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Batman AK PC Perf Thread of DARKNESS, NO SETTINGS [30fps cap / intro removal in OP]

ArtHands

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It kicks me out of the game as soon as the evacuation scene ends in the beginning of the game, so its not perfectly working. I'll recommend boot it up and test the game as soon as you buy it on steam.

I am trying to get a refund now
 

Lexxon

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I picked this up near launch last year, but had a GTX 680 and wanted to wait for a GPU upgrade to play it at max settings. I have a 1070 now, so I started it up last night on my 4k TV in 1440p/60fps, and the game's running very well so far. I did have one nasty blue screen immediately after gaining control of batman during the intro, though....but my second try seemed to go better.

Is 90fps the cap on this game? I was considering playing it 1080p/120hz instead of 1440p, and I'm just going to assume 4k will be too taxing, based on 1070 benchmarks I've seen (I'd rather 60fps). I have the Sony 55" 810c that can do 1080p/120hz with the right setup.
 

Krappadizzle

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I picked this up near launch last year, but had a GTX 680 and wanted to wait for a GPU upgrade to play it at max settings. I have a 1070 now, so I started it up last night on my 4k TV in 1440p/60fps, and the game's running very well so far. I did have one nasty blue screen immediately after gaining control of batman during the intro, though....but my second try seemed to go better.

Is 90fps the cap on this game? I was considering playing it 1080p/120hz instead of 1440p, and I'm just going to assume 4k will be too taxing, based on 1070 benchmarks I've seen (I'd rather 60fps). I have the Sony 55" 810c that can do 1080p/120hz with the right setup.

Yeah it has a 90fps cap. At 1440p on my 980ti I get between 55-65 fps most times, at 1080p I get about 70-80 fps. Playing on an SSD is the most important thing you can do though as you'll get loading hitches throughout the city otherwise.
 

Bl@de

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I can confirm that the game runs great now. Max. settings with PhysX (but without the smoke) at 1440p runs at 60fps (with 60-80% GPU load on my OC 980 Ti). With smoke you can get rare drops to 45fps when the screen is full of smoke. Other than that it's 60fps as well with 80%+ GPU load. But I don't really like the smoke effect so I turned it off.
 

Qassim

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Bought this again because it's in the sale to give it another go.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it's performing, some minor hitches here and there, frametimes aren't as consistent as I'd like, but really - if it launched in this state people would think it was an above average port.

At least that's my experience of it, I'm running it on a i7 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, 980Ti, G-Sync monitor, 1440p, installed on an NVMe SSD - so especially with the SSD - it may not be representative of many people's experience.
 

dr_rus

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Bought this again because it's in the sale to give it another go.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it's performing, some minor hitches here and there, frametimes aren't as consistent as I'd like, but really - if it launched in this state people would think it was an above average port.

At least that's my experience of it, I'm running it on a i7 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, 980Ti, G-Sync monitor, 1440p, installed on an NVMe SSD - so especially with the SSD - it may not be representative of many people's experience.

Game never had a lot of issues on 980Ti/TitanX but with autumn patches it runs pretty much flawless on them.
 

cyen

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Game never had a lot of issues on 980Ti/TitanX but with autumn patches it runs pretty much flawless on them.

Not true, unless 30fps with massive stuttering is considered ok. Game was pulled from sale.

tried the game the other day myself, should have launched as it is right now.
 

Luigiv

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Bought this again because it's in the sale to give it another go.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it's performing, some minor hitches here and there, frametimes aren't as consistent as I'd like, but really - if it launched in this state people would think it was an above average port.

At least that's my experience of it, I'm running it on a i7 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, 980Ti, G-Sync monitor, 1440p, installed on an NVMe SSD - so especially with the SSD - it may not be representative of many people's experience.

I don't think the SSD has anything to do with it. I'm certainly not seeing any issues with my HDD. Butter smooth 1080p 90fps (3770k @4.5k, 1070, 32GB DDR3 1333mhz).
 

MuchoMalo

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Bought this again because it's in the sale to give it another go.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it's performing, some minor hitches here and there, frametimes aren't as consistent as I'd like, but really - if it launched in this state people would think it was an above average port.

At least that's my experience of it, I'm running it on a i7 4770k @ 4.5Ghz, 980Ti, G-Sync monitor, 1440p, installed on an NVMe SSD - so especially with the SSD - it may not be representative of many people's experience.

