Thanks for the new forum and for the game and continued updates.
I am enjoying the game and have played for over 100 hours despite the issue I and others are facing.
Here is a detailed explanation of everything I have noted when the issue occurs:
When I'm playing I see great FPS and it works great until certain things happen and then it becomes totally unplayable.
The FPS and frame time are good until lots of enemy's are on-screen and large swarms. It will vary from 60 before the fight to 20ish FPS in the heat of the fight (sometimes lower, like 15)and then when everything is dead it jumps right back up to 60fps.
I have monitored the GPU/CPU while these things happen and the following things are reported during these times:
*GPU utilization goes down and not remaining at 99/100% - to around 60%
*GPU Power Consumption drops off, and the fan speed drops right down to almost idle level.
*The FrameBuffer (fb%) usage drops from 80% to less than 50%
*The CPU Usage does not suddenly Jump up (as if to calculate something during that "wait") - as i would have expected.
The best analogy I can give is 100 people are trying to fit through a half open door, and no one bothers to just fully open the door... that's exactly what it 'feels' like when it happens.
People have said its because of the detail you run, but even setting the resolution scale to an unplayable 1% and setting everything to low in 720p. (it looks like a kaleidoscope) - it still drops to 20odd fps in the same fights. So, I may as well run in the highest detail because the variance in frame rate/time is less apparent (dropping from 40 to 25 is less noticeable than dropping from 200 to 25)
Here are my specs, I have tried both stock and with Overclock and it doesn't alter the low FPS i see but the overclocked setting does improve the fps in general. The problem does not go away even with stock settings (everything auto in bios for example) so it I have fully ruled out the overclock as being the cause of the slowing to a halt.
AMD-FX8320 - (OC @4.5GHz)
16gb Ram (1866mhz)
GTX 960 2gb (CORE: 1550mhz MEM: 8.2Ghz (ddr))
Samsung 850Pro SSD (about 500mb/s read/write - No "RAPID" Mode enabled)
Windows 10 64-bit : fully updated (no betas/test version)
All Pre-Req's installed (Vc++ etc), Updated Drivers (video, chipset, usb, audio, phyx, directx libs etc etc)
If you require any more info or for me to test things for you, or if you want to borrow my PC to test on! Let me know, anything I can do to help :)
Eagerly awaiting your response,