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Star citizen having poor performance with RX 480 8GB, 6600k,

Full system specs:
Mobo:Asus Z170-E
CPU: i5-6600k. (Not overclocked yet, but I have some really good cooling)
GPU: Gigabyte RX 480 8GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3000MHZ
SSD: Kingston (forgot which series) 120GB
HDD: Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 500W
Windows 10


I'm getting poor performance with the specifications listed. Is this server sided issue, or is there something wrong?

I've tried playing on low graphical presets, changed user.cfg to low, but I get around 20-30 FPS after my character wakes up in Port Olisar, or flying. Sometimes I get higher FPS in some scenes like hangar (60 FPS).

Am I missing something from the user.cfg?
Do I need to overclock my CPU? if yes, is my power supply enough?
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  1. the game is still in Alpha.
  2. Similar or weaker cards like R9 290X seem to perform better. I'm going to have to guess it's optimization.
  3. Best answer
    Even people with ridiculous hardware have these issues, sounds like it's performing pretty well for you. Hopefully things will be a bit better optimized in 2.6, but I wouldn't go holding my breath or anything.
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