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01-06-2016, 12:23 PM
No matter what setting i play on the game is running poorly

Specs: i5 3330
GTX 980 sc
8gb ram

This is better than the recommended specs so why is it running bad?

01-06-2016, 07:57 PM
shut off Nvidia gameworks feature they are busted in the drivers

do not use Soft shadows they cause a huge hit in performance set shadows no higher then Ultra

the nvidia soft shadows were broken when the game first shipped it was fixed in a patch but the downside is they cause a huge hit in performance and a large FPS drop

blame Nvidia .. for screwin up their drivers and breaking the gameworks features


18 . Nvidia gameworks problems , if your getting crashes with an Nvidia GPU in the game, try to not use the Nvidia gameworks features , these were busted in the recent Nvidia drivers
please see the following threads about this problem .

and this one on the official Nvidia forums
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/799274/geforce-drivers/nvlddmkm-keep-crashing-in-far-cry-4/ see pages 14 - 15

i run the game fine on an old core 2 quad with 8 gig of ram and an Asus Strix GTX 960 ..but i keep the busted Nvidia (lets break a game works ) features off

and have better more stable frame rates with older Nvidia Drivers .. i use the 347.52 driver in windows 10 as that was that last Driver from Nvidia that even mentioned FarCry 4

if your getting stutter in FarCry 4 open your Nvidia control panel

look in manage 3d settings
set maximum Pre rendererd frames to 1 or 3
set power management to prefer maximum performance
( i also set anisotropic filtering to 16X )

there is also a slider built right in you Nvidia control panel to select between a quality mode and performance mode

so try changing that setting as well

your GTX 980 is a better card then mine ..but do not expect it to totally max out Far Cry 4 .. for that your gonna need 980's in SLI or a better single GPU

see this page on how hard Far Cry 4 is on a GPU , its much more demanding then other titles