I saw that there are some CD versions of Crysis 3 for sale on Amazon.com. at low cost.
I was thinking of purchasing one just to try debug this performance issue, if it did not require use of the Origin Client.
I will not look at or attempt to "crack" Crysis 3 so I can analyse it.
There might still be a way to export performance information directly from the Crysis 3 game engine.
I have started to look at that.
I will update this post with what I am trying to do and if it worked or not as soon as I can.
Thanks for your help.
I have tried a couple of things to attempt to get Graphics Pipeline / Performance information and allow analysis of Crysis 3 based on tools I have used in the past.
(1). RenderDoc - I have had no success with RenderDoc. I have tried various injection methods with the latest 32 and 64 bit versions of RenderDoc and it is simply not working on the Origin version of Crysis 3. RenderDoc is working on some Steam based DirectX 11 games such as The Witcher 3.
(2). I tried running Crysis 3 with -devmode switch at the command line in the hope that CryEngine debug features might be enabled. such as ability to export game data for analysis in Crytek Statoscope or Comparoscope tools.
(3) I have installed the latest version of CryEngine and I am investigating if I can use it somehow to help debug a commercial version of Crysis 3.
I know from work with CryEngine years ago that I was able to use the following commands to export game performance data.
e_StatoscopeEnabled = 1
e_StatoScopeLogDestination = 1
e_StatoScopeDatagroups is not 0
(4) Radeon Developer panel only works on DX12 or Vulkan as far as I understand it, not DX11.
(5). Finally I decided to look at the last option which is Nvidia NSight Graphics tool.
I will save this post now and show how far I got with trying that out so far.
Here are a few initial screenshots to show running NSight Graphics Tool on Crysis 3.
Before you get too excited, this is an Nvidia tool running on an AMD R9 Fury X GPU.
I have been able to capture data for the problem area location you described in your initial post.
That data might be total garbage though.
I have to stop this for now, but maybe you (hitbm47 )can try out NSight and see what you think?
Thank you colesdav
I might do so at some point, unfortunately I can not clearly read the text in the screenshots, but will check again at some point.
Thank you for your detailed information thus far.