I don't think the SSD has anything to do with it. I'm certainly not seeing any issues with my HDD. Butter smooth 1080p 90fps (3770k @4.5k, 1070, 32GB DDR3 1333mhz).

You two could have different tolerances.
 

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Game is a lock 60fps for me unless I'm moving really fast in the city via Batmobile or upgraded grappling boost in which is usually anywhere between 50-60 fps. Driving the Batmobile in Riddler's races tracks are a lock 60fps so it really must be the city that's causing the issues. Not perfect but nowhere near the disaster it started out as.

980ti reference
i7 4970K stock speed
Max settings with the NVidia smoke and debris stuff turned off. (Don't like the effects)
 

dr_rus

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Not true, unless 30fps with massive stuttering is considered ok. Game was pulled from sale.

tried the game the other day myself, should have launched as it is right now.

Never had nor 30 fps neither massive stuttering on my 980Ti. Mind you, I've had 32GBs of RAM back then which might be the reason why I wasn't affected.
 

Agent_4Seven

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The game runs great even in 1440p on a single 1070 (OC) with everything maxed (except smoke and debris which is not even optimized so F those effects). I've seen like 57-58 min FPS while riding a batmobile at full speed so, yeah... can't complain about performance.

My rig just in case:

4790K @4.4 GHz
16 GB RAM
1070 ROG Strix OC @1900 MHz (Core) and 8300 MHz (Memory).
 

robgrab

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Finally finished the main campaign and two of the DLC expansions (they're veeery short). While it's not my favorite story of the series BOY is that one good looking game. I have it running at 3440x1440 with everything cranked up to Ultra (sans debris and smoke) and it's buttery smooth.

I held off playing through the story too far when it first launched because it was so poorly optimized. Of course since it launched Warner Bros has released numerous patches I've upgraded to a GTX 1080 paired with a G-sync monitor. I'm sure that G-sync monitor hides whatever lingering stuttering might still exist, if any.
 

icecold1983

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Finally finished the main campaign and two of the DLC expansions (they're veeery short). While it's not my favorite story of the series BOY is that one good looking game. I have it running at 3440x1440 with everything cranked up to Ultra (sans debris and smoke) and it's buttery smooth.

I held off playing through the story too far when it first launched because it was so poorly optimized. Of course since it launched Warner Bros has released numerous patches I've upgraded to a GTX 1080 paired with a G-sync monitor. I'm sure that G-sync monitor hides whatever lingering stuttering might still exist, if any.

gsync doesnt hide stutters
 

dcx4610

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Picked it up on sale this weekend. I'm a few hours in on the PS4 version and decided to switch to PC.

Maybe I'm easy to please or I just bought it at the right time but it looks and runs great in my 970 with High settings. It's sharper than the PS4 version and I'm getting over 60fps the majority of the time.
 

Beerman462

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Not true, unless 30fps with massive stuttering is considered ok. Game was pulled from sale.

tried the game the other day myself, should have launched as it is right now.

I don't know about 980Tis, but I played the game pre-patch on an i5 2400 and a 2GB 7870 Tahiti Le(7950 equivalent). I got decent 30fps, but sometimes it would stutter real bad and LoD was all screwed up. Sometimes the high res textures wouldn't load at all. The first big patch which was Aug or Sep don't remember fixed pretty much everything. I still had some stuttering driving the Bat-mobile. I swapped in a friends 7970 and was able to run mostly 60fps.


I now have a
6600K@4.4GHz
1070 Gigabyte G1 Stock clocks, but boosts to 1936MHz
16GB DDR@3GHz

I can run AK at 1440p maxxed except NVidia stuff between 80-90 fps. VSync is busted and was causing wild frame times. It's still not perfect with VSync disabled, but it's not nearly as bad.

1070 is a beast

I held off playing through the story too far when it first launched because it was so poorly optimized. Of course since it launched Warner Bros has released numerous patches I've upgraded to a GTX 1080 paired with a G-sync monitor. I'm sure that G-sync monitor hides whatever lingering stuttering might still exist, if any.

Definitely.
 

kuYuri

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The game runs great even in 1440p on a single 1070 (OC) with everything maxed (except smoke and debris which is not even optimized so F those effects). I've seen like 57-58 min FPS while riding a batmobile at full speed so, yeah... can't complain about performance.

