings

Most of you might know about these setting already but if you are new to the series and you want optimal performance out of your machine, use the following parameters as such:

• Turn down post processing. It’s resource hungry feature and you will observe a major difference after turning it down.
• Try using FXAA over MSAA. This change can give you a slight boost in FPS.
• Optimally turn off AA. Antialiasing is heavy on hardware. It does make the objects look smoother but if your PC isn’t powerful enough, you may want to disable it for better performance.
• Set Mesh quality to medium. It actually affects the rendering of distant objects. It can be a useful feature in a game like BF4 but again, if the resources are the issue, you should reduce it to medium.
• Turn VSYNC off to reduce input lag. It will make the game run smoother. I don’t think screen tearing is really an issue in BF4.
• Disable depth of field. You will loose some eye candy but it will make the rendering smoother and system lags will be reduced.
• Lower the texture quality if graphics card has a low quantity of VRAM. It’s a hit and trial thing. Alter this setting depending on your GPU’s strength. If the change does not make any difference, keep it turned on

Source: http://segmentnext.com/2013/11/06/battlefield-4-tweaks-guide-how-to-improve-graphics-and-performance/ [segmentnext.com]

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Don't mess with this one unless you know what your doing!!! You could possibly mess your registry up and have to reformat your pc:

::Unpark Cores

Unparking your Cores in Win7 is denying the CPU any “sleep mode” for its cores. In Win8 this is the generic state. It’s completely safe and will not damage your PC in any way, it will just keep your CPU at max readiness ALL THE TIME (causing a slight increase of your electricity bill, talking about cents:)).

According to user accounts (including myself) this helps a lot. (I got 10-20 extra FPS).

1. Go to “Start” and search for “regedit”
2. Search your registry for the following registry key: 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583
3. Change “ValueMax” from 100 to 0
4. Repeat “search and change” as often as the search gives results
5. Restart PC

Source: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955065218806027068/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

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::Battlefield Settings Editor

You can download and install an external BF4 settings editor, which has additional options in tweaking the graphic settings. It’s pretty well explained within the Editor, you can just play around with those and see if you gain the extra FPS. Completely safe and easy to use.

Source: http://battlefield.realmware.co.uk/bf4-settings-editor/downloads [battlefield.realmware.co.uk]

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::User-Config

First, you need to create a user.cfg in your Battlefield 4 main installation directory. It’s basically a text file (notepad file) where you can enter your custom CVARS so that they are activated whenever you launch the game. The command variables (CVARS) in the file that should be put in the user.cfg are:

GameTime.MaxVariableFps 60
PostProcess.DynamicAOEnable 0
RenderDevice.Dx11Enable 0
RenderDevice.ForceRenderAheadLimit 1
RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 0
Worldrender.lighttilecspathenable 0
WorldRender.FxaaEnable 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurEnable 0
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapEnable 0
WorldRender.SpotLightShadowmapResolution 256
WorldRender.TransparencyShadowmapsEnable 0

These tweaks will boost FPS on your PC. Do note that in order to boost FPS we disable a lot of visual eye candy, so if you have a top-notch PC, you can ignore these.

Source: http://segmentnext.com/2013/11/06/battlefield-4-tweaks-guide-how-to-improve-graphics-and-performance/ [segmentnext.com]

Additional CVARS to reduce graphics for FPS boost (thx to Emulatin):

RenderDevice.TripleBufferingEnable 0
PostProcess.DynamicAOEnable 0
WorldRender.TransparencyShadowmapsEnable 0
WorldRender.FxaaEnable 0
RenderDevice.Dx11Enable 0
RenderDevice.Dx11Dot1Enable 0
RenderDevice.Dx11Dot1RuntimeEnable 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurForceOn 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurFixedShutterTime 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurMax 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurQuality 0
WorldRender.MotionBlurMaxSampleCount 0
WorldRender.LightTileCsPathEnable 0

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Some nice details here. Thanks Storm. What do you think rule of thumb is...if you are getting less than 60 or 70 fps, then try some of these. What's a good fps rate to average?

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I really don't know what the rule of thumb would be as everyone is different. Myself, I really don't care for the ultra high settings because it makes it harder to see with my old eyes.

I can say that I put those lines in my user.cfg file and set my fps to 125 and my game pretty much stays on 125. The game does not look bad either.

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Good and useful information everyone, thanks for sharing... Will def try some of these!

Dirty Haz

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