|OT| Horizon Zero Dawn - You Have My Bow

Cordelia

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On combat it drops to 30-40fps lol.

Does it really not stream at all or this is the way it looks for a few seconds before the data makes it into GPU memory?
Doesn't stream at all. I sit around on that place for a while while lookingg around and noticing a lot more bad textures.
 
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Prodigy

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I have played for about an hour and a half. So far no crashes and what seems like a stable 60fps. I play all my games at 1080P though. I really want to finally finish the game and play the expansion, so for me it is playing alright.
 

xxr

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I have yet to run into a single issue so far! I'm perfectly happy with the performance, but let's see if it stays that way.
 
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ISee

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The game looks stunning.
And despite being on my second playthrough I'm enjoying it more than I thought. Aiming with kb&m at a high framerate feels soooo good.
I feel like a fluid killing machine instead of a lousy third rate peasant archer that is limping. I'm hooked again.
 
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Mor

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No crashes for me in 1 hour of play, yet.
High ram and vram usage though, playing at 1440p. 8700k, 1080ti, 32gb ram. How's the usage for 16gb ram users?




My settings:
Almost the same setup and almost the same configuration and I'm having a similar performance so yeah, let's comment my experience.

So, I'm happy to say that after playing an hour and a half I can say that I'm having a good performance and a good experience with this PC version at this very moment, I'm not getting crashes, always at 60fps or more and visual quality is stunning, so yeah, this is a similar case as Nier: Automata in which I had an amazing experience with the port but tons of people reported problems.

Yay, my computer is the choosen one I guess :blobclosecry:
 

Phoenix RISING

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I have too many other games I could be playing to try roulette with HZD.

Someone just tag me when the inevitable patch to fix the stuttering rolls out. If I had paid that money and experienced a slide slide show. I would probably rip my desk out of the wall.
 

Kurt Russell

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I'll add my 2 cents, on my computer (Ryzen 3600, 32gb, 2060 super OCed), it runs fine at 1080p60 so far (out of the training area)
I have everything set to ultra except for shadows and clouds (both set to high)
I do have the issue where I can't force AF on the Nvidia control panel, so I have to use the borked ingame implementation, but otherwise, things are running well here.
 

Dandy

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Crashed while still in the cave area of the tutorial. Says I have played for 40 minutes, but I'm pretty sure half of that was the game optimizing itself.
 

Parsnip

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I had preloaded but for some reason Steam couldn't update it, so now I'm downloading the game from scratch again. :blobweary:

Will see how it performs on my end tomorrow.
 

fearthedawn

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Crashed while still in the cave area of the tutorial. Says I have played for 40 minutes, but I'm pretty sure half of that was the game optimizing itself.
Just sprint out of that cave and hope i doesn't crash quicker than you can run, when i stayed too long there it crashed for me too, but i've only had one crash in over 2 hours since leaving that cave.
 

Dandy

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Just sprint out of that cave and hope i doesn't crash quicker than you can run, when i stayed too long there it crashed for me too, but i've only had one crash in over 2 hours since leaving that cave.
I managed to play for another hour and finished the tutorial, and then crashed again. 🙄
 
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quick tip for anyone

once you get the tripcaster you get a tutorial quest to trip 3 machines with it, but it wont progress unless you activate quest in the quest menu
Wow, it's funny that you mention that, as I remember nearly finishing the game on PS4, and in my logbook it still had a tutorial to complete. Thought it was just a bug.
 
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Durante

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FWIW, I was having crashes (2 crashes in 1 hour) in the game with a GPU clock/power limit that is stable in everything else I've played recently. But once I went back to stock clocks and power I never had a crash again (~5 hours). So it's more sensitive to hardware stability than most things.
 

low-G

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I played a bit and it played very smoothly but the hitches were just SO bad on VRR. It made me feel sick. I just don't have patience to deal with that kind of horseshit. Not the lowest average framerate I've played on this i9-9900k, 2080, and 32GB RAM ever, it would clip around at a very nice pace then this wave like hitting a really steep wave in a harbor of frametimes, then it would go fast again... It kept repeating. Definitely the worst feeling performance I've ever experienced, and I used to play GLQuakeworld on a Pentium 75MHz! Even certain upcoming extremely demanding games play much, much better.

So that's a bunch of horseshit.

And Steam rejected my refund because I preordered. So I have to do it the slow and annoying way...

Say what you will but I do think this is the one of the most broken, poor quality ports I've ever had the misfortune to play.
 

ISee

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Setting the game to "prefere max performance" doesn't get rid of the UI related stutters for me. For example when a quest step updates.
 
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Xagarath

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Since my machine's more towards the minimum end of running this (i5, 1050 Ti, 8Gb RAM), I might hold off getting it until the port is fixed, or at least until I get around to upgrading my RAM.
 
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texhnolyze

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Yeah, it's not that bad actually.

But when I thought everything is running smoothly, the game crashes just right outside the gates of the starting hut.
 

Darktalon

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As far as performance goes, I have absolutely butter smooth frametimes, and 100% GPU Utilization, playing at 3440x1440 using the Digital Foundry suggested settings, except Motion Blur off and AA set to Camera Based. V-sync turned off in game, turned on in Nvidia Control Panel.

90+ FPS frequently. I got 98 FPS in the benchmark. For reference I got 79 FPS in the benchmark with Ulitmate Quality preset.

My frametimes as I said are perfect, I do get occasional hitches from moving around the world but it is not frequent, and I do not have any hitches when just standing around.

I believe two things for why I'm having a much smoother experience compared to others.
1. I am using G-sync
2. I have Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling turned on. Before this setting I never got 100% GPU utilization in games, 99% at best.


Hardware Specs:
Windows 10, Version 2004 (Required for Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling)
2080 TI, 1980 Mhz Core, 7500 Mhz Memory, PCIE 3 x16
6700k, 4.6 GHz all cores
16 GB DDR4 3200 CL14
Game Installed on Crucial MX500 1TB SSD


An example of how my frametimes look, I'm honestly really happy with how the game performs on my machine!

 
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