GRAPHICS CHANGES and optimising rfactor 2

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  1. Andrew F

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    HI all
    I have an i7 processor gtx 1060ti 6b card and 16 gb ram
    .All my games load quickly and run in max graphics.
    Rfactor 2 is generally ok but if I was to say run le mans on max graphics it takes forever to load.
    Also, when loading (on any setting) the screen does this weird thing where the yellow bar is moving across to load track, the screen flashes and then the graphics appear way brighter...the graphics appear ok but slightly different. I'm running rfactor 2 as 64 bit and it is installed correctly on my c drive.

    Firstly, please can anyone tell me suggested 3d graphics settings for rfactor 2 and nvideo control panel.
    Secondly, can anyone please suggest whether I should be able to run an intensive track like le mans or nords on ultra with my system specs.
    Finally, please suggest any other checks I can run to ensure I am running rfactor 2 optimally on my system - in terms of graphics and loading.

    All help is much appreciated as always!
    Andrew
     
  2. Lazza

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    Bear in mind every time you change (most) graphics settings and then load a track, the shaders (or some other voodoo stuff) get rebuilt and greatly increases the load time. If you leave the settings alone the next load (even after a restart/reboot) will be faster. But especially big tracks are never a 5 second load. Sometimes people struggle when entering competitions because by the time the track loads (especially that first time) a 3-minute timeout is up and the server has booted them.

    You haven't given screen resolution but I suspect that card will generally struggle on recent content on ultra settings. As in, struggle to run at constant excellent fps - but exact figures will need someone who cares more. I run triples on a 1070ti and compromise enough on graphics (without getting too technical with it) to keep 60fps in dry conditions, at least.

    @DrivingFast may happen along and give you some good pointers, he does that a lot. And it's often useful info.
     
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    @Andrew F

    The FPS in rF2 can change incredibly depending on the race conditions.

    The following conditions, especially cumulative, destroy the FPS :

    - Rain, to a lesser extent the numerous clouds, the day/night cycle in particular between 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM and 10:00 AM, the time scale decreases CPU performance a little bit especially when there are shadows and all the light effects, the number of AI plays a huge role in the CPU load but also the FPS and VRAM which must be sufficient.

    So the first thing to do is to set the race conditions in a reasonable and thoughtful manner :

    - between 20 and 30 AI only
    - maybe you will have to deprive yourself of the time slot that I mentioned above.
    - If you do not want to drive in the rain or very rarely, deactivate the "rain" and "road reflection" effects.
    - If you lack VRAM on very demanding circuits like the Nurburgring, it may be necessary to put the circuit details on high (against ultra).

    The high parameters that I recommend to start with, to associate with the adapted race conditions, are :

    - AI visible max 9 or 10 (very important setting
    - circuit detail : full
    - player detail: full
    - opponent detail: LOW
    - texture detail: full
    - X16 anisotropic
    - special effects: medium
    - shadows : high
    - shadow blur : fast
    - soft particles : off
    - rain drops : medium
    - road reflection : high
    - environment reflection : high
    - post effect : medium, AA level 3.

    These are the parameters are high.

    Then you would have to go down a notch :
    Detail circuit, texture detail (not X16 anisotropic), rain drops and road reflection, post effect low.

    Then if that is not enough :
    Environment reflection low and shadows medium and shadow blur off, post effect off, AA level 2.
     
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  4. Andrew F

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    @Lazza @DrivingFast
    Thank you so much for your help. I'm going to save these settings and try them. You guys deserve a lot of praise for helping people! :)
     
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    Hi I use this thread to not open another one with a similar question. I use a triple full hd monitor driven by a pc with an i7-6700 CPU, Gpu gtx1070 and 16Gb of RAM. With this configuration, I struggle with Le Mans with the settings all at idle. Do you have any advice on the parameters to change in the game folders which helps to stress the pc less? I always play online and I am preparing a 24h so any conditions are possible. Thanks
     
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    @stonec The problem is that they are already lower and not constant. I blocked the max frame rate at 80 but I also go down to 40 and every now and then I have big slowdowns ...
     
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    1) make sure in your windows energy options that you run the plan of highest performance so you won´t throttle down your cpu if you dont have focus on rf2 ( i really dont understand why rf2 releases auto-high performance when it looses focus)
    2) make sure in your nvidea control that energy option is on maximum performance else it may throttle down. Also set threaded optimization to off, and latency at best on "on" but not on "ultra"
    3) Check by recource manager -> cpu whether one core is on maximum load allways. If so, do NOT use Max. Framerate which may CAUSE this. Try Sync mode video and your screen mode to full window 60hz (or whatever your monitor rate is), which is a auto-throttle to 60fps. It is better if you have a monitor with higher refresh rate for less latency.

    If all is checked and does not help, you may post your player.json so we could check fro some options there
     
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