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  1. I also upgraded from an i7-920 at 4 Ghz with a GTX 970 to an i9-9900 at 5 Ghz with a 2070 Super and I did see some difference in the CMx2 games.

    With the frame rates locked at 30 fps, I can play bigger scenarios with higher graphics set and keep at 30 fps more easily than I could with the old system. With the old system I sometimes had to turn down the Model Quality to Improved or even Balanced to maintain 30 fps while with the new system I can run most scenarios with the Model Quality up to Better or even Excellent and still keep 30 fps.

  2. On 12/20/2019 at 2:44 PM, SFNativeEnigma said:

    Thanks all for so much good advice, I really appreciate it. So I am now going to list the basic config of the new system I will buy from Origin. Please let me know if any of you see any potential issues with what I have tried to put together.....

    CPU: Intel I9900K 8 core(5.0Ghz)

    MB: Asus tuf z390m- pro gaming Wi-Fi

    MEMORY: 16 or 32gb Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz (either 2 8's or 2 16's)

    GPU: Nvidia 8gb GeForce Rtx 2080 super founders edition

    Power: 750W Rmx plus gold Corsair

    Storage: 1Tb Samsung 970 Evo plus NVME M.2 & 1 Tb SSD drive.

    OS: Win 10 pro or home ( can't really tell the difference between the two...)

    Let me know if anything jumps out at you. Thanks again so much for your help and guidance.

    Joshua (SfNativeEnigma)


    I built a new computer in September and got close to what you are planning on:

    i9-9900k overclocked to 5.1 Ghz using a Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler  (You need a very good cooler for the i9-9900k!)

    Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER w/ DDR4, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Kit (2x8GB), Black

    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC   (Decided on this card and not a RTX 2080 as the 2070 Super is supposedly only 4-5% slower than a RTX 2080 and for $200 CAD less)

    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, 500GB  for Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, 1TB

    Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850 Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold, 850W

    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition E-ATX Case, Black

    And then I installed my two SSD's (960 GB and 480 GB) from the old computer into the new one.

    As for Windows 10 Pro or Home, I decided on the Home version because I don't need any of the features that come with Pro.

    "For the majority of users, Windows 10 Home edition will suffice. If you use your PC strictly for gaming, there is no benefit to stepping up to Pro.":

    PC Gamer article on Windows 10 versions


    The new computer plays CMx2 very well, but I still lock my frame rates to 30 fps using nVidia Inspector and Adaptive V-sync just to make the gameplay smoother. But I can now turn up the 3D Model Quality from Improved or Better with my old i7-920 at 4 Ghz to now Excellent or even Best.


  3. Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated!

    I realize that the adaptive vsync trick does reduce the draw distances, but on my old computer, that was the trade off for the older hardware.

    I tried the AA off and vsync off idea and found that the frame rates will go from under 24 fps up to the top 60 fps with those settings off. Since I have a non-Gsync or Free Sync monitor (60 Hz 1080p monitor), the stuttering was pretty heavy. Setting the frame rate limiter to 30.5 in nVidia Inspector seems to be the best option for me at least until or if the adaptive vsync setting is ever fixed in the newest nVidia drivers.

  4. Just got a new computer (i9-9900k with a RTX 2070 Super) and I find that the adaptive vsync with half refresh trick still does the best job with getting smooth frame rates, but with the latest nVidia driver (436.30), setting Vertical Sync to 1/2 Refresh Rate and Vertical Sync Tear Control to Adaptive doesn't cut the frame rates in half to a smooth 30 fps.

    Is this true for others that use this setting with the latest nVidia drivers? I read a few posts where others indicated the same thing.

    I ended up having to use the Frame Rate Limiter set to 30.5 to get the smoothness.

    For those who are curious, my new computer plays CMx2 better by allowing me to increase the 3D Texture Quality to Excellent on most scenarios using the adaptive vsync trick. My old i7-920 at 4 Ghz with a GTX 970 only allowed me to use Balanced or Improved on most scenarios. So the increase in performance is good, but not breathtaking with the new computer.

  5. These new effects are definitely in the new v400.brz files that installed with the game engine upgrade. The file names for tracers and muzzle effects have changed so any mods for those will not work with new or old save games. As Ian wrote, someone will probably mod them eventually. I myself have no talent when it comes to this.

  6. My HDD crashed on my back in February and I replaced it with a SSD and I definitely would not go back to a HDD. The boot up time for Windows 7 went from about 3 minutes download to about 20 seconds on my old i7-920. Games load much faster now including CMx2 like others have mentioned. Performance wise though, there is no difference.

    But despite being upset having to reload everything from scratch and the cost of the SSD, I'm very happy having with the SSD.

  7. 48 minutes ago, MOS:96B2P said:

    Just making sure I understand.  In the CM options menu you have V Sync off but in the Nvidia settings you have adaptive V-Sync on?  (I'm not even sure if those are the same thing)  I'm trying to learn some of this stuff while people who also have an Nvidia GTX 970 are talking about it.  Thanks.   

    V-Sync is  set to Off in the game.

    In nVidia Inspector, V-Sync is set to 1/2 Refresh Rate and Vertical Sync Tear Control set to Adaptive. That should give you 30 fps pretty consistently.

  8. My settings are:

    V Sync: Off

    Antialias/Multisample: On

    High Priority: On

    Shaders: On

    What really helped with my GTX 970 was turning on Adaptive V-Sync and setting the V-Sync refresh rate to 1/2 in nVidia Inspector for all of the CMx2 games. I get 30 fps pretty consistently using Improved Model Quality and even Better and Excellent.

    The Texture Quality is always set to Best.


  9. With my old but trusty i7-920 overclocked to 4 Ghz and GTX 970, I can maintain 30 fps quite easily on almost all scenarios. The key for me is to set the Vertical Sync to 1/2 Refresh Rate and Vertical Sync Tear Control to Adaptive for all CMx2 games in nVidia Inspector.

    That and I have the 3D Model Quality setting in CMx2 at Improved for very large scenarios or I bump it up to Better and even Excellent for medium and smaller scenarios.

    I also set the Antialias/Multisample setting to On in CMx2 as that seems to give me better picture quality than using AA in nVidia Inspector.





  10. I don't know about the whole squad being rattled at once because a few basically cracked. I'm playing a CMFI PBEM where one Italian squad basically broke under pressure, but I had one single soldier keep firing and firing while the rest of the squad cowered. Poor brave guy was eventually shot down.

    I thought that if you split squads all the time, some cohesion is lost when you recombine them? I thought that was the case, but I'm not sure.

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