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Postby jay-r on Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:07 pm

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Same as last year, I want to run this one topic where I would post best settings for the smoothest/stutter-less nba 2k17 experience. Although stuttering out of the box was not that bad as it was in nba 2k16, it was still there if you simply hit max settings. Bellow you will find the settings which at least on my rig give 100% stutter-less game and I'll keep them updated with every patch or new finding I might come across..

edit: July 3, 2017 - in short -> after upgrading RAM, SSD and VGA my system is finally able to run the game maxed out, but the finding remains the same -> WINDOWMODE = _ and MSAA = _ settings were culprit in making the game run fluid on lesser systems.

full system specs:
MOBO: ASUS Maximus IX Hero Z270
CPU: i7-7700K @4,8ghz (1,25 vcore) (cooled by Noctua NH-D15)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB @3600Mhz (16-16-18-36, 1.35v)
SSD: Samsung 960 PRO 512GB
VGA: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X
PSU: Corsair AX850
OS: Windows 10 (x64)

1. In game settings:
WIDTH = 2560
HEIGHT = 1440
REFRESHRATE = 60.0
BUFFERCOUNT = 3
VSYNC = 1
DYNAMIC_VSYNC = 0
LETTERBOX = 0
UI_ASPECT = 1
CURSOR_IDLE_TIME = 5
WINDOWMODE = 2
WINDOW_X = -2147483648
WINDOW_Y = -2147483648
MSAA = 8 <- changed from 4 to 8 on July 3, 2017 after major SSD, RAM and VGA upgrade.
MSAAQUALITY = 0
SSAA = 0
REFLECTIONS = 1
MONITOR = 0
MAXANISOTROPY = 16
ALLOW_BLURRY_UI = 0
TEXTURELOD = 0
PLAYERLOD = 0
MEDIAPEOPLELOD = 0
CROWDLOD = 0
SHADERLOD = 0
EFFECTLOD = 0
COLOR_CORRECTION = 1
DEPTH_OF_FIELD = 1
SSAO = 1
ENHANCEDAA = 1
BLOOM = 1
MOTION_BLUR = 1
VOLUMETRIC_EFFECTS = 1
ALLOW_COMPUTE_SHADERS = 1
VIBRATION = 1.0
ABOVE_NORMAL_PRIORITY = 1
D3D_INTERNAL_THREADING_OPTIMIZATIONS = 1
FAST_TEXTURE_FORMAT_CONVERSION = 0
DYNAMIC_ENVIRONMENT_MAP = 1
JIT_SHADER_CREATE = 0


2. Nvidia Control Panel (3D settings):
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby I Hate Mondays on Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:20 pm

Keep this thread going with every update mr. jay-r. Last year, your Nvidia control panel settings were magic for the game. (Y)

I am waiting for the images with your control panel settings
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:00 pm

Setting the game to Windowed Fullscreen mode helps a lot but ruins the cutscenes.
It's the same old story every year. I have a GTX 1070 and a 2560X1440 monitor. It's a shame they fail to optimize the game come launch time.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:04 pm

elsoulas, thanks for the reminder - Windowed Fullscreen mode is also crucial. It's like my default setting all nba 2k titles ever since it was recognized as one of the settings that influences stuttering.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:25 pm

It is my belief that this stuttering, lack of fluidity or whatever you may call it has to do with the implementation of vsync technology by 2K. The second suspect may be the sound engine.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:13 pm

elsoulas wrote:It is my belief that this stuttering, lack of fluidity or whatever you may call it has to do with the implementation of vsync technology by 2K. The second suspect may be the sound engine.


That's true. I remember that last year, even before all the patches and official fixes, vsync OFF in Nvidia Control Panel and Vsync ON in game did the trick (removed stuttering during gameplay, however cutscenes, in/b etween quarter highlights were still an issue).

