Something I noticed in AC3 (About GFX)
Written by: smaulik199619 - 16:15 Dec-08-2012

We all know that AC3 lags quite a much in Boston and its very annoying to all of us. But today I noticed something which might explain why its lagging so much.

I own a Evga GTX 570 so I use the EVGA precision in every game to test my FPS, Memory Usage, GPU Usage Percantage and GPU Temperature and BTW I am playing AC3 at high except shadows at Very High.

So as usual I was roaming about in the Frontier hunting animals, collecting trinklets etc etc when I noticed that I had my GPU usage at 80-89% and then when i fast travelled to Boston I suddenly noticed that my GPU usage jumped down to 50-60% and as I travelled back to the Frontier my usage jumped back to 85% and I was getting over 60FPS. I am not sure but maybe AC3 is capping the GPU usage (I am just assuming please don't down rate me because of that) and thats why we are getting less FPS since the whole game is using at least 20-30% less of the GPU.  Even I noticed that since Boston is using much less GPU, my GPU temperatures were about 55-60 degree C, but in frontier I had my temp. at at least 62-65.

I just wanted to let you guys know and thanks for reading my article. If any of you are using EVGA precision then feel free to comment about your experience and GPU status. :)

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04:19 Dec-09-2012

Now that's something noticeable.I remember my cousin saying the same about the frontier.

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23:09 Dec-08-2012

very interesting, gonna test it on my rig with gpu-z on secondary monitor :Đ

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18:34 Dec-09-2012

Let me know if you run the tests :)

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21:09 Dec-08-2012

It seems a bit strange that GPU usage would drop so much. It helps explain the lag when in Boston, maybe Ubisoft might patch this issue in the future. But if there capping the usage then it might help if they tell us why?

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18:35 Dec-09-2012

I don't think they are gonna care. :(

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16:17 Dec-08-2012

That's a very nice theory. Doesn't the driver itself was decide how much usage it requires from the GPU?

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16:20 Dec-08-2012

Yeah I know that GPU usage has nothing to do with the game but still its weird, right?

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