Poor watch dogs performance?

#1 Posted by REforever101 (11216 posts) -

im only getting like an average 45fps with watch dogs maxed at 4xmsaa. you'd figure with nvidia's new driver update i'd be good with my gtx 780 and core i7 and 16gb memory

also the controls seem super sluggish even with a controller

#2 Edited by kraken2109 (13155 posts) -

There are already numerous threads on this.

Have you tried turning off vsync?

#3 Posted by thehig1 (2803 posts) -

I got about 60fps with my system on high settings (AMD FX 8350, AMD HD 7850 OC to 1000ghz, 8 GB ram)

I really thought I was going to have to upgrade to play this, but no my 7850 is still good enough for now. I'm putting off getting an R9 because I'd need a new PSU for it

#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (10032 posts) -

Having major performance issues regardless of setting.

#5 Edited by commander (8263 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Having major performance issues regardless of setting.

Which I7 do you have

#6 Posted by uninspiredcup (10032 posts) -

I own a AMD Athlon X4 640 something or another 3.01 GHz.

#7 Posted by Arthas045 (5398 posts) -

I turned off the VSYNC and AA just to try out and that helped tremendously.

I am using FX8350, 7770, and 8gb of ram. Playing medium to high with 0 issues.

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (8469 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

im only getting like an average 45fps with watch dogs maxed at 4xmsaa. you'd figure with nvidia's new driver update i'd be good with my gtx 780 and core i7 and 16gb memory

also the controls seem super sluggish even with a controller

Controls are fine with a controller, it's nothing new about the performance - the game is badly optimized.

#9 Posted by chriscoolguy (359 posts) -
@thehig1 said:

I got about 60fps with my system on high settings (AMD FX 8350, AMD HD 7850 OC to 1000ghz, 8 GB ram)

I really thought I was going to have to upgrade to play this, but no my 7850 is still good enough for now. I'm putting off getting an R9 because I'd need a new PSU for it

Mine are on high except textures and shaders set to ultra, I have a 7850 3 gig w/boost, I5 2500 3.3 and 16 gigs of ram, I get about half those FPS. Do you have textures and shaders set to high or ultra? mine by default was ultra.

#10 Posted by thehig1 (2803 posts) -

@chriscoolguy said:
@thehig1 said:

I got about 60fps with my system on high settings (AMD FX 8350, AMD HD 7850 OC to 1000ghz, 8 GB ram)

I really thought I was going to have to upgrade to play this, but no my 7850 is still good enough for now. I'm putting off getting an R9 because I'd need a new PSU for it

Mine are on high except textures and shaders set to ultra, I have a 7850 3 gig w/boost, I5 2500 3.3 and 16 gigs of ram, I get about half those FPS. Do you have textures and shaders set to high or ultra? mine by default was ultra.

Nothing is on Ultra, and my Resolution is only 1280x768, roughly 720p that's because my TV sucks. I'd probably see a drop in FPS if I played at 1080p.

I also turned off Motion Blur and that Ambient thing, and had Anti Aliasing on the lowest setting. Everything else on High.

My 8350 is running at 4.5Ghz at the moment too which can only be helping

#11 Edited by naz99 (1632 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

im only getting like an average 45fps with watch dogs maxed at 4xmsaa. you'd figure with nvidia's new driver update i'd be good with my gtx 780 and core i7 and 16gb memory

also the controls seem super sluggish even with a controller

Turn Vsync off Set your texture detail to high,ultra requires 4gb video memory also you need to disable 4msaa even with high textures and use txaa as that will use up all your video memory aswell and if you can put the game on an SSD that will removes some of the stutters if there are any and will improve performance when you are travelling at high speed across the map as it seems to have trouble loading in fst enough on a standard harddrive.

As usual it just another day in Ubisoft crappy port land :P

#12 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16806 posts) -

Well, I put in my order for a 4Gb GTX 770 with Watch Dogs as a free bundle. I hope it runs fine maxed out at either 1920x1080 or 1280x1024 when paired with my FX-8350. No plans for higher res at least for the next few years.