Nonetheless, it most be noted that this years version is nowhere close stuttering wise. Nba 2k16 was really bad and required lots of testing before you could play more/less fluid game unless you were willing to wait for the final patch that did solve all of the coding issues.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:02 pm

Yeah surely it's much better this year. Still it kind of leaves a bad taste because this year's gameplay is awesome. Btw tomorrow is the official release so let's see what happens
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby JoeBudden on Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:42 am

I play in Fullscreen with V-Sync on. Works perfect with my 1070 in 1080p.

However, only after deactivating dynamic v-sync did i get constant 60fps.
With it activated the game would lock it at 30 during cutscences.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby Lenkbron on Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:36 am

That's what dynamic V-Sync is for, locking the framerate to 30FPS in Cuts eyes and 60FPS during gameplay.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:45 pm

I posted my settings, but these are nowhere finals ones as am I still experimenting with pre-renderered frames / buffer count, triple buffer on/off and all antialising settings as their are limited to whatever 2k17 allows..

These current settings give me super-fluid gameplay and no stuttering (even in cutscenes). Only thing that I do experience is slight frame drops (from constant 60 to ~50) in some certain cutscenes, like for example right after foul is made and players gather around the hoop before the free throw <- this currently is the only part of the game where frame drops happen, but its not stuttering.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby dyopopoy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:06 pm

how about if someone is shooting, then everybody gathers for box out and rebound., i experience dropping framerates by 4-5 fps, which is a little annoying, kills the flow of the game.
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Postby dyopopoy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:20 pm

and do SSDs help?
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:53 pm

Setting vsync in the Nvidia Control Panel to off (on ingame) makes things even smoother.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:30 pm

elsoulas wrote:Setting vsync in the Nvidia Control Panel to off (on ingame) makes things even smoother.


Just to clarify your Vsync setting in nvidia control panel -> Do you have it @ "Off" or "Use the 3-D application setting" ? "Use the 3-D application setting" is like the culprit of achieving smooth gameplay in nba 2k games, at least in the very beginning before any patch that deals with video performance issues arrives.

Did you compare how "Use the 3-D application setting" (nvidia control panel) and *Vsync-ON" (in nba 2k17 video settings) compares with OFF (nvidia control panel) and ON (in nba 2k17 video settings)?

For me, current settings "Use the 3-D application setting" and Vsync ON seems to work great and those framerate drops I described are not related to Vsync. I believe it has to do with crowd or something else, since those framerate drops occur not in a fast paced action but in standstill moments where players gather around the basket..

dyopopoy wrote:how about if someone is shooting, then everybody gathers for box out and rebound., i experience dropping framerates by 4-5 fps, which is a little annoying, kills the flow of the game.

Have not noticed it, but I will pay closer attention to it and see whether I get any stutter or framedrops in such scenario.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby dyopopoy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:42 pm

dyopopoy wrote:how about if someone is shooting, then everybody gathers for box out and rebound., i experience dropping framerates by 4-5 fps, which is a little annoying, kills the flow of the game.

Have not noticed it, but I will pay closer attention to it and see whether I get any stutter or framedrops in such scenario.[/quote]

try jacking up threes just to test. i assume you have an fps counter that you can see as you play, monitor that while the ball is in the air when someone jumpshots. I get fps drops of around 5-8fps.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:50 pm

dyopopoy wrote:try jacking up threes just to test. i assume you have an fps counter that you can see as you play, monitor that while the ball is in the air when someone jumpshots. I get fps drops of around 5-8fps.


Well, initially, before I changed the Vsync as described above and before I changed from Full to Fullscreen Window, I noticed major stutters/frame-drops when I was passing the ball around (quick passes that you can do when you hit the pass button before it reaches the recipient), especially in cross court passes, and I am pretty sure that it (ball movement stutter) was also there when a shot was put up in the air, but since I already saw stuttering at passing stage I closed the game and applied the mentioned set of settings and voilaaaaaaaaaaaaa - it was all solved by simply setting vsync and full-screen mode as described.

