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Star Citizen at 60 fps

So my current build is 16gb ram, FX-8350 and r9 390x (I know I know but I'm cheap) running at 1440p. So I've been playing, or rather, trying to play star citizen in its current state to get good practice with my joysticks and to adequately skilled by release. The problem is, I get horrible fps. Depending on the area my fps usually hovers at around 10-15 in the persistent universe. I want to get that number up as much as possible without breaking the bank. Ideally replacing just a few parts. I assume my weak link is my processor, but I'm not sure.

So what about my PC should I change to get the biggest increase in fps at 1440p? And what's the most cost effective replacement part?

Also I would like to stress I am building for star citizen in its CURRENT state. The goal is to be an active part of the community and provide feedback without having my PC get in the way.
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  1. What model & VRAM on the 390X? Assuming you have enough VRAM for that res, I'd also guess it's processor limited. Experiment - do you have CPUID HWMonitor installed? If so, run it in the background during a session and see what pegs at 100%, CPU or GPU (you can use Windows resource monitor for that too, but it doesn't have as clear a max/min, just graphs).
  2. inanition02 said:
    What model & VRAM on the 390X? Assuming you have enough VRAM for that res, I'd also guess it's processor limited. Experiment - do you have CPUID HWMonitor installed? If so, run it in the background during a session and see what pegs at 100%, CPU or GPU (you can use Windows resource monitor for that too, but it doesn't have as clear a max/min, just graphs).


    Apparently my video card is the problem. Well at least I think it is. I ran HWMonitor for a bit and all 8 cores of my cpu were between 60 (low end) and 100%. My graphics card fluctuated between 0%, 11%, and 100% so im really kinda confused lol.
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    Ausar said:
    inanition02 said:
    What model & VRAM on the 390X? Assuming you have enough VRAM for that res, I'd also guess it's processor limited. Experiment - do you have CPUID HWMonitor installed? If so, run it in the background during a session and see what pegs at 100%, CPU or GPU (you can use Windows resource monitor for that too, but it doesn't have as clear a max/min, just graphs).


    Apparently my video card is the problem. Well at least I think it is. I ran HWMonitor for a bit and all 8 cores of my cpu were between 60 (low end) and 100%. My graphics card fluctuated between 0%, 11%, and 100% so im really kinda confused lol.


    Hm, that's odd - that would tell me it's the CPU that's the issue. Windows resource monitor will show CPU cores overtime, so if they spend a lot of time pegged...that's the issue.
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