Hello. Let’s go right to the point:
I recently built a new gaming PC, and today I installed Forza 7 in it. Game booted up fine and all, synced all my progress and content, but I have encountered a problem. The game stutters very noticeably during races/test runs. I don’t mind the menu stutter, as that has been a problem even in my old computer. However, my old computer ran this game on High, very well beyond 100fps @1080p and around 70fps @1440p. There was absolutely no stutter or frame drops during actual gameplay. Smooth as butter.
With my new setup, no matter how I adjust the settings, there will always be stuttering during gameplay. It’s a bit more like micro-freezes, but you know what I mean. I am really frustrated. I don’t know what to do. The game simply doesn’t feel right.
I did some monitoring through Riva, and non of my components seem to be pushed beyond what I consider normal. GPU is usually between 50 and 70%, even at Ultra with uncapped frames. CPU is being utilized evenly throughout all of its 6 cores, without reaching more than 60%. Temps are in the high 40’s for the CPU and close to 60 for the GPU. There doesn’t seem to be any memory leaks as well.
I did this with and without all these monitoring programs running. Same result.
Specs with Ultra settings @1440p on a G-Sync 165hz monitor:
Asus Rog Strix z370-E Gaming mobo
i5 8600k @4.4Ghz (at the time of the test. OC is still in progress)
MSi GTX1080ti Gaming X
16gb G.Skill Trident Z @2133mhz (no XMP at the time of the test)
As a reference, my old rig is running a mix of High/Ultra @1080p, but also tested @1440p with only some fps drops. NO STUTTERING whatsoever (apart from menu)
Basic/cheap Asus z170 mobo
i5 6600k @4.2Ghz
20gb of cheap ram modules @2133mhz