Previously I ran Aoe2DE on a 1080ti flawlessly. The game was absolutely butter-smooth, 120+ fps constant, even in large 8 player battles. I recently installed an RTX 3090 along with all latest drivers.
All other titles that I play are running flawlessly except for AoE2DE. There seems to be an issue where framerates suddenly drop and creates a lag/stutter. I am (and always have been) using the Enhanced Graphics Pack and playing at 4k
Could you folks over at Forgotten Empires try to snag a 3080/3090 and insure that there are no optimization/performance issues on these new cards?
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
50% of the time / matches I play (FREQUENTLY)
Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:
Install an RTX 3090, update to latest nvidia drivers
Start a RM game
Play for 5-15 minutes and keep an eye on framerates. Will have massive dips occasionally that cause perceived lag.
As an update, watching the framerate, it occasionally jumps from the locked 120 way up to 300+. During that jump, it causes massive stuttering. Does these jumps regardless of the vsync setting. Feels like the game is not able to correctly limit the framerate to 120 on this hardware yet.
maybe card isnt supported properly not sure. we are asking microsoft to optimize a game that is 20 years old. heck even windows 10 along with some of the latest update in windows 10 is far from optimized, not sure if they’ll ever bother to fix this.
not saying they shouldnt look into this or fixing it, you might be really out of luck unless majority of people are facing this issue.
Thanks thieftdp8498, I appreciate you letting me know I may be out of luck. And yes, we are asking [Forgotten Empires] to optimize an old game that was resold as a remastered product. I can also say that as someone who works in AAA game development, the goal is not just to just fix the bugs the “majority player base” experiences. If you can reproduce and a bug and fix it in an acceptable amount of bid days, then you do just that.
So yea, I’m reporting this bug and hoping the development team has the time and resources to fix it, even if it does only effect owners of the 3000 series of nvidia GPU’s. Why? Because it should be the goal of any developer to insure that their product can run optimally on as many hardware configurations as possible. Forgotten Empires is a great team and I am sure they have the capacity to at least look into this.
Previously played on a 1080Ti without any performance issues. Framerate maintained a steady 120fps in almost all unit counts.
I have tested with both a 3080 and 3090 and experienced a new issue where the game framerate skyrockets beyond the capped 120, hitting anywhere between 350-400 fps. The game has a massive amount of stutter and non responsiveness as it tries to push the framerate back down to 120.
Latest Nvidia and Windows updates. Still present after multiple game reinstalls and file validations.
Tested with and without GSync active, and problem persists.
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)
Happens immediately after starting any game. Also tested with and without the enhanced graphics pack.
what happens if you try force lock the fps to a certain number? it should be possible if you have a good monitor that supports it, i believe nvidia experience w/e the software is called also have that capability. try w/e it takes to see if it works.
Thanks Thief, that’s not a bad idea. I did try limiting from the nvidia control panel. It capped the fps, but still stutters bad. My guess is the compatibility of the latest patch with the 3x series. My screen is a 4k 120hz and even locking to 119 or 120 doesn’t seem to fix the stutter spikes.
Ah well, starting to lose hope this will ever get a fix.