To help with troubleshooting, I'd try running a torrented version of the game to see if these issues persist. Specs. In the videoat 00:73, 01:38, 02:48, 03:47 fps drops appear. Any ideas most welcome at this point. The irony, (for now - want to do more samples tonight) but it looks like the CPU, GPU drop on a large HD write with a matched rise in Virtual & Physical ram avail ... like a OS disk flush. When DS3 released I got the above issue and never quite managed to resolve it. 1) Issue with Vive Pro performance (but now we talking VR) 2) fanatec wheel issues 3) DS3 recent issues. I am … 30 fps stable is very playable for me. I suggest throwing hwinfo64 (launch and select "sensors only") on your second screen instead of the windows ressource monitor and see if you can observe any irregularities in terms of individual cpu core usage and clocks during the dips.RAM and HDD should be a non-issue. I also set a more aggressive FAN profile for my GPU, but my GPU temps. It's like a small "chop" from 60 down to 58-55 for a split second and it's almost always in the same areas. But I will take more samples tonight to the bottom of this. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. I can pull 60 fps in the courtyard after Pontiff; everywhere else tops out around 54fps, if I'm lucky. GPU: No here is the weird part. I had made all the GPU tweaks suggested in the threads below. [Edit]. Exclusive fullscreen should be identical. Oh, please let me know if you recall. [Edit]. But man, having ALL that information in a CVS file is really amazing. HD activity is near to nothing, even during FPS drop. dark souls3 mod for fps drops - posted in General Dark Souls 3 Discussion: I strongly believe that what causes issues with the frame rate of the game are all the particels that incluse smoke,fog and mist effects. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Even with 32GB I can see more than 16-20GB DS3 RAM committed, though not all in use (commit means allot of RAM is cached) there is a clear improvement between when I had 16 GB to now 32 GB. I keep the windows performance monitor up at the same time. Unplugging ALL controllers (even XBOX elite) and try mouse and keyboard only. Smooth the majority of the time. GPU: No here is the weird part. I have noticed very serious fps drops about every minute. Mm, will do ... weird if that is it since its only in DS3. Usually such behavior means GPU overheating. The in-game graphics settings clearly show that Dark Souls 3 is a console port. The only way to "fix it" if u have a low/mid-end 2gb videocard is to lower the resolution. Not say I know why, just that is is what helped the most for me. So as stated above, the game seems to drop FPS to like 10FPS for a brief period then speeds up and as in like fast forwards the slow frames to catch up. Fast google, no one could really help about it. This is why the current batch of AMD CPUs will never hold down a constant 60fps--the processor literally can't feed frames to the video card fast enough, so the video card stalls. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. My intel cpu gets one core used to 70% and the others are near idle at 30% My gpu also has 8gb vram (laptop 980m) so thats not a limitation either. I can’t seem to link it a to data/game save in progress.. though I am not sure. Nope. So I was experiencing massive FPS drop on the ringed city. There aren’t too many settings you can tweak: On our gaming PC, the absolute highest settings run smooth at 4096x2160 (4K resolution). I love DS, but pissed I can't play DS3! I still get low fps even at 800X600. You cant make magic, but u can make the game run smoother and thats what this discussion is about. Around 70/80 ... now always 60. So I have also refreshed my BIOS and removed all my overclocking and memory tweaks (just running stock). Alle Marken sind Eigentum ihrer jeweiligen Besitzer in den USA und anderen Ländern. Before and during this dip. etc.). Single CPU usage. If I run back and forth the drop will always come. I may run some load software to see if where other issues are. with low GPU setting, same issue, What I will try tonight: (since I have NO CLUE WTF is wrong), Unplugging ALL other controls and just try XBOX controller (I have HOTAS and fanatec wheel when I got DS3 I never had these extra devices so I don't think it will make a difference. I have a 2GB card gtx750ti and i am getting 45-50fps no sudden aside from pontiff fight i was doing around 10-15 with fraps in that fight but no other drops, and i am using max settings on fullHD. It seemed stupid to have HDD lock file check for afk all the freaking time. were fine to start with. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Cheers, thanks. My GPU is working 90-100% during the good part of the game, when I encounter the drop … my GPU drops to near no usage during the time frame. I have a freakin M2 drive ... so god knows what can cause it to stumble. Thanks for sharing. Just leaving my thought here for others. I picked up dark souls 3 again recently. But will try. And this is on settings of medium with only high textures 1080p. Lastly even just playing with M&K and no other controllers attached the problems had remained. My GPU is working 90-100% during the good part of the game, when I encounter the drop … my GPU drops to near no usage during the time frame. Not sure if there is a memory leak tied to playing in 3440x1440p 100Hz or why exactly Win10 and DS3 misbehaves like it does. [DARK SOULS 3] "Fix" to FPS drops in some areas, There is a lot of "fixes" out there for this problem, but the real thing is that this game uses a lot of VRAM(videocard memory) in some areas and if you dont have the recommended videocard u will experience fps drops. Any advice most welcome. No other game I have does this, only DS3. This did not impact the issue I had, only the RAM helped the most. Portugiesisch). My CPU is nearly idling 30%-40% ALL the time. My laptop: i7 4700 hq, 8 gb ram, gtx 760m, win 8.1. Made some progress, not 100% solved but allot better. The tool you linked is really going to be fun for me when I add all those back. There are so many instances of the game running at about 40fps while the GPU is only at around 70% utilization for me. Intel i7 920 @ 2.66GHZ (Released in 2008, D0 Stepping). MB: ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME, ATX x99 (latest BIOS installed), RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000), Monitor 1: ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34" Curved 3440x1440 100Hz IPS G-SYNC, HD: Plextor M6e Series 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD (PX-G512M6e), Randomly in about a 10-15 min time frame, I would get FPS drop to 15fps or less … everything SLOWWSSS down for 2-4 seconds and then speedsup like crazy catch up the slow frames (like fast forward), Clean reinstall of Win 10, clean install of GPU drivers, clean install of DS3 (steam), On new install I have NO antivirus software installed, First disabling XBOX DVR crap and uninstalling XBOX anything from Win10 (thank you MS for this crap), Setting GPU to max performance in Nvidia Control Panel, Setting Power Plan in Win10 to Max performance, Setting Nvidia thread optimization to: None (it’s a single threaded game), On ultra wide (stretched): Tried playing the game normal 2,560 x 1,440p (not ultra-wide), same issue, On ultra wide (stretched): Tried playing the game full screen and borderless windows mode, same issue, On ultra wide (stretched): Tried playing the game 1080p! WTF! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I feel like I ran out of google ideas. I had decided for one more on reason to reinstall Win10. Mind sharing your setting? © Valve Corporation. Unplug my Ulta-wide and play on crappy 1080p native screen.