I'm sure you've read through a couple of these topics before and found about about a few things here and there. I just wanted to add a bit of my own experience and help anyone out there who might benefit from these "fixes" yet hasn't read about them yet.
Ok so here are a few fixes I've tried which actually helped with my FPS. At first I got 10 fps in any battle and not more than 30 fps at warpgate. Playing with a few things I managed to up that to 15 fps in heavy battles, 20 fps in small battles and 40 fps at warpgate. However, playing with a few more things I now managed to set my FPS to 20 in heavy battles, 40 FPS in small battles and up to 90 FPS at warpgate.
So, what did I do?
1) I unparked my cores. If you have a pc with 2, 4, 6, 8 cores you'll want to use this because this will help with every game. Windows, for some reason, by default puts your cores into "parked" mode whenever you're not using them. Parking and unparking them causes slight hitches and glitches. If you put those cores to "unparked" by default they will always operate and during those spikes when the pc needs to unpark them for a second there will be no glitches since they're unparked all the time. This will evenly manage all operations between 2 cores. In the long run it helps with your pc's performance, will cause less heat build-up in your pc...but will slightly use more power (electricity). You will see improvements in every application, not only games. For example Winrar is noticeably faster for me now. Download the application here: http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-C/D ... ng-Utility
2) Next, go to your Planetside 2 folder (where you installed the game). Open up the UserOptions.ini file (it opens up in notepad by default). Set RenderDistance to 1000. Set ShadowQuality to 0. There's no gain in setting it lower than 1000, not even 300, at least not for me, but you can try and see if it helps even more. Be sure to lower it to at least 1000 though since it does impact your FPS a lot. I can go into details as to why, but it'll drag on and I'm sure you're not that interested into the technical details but just want to gain some frames.
3) Download http://www.razerzone.com/gamebooster
It's an application by Razer which shuts down all unnecessary processes just before you launch the game and fires them back up when you exit the game. It's just an application which automatically helps the PC allocate all resources to your game. You can launch every game using this application. Just be sure to launch the game using the application.
4) In game I set everthing to HIGH (leave the boxes unticked) but turn of the music (since it sucks anyway in my humble opinion). Setting things to low, medium or high doesn't make a difference at all, at least not for me, as those who are having problems is because of the game not properly utilizing the CPU, not the GPU. Even on high the textures are severely outdated so don't worry about setting things to HIGH.
There are a few more "fixes" out there but they're all a bit risky (causing heat to build up in your PC and causing glitches rather than removing them). This is all I can give you for now, all I was willing to try, and it helped a lot. It's still not perfect, and things will get either better or worse depending on the up-coming patches, but give it a try since these "fixes" are all safe.
Last edited by Amarganth on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.