Nonetheless I will try to jack up threes this evening and see if I get any framedrops with current set of video settings.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby dyopopoy on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:56 pm

jay-r wrote:[ I closed the game and applied the mentioned set of settings and voilaaaaaaaaaaaaa - it was all solved by simply setting vsync and full-screen mode as described.

Nonetheless I will try to jack up threes this evening and see if I get any framedrops with current set of video settings.


To be clear, That would be :
NVidia Control Panel : Vertical Sync : Use the 3D application setting
NBA 2k Video Setting : Vertical Sync : On (dynamic off?) / Full Screen Windowed

Correct?
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Postby jay-r on Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:09 pm

Yes, correct.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby dyopopoy on Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:58 am

and may I ask, do you think having an SSD would help?

EDIT ; just did a short research. SSD won't help nba 2k :D my main problem is framerate, so there.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:50 am

Ingame Vsync ON
NVIDIA CP OFF.
It is a smoother experience
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby aguifs on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:17 am

Keep the following entries at 0 made the magic for me!


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Re: NBA2K17 PC Stuttering - settings and best possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:28 pm

elsoulas wrote:Ingame Vsync ON
NVIDIA CP OFF.
It is a smoother experience


At least on my system it does not matter whether Vsync is set to "OFF" or to "Use the 3-D application setting" in Nvidia CP, so I am sticking to "Use the 3-D application setting".

Triple buffering ON has no negative effect on the game as it was in nba 2k16, so it has to be set to ON as its required in case Vsync is being used.

I have updated the settings that I currently use (latest change: Triple Buffer set to ON, pre-rendered frames set to "Use the 3-D application setting" and in game Buffer Count changed from 1 to 3 since it does not worsen the performance in any way) and which gives super-smooth gameplay (game itself runs very smooth (fast passing, shooting the ball and so on does not give any stuttering effects or frame rate drops, but still randomly in some cut-scenes and some replays I get frame rate drops which cannot be related to system not being able to handle it, but just bad optimization/code at certain points of the game

I will have to see whether D3D_INTERNAL_THREADING_OPTIMIZATIONS = 0 has any effect on the mentioned random frame drops during in some cutscenes and replays.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby diamenz on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:17 pm

i'm having the same exact problem that i had last year with the frame rates - if i turn media people down to low, it goes away and i get a steady 60.

imo, w/e 2k did to fix the problem last year they should do the same this year... at least in my situation.
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Postby deluxxe on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:55 am

I'm using an MSI gaming laptop with a 980m.
What fixed the stutter for me was G-Sync. I turned V-sync off In-Game settings, and forced v-sync on and g-sync on in drivers.
Now buttery smooth. I get some framedrops sometimes during cut scenes and when lots is happening on screen, but never goes less than 55 during gameplay. Honestly though with G-Sync on I don't notice. It's super smooth. For a laptop, I am 100% satisfied with the game performance.

FYI i have all settings jacked except AA at 2. And my monitor only does 1920 x 1080 :(
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Postby skoadam on Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:25 am

Every 2k game need to have 60fps to call it smooth, its not smooth when its 55fps.
I wont buy 2k17 but meh, 2k again really? it was problematic in 2k15, 2k16 and now 2k17? Three years of vacation.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:08 am

From Leftos on Twitter:

Latest NVIDIA driver (372.90) appears to have fixed regressions that were causing issues in NBA 2K16 and 2K17. Recommend you update.
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Postby Dee4Three on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:15 pm

Andrew wrote:From Leftos on Twitter:

Latest NVIDIA driver (372.90) appears to have fixed regressions that were causing issues in NBA 2K16 and 2K17. Recommend you update.



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On his computer, we can run Witcher 3 at high/ultra maintaining almost a constant 60 FPS. We can also run Elder Scrolls online at 60 FPS on Ultra with no drop. On NBA 2K17, it stutters with everything on LOW and AA at 1. We have experimented with and without VSYNC on, we have experimented with everything in the NVIDIA control panel. My other computer (with almost the same processor with 4 GB less of Ram) with a R9 280X graphics card (rated the same as the 960 basically through GPUBOSS and other benchmark sites) can run NBA 2K17 on the highest settings with AA at 8 with no FPS issues.

