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  1. @Chew_Kok_Long I agree. There's no reason his specs should be under performing so horrendously. I'd say corrupt driver install or some bloatware is the cause. @moppel Have you tried deleting the Squad file in AppData manually (not through the game!) and then restarting Steam to verify your Squad files? If you have, please considering downloading DDU, restarting your PC into Safe Mode and uninstalling your drivers. Then reboot normally and find the latest drivers for your GPU (W10 & W7 64bit) and install them and reboot again. If you have already done those steps and found no help from them, then take a look at your computer temps. Is your CPU or GPU heating up? If they look normal, make sure the game isn't starting off Intel intergrated graphics but your GPU. I believe you can do this through the Nvidia control panel. You can also check whether Squad is using iGPU or GPU in %localappdata%\squad log files. They most likely did spend countless hours pouring over data to offer some sort of optimization so that testing the game is actually possible, but that doesn't mean what I said isn't true and trying to disregard my statement by making it seem like I am throwing their work out as nothing is playing at extremes. What they have released now is not what many in the gaming community (the same who attack AAA companies even) would call "real optimization". There hasn't been any real optimization because it is an alpha and it won't get it for a while. I'll use what I've been saying because isn't inaccurate at all. While they have released some optimization patches, we haven't to this gotten the real optimization yet that comes with beta or even release. I don't see how there is room to argue this. Would you actually call the optimization we have gotten "the real" optimization we're going to get later on when their intent isn't even to offer that just yet (because of alpha status)? No, I should think you wouldn't, unless you have an uber computer and the poor optimization we have right now doesn't bother you whatsoever.
  2. The R9 290 is actually still a really good card. The problem with Squad is optimization. I can't believe some people are actually arguing against it. It is an alpha, after all, with basically no real optimization in it.
  3. A solution to better performance where optimization is failing should never be "upgrade your PC" when optimization itself can fix the problems, though yes, I'm aware they have only done a small part of optimization. That's why I said they aren't as good as they will be post-alpha, as there is very little optimization going on right now. First, cool jump on such weak hardware, that's awesome progress. Second and lastly; optimization is seemingly a lot worse for AMD hardware it appears though. For us, the "lot of people", it gets to be an "ouch" every update. Some updates things don't get worse or slightly better, but in my experience, it almost always gets worse.
  4. If that's the best they can do then ouch for a lot of people. I used to be able to play at High-Epic, now barely low. Game is either getting extremely more demanding every update than it was in June 2016 or optimizations aren't as as good as they will be post alpha.
  5. Hopefully some optimization gets here quick. I realize that it generally comes after alpha, but maybe they'll take pity on us. lol
  6. Alpha 9.15

    For the i5-4670k, the stock runs at 3.4ghz, so he doesn't have an OC on that thing.
  7. Alpha 9.15

    Alrighty, mod support! Awesome!
  8. Poor framerate

    A lot of people will remind you this is alpha and so you should expect to see optimization as little as possible, and that is very true. General optimization will come around beta time. As for everyone...probably not, but a lot of people who have the issues. You can try making sure your latest GPU driver is installed clean and OC your CPU, but yea, there isn't anything really to do about it except wait for potential patch updates or for beta release for more reliable optimization. My tricks including extremely low options and acceptance of about 35-50 FPS on a good day.
  9. After the latest update, dropped considerably. I used to be able to play on high-epic settings with stable high FPS back in June 2016 with slight declines onward as patches came out. Now I can barely run ultra low. Fps: 25-52 (testing on 80 man servers; results were pretty much the same) CPU: i5-4690k @ 4.3Ghz GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 3GB @ default clock (OC gives me the jitters in game) RAM: 16GB @ default Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Settings: Extremely low settings Hopefully next patch will relieve some of the issue.
  10. New PC - Nvidia 1080

    If you are for sure going to get a 1080, save up for the Ti version. You will be far happier with the purchase decision for the extra $$.
  11. New PC - Nvidia 1080

    With that CPU and GPU, you will be able to play quite comfortably at 1080p maybe even a little higher. On your full resolution, hmm, most likely no, unless you drop a lot of settings and overclock the CPU (some people get 5.2ghz out of that thing). That's not even considering optimization isn't a top priority right now.
  12. Thinking of buying, one question

    I concur entirely. I have played a lot, not as much as some, but I very rarely happen upon a squad that didn't have people with mics in all slots and have only seen three times in this week a Squad that had a newb without a mic leading the squad (and that was because they were promoted to it and had no idea how to get out of it). It is very rare. Also most servers have rules that SLs must use mics and if they don't, out they go. Though I have to say those who didn't use a mic for whatever reason were still generally very active in chat, offering to help SL, spotting enemies, replying to questions etc. Some people type very, very fast to keep up with the flow of information and I think you'd be surprised by the effectiveness of even those who are "dead silent". I can say without a doubt that Squad was one of my best purchases to date, so much so that I bought mine at full price and just made another purchase for a family member. Who instantly fell in love with it. I don't think you will be disappointed in Squad whatsoever.
  13. Alpha 9.14

    I know exactly what alpha is as Squad isn't my first pledge/early access game (SC anyone?), so I understand quite well that this is how it happens and that general optimization comes far later. I only said it was disappointing to have your performance tank (and tank and tank) and it is disappointing (well, maybe not to people with 3k systems). I would find it quite impossible should you say it isn't. Though stating this shouldn't be read as me attacking the game either, or disregarded entirely just because it is alpha. You still have to have some sort of optimization, even if it is small.
  14. Alpha 9.14

    Yup, every update sees a considerable drop. Now it performs slightly better than Arma, which is disappointing.
  15. Alpha 9.14

    Anyone else notice the patch has (further) decreased performance? Deleting the folder in AppData doesn't seem to help at all, either.