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well i obviously meant short of them reprogramming the game or waiting for a patch. A lot of games that have stuttering issues sometimes are resolvable via cfg files etc. Although I do know AC4 has limited configuration options in its files.

For example Bioshock Infinite had horrible suttering too but was alleviated via some patches and before that through some cfg tweaks. I was hoping AC4 got that treatment while I stopped playing it but it seems that isnt the case.

sad but it seems the ps4 version is the only way to enjoy it stutter free.

you can try forcing triple buffering via D3Doverrider/Riva Statistic server (comes with MSI-AB) The triple buffering built into NVCP is for OGL only. Short of that, all you can really do is reduce settings that are CPU heavy. It would be nice if they could add an option that lets you turn down AI fluff. I think that is one of the major issues. They find it necessary to have 200 roaming AI on screen @ any given time.

I'm hoping the Next installment will be on a similar engine to what they are using for Watch Dogs, which can actually make full use of all your cores/threads.
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It is fine to have a load of AI as long as the game is highly optimal. AC games have always been rushed in the optimization department for PC.
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Anyone try the new nvidia driver with all the dx11 improvements? Apparently a bunch of people are reporting AC4 got a good boost by like 10-15 fps in CPU demanding areas.
    
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Anyone try the new nvidia driver with all the dx11 improvements? Apparently a bunch of people are reporting AC4 got a good boost by like 10-15 fps in CPU demanding areas.

it just shows you that drivers can be just as messed up as games.
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it just shows you that drivers can be just as messed up as games.

A lot of people seem to think that this release shows that the drivers were messed up to begin with but to be honest I think these are just further overhead optimizations for certain games. Otherwise I'd think we would see terrible performance in all dx11 games.
    
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A lot of people seem to think that this release shows that the drivers were messed up to begin with but to be honest I think these are just further overhead optimizations for certain games. Otherwise I'd think we would see terrible performance in all dx11 games.

Any driver without such optimizations is messed up IMO. AMD have a lot of work to do here!
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I just want to know if the new driver will fix the stuttering at all.

I know its a long shot but here's hoping. I was hoping someone here could let me know before I go ahead and waste another 25GB on downloading this haha.
    
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Hello there, people.

This is my first post here.

I recently got a Geforce GTX 560 real cheap and already had an XFX GTX 260 Black Edition. I decided to use the latter as a dedicated Physx card. So far, I've tested it using Fluidmark and PLAGame Benchmark and, while the performance gains aren't massive, the dedicated card does help quite a bit.

The problems arise when I play ACIV Black Flag. If I'm using the GTX260 as a dedicated Physx card and the Physx options are enabled (low, normal or high) there's no smoke whatsoever. Shooting, using smokebombs, no smoke on screen. If I disable physx or use the 560 as the dedicated card, it works as it should.

Have you guys experienced something similar? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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I think the main difference is that they added an on disk shader cache.
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So I was able to completely eliminate the stuttering. Turns out it was physx. Turning off makes gameplay buttery smooth. And with the new driver I don't dip below 60 fps anymore in Havana or other major cities. For foliage dense islands I have to drop the environmental quality to high from very high and I'm back at 60 fps. All other settings max w/smaa.

Finally enjoying this game
    
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