It's not even a small stutter either, the screen shakes constantly (especially in the halfcourt).
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby t-workTV on Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:32 pm

The driver update didn't do any good for me as far as FPS is concerned. I am waaaay, way above recommended settings and this game runs badly. :(
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:13 pm

t-workTV wrote:The driver update didn't do any good for me as far as FPS is concerned. I am waaaay, way above recommended settings and this game runs badly. :(


In what situations exactly do you get FPS drops ? I will try out the new drivers today.

Here are my current conclusions of nba 2k17 on my system in regard how its running (fps, fps drops, stutters and whatnot:

1. Gameplay part runs super-smooth with no frame drops whatsoever @constant 60FPS. There's NO stuttering when passing, shooting or in any other dynamic scenario which was the case with nba 2k16, so I am actually quite pleased that this main bit (gameplay part) runs smooth!
2. Some cutscenes (almost guaranteed it happens with a cut-scene right after And One when all players are being shown gather around the basket..)have frame rate drops in the range from 60 to 50 FPS~.
3.There are frame-rate drops during the halftime trampoline dunk show, but only in its second part when all participants, crowd and other details can bee seen. The first part runs @constant 60FPS.
4. WIth latest settings all my replays run fine with no frame-rate drops, however they could be a tad slower, buts it has nothing to do with stuttering or frame rate drops.
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Postby jay-r on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:06 am

It was the f%!)!$ crowd setting that was causing random frame rate drops from 60 to ~50 fps during certain cutscenes, replays and halftime dunk show (2nd) where crowd was visible with no blur effect.

Now with all the mentioned settings (see 1st post) and final tuning (Crowd set to "Low" (=CROWDLOD = 2) in video settings the whole game runs @constant 60fps with no visible frame rate drops or stutters (Y) (Y)

Odd is the fact that gameplay part runs supersmooth with Crowd set to High in such angles as Broadcast camere which includes basically the whole crowd in the background, but as you get to those cutscenes, replays and halftime dunk show (2nd part) frame rate drops occur. Its just does not make any sense. Its definitely not the GPU (gtx 1080), since it has a lot more to process during the gameplay part, where it shows no problems whatsoever.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby buzzy on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:20 am

The crowd has always been a demanding aspect of the game. It sucks that changing the detail of the crowd doesn't actually reduce the quality of it, but the amount of people.

The crowd is a pretty big part of the immersion feeling though; if I had to choose I'd rather play with a lower resolution than without a crowd. That's just my preference.
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Postby I Hate Mondays on Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:21 pm

I hope the crowd problem can be patched. If you a great GPU, it would be a shame to use low settings.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby diamenz on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:49 pm

i thought it was the crowd at first, but it ended up being the media people for me. give it a shot, it might help.
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Postby aguifs on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:14 pm

For me, out of the box, is way smoother than 2k16!!!
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Postby dyopopoy on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:16 pm

ignore this post. wrong thread.
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Postby jay-r on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:24 pm

diamenz wrote:i thought it was the crowd at first, but it ended up being the media people for me. give it a shot, it might help.

I will give it a try once more but if I remember correctly I tried everything @max and media people @medium and even @disabled and it was the same result..
diamenz, which Camera type are you using? I am on Broadcast always and I guess that's one of the most demanding camera types as it includes the whole picture.

aguifs wrote:For me, out of the box, is way smoother than 2k16!!!

Agreed. Game-play is super-smooth and actually those certain cut-scene and replay frame rate drops are not deal-breakers, since I don't care for most of those cutscenes anyway, so I would rather go for maxed out settings (even crowd @High) and disable cutscenes. Gameplay part is the one that matters the most and that part is perfect, at least on my rig.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby diamenz on Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:27 pm

jay-r wrote:
diamenz wrote:i thought it was the crowd at first, but it ended up being the media people for me. give it a shot, it might help.

