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Watch dogs Lag/Stutters During Driving?

I recently got watchdogs and i was exited to play. After 30 minutes into the game i experience so much lag during driving and even sometimes when just walking. But mostly on the driving part. After playing watchdogs (i stopped because it was really laggy) i played league of legends. It seems like the lag passed on to my LoL, this game doesnt LAG. But now it does, but when i reset my PC, it went away though (the LoL not watchdogs).
Can someone take a look of the rig and see what might be the problem?

- specs are too low?
- bad GPU?
- its normal?!

Specs are down below
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  1. the 750ti isnt particularly powerful but its no slouch either. as its a new game you will want the latest drivers from nvidia then go to your settings and select auto detect. if its still stuttering try defragging your hdd with a good defragger.
    you may also want to runn ccleaner and clean up, old files and startup entries (keep your gpu dashboard, audio keyboard,mouse and antivirus) plus your registry(reboot when done).
    if your still having issues try using fxaa instead of txaa and no more than at x4
  2. Ian Dayon said:
    I recently got watchdogs and i was exited to play. After 30 minutes into the game i experience so much lag during driving and even sometimes when just walking. But mostly on the driving part. After playing watchdogs (i stopped because it was really laggy) i played league of legends. It seems like the lag passed on to my LoL, this game doesnt LAG. But now it does, but when i reset my PC, it went away though (the LoL not watchdogs).
    Can someone take a look of the rig and see what might be the problem?

    - specs are too low?
    - bad GPU?
    - its normal?!

    Ubisoft is working on a patch to resolve the lag issue and other problems, try playing in offline mode that should get rid of some of the lag.

    You can also try to Reduce texture quality, shadow quality and water quality.


    Specs are down below
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    This is currently a very normal symptom. As of today, the game is unoptimised for a lot of rigs, and causes a lot of lag and stuttering.
    The reason your lag "transfered" over to LoL may be because Watch Dogs uses up a lot of RAM, and after quoting may keep its processes running. These processes take up your resources and cause a decrease in performance. A reboot stops these processes until they are launched again.

    Advice: wait for the Ubisoft performance patch. If you wanna keep playing, turn down your settings as much as you can.

    Hope that helps. ~Revan
  4. Just to add to this, I see this problem to with a 780ti, 16 GB, and a 4790. It's not terrible, but is annoying.

    I'm running on ultra pretty much everything.
  5. The problem lies with your hard drive.
    Watch_Dogs is an 'open world' game, which basically aims for seamless transitions between sections in a massive playing field (other notable examples include Skyrim, Need for Speed, Just Cause 2, but there are many more). These massive worlds take up huge amounts of space (Watchdogs is approx. 20GB) and it's ludicrous to have it all cached at the same time. So the game puts the part you're in into the RAM, and keeps the other on your hard drive. When you move towards unloaded territory, the game retrieves it from your drive and switches it for the area in your RAM. Unfortunetly, Watch_Dogs is TERRIBLE at doing this, and plugs HUGE resource draws on your drive to retrieve all the environment details. When driving, you pass through more space in less time, so the computer needs to bring up more data in less time. If it can't load the data, the game lags. You'll notice that turning up graphic-intensive settings (Anti-aliasing, motion blur, shadow/light quality) you won't get much of a drop in frame rate (unless your GPU can't take it) but if you increase the texture detail the game will practically block up. Other games (those mentioned earlier) deal with this pretty well, others (Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed II) have divided zones into sectors that can be cached. The reason I mention these games is because I can also run most of them on Ultra or at least Max without any problems. But Watch_Dogs... Need I say more than Ubisoft?

    If you have buckets of RAM, get RAMDisk, it caches your game into RAM before launching it, and can blow that problem out of the water (at the expense of ~24 GB of RAM). Otherwise... :pt1cable:
  6. Just to add...switching your Uplay to "offline" mode solves all the lag/shutter issues while driving or moving from area to area. Can now play the game on full ultra without any issues. Give it a try.
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