FPS Dropping

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FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 23 May 2021, 20:45

I was wondering about a problem I have had from the beginning, I can run the game at its highest quality at 60fps flat, but about every few mins, it will drop to 20, making it unplayable and it will go back to normal after some 30 seconds or a minute.
I haven't really found any pattern to be able to reproduce it on command or anything like that, I only know it's somewhat periodic.

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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 24 May 2021, 05:54

Hello,

is it on TE4 or TE2013 ?

In both cases, launch Process Explorer : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysint ... s-explorer ; then after a few seconds at 20fps, switch to it and check the CPU history it should tell you if there's something else running in the background.

Else :
- launch the game in exclusive fullscreen
- maybe updating your GPU drivers would help
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 24 May 2021, 16:06

TE4, I'll do that.
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 24 May 2021, 17:43

what am I looking for? :whistle:
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 25 May 2021, 06:08

Different colors in the CPU graph (I think). You can mouse over each color to know to which program it belongs.
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 25 May 2021, 20:06

I got this
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CPU usage spikes when the FPS drops, to around 22% then goes down when I switched apps to Process Explorer and once I switched back to the game, it was normal.
No other tasks were seen, even though I have a browser and another game open.
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 26 May 2021, 06:43

This looks suspiciously flat for a period of time, but I don't know what's going on.
Try to turn off v-sync in the video to see if it changes anything or not. Or turn it on if it's off.
Maybe it could be a throttling of your GPU due to overheating ?
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby yiph2 » 07 Jun 2021, 12:30

same case here, it drops to arround 10-20 which is unplayable
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 07 Jun 2021, 12:49

By any chance, does it happen only when you play a match while waiting for an online opponent at the same time ?
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby yiph2 » 07 Jun 2021, 16:56

no? i dont play online and this happens with the training center (idk about the other modes I didn't try them yet)
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 10 Jun 2021, 02:04

I lowered my settings to the minimum, except for turning the 3D background on and I still get fps drops, but now they go from 140 something to 38 which is playable but barely
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 10 Jun 2021, 05:39

Algo,
could you try to play at 60 fps instead of 144 ?
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Algo » 10 Jun 2021, 19:52

How can I cap it to 60?

Now I switched to 2D background and I think I didn't experience any drops at all (saying I think because I didn't play for long, but enough to have experienced the issue), but I did get freezes at every end of the game, an ages long bug or glitch

Edit: played again and that freeze seems to have gone away, good to go but I'll keep an eye on it, I also wish I could play in higher settings but I can settle with playing at all :applause:
Edit 2: played a full online match, got one drop, to 70 so it wasn't even a problem, but it was half the fps I get
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby manutoo » 11 Jun 2021, 06:31

That is really compatible with a heating problem...

You can check your monitor frequency in your Windows settings, or in-game, you can set Settings -> Video -> Exclusive Fullscreen and then select 60 hz (with V-Sync in the Advanced options if you had turned it off).
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Re: FPS Dropping

Postby Mike » 23 Jun 2021, 19:19

I am experiencing the drop in FPS as well, to the point the game isn't playable. Turned the background to 2D, which makes the FPS increase significantly, but then can't move the camera angles. The FPS wasn't an issue until last weekend (around June 19), so I'm not sure what changed to make it suddenly be problematic. Overall love the game, though!
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