I will give it a try once more but if I remember correctly I tried everything @max and media people @medium and even @disabled and it was the same result..
diamenz, which Camera type are you using? I am on Broadcast always and I guess that's one of the most demanding camera types as it includes the whole picture.

aguifs wrote:For me, out of the box, is way smoother than 2k16!!!

Agreed. Game-play is super-smooth and actually those certain cut-scene and replay frame rate drops are not deal-breakers, since I don't care for most of those cutscenes anyway, so I would rather go for maxed out settings (even crowd @High) and disable cutscenes. Gameplay part is the one that matters the most and that part is perfect, at least on my rig.


ya i use broadcast as well - one zoom and ten height.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby Phreak50 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:12 pm

I think you guys should run fraps or another frame rate counter to see what is really going on.

My system (albeit with a GTX1080) is reporting constant 60fps (locked with vsync) but the game still stutters.

During these stutters, usually from inbounding and when the ball is passed over halfcourt, the counter never drops below 60fps.

It is definitely something engine related because we saw similar last year.

To me, the game isn't optimized either because max settings in 2K16 I can get 140fps or so. Max settings here with vsync off barely goes above 60fps so those on lower spec systems would be struggling.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby crashoverride on Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:16 pm

Mine runs buttery smooth now, even on cut scenes after a few tweaks:

I just lowered my resolution into 1600x900, native res is supposed to be 1920x1080 though. I did change the refresh rate in-game to 48hz instead of 60hz., V-Sync = ON, dynamic = off, Shader = Ultra.., everything else is on High. and turned ON.

for those who are using a bit lower system configuration, try to lower the AA as well and it will be fine. :D

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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:43 am

Phreak50 wrote:I think you guys should run fraps or another frame rate counter to see what is really going on. My system (albeit with a GTX1080) is reporting constant 60fps (locked with vsync) but the game still stutters. During these stutters, usually from inbounding and when the ball is passed over halfcourt, the counter never drops below 60fps. It is definitely something engine related because we saw similar last year. To me, the game isn't optimized either because max settings in 2K16 I can get 140fps or so. Max settings here with vsync off barely goes above 60fps so those on lower spec systems would be struggling.


I am running it with FRAPS all the time and its strange that you are encountering stuttering as you described, since I have none. Its actual frame drops that I am having in nba 2k17, instead of illogical stuttering as it was in nba 2k16 while then the game was running @constant 60 FPS. In nba 2k17 when maxed out the game runs great and when I get to certain cut-scene or replay (not all of them (just some)!!!) frame rate drops happen and then FPS drop from 60 to ~50 but not less..

So after thorough testing I have to 2 kind of setups in both of which the game will run fluid depending on the taste and priorities:

1. Max out everything, except for crowd (leave it @low); <-this will give constant 60fps throughout the whole game;
2. Max out everything and set cutcenes after basket to "none", or <-this will give constant 60fps almost throughout the whole game, except for some unavoidable cut-scenes (like after And One) and during some replays, in which sometimes fps drops to ~50.

Considering that I like crowded arena I can live with those few frame rate drops.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby elsoulas on Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:24 am

Jay-r I agree. That's the case for me as well. The only difference is that I set vsync to off in Nvidia CP
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby deluxxe on Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:06 am

Crowd on low is pretty rough though. I'd rather have frame drops in replays and after basket action than low crowd. Just my opinion.

I just turn off my framerate counter and try not to think about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby rgpc on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:19 am

I disabled several options, the game runs at 55fps to 60fps, but the stuttering remains at all times of the game. By the same stuttering sound problem also persists.
I do not like playing with the crowd option mediun or low.
The way is to wait for a correction patch.

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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:02 am

Yeah I don't get it. Mine also states its running at 50-60 FPS at all times with my GTX 960... but it micro-stutters like crazy.