My rig just in case:

4790K @4.4 GHz
16 GB RAM
1070 ROG Strix OC @1900 MHz (Core) and 8300 MHz (Memory).

This is my rig except replace 1070 with the MSI 980 Ti Gaming and it was much better for me post-September 2015 patch.
 

WhiteWolf

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Yeah I was wondering the same. Played the hell out of it on PS4, but I would definitely buy this again if it runs well on PC now. Have a 1070, i7 6700K 4GHz, and 32 GB DDR4 RAM.
 

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Bought it two days ago, playing on a 1070 and Core i5 4690K. Seems to run near flawlessly at 1440p max all details including Nvidia Gameworks at mostly 60 fps except for when there's lots of smoke. I haven't noticed any stutter while driving around in the Batmobile or gliding around. Incredible visual detail in this game.
 

5olid_5nake

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Does anyone know how to get free camera + time stop hack? And if it can be done, is it compatible with the latest version of Batman on steam?
 

5olid_5nake

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Damn, I must have lived under a rock, because I thought that was ps4 exclusive only :O.
Thx for the heads up!
 

Vitor711

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AA is still bad and need outside tools.

It also still breaks certain lighting affects as well if I recall - coloured rain (i.e. droplets falling in front of a red street sign) was far less obvious with it on. Not worth the trade off as it drastically alters the aesthetic of the game.
 

5olid_5nake

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So, I just installed Arkham Knight on my gtx 1060 6gb, i5-3350p and DDR3 8GB RAM setup. And for the most part with all bells and whistles it's running above 60 fps (most of the time it's in the 70fps area).
It was all good for approximately half an hour, but as soon as I started driving around the streets in Batmobile, it started hitching/stuttering like crazy. It's not regular fps drop, just like it's loading in the background.

Is there any way to fix that particular problem, without needing to invest in an SSD? I have read that SSD fixes that problem, but damn, I thought on my rig it would hitch but not like this :/.
 

PHOENIXZERO

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So, I just installed Arkham Knight on my gtx 1060 6gb, i5-3350p and DDR3 8GB RAM setup. And for the most part with all bells and whistles it's running above 60 fps (most of the time it's in the 70fps area).
It was all good for approximately half an hour, but as soon as I started driving around the streets in Batmobile, it started hitching/stuttering like crazy. It's not regular fps drop, just like it's loading in the background.

Is there any way to fix that particular problem, without needing to invest in an SSD? I have read that SSD fixes that problem, but damn, I thought on my rig it would hitch but not like this :/.

Either more RAM or an SSD with your page file on it would probably resolve most of it.
 

jett

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So, I just installed Arkham Knight on my gtx 1060 6gb, i5-3350p and DDR3 8GB RAM setup. And for the most part with all bells and whistles it's running above 60 fps (most of the time it's in the 70fps area).
It was all good for approximately half an hour, but as soon as I started driving around the streets in Batmobile, it started hitching/stuttering like crazy. It's not regular fps drop, just like it's loading in the background.

Is there any way to fix that particular problem, without needing to invest in an SSD? I have read that SSD fixes that problem, but damn, I thought on my rig it would hitch but not like this :/.

Forget trying to fix this game.
 

5olid_5nake

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Well I experimented yesterday a bit, and looks like nvidia gameworks graphical effects were the main reason for massive hitching. I turned off everything except enhanced rain and now it runs great!

At least for the two hours I played.
 

Jeff Stephen

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Excuse the 9 month bump but is DSR working for anyone using Windows 10 alongisde the latest nvidia driver? (384.80)
I can't go past my native resolution atm.
 

Hybris

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Excuse the 9 month bump but is DSR working for anyone using Windows 10 alongisde the latest nvidia driver? (384.80)
I can't go past my native resolution atm.

Go make sure you have the DSR scale factors checked off. I can't remember if it was a windows update or a driver update, but recently something dropped my DSR scale factors in the control panel, and I had to re-add them.
 

Jeff Stephen

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Go make sure you have the DSR scale factors checked off. I can't remember if it was a windows update or a driver update, but recently something dropped my DSR scale factors in the control panel, and I had to re-add them.

It turns out I had to restart my PC for the changes to take effect. Usually once applied they're good to go, strange.