The game itself has some serious optimization issues. I’ve DDX’d this problem from October of 2017 and again when it started 1 year later nearly on the dot.
I’ve got the COMP TIA A+ Certification here and was working on my CPTE license as well as my Cisco CCNA and CCNP training classes. The economy went to heck and stopped 3/4 of the way through after COMP. and I still retain a decent amount of knowledge. My uncle works for a massive Pharma Company out of Florida as a well-paid tech support, software support specialist and we have both discussed this to the letter. I’ve been around the Plasmon Storage systems, (UDO, MO) used in Gov. and Medical image storage, so I am NOT a run-of-the-mill support person.
I. Here is what the deal is. Everything here points to Memory issues with the game. Doing stat tracking. performance testing and even taking actual numbers from across various board manufacturers the problem lies within the software itself. No matter what type of tweaking someone can do on a motherboard it’s there from ANY processor type. Even running this game on the NEW RTX 2060 and today’s latest patch of windows is NOT going to solve ANYTHING. I JUST did it.
II. This game APPEARS to more heavily rely on the Processor and the RAM, NOT the GPU. It didn’t really matter if I floated this game over to a GTX 1060 or an RTX 2060. The issues are STILL There.
The only hope for the consumer is to OVER-SPEC their hardware so when the dips happen they are less noticeable.
I’d tell anyone a safe over-spec is:
Any motherboard that is LGA 2011v3 or 2066 or a large thread ripper processor. The 1151s are NOT liking this game, and many other SMALL CPUs.
16GB of RAM in Dual channel @ the listed speed the processor can handle.
750w minimum of a Certified power supply from a trusted or reputable PSU builder such as EVGA or Corsair. Test the power supply’s VGA output on a the PSU tester UNDER a load and NOT to plug in the 24v ATX power rail. It’s going to show a person IF there is a “voltage sag” that fall outside of the threshold of the 5v power rail. 5v power rails TAKE OUT hardware often, compared to the 12v rails, which offer MORE tolerance. Often we find that 5v are half the cause, and this game’s Memory requests are NOT behaving correctly.
I don’t see these types of issues in other games such as Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands which significantly taxes a computer MORE than this game.
- The streamer Kephrii seams to play just fine on an intel 2011v3 board, but I must say that his processor is WELL, outside a “reasonable CPU” cost, clocking in at just around $1k in a chip. That’s really pricey.
If you can, FORWARD this over to the Development team and just have them POST what they are using as test hardware. It’s not a marketing thing, but it would give us a better idea what specs they are setting this for. Usually in IT, it’s SIMPLE over-sight. I’d rather take a look at what they are using in-house and that they inform people so this can solve issues. I mean if they are running this thing on an HP workstation vs gaming hardware, we need to know. I mean it COULD be an ECC memroy issue! They run ECC memory on development machines while gaming hardware typically does not.