I am having NO issues with my AMD Cards (R9 280X and R7 360). They are running the game great.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby jay-r on Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:41 am

rgpc wrote:I disabled several options, the game runs at 55fps to 60fps, but the stuttering remains at all times of the game. By the same stuttering sound problem also persists.
I do not like playing with the crowd option mediun or low.
The way is to wait for a correction patch.

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Dee4Three wrote:Yeah I don't get it. Mine also states its running at 50-60g FPS at all times with my GTX 960... but it micro-stutters like crazy.

I am having NO issues with my AMD Cards (R9 280X and R7 360). They are running the game great.


Question to both of you -> what is your windowmode setting? It should be Full Screen Windowed (Y) on my rig its stutters like crazy if set to regular Full Screen. In fact its the only setting which causes true stuttering in nba 2k17.

I continued my testing with comparing how the game runs in win 7 x64 vs win 10 x64 (pre latest update), and I could not really tell a difference.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:36 am

jay-r wrote:
rgpc wrote:I disabled several options, the game runs at 55fps to 60fps, but the stuttering remains at all times of the game. By the same stuttering sound problem also persists.
I do not like playing with the crowd option mediun or low.
The way is to wait for a correction patch.

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Dee4Three wrote:Yeah I don't get it. Mine also states its running at 50-60g FPS at all times with my GTX 960... but it micro-stutters like crazy.

I am having NO issues with my AMD Cards (R9 280X and R7 360). They are running the game great.


Question to both of you -> what is your windowmode setting? It should be Full Screen Windowed (Y) on my rig its stutters like crazy if set to regular Full Screen. In fact its the only setting which causes true stuttering in nba 2k17.

I continued my testing with comparing how the game runs in win 7 x64 vs win 10 x64 (pre latest update), and I could not really tell a difference.


I tried all of this. I tried all 3 modes, I tried reducing the resolution, I tried turning crowd to low. I don't get it, I feel like I should be able to run it atleast on medium because I can run Witcher 3 on high.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby rgpc on Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:50 am

Dee4Three wrote:
jay-r wrote:
rgpc wrote:I tried all of this. I tried all 3 modes, I tried reducing the resolution, I tried turning crowd to low. I don't get it, I feel like I should be able to run it atleast on medium because I can run Witcher 3 on high.


Also here. I tried all options as well. This only happens in the NBA 2K.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby Jonny2k on Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:13 am

Dee4Three wrote:
jay-r wrote:
rgpc wrote:I disabled several options, the game runs at 55fps to 60fps, but the stuttering remains at all times of the game. By the same stuttering sound problem also persists.
I do not like playing with the crowd option mediun or low.
The way is to wait for a correction patch.

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Dee4Three wrote:Yeah I don't get it. Mine also states its running at 50-60g FPS at all times with my GTX 960... but it micro-stutters like crazy.

I am having NO issues with my AMD Cards (R9 280X and R7 360). They are running the game great.


Question to both of you -> what is your windowmode setting? It should be Full Screen Windowed (Y) on my rig its stutters like crazy if set to regular Full Screen. In fact its the only setting which causes true stuttering in nba 2k17.

I continued my testing with comparing how the game runs in win 7 x64 vs win 10 x64 (pre latest update), and I could not really tell a difference.

The only solution that has worked for me is turning off the crowd/media people. Even turning everything else down besides those two options does not improve performance in any way.

I tried all of this. I tried all 3 modes, I tried reducing the resolution, I tried turning crowd to low. I don't get it, I feel like I should be able to run it atleast on medium because I can run Witcher 3 on high.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby rgpc on Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:45 am

I already gave up. I will await an update patch and hope to resolve this problem.
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Re: NBA2K17 PC Frame Rate Drops - possible fixes for Nvidia GPU's

Postby seanbarkley on Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:54 am

Hey guys don't know if you tried this, but my gameplay is really smooth with this settings:

- Turn v-sync off in game and in Nvidia CP.
- Cap FPS to 60 with MSI afterburner

Have to say that the game is really demanding. My 1080 load is around 80-90% during cut scenes @ 1440p
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