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I have a Radeon R9 380 with 4 gigs of RAM - I realize that's not exactly ideal, but it's not an ancient video card - it's 2 years old My cpu is a 4.2ghz i7. I'm running on a samsung ssd that reads about 600mb/sec.
At the "Recommended" settings - which is "high" in my case - I am getting 37 fps at 1080p for the battle benchmark and 37 fps at 1080p for the campaign benchmark - worse obviously during the vortex scenes.
I realize that 37fps is playable, but it still feels choppy and it looks so much worse than Warhammer I, where I have SSAO and ultra settings on and achieve higher framerates. Warhammer 2 looks so bad without SSAO turned on. Why is this such an fps hog? Games on my ps4 locked at 30fps actually look smoother. Honestly, they look a lot smoother. Warhammer 2 has stuttering, and I'm not believing the fps.
Why is Warhammer 1 a better looking game than Warhammer 2 for a 2-year old graphics card? Could the optimizations and graphical fidelity not have had a bit more finesse? I really am not interested in spending $1000 to upgrade my video card. Every other modern game in 2017 looks beautiful and runs smooth and at much better framerates with my current hardware
My specs are above the recommend specs for the game. So are the recommend specs just trying to achieve 20fps or something? I don't see how a 3.2ghz processor with a r9 280 would achieve even 30fps given my results. I am forced to go below 1080p to get a little better fps with SSAO turned on. I can get 35fps with SSAO on this way, but it's not 1080p - many resolutions lower I had to turn everything down or off to get 57-60fps, but then the game looks like it came out 10 years ago
The task manager says the game is only using 30-35% cpu utilization. That is a serious bummer that it cannot use more to help it out. All cores are checked in the affinity section.
I just think games released in 2017 should look good and run well at 1080p with a 2 year old computer. It should be optimized that these computers get 45-60fps out of the box on custom crafted settings or something, rather than just build a game that only looks good on Ultra but you need a 1080 Ti to see it.
A seriously frustrated girl trying to play Warhammer 2 in the same way I used to play Warhammer 1 graphically and fps-wise.
What else can I do? I am disappointed and I have no idea what to do. The game just isn't enjoyable with all the stuttering on the campaign map. It's really bothering me.