How awful are my computer specs?

Help, my game fps suck :confused:

:arrow_forward: Background

  • On day 1 I had a maximum of 12 fps with all setting turned all the way down (Except shadows, otherwise it looked worse than aoe3 legacy).
  • Now I can have about 20fps on a 1v1 game, which is very good on it’s own, I can play without it being an awkward experience when moving around.

:arrow_forward: Computer specs

Processor: AMD A9-9425 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G 3.10 GHz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon ™ R5 Graphics
Operating system: Windows 10 Home Single Language

:arrow_forward: So? :frowning:

What can I do? I don’t really know if I can upgrade my lap-book to get more than 2 extra fps…
I wont turn off shadows tho, It’s the only thing I’m willing to keep on in exchange of some fps.

Brings a tear to my eyes when people complain about losing 5 fps on their 68fps running experience :disappointed:

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Your CPU appears to be quite a low-spec laptop CPU, and the graphics are integrated.

This is the minimum recommended hardware for AoE III: DE

  • Processor: Intel i3-2105 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 973 with an average CPU Passmark score of 1830 or better

The page from CPU Benchmarks indicates that your CPU has an average Passmark score of about 1590, putting it quite a bit under even the minimum specs.

I don’t know what you would be able to disable to get the best settings, but unfortunately, shadows are one of your best bets (because they’re generally one of the most intensive things in an RTS, at any level of quality).

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It got pretty weird and buggy the very first time I opened the game, I still can’t play the campaign ending cinematic without all colors and pixels blending together (At least doesn’t crash).

It hasn’t given me a warning though and I’ve never had it above 60C° (Heating).

AoE3 legacy runs like a charm though hahah

Depending on where you live, there are websites where you can buy a new pc with very affordable finance options.