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    NEED FPS improvement tips

    these are specs of my laptop :



    RAM : 4 GB

    i get around 30 FPS which drops to 10-20 whenever I indulge in a team fight which is very sad as due to low fps you can't aim your opponents properly and it makes playing ADCs/hunters/melee almost close to impossible.

    So i would love to know what i can do to improve my FPS.

    Also, i get a constant ping of 200 but i don't think i can do anything about it.

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    Your specs are fine, but they don't make sense. Download speccy. post a screen shot of what that shows.
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    You did put all the settings in smite at low ,right?

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    disables antialiasing game settings

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    I only get FPS drops on the new Arena map since the Kumbha update! Sorry it didn't help you out. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodootribe View Post
    You did put all the settings in smite at low ,right?
    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by Mañez View Post
    disables antialiasing game settings
    It was always on disable.

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    Might try shutting down other no essential windows apps that are running behind the game.
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    i have done everything suggested here still my fps stays at 30s.
    I get a ping of 200 but i doubt it has anything to do with fps.

    I feel something is not right here and i want to fix it for best gaming experience.
    I might make a thread for FPS improvement once i collect enough data and try it on my laptop.

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    Is that speccy screenshot during a game? If those are idle temps then those are incredibly high. My last like 3 posts have been related to people who probably have cooling issues lol.

    Read this post by ponpon also.
    Hello everyone!

    I have seen a lot of posts with concerns about performance in Smite as well as looking to Hirez to improve framerates/performance. While I personally think it is Important that every patch looks towards helping more and more people play on lower end machines, I have felt through my own experience that over the course of the last year, things overall have improved. This comes from constant benchmarks that I do to make sure I am able to stream without dropping frames and making sure I always am staying about at least 60 FPS in intense situations.

    That being said, many people have complained that their FPS has gone down after a patch or has over time degraded, and while it is certainly possible that with all the different hardware configurations out there, that your particular set-up might have suffered from a change, it is important to be SURE that this is the problem. It will help you to know for two reasons.

    You can rest easy knowing your computer is healthy and you are maintaining it well.

    You can make a proper support ticket to Hirez knowing that there is some problem with something they might have changed.

    I wanted to make this post to go through and explain some things that you can do on your end to make sure you are getting the most out of your computer as well as figuring out if a patch really did hit your framerate or if something else has happened.

    Possible Reasons for FPS Loss

    Fragmentation of your Hard Drive and Smite Game Files
    It is possible that Smite has over time, with files being updates from patches, installing of new software, moving things around, that Smite has become heavily fragmented. This means that your hard-drive has to spend longer looking for the pieces of the game on your hard drive. This would generally be more of an issue for loading times and not FPS, but depending on what is loaded vs. what might be referenced off the hard drive, this could lead to performance issues. There are tools available to help you fix this issue such as Window's Already Installed Defragmentation Tool[1] or a tool such as Defraggler.[2] .

    NOTE : If Smite is installed to an SSD and not a standard HDD you do not need to do this, in fact defragging a SSD is something you DON'T want to do. SSDs actually fragment themselves intentionally to make sure it wears evenly.

    NOTE 2 : Also, make sure you aren't close to full on your Hard Drive, believe it or not, this can make a difference. Generally the rule I go by is leaving at least 20% of your hard-drive space as free is good.

    Outdated Drivers
    Drivers are the key to making sure things on your computer work and work in the correct way. Anything in your computer pretty much has to use a Driver, this includes your mouse, webcams, and Video Cards. For Smite your biggest concern is going to be your video card driver but other drivers might have an impact. There are many sites and tools available to look for the most recent driver, generally a google search is your best bet. For laptops you will likely need to go to your manufacturers website to find the drivers for your video card. If you have a desktop or a more customized laptop you will likely have either an ATI or Nvidia driver, and this can be found at their respective site and those sites have tools there to auto-detect your driver for those who are not particularly savvy.

