after a day of testing EVERY graphic setting in the game, i am really sick of it.
and after making this thread -> https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/209333/lap-spikes-on-campaign-map-terrain-details-graphic-option-break-campaign-performance
i feel like i am the only one who have such a big problem with all that.
because of this, i am making THIS thread to ask you: are you annoyed by it like me?
all that tweaking of settings, only to find out that something that should not break the performance IS actually breaking the performance. (in that case..)
OS: win8.1 64 bit
graphic: nvidia gtx 970 4 gb vram
processor: AMD FX 8320 8-core processor 3,5 GHZ
ram: 16 GB DDR3
harddrive: 2 TB HDD (i can't install it on my SSD, because only 20 GB would be free on my SSD after installing the game and this is a little bit critical)
...can barely handle the game on high settings. and i am using a 720p 60HZ (or 59, tbh i don't know) monitor
so i have to search the internet for EVERRYY setting in the game AND the nvidia control panel.
for example: using MSAA (MSAA is every method beyond FXAA) is a fps killer because of this i am using FXAA, which is fine btw.
SSAO? don't use that, it will kill your FPS.
reflections? the vortex will burn your FPS.
vsync? unsure. i am using adaptive VSYNC and .. i guess its the best what i can using?
BTW there are a LOOOOT of things about VSYNC and fps limits that you have to know when you want to use it.
now, i am on high settings. EXCEPT terrain details. why? read the thread above.
and no extras. (except blood and vignette) and .. its.. okay. 45-60 fps.. and its like i can feel every single frameloss ( especially when moving the campaign camera, because its just not stable 60 all the time)
battles? sometimes they lag as hell. but my testing was all about the campaign map, i cant say much about them.
i am not really happy after this, because the terrain details on mid setting are.. really... baah... terrible is a nice word for it.
what is wrong? is the engine just bad? is CA actually bad at optimizing the game?
am i too sensible regarding FPS? sometimes i think my eyes are just to sensible. it could be. i don't know.
i am also sick of this nvidia control panel.
what about pre rendered frames? i have 4 now.
what about negative LOD bias? now its clamp
what about all the other options in it? textur filtering?
are my settings the problem? i'm sure that i adjusted the settings to the best.. but i could be wrong.
and after all this.. i remember warhammer1. and the BEASTMEN dlc. the.. beastmen maps.. this superlaggy stutter maps.
and the bretonnia FLC, which breaked wh1's battle performance. still not fixed btw.
the tomb kings will come.. i can see the pyramids of stuttering stutter in my direction to stutter me to hell. I am serious, i am afraid CA will do it again.
what do you think about all this? perhaps i am the only one with this problem. i don't know. i am a little bit exhausted from all that testing and yea, its frustrating.
i wonder if there are people who can run the game fine. and if yes, please tell me what is the big secret about keeping stable FPS in this game. i don't want 144, i dont want 120, i don't want 90.. I just want 60.