I was excited to get back into STO with season 4, I had stop playing about 1.5 months ago once unlocking my MVAM ship.
Upon hearing about the new combat mode and 4x texture resolution options for no extra performance, I only got more excited.
However, I loaded into ESD in the teleporter room, with no one around but NPCs, only to see my usual 100-110fps suddenly had dropped to around 55 fps.
I thought maybe my settings had reset, but I went back into options, made sure FPS limit was set to 120, Vsync was off, etc, but everything was set to the same.
The last time I had saw this massive of a performance decrease was right before launch of the game. At that time, it was discovered to be something weird with the GUI rendering, as when you ALT+F12, you'd get massive FPS boosts, and the UI shouldn't take any real rendering power. This went away with the first patch at launch(which was technically the launch patch), so I never thought anything of it.
Remembering back to that, I thought I'd go ahead and give it a shot. Alt+F12, and all of a sudden I'm going from 55fps to 115 fps.
While I doubt I'd get a dev response, does anyone know if anything changed with the UI that would make it take this much processing power? Obviously, the FPS even drops down lower if I open more windows like the inventory.
I've included my DXdiag, but general info is: 4gb ram, i5 750 CPU, Geforce GTX 275 GPU, Creative xfi sound card.
Any/all insight is greatly appreciated.
Edit: looking back, it looks like it reoccurred back in march of last year, then went away again.
Double edit: This may belong in graphical issues. If so, let me know and I'll wipe the thread if it can't be moved.
Thanks for the heads up. KineticImpulser, if you're still about, could you tell me what OS you're running?
If also Win764bit, could anyone in the forums /not/ running that OS do this same test to eliminate it from being a 64 bit/os issue?