    Bloatware or just too many things running
    Generally over time a computer will have more and more things installed. This might be games, work programs, ect but some of those programs will put themselves into your computers start-up index to be launched when the computer first turns on. (Smite does this too, there is an authentication tool that is by default set to be launched when your computer turns on.) This means over time your computer will just passively have more and more programs demanding things from it, and even if it is a minor program they can add up. It is generally a good idea to go through and see what is running on startup and clear out anything you might not need. If you are not computer savvy, I recommend Soluto[3] which will make an easy to see list for you and allow you to pick and choose from what it sees. If you are more computer savvy, running MSCONFIG from either your search bar on Windows 7+ or from Run.. on older versions will bring up a window with a few tabs. The ones you will be interested in are Services and Startup.

    NOTE : If you don't know what you are doing Soluto is your better bet. It is easy to mess something up with Msconfig and that would be no good. Also make a note of anything you disable as you might realize you need it and you need to know what to re-enable again.

    This is generally why (on top of a few more reasons) that re-installing an operating system leads to such a boost in performance for a lot of people. It just cleans this stuff up.

    Now, I also said Bloatware for this section too. Bloatware is generally a term for programs that are installed on a computer that just leech without doing too much, but I am using a more general term to just describe anything that takes a LOT of resources on average. A list of common 'bloatwares' are :

    Anti-virus Programs

    Internet Browsers, especially when lots of tabs are open

    Multi-media programs such as iTunes, WMP, ect

    Video/Picture Editing Tools

    ect.

    Really the point I am getting to, is any program open will demand some amount of processing power to function while open. Antivirus programs and Internet Browsers are notorious for sucking up a lot of resources, and it might be in your best interest to look for a less demanding Antivirus or to close a few of those tabs on Chrome while you are trying to play. Programs like 'Game Boosters' generally just close these programs and turn off some of the background processes that you don't need while gaming. You can just do this manually.

    Overheating
    This is a big one, and one of the common reasons I have been asked by friends/family "Why is my computer soooo slow". Computers are smart and if they start getting too hot, instead of damaging themselves and failing, they will clock themselves down and run slower, as this generates less heat. Making sure your computer fans are clear of dust (This includes your Video Card and CPU fan) as well as allowing your computer to have good airflow (Not shoving it under a desk in a corner where no air ever cycles to) can be a HUGE difference in performance. Laptops especially are prone to overheating, and looking into a fan pad to put it on that will actively give it fresh air can boost its performance as well.

    Seriously, a little dust might be the reason why you are having issues. This can't be stressed enough and I am not exaggerating to make a point. It is entirely possible your computer is configured to severely cut your performance if it gets a little too warm. Make sure it isn't getting too warm.

    There are a lot of tools out there to check temperatures as well as resources to check what your CPU/GPU(Video Card) is supposed to be around while in use. Google is your best bet as there are too many options out there to list here reasonably.

    The above are all reasons why you MIGHT be having issues. All the above issues tend to get worse over time which might explain performance issues. Hell, some of them might even only be specific to Smite and why you might still be fine in TF2 but not for Smite (These would be specifically fragmentation and drivers).

    Hey Pon! This didn't help me >
    I am sorry. It is entirely possible that Hirez DID change something for performance and it is hitting you hard. Once you are sure that you have made sure things are good on your end, send them a ticket![4] ! Include important information such as

    Operating System (Windows 7/8, Vista, XP, Bootcamp ect.) (32 bit or 64 bit)

    Video Card

    CPU

    RAM Amount and Type

    Where are you having FPS Drops? Is the conquest fine but arena awful?

    and there is a place to attach a file. This is where you want to attach a DxDiag[5]

    A DxDiag will do WAY more indepth about your system setup and can provide very important information. Including this can be quite helpful.

    Phew, that took a bit to type out. I want to see Smite succeed and I think a large portion of that will be making sure people with lower end machines can play reasonably. Helping to filter out who is really having an issue as well as providing Hirez the right type of information can be super important in helping them find issues. A large reason why bugs/performance issues get through a patch is largely due to Hirez just not having a good enough way to test/check. Think about it, with every computer, updated to different updates, on different OSs, with different drivers, with different hardware there is no way for them to test everything. This is why giving them good feedback as well as including the important information is so helpful. Threads that are just "Hey Hirez, I have performance Issues" just don't help. Support tickets with good information are.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if anyone has anything to add, let me know! It is entirely possible that I missed something key!

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