after one of the latest patches (around April) for the first time FH3 ran completely smooth on my System (RX 480 8GB + i7700k + 16 gb DDR4). I recently tested the game with an RX 580 8GB and again everything about the game was smooth with locked 70 fps on a FreeSync monitor (high settings 1440p).
About a week ago I replaced the RX 580 with a NVIDIA GTX 1080 and even though FH3 now runs at 110-130 fps on a G-sync monitor (144hz 1440p high settings) very frequent stutters occure that absolutely disrupt the smooth expirience that the previously installed AMD GPUs could deliver.
My 470 still gives me a few stutters here and there, and I’m running medium settings at 30fps in 1080p. I guess that extra VRAM makes all the difference.
I’m on GTX 1080 and after recent game updates I have to cap FPS at 72fps from in-game options due to increased stuttering rate (which is caused by the increased average fps but lack of improvement min. fps wise).
I tried capping at 72 as well and the stutters weren’t as noticable as with 144 but the smoothness is still nowhere near where it was with the AMD cards. I monitored the i7 and when deactivating HT it was clearly visible that all four cores were frequently hitting 100% load. I proceded with OCing from 4.5ghz to 5.0ghz but this didn’t seem to improve anything (temperatures are also fine). I’m not sure whether or not they hit 100% with the AMD cards but I can’t imagine they did since there were absolutely no stutters at all.
Still it seems as if the issue is related to the cpu load. Whenever I drive through a speed/drift zone there is one really big stutter as the speed/score counter appears (loads through CPU i guess) at the start.
Make sure you remove the ATI drivers. The current iterations have a software conflict that can cause some issues.
I double checked but the issue persists