I've been doing some testing, and it more or less replicates what the AMD users have found out: That is, 16x in Catalyst and "Best Texture Filtering" are for all purposes identical, and that the hit in frame rate can be huge.
I'm not too happy about this, because this answers half the question of why the frame rate is so bad.
I'm half-tempted to put the GTX 560 Ti back, but the 7950 has been phenomenal in other games (not to mention that it is actually a lot cooler for some reason). It's just that I foresee spending a lot of time in GW2, so I do feel like I wasted some money. *sighs*
SuperNova, on 28 September 2012 - 10:04 PM, said:
It may well be that there is something in LA that is causing slowdown's on Radeon cards (or at least last gen's) but there's no doubt your 460 is performing way above what my 6850 is there.
For now, it seems the nVidia cards have an advantage. This sort of rubbish needs to be sorted out soon - If you told me last week that a mid-range card could beat or equal something from the same range or higher from the next generation, I'd have said you were full of shit. Well, now I'm certainly a lot less willing to dismiss such claims.