Digital Foundry Article Technical Discussion Archive [2014]

Discussion in 'Console Technology' started by DieH@rd, Jan 11, 2014.

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  1. Arwin

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    Sorry, I misremembered, it was autosave:

    Emphasis mine also on the full playthrough bit, given the discussion above.
     
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    As someone who's completed the campaign and now playing through adventure mode with a lvl 70, the PS4 version holds up the framerate incredibly well throughout, regardless of area.

    The moments were it drops below 60fps are exceeding rare, at least on a single player playthrough, even with the later levels and the screen absolutely swamped with effects. When it's noticeable it's extremely short.

    I have played some adventure with anohter wizard, and when things got absolutely nuts I did see framerate drops that appeared to be ~40fps for a few secs, but certainly nothing like the 15fps drops people are reporting for the PC version at times.
     
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    What's well below 60? An unfair question I know - I couldn't answer it :nope:
     
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    Well this is the first time I've played any iteration of Diablo. And my question is, does framerate matters for other builds other than DH?

    I went through a playthrough with a DH on normal with a Barbarian follower with healing powers and its was nothing but a cake walk. Regardless of the choatic mess on the screen, I spent most of my time managing my hate levels by switching back and forth between rapid fire to entanglement shot while rotating back and forth.

    It didn't seem like a game where high framerates really mattered.
     
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    ...? I don't see what this question has to do with anything you quoted from my post.
     
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    You said "The moments were it drops below 60fps are exceeding rare" and I asked what is "well below 60" So my question is, when it dropped well below 60, could you hazard a guess at how much below 60fps that was. 50fps? 40fps? 30fps? worse?
     
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    He never said "well below"; just "below". Other than that, your question makes sense - what sort of guesstimate framedrops was Dave Glue seeing?
     
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    Oh yeah. I don't where that errant word came from :???:
     
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    add 2 more crusaders to that mix in a rift and then let me know if it's still holding 40fps while spamming all abilities. It is your duty!!
     
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    I read reports of multiplayer games, with 4 people, where the game runs quite below the 60 fps mark from an user with the PS4, it could be slightly more pronounced on the Xbox One but I don't really know. Not an issue for me though, I usually play the game alone, or that's what I am used to.

    I have the Xbox One version. One of the best games ever, btw!

    Framerates really matter in this case, the game is easier to play, although not unplayable at 30 fps of course. I was an avid player of Diablo 2, wrote guides on the game, knew almost every little secret, and the game always run fine even on my old computer.

    But Diablo 2 is a DirectDraw game, so the framerates may vary and it can still be playable. I clocked like 200 fps on my current PC when I got the game on Battlenet using my old discs and they gave me a digital copy of the game a couple of years ago when Diablo 3 came out.

    30 fps is playable for a game like this, but 60 fps is goodness.
     
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    Why isn't DF getting us some vids on both platforms of these super demanding areas? Would be interesting.

    Ok granted, I guess they actually dont just have unlimited resources and all.
     
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    Hey Al, get D3 so we can do co-op and try to choke the Bone. I'm working on a Witch Doctor build just for that purpose.
     
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    Lol to be fair if you don't really play d3 ROS you wouldn't know that rift monster density is much higher than other play modes.

    My PC will chug to 1 FPS LOL. I am still trying to figure out the problem it shouldn't be that bad but sometimes it's just terrible.
     
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    Even one crusader spamming fist of the heavens on the tlou rift easily drops it to 40s
     
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    I have no idea what any of that meant. :oops: :runaway:
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Good work Leadbetter! So much interesting stuff ...

    esram is fast enough to almost never be a bottleneck, esram is far too small (lol), main memory contention issues, mono driver and DX(box) 11.x a work in progress, low level DX 12 will take time to move to, Jaguar slower in some situations than last gen cores but "fast enough", Kinect reserve that's been released is variable so can't be relied upon ...

    ... and that's just some of the stand outs. Will read again.
     
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    The comparison to the Tlou remastered is a very stupid one. Such a good interview otherwise.
    Leadbetter just seems not to be able to help himself sometimes.
     
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