2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 9:44 PM by arthast

    Mass Effect 3 HD3000 performance significantly worse in Windows 8

    arthast

      Hello,

      I recently upgraded to Windows 8 64-bit on my Thinkpad X220 (i5-2520m, 8GB ram, intel HD 3000 graphics) and I have noticed that in multiplayer for this game, the FPS is often below 30.  I am currently running the game in a measly 960x640 resolution. I have tried driver versions 2843, 2867, 2875, 2932 for this graphics chipset and none of these have improved performance noticeably.

       

      On Windows 7, I was able to run the game at higher resolutions (1280x720 or 1366x768) and had similar or better performance compared to what I experience now (dropping down to 960x640 would have significantly better performance in comparison to the same resolution on windows 8).

       

      Any idea how this can be fixed? Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Mass Effect 3 HD3000 performance significantly worse in Windows 8
          allan_intel

          Hi arthast,

          Mass Effect 3 does not appear on the playability list for this graphics controller

          http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intelhdgraphics3000_2000/sb/CS-032052.htm

           

          I will forward this information to our engineering department; in the meantime, I will need the graphics report for the latest graphics driver version 2932.

           

          Thanks

          Allan

          • 2. Re: Mass Effect 3 HD3000 performance significantly worse in Windows 8
            arthast

            Thank you very much for replying.  Is this what you are asking for? Please let me know if it isn't.

             

            Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

             

            Report Date:            1/18/2013

            Report Time[hh:mm:ss]:        20:42:41

            Driver Version:            9.17.10.2932

            Operating System:        Windows 8  (6.2.9200)

            Default Language:        English (United States)

            DirectX* Version:        11.0

            Physical Memory:        8075 MB

            Processor:            Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7

            Processor Speed:        2492 MHz

            Vendor ID:            8086

            Device ID:            0126

            Device Revision:        09

             

            *   Processor Graphics Information   *

             

            Processor Graphics in Use:        Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000

            Video BIOS:            2089.0

            Current Graphics Mode:        1366 by 768

             

            *   Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator   *

             

            Active Notebook Displays: 1

            Non Active Digital Displays: 1

                *    Digital Display    *

             

            Monitor Name:            Generic PnP Monitor

            Display Type:            Digital

            Gamma Value:            2.2

            DDC2 Protocol:            Supported

             

             

            Maximum Image Size:

            Horizontal:            18.90 inches

            Vertical:            11.81 inches

             

             

            Monitor Supported Modes:

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            640 by 480 (60 Hz)

            640 by 480 (72 Hz)

            720 by 400 (70 Hz)

            800 by 600 (72 Hz)

            800 by 600 (75 Hz)

            800 by 600 (56 Hz)

            800 by 600 (60 Hz)

            1024 by 768 (75 Hz)

            1024 by 768 (70 Hz)

            1024 by 768 (60 Hz)

            1152 by 864 (75 Hz)

            1280 by 1024 (75 Hz)

            1280 by 1024 (60 Hz)

            1400 by 1050 (60 Hz)

            1440 by 900 (60 Hz)

            1680 by 1050 (60 Hz)

             

             

             

            Display Power Management Support:

            Standby Mode:            Not Supported

            Suspend Mode:            Not Supported

            Active Off Mode:        Supported

             

             

             

             

                *    Built-in Display    *

             

             

            Monitor Name:            Wide viewing angle & High density FlexView Display 1366x768

            Display Type:            Digital

            Gamma Value:            2.2

            DDC2 Protocol:            Supported

             

             

            Maximum Image Size:

            Horizontal:            11.02 inches

            Vertical:            06.30 inches

             

             

            Monitor Supported Modes:

            1366 by 768 (50 Hz)

            1366 by 768 (60 Hz)

             

             

             

            Display Power Management Support:

            Standby Mode:            Supported

            Suspend Mode:            Supported

            Active Off Mode:        Supported

             

             

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