Gory Gaming: Bulletstorm Performance Analyzed

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shubham1401

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[citation][nom]mayankleoboy1[/nom]i enjoy the game and i am not embarrassed to admit it on my 3.33ghz core 2 duo and gtx580, it stutters a lot during some areas and level loading. even a slight CPU use by another processes make this game unplayable.[/citation]

Didn't happen with me. I have a 2.66Ghz C2D and 9800GT. And I played the whole game with ~45Fps at 1600X900 medium settings.
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[citation][nom]JohnnyLucky[/nom]The next time how about installing a game on a solid state drive and a hard disk drive so we can find out about any differences in game play.[/citation]

Where have you been for the last decade? It would only effect level loading.
 

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why are the pictures and descriptions on the cards backwards ? I mean firs the image than the description ? since we are scrolling DOWN normaly, it's the wrong way around.
 

Maziar

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Thanks for the review :)
The good thing about Unreal engine is that the PC game powered by it are almost always optimized and that's what's lacking in most of todays' PC games.
 

hannibal

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The thing that "Epic is serious about multithreading" is good thing to see! We have had so long time 4 to 6 core CPUs, that it has been a shame that those cores had not been supported in games so far. This is very promising indeed!
 

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I had no interest in buying this game, but I read the review to see if it my change my mind. Sadly it won't. I already am into too many games and I just can't seem to beat CS:S, so when I've run out of Witcher sequels and Portals, I'll only have Battlefields and Diablos to conquer, before I become a full time farmer (as a in-game career) in Skyrim. Sorry about your luck.
 

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[citation][nom]shubham1401[/nom]Didn't happen with me. I have a 2.66Ghz C2D and 9800GT. And I played the whole game with ~45Fps at 1600X900 medium settings.[/citation]
i think the key there is "medium settings". Draw distance, objects on screen and physics detail have a fair impact on the CPU performance.
 

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[citation][nom]mayankleoboy1[/nom]i enjoy the game and i am not embarrassed to admit it on my 3.33ghz core 2 duo and gtx580, it stutters a lot during some areas and level loading. even a slight CPU use by another processes make this game unplayable.[/citation]
I had exactly the same problem; You need to edit some configuration file and set bSmoothFrameRate and bEnableMouseSmoothing to "false.". You can find more specific instructions online.
 

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Needs all the CPU power it can get and minimal graphics.....another successful console port!

I say that, but I have generally really enjoyed all the UE3 games I have played so far and play UT3 more than anything else online haha
 

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[citation][nom]mayankleoboy1[/nom]i enjoy the game and i am not embarrassed to admit it on my 3.33ghz core 2 duo and gtx580, it stutters a lot during some areas and level loading. even a slight CPU use by another processes make this game unplayable.[/citation]

Your GPU must be so badly choked... I had a Q6600 and it wasnt enough to run a GTX 470 at full speed. Do you have a GPU monitor to see the core % usage? It is probably stuck under 80% if not lower.
 
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Kevith's right - it sits somewhere between an ad for MSI and an ad for Bulletstorm. Journalism at its (less then) finest.
 

Onus

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Here's a FPS I might actually enjoy; it looks not all that difficult, and should run maxed on my primary system.

Question about CPU performance: How does a hyperthreaded dual core (e.g. an i5/650) compare to a true quad?
 

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Works fine on my Q6600 and MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC. I did notice a rare stutter every now and again but it wasn't enough that it bothered gameplay.

I may go back and see what settings I had and try an experiment or two, I know I had at least 1680x1050 and I always set everything to high, not sure if I had 4xAA on or not, most likely did.

The stutters were probably because I was crunching WCG cancer units in the background. The CPU is OC'd to 3GHz. I did like the game, it made me laugh pretty hard at times. The creative kills is what made me finish the game to the end.
 

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I wish I had it to test on my q6600 and 570. I didn't care much for the demo so that influenced my choice not to purchase.

Does that 1680x1050 (most common resolution) glitch and encrypted config files a part of anti-piracy attempts that hurt everyone?

I wish I had purchased the MSI 570 instead of the PNY card, but I had to get what I got on BB credit =/
 

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I have XFX ATI 4870 x 2, Intel E 965 quad, 6 gig crucial ballistic, 2 raptors running raid 0, ASUS rampage 2 extreme, Windows 7. I bought BS as soon as it came out no issues ever. I also run Crysis 2 without any issues (my system is a little overclocked). I have yet to have a game justify and upgrade.
 
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