I agree that this game is not demanding at all. A GTX 460 will easily maintain 60fps with vsync on with the highest settings @ 1920x1080. I also noticed that it doesnt really take advantage of more than 2 cores just like SC2.
in order to make the game playable i have to have my textures on low, both in single and mp. Thoughts?
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Are you referring to the stuttering? I have 460 SLi and I had to enable V-synch to make it a smoother. But even though it says I'm getting 60 FPS, I notice the games stutters still a little, clearly not hardware related. Or at least I think...
Yes, there is something wrong with the game. I have a 460 and it was practically unplayable on my i7 rig. What I found to work really well was ctrl alt delete, going to the d3.exe in processes and setting the processor affinity to one or two cores. It seems to run worse spread out over more cores. I still get occasional stuttering, otherwise though its a lot better. If you have at least 8 gigs of ram you can load it to ramdisk too, that seems to really be helping people out.
I don't know when blizzard is going to fix this problem. I figured it would have happened already but apparently their attention is being diverted by other things. I would happily have waited another few months for them to actually optimize the game. Anyway, try that, hopefully it works out for ya. Good luck.
It sounds like it's a hardware specific problem. There are different core i7's and different gtx 460s. Some could be going bad. I have a core i7 k version and two gtx 460s in sli and I haven't had any issues so far. I also have run it on two other computers with different hardware and it's worked fine. It's hard to say what is wrong for sure. As one poster suggested changing the core affinity might work. It helped me with knights of the old republic 1 and 2.
Have you recently updated the nvidia drivers to R3 version?
I have a GTX 460 from Asus and I found that, after the R3 driver's update and playing one or two games, card becames to slow down. And it is after exiting the game, like it doesnt free up "something". Reboot is the only way to reset the card.