Intel i7 980 3.33Ghz (hexacore)
2TB 7200RPM 64mb cache SATA3 hard drive
Windows 64-bit Ultimate
As you can see I have more than enough horsepower to play this game. But it's severely un-optimized and stutters/lags no matter what settings I use. I've tried very low and very high and even customized graphics. It doesn't matter.
I've heard guards talking in the main city area after the first mission and one of them asks "What does a 3rd offense get you" and the other guard response "The noose" or something to that effect. When the first guard asks, "What does the 3rd offense get you" the audio is screwed up and he says it again at the same time the other guard says "The noose".
I've noticed some textures popping/flickering. I know it's not just me because I've seen it in some youtube videos showing the benchmark test. The posters on the right-hand side flicker and distort. I've noticed this when looking up at the clock tower after leaving Basso's bar. The clock face disappears/flickers and then comes back.
Cutscenes always seem to stutter/lag for me as well. Not constantly but a hiccup here and there.
Looking through keyholes takes a lot of mouse movement. Same thing with searching the edges of paintings looking for the hidden buttons.
I've read that this game was optimized with ATI/AMD cards in mind. Hopefully they will release a patch soon for the game bugs and Nvidia will release an optimized driver. I really want to play and enjoy this game but I'm not going to ruin the game for myself by forcing it when it's just not fun due to all the bugs and graphical issues.
[Edited by 42N8Son, 2/26/2014 7:28:17 PM]
[Edited by 42N8Son, 2/26/2014 7:28:49 PM]
This has become an epidemic in the gaming world, freakin unfinished games made by lazyass devs that work in a freakin greedy companies!
I have 16gb of ram 1600hz, most of the games dont need more than 8gb.
If other demending games run smoothly and some doesnt than it can be a software issue or a bad driver issue usually a display driver.
I bought the gtx770 week after it came out, it took Nvidia about 4 months to release a proper driver for it.
Also many new games now run smooth after several patches, in the release notes it's also mentioned that the lagging or stuttering issues have been resloved for some setup's.
The only issue I have is the messed up shaking that happens with clothing in cinematic scenes, that is weird and annoying.
Also, the distance for activating things is weird. I had to change the FOV to below 80 to make the game look ok, otherwise it was like looking out of a fish bowl.
I myself could play it on max settings with no problems and thats using a card with broken drivers(which Nvidia won't fix....bastards).
[Edited by 0Gungrave0, 2/27/2014 2:34:18 AM]
I guess that the Developers will patch the game and eventually solve these issues. We shall see. Thanks CH.