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Performance or memory optimized terrain?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by player1 fanatic, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. player1 fanatic

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    I need to improve performance, so instead of high, I'll use medium terrain settings.

    But there are two options:
    1) Medium (Performance-Optimized)
    2) Medium (Memory-Optimized)

    Which one is better for smoother gameplay if memory is not an issue (GTX 960M with 4GB VRAM)?
     
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    I would assume performance-optimized since memory isn't an issue for you. But it hasn't released in my zone yet.

    I have the same graphic card. I'm curious what graphic issues are you having with the 960M? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Game works fine, no issues.

    But I needed to reduce some settings to get acceptable frame rate in benchmark (that shows late game).

    Started from Ultra/Ultra then customized to:
    Terrain quality put to medium (performanse-optimized?)
    Turned off High Resolution Geometry
    Lowered Ambient Occulstion resolution to 1024x1024
    Lowered shadow resolution to 4096x4096
    Put MSAA to 4x

    This gives around 35% performance boost and 25fps as lowest frame rate in late game benchmark, for 1080p resolution.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the insight! I'm am somewhat tech savvy but would of never knew all that to increase performance over 30% in the late game!

    Did you take a big hit in graphic quality? I am hoping that I can produce fairly high graphic quality on terrain, leader screens not as important to me.
     
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    Its not really noticeable, as far as I see.

    Also I haven't had any test with large water areas. Game benchmark does not have them, and I have yet to get to the point of game where I can test this.
     

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