Catalyst 12.11 beta 11 performance workaround for TF2
I've been messing around with different settings and I've found a few that just kill performance.
If you're experiencing major slow-downs since you upgraded to 12.11 beta 11, try these settings:
Model detail: any setting is fine
Texture detail: any setting is fine
Shader detail: should be set to "low" (you may want to test high to see if it it severely brings down performance or not)
Water detail: any setting is fine
Shadow detail: any setting is fine
Color Correction: any setting is fine
Antialiasing: must be disabled
Filtering: any setting is fine
Wait for vertical sync: must be disabled
Motion Blur: any setting is fine
Multicore Rendering: any setthing is fine
High Dynamic Range: must be disabled (this is a major performance killer for most)
It's important to quit and restart TF2 once you apply the settings.
Performance should now improve.
These settings were tested using:
Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit w/ Gnome 3.6
Radeon HD 7970 (Catalyst 12.11 beta 11)