Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Performance Tips

Tips for Optimizing Performance

Upscalers (FSR/DLSS) might seem like a godsend, but they can actually bog down your CPU, especially if it’s already struggling. So, if your GPU load is below 95% and you’re still facing FPS issues, it’s best to steer clear of DLSS. It might make things look worse and run worse at the same time.

Performance analyzers like Afterburner and Fraps might be handy, but they steal precious CPU cycles. Use them for testing, then shut them down to regain some FPS. Also, close any unnecessary background programs like RGB software or social media tabs – they’re all CPU hogs.

Disable VSYNC. Many devs still use outdated double-buffered VSYNC, which can cause FPS flipping between 30 and 60 if you’re not hitting every single frametime. Instead, opt for variable refresh rate if you have a FreeSync monitor and use tools like Radeon Chill or Nvidia Control Panel to cap FPS below the refresh rate.

AMD GPU users, I need your input! Nvidia GPUs are known for causing CPU load issues, so if you’re running a slightly weaker CPU with an Nvidia GPU, you might encounter some trouble. Share your experiences with us.

When tweaking settings, focus on Mesh Quality, shadow quality, and AO, as these have the most significant impact on CPU performance. Lowering these settings, especially mesh quality in crowded areas, can help alleviate performance issues.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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