danny_gasperini, on March 18th 2005, 12:37 AM, said:
That represents a 25% speed increase on a single processor computer with 128Mb of VRAM without changing a single graphic or audio setting!!!! I'd be interested to see how other computers fare (although it would seem from the above post that a Dual Processor machine may not benefit). Certainly warrants another barefeats page to investigate this
i've just unpacked those 4 pk4 files and notice no speed improvement at all, i'm still at 47fps. (this seems to be my best average without shadows at low video quality. 46fps at medium and (iirc) 44fps at high). all using timedemo 1 fwiw.
But in-game framerates jump all over the place, it really does depend on where u r, obviously. Anything from 20fps to over 100.
I've now decided to stick with: no shadows
, vertical sync on, medium video quality and fsaa @ 4x (cos it looks nice and i notice no in-game slow down even if the time demo with fsaa is around 8fps slower!). For all out there that have it, i'd recomend using the timedemo as an general idea. But play the game with your prefered settings and see how it feels. imho:)
Edit: sorry, i meant with shadows in the bold text above :} Plays great!