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Forza Horizon 3's CPU performance patch is now live

Forza Horizon 3's CPU performance patch is now live

Forza Horizon 3's CPU performance patch is now live

Forza Horizon 3's CPU performance patch is now live

 
Forza Horizon 3's CPU performance patch is now live, allowing the game to utilise more threads and additional DirectX 12 performance benefits. 
 
This update will allow PC players to more easily maintain framerates of 60FPS or over by making more efficient use of CPU resources as well as add several new graphical options to allow lower-end PC to offer additional performance. Now Forza Horizon 3 features a Very Low graphical preset, which can be used with the game's dynamic optimisation options. 
 
CPU-wise the game has been given a new threading affinity model to make better use of PC with higher thread counts, though this new threading model can be disabled in the game's graphical options menu using the "Threaded Optimization" option.
 
All graphical options within Forza Horizons have also been updated to give a detailed breakdown on each setting's effect on CPU and GPU performance as well as VRAM use. 
 
 

 

With this new update, Forza Horizon 3 will offer reduced PC system requirements which can be viewed below. 

 

 

Minimum Specification

CPU

i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz

GPU

NVIDIA GT 740 | AMD R7 250x

VRAM

2GB GDDR5

RAM

8GB

Hard Drive Type

HDD

Resolution

1280 x 720

 

 

You can join the discussion on Forza Horizon 3's latest PC update on the OC3D Forums

 

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09-05-2017, 16:31:45

NeverBackDown
Will you be doing a performance review? I'm pretty sure you did one at launch, so it would be a good comparisonQuote

09-05-2017, 16:43:07

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Will you be doing a performance review? I'm pretty sure you did one at launch, so it would be a good comparison
I am considering it, but it is a lot of work, especially when getting good performance data from a UWP game. Perhaps just some CPU related tests.

One other problem is that we used an i7 6700K based system when we did that performance review, now we use a different CPU. That will mean that comparisons with our old results will be useless.Quote

09-05-2017, 17:47:30

NeverBackDown
If you clock them the same it would be valid. The same architecture after all. I wouldn't expect more than a 2% difference. Which realistically is negligible.

Or to see the threading improvement, test the i7 you have, limit it to 4 threads, then enable all of them. That would be a good CPU testQuote

09-05-2017, 18:11:11

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
If you clock them the same it would be valid. The same architecture after all. I wouldn't expect more than a 2% difference. Which realistically is negligible.

Or to see the threading improvement, test the i7 you have, limit it to 4 threads, then enable all of them. That would be a good CPU test
Not exactly, Broadwell and Skylake are not the same. It wouldn't be an apples to apples comparison, though it is nice to see that the new threading model can be turned off for additional comparisons.

It is under consideration, I will sleep on it and decide tomorrow morning.Quote

11-05-2017, 06:07:59

skitsline
I have gained a lot of performance from the update, I have a 6700k and 1080ti and went from 55-60fps in the city to 100-125 fps. The stuttering issues seams to have gone as well. Running at 2560 x 1440 with everything on ultra and 2 x MSAA, everywhere other that the main city is 144 fps.Quote
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