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Performance Issues - don't think it's a hardware limit

Hey Guys! I just bought Dirt Rally after playing for free in the steam event, but I'm having trouble with framerate.

I am running a GTX 1060 6GB and a Core i5 6500, which runs most other games at 1080p @ 60fps with high-ultra settings, but for some reason when I'm playing Dirt I am stuck around 25-35fps, no matter what settings I use.

Is there anything I can do to get my framerate up to around 60? my GPU and CPU are nowhere near maxed out when playing, sitting at around 45-50% utilisation 

I've tried dropping all the way to ultra low settings which pinned my CPU at 100% but dropped my framerate to 10-12, tried cranking it to 4K at ultra but that made no change from the original 45-50% utilisation at 25-30fps, and everything in between.

Thanks for helping, 

Billy

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  • SirPhilMcKrakenSirPhilMcKraken Member Team Principal
    Are you by any chance running Avast and/or had a Windows update last week? I use the Oculus Rift with mine and have been experiencing bad frame rates as well since last week as well as in some other games. I uninstalled Avast which fixed Assetto Corsa but DR still runs badly, still trying to narrow down the problem.
  • bidgey225bidgey225 Member New Car Smell
    No Avast, sorry, but I'm fairly certain I have had an update. Anything I can do about it if it's a windows update thing?
  • SirPhilMcKrakenSirPhilMcKraken Member Team Principal
    I tried to rollback my version of Windows but I couldn't seem to do it. I think it was a preperation update for the new Windows 10 Creator update. I'm pretty sure this is the issue as it was working absolutely fine before and now the rift is getting black screens and things like that. With Dirt 4 coming out soon I haven't been too bothered by it but it will be nice to have it fixed. I was going to wait for this update and see if it changes
  • bidgey225bidgey225 Member New Car Smell
    After a couple of windows updates, nothing has changed :'(

    But, I have realised that the framerate starts off nice and smooth (sits on 60 for a stage or two) then goes right down after about 3-4 stages to unplayable (5-10 fps).

    The short term solution is to alt-f4 out after 2 stages, and reopen the game to finish an event, but this isn't ideal. Anyone know of a fix for this?
  • bidgey225bidgey225 Member New Car Smell
    edited June 3
    Update:
    I've reinstalled the game, reinstalled steam, reinstalled all of my graphics drivers, changed all the settings, tried a friend's graphics card (a 1070).

    Nothing works. The framerate is fine for a stage or two, then deteriorates really quickly. Is there anything I can do to fix this? 
  • KrayKazKrayKaz Member New Car Smell
    Wow.. I just created a thread similar to this because I skipped over this thread because I thought it was in reference to Dirt 4 since that just released..

    Anyway, I am having similar problems but on a 980. I have seen youtube vids of people playing this game on a 980 in 1080p res with 60FPS Ultra settings.

    Have you found a fix yet? I have a feeling it has something to do with Geforce Experience (are you running this at all?). 
  • otto325otto325 Member New Car Smell
    edited June 12
    It's something to do with career mode Rally for me, just look:

    Freeplay Rally stage recorded with Fraps(make your stage, pick any car)



    Notice nice tight frame pacing with no/minimal lag spikes

    Now here is a Rally stage in career mode:



    Frame time spikes everywhere! Something definitely wrong here.
  • KrayKazKrayKaz Member New Car Smell
    otto325 said:
    It's something to do with career mode Rally for me, just look:

    Freeplay Rally stage recorded with Fraps(make your stage, pick any car)



    Notice nice tight frame pacing with no/minimal lag spikes

    Now here is a Rally stage in career mode:



    Frame time spikes everywhere! Something definitely wrong here.

    I am having problems in both career mode and "free" play.
  • bidgey225bidgey225 Member New Car Smell
    I'm having problems in any stage (career mode or free play), with and without GeForce Experience running in the background, with or without Xbox game DVR stuff running, with or without windows Game Mode. I am having no trouble running other games really well (CS:GO @1080p 350-400fps, fallout 4 max settings 1080p 60fps constant) This seems to be a problem with Dirt Rally (which is a shame as I bought an Xbox One controller to play it, much nicer than using a keyboard). I can get a shakedown and maybe 2 stages in before it drops well below 30 fps and I have to exit and restart the game
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