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Stuttering game at 90 FPS...

Discussion in 'DiRT 4' started by LuMue, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. LuMue

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    Had the feeling that the game stutters a bit from time to time for 2—3 weeks. Today I used an FPS—Counter to see if the FPS drop during the game. Lowered the details before and still had stuttering, mainly at Wales and Michigan...
    To my own surprise I had FPS rates at constant 80 and sometimes even 110 and more, and still this stuttering...

    Nvidia Experience set most details on ultra and I lowered them, guess that‘s why the FPS is so high.
    Is it a known issue of the game or is the usage of a TV instead of a PC monitor the problem??

    Any opinions are welcome
     
  2. Majuh

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    Enable VSync.
     
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  3. RasmusP

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    Hi, for me everything below constant 180 fps stutters (and tears like hell). Even above that I am still annoyed by fluctuating fps numbers.

    Yes, I'm a special snowflake with this. :roflmao:

    But what I can tell you: friends of mine have a g sync monitor, one has a 144hz monitor, I have a 100hz TV (but only runs at 60 over hdmi) and a standard 60 Hz monitor.

    At my TV the tearing isn't as bad as on my monitor, at the 144 Hz monitor it's almost non existent and with gsync the fluctuating fps don't bother me anymore.

    So yes, depending on what specs your monitor has, using your TV might result in a completely other experience.

    The simple solution is to enable vsync and have a butter smooth image :)
    To fight the input lag: put the prerendered frames to 1 (nvidia control panel, in game options, whatever works for you).
    For all games other than shooters you won't feel the input lag :)
     
  4. Martin Fiala

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    High framerate does not equal stutter-free animation. In fact if your framerate exceeds your refresh rate, you're guaranteed to have some stuttering.
     
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  5. LuMue

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    That helped...it somehow turned of - remember that I turned it on after installing...
    Thanks!
     
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  6. LuMue

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    I'm using a 37" TV with HDMI input. It does 60Hz as you wrote.
    Enabling VSync ingame helped me :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Martin Fiala

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    @LuMue If you don't mind some tearing, you'd be much better off using framerate limiter instead of Vsync.
     
  8. LuMue

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  9. RasmusP

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    I personally only use the one that comes with Riva Tuner / MSI Afterburner. If the V-Sync gets micro stutters it smoothes things out very well.
    The one from the nvidia inspector is awful in comparison!
     
  10. LuMue

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    I have a NVidia GeForce card in my PC. So should I use the Inspector?
     
  11. Martin Fiala

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    Yeah, I'd also recommend using MSI Afterburner, I never got good results from the one that's included in the drivers (and accessed through nVidia Inspector).
     
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  12. Eckhart von Glan

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    funny this comes up here. i only ever had stutter problems the last couple of days and mainly at wales. there was no update or anything, was there? why should two nvidia users have the same problem happening within days while the game has been out for months and has been running very smoothly on my old pc so far. weird.
     
  13. Martin Fiala

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    Windows update, nVidia driver update, some other update...? The fact the game did not change doesn't mean nothing else has.
     
  14. Eckhart von Glan

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    solid thinking. i fired up the game yesterday night, checked to see if i had vsinc on (i did) and played two enjoyable stages in sweden, completely fluid. it seems to be the sunlight filtering through the trees that is the problem in wales now, where before it was fine. out on the heath, performance is what it was before.
     
  15. LuMue

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    I tried it some weeks now with vsync on and the game started stuttering massively.
    Also I recognized that the loading times extended in a huge way...
    When I turn vsync off the game & stages load quick again but I again have frame rates above 90 which my Tv can‘t handle...
    Shall try MSI afterburner now...
     
  16. Eckhart von Glan

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    i'm basically done with the game, it never quite lived up to its promise ... maybe i just need a break, have changed to wrc7, need some fresh scenery :)
     
  17. LuMue

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    Guess it will get better when the patch comes by the end of this year...
     
  18. LuMue

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    Installed MSI Afterburner last night and the included Riva Control Panel. There I set the frame limit to 60 and the game runs much smoother...
     
  19. Eckhart von Glan

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    maybe one should say "if" here, no news from codies on DIRT4 for a long time.
     
  20. Superd00ps

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    This issue seems to only affect Nvidia video card users! :O_o: