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  • FreakzHS
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    @tyranusvader
    Hello and thank you for your answer.

    I am desperately looking for a fix to my problem but I guess I'll just wait for a patch (and hope that 1.0.5 will fix it as mentioned before).
    Do you mean VRAM or RAM ? Because I also found out that my graphics card has a total memory of approx. 7GB, a display memory (VRAM) of 3GB and a shared memory of 4GB. What does it mean ? Could I increase my VRAM to slightly increase the performances, or is it too risky ?

    Sorry for those questions tho aha

  • TyranusVader
    107 posts

    @freakzhs From what I understand in your post, the GPU in you laptop has 3 GB of dedicated VRAM and shares up to an additional 4 GB with your system RAM. This nets you with only 4 GB of system RAM which isn't a lot. So I recommend that you upgrade your system RAM to at least 16 GB and lower the amount of shared video memory in your bios. Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla run much smoother with 16 GB of system RAM. If I had your laptop, I would set the game to 1080p and use the medium preset. Hope that helps?

  • FreakzHS
    13 posts

    @tyranusvader

    Okay, clear !

    Thank you for your help !

  • FreakzHS
    13 posts

    Good evening,

    Alright, so I upgraded my RAM to 16GB BUT after contacted NVIDIA, it is impossible for me to lower my shared memory.
    I've tried to play as you said: 1080p with medium preset. I've got 40 FPS average which is not bad but it drops after like 5 minutes of gameplay.
    In low preset, I have 100 FPS peaks with an average of ~57 FPS which is perfect but again, drops after a few minutes.

    I guess I'll just stick to the older Assassin's Creeds and wait for a patch then.

    Anyway thank you for your help still.

  • TyranusVader
    107 posts

    @freakzhs The RAM upgrade is a good investment. You won't regret it. Did you try playing the game with the Special K mod? Make sure that you set the game to "borderless".

  • FreakzHS
    13 posts

    @tyranusvader
    I did not change my game at all after I've installed the Special K mod.
    Well I'm just wondering, I've installed it before the 1.0.4 update, did it the update remove the mod ?

  • TyranusVader
    107 posts

    @freakzhs That's very possible

  • FreakzHS
    13 posts

    @tyranusvader
    Okay well I've got some news.

    I've made some changes in my NVIDIA settings (NVIDIA control panel, I've put everything to high performances) yesterday before going to sleep.
    I've tried this afternoon if it was getting any better, the result was that I made a good gaming session of a few hours (between 2 and 3 hours approx.) with an average of 53 FPS (went between 45 FPS in raids and 60 FPS when alone and I even had 60 in several fights) which is what I am asking for. But then I tried again this evening, went well again for the first hour, went back to Ravensthorpe to build things, then it went cancer again with a max of 30 FPS which could go all the way down to like 10 FPS.
    I'm checking if the patch is still on, but I'm still very confused.

  • TyranusVader
    107 posts

    @freakzhs I don't know what else to you.

  • SoberStone999
    59 posts

    Patch 1.1.0, performance decrease is still an issue even with the new patch.

  • TyranusVader
    107 posts

    @soberstone999 I can confirm it as well. Going to have to use the Special K mod indefinitely.

    Is there any way we can get an Ubi moderator to look into this? It's not a good look when one has to use third-party mods to enjoy the game fully. It's becoming a disturbing trend as CP2077 requires some mods as well to get it working right.

  • TyranusVader
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  • TyranusVader
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    Attention Ubisoft mods, these frame time spikes have been happening since launch. I previously played on a RX 5700 XT 8GB and had the same issues, however the frame time spikes made the game unplayable. It's playable on my newly acquired RX 6800 when the frame time spikes occur but you will still notice a lack of smoothness. My graphic settings are set to the Ultra High preset. Looking through other threads, this happens on Nvidia GPUs as well. Can you please have your technicians investigate this? I could alleviate the issue by using a third-party mod [REMOVED] but I would much prefer not to. Many thanks!

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  • Teinzus
    15 posts

    Hello Ubi-Soft,

    I don't know where to complain first, but Assassin's Creed Valhalla produces massive frame drops on my new Gaming Laptop
    Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg (1UJ001VGE) with
    i7-9750H, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB Samsung NVMe (where it is installed),
    GeForce RTX 2080 Max-q 8GB RAM on Nvidia Geforce Driver 460.89 (also tested on Lenovo Drivers 457.20)
    newest Win 10 Home 20H2, Build 19042.685

    This rig should do Valhalla fine with constant 50-60 Frames on graphics preset "high".
    But my stuttering reality looks always like this screenshot with massive framedrops down to 22 or somtines 10 in a row:
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    Things I read on the internet and already tried:
    Borderless window mode, changing with "alt+enter" from game to desktop back and forth, disabling "fullscreen optimization" in the executable ACValhalla.exe
    setting nvidia energy modus to "maximum performance" using older nvidia drivers,
    I am out of my wits and cannot decide wether my laptop hardware or software sucks or Valhalla is poorly optimized for my not so exotic gaming rig...


    Funny enough I tested the game on my 3 years old gaming laptop HP OMEN by HP 17-w106ng with
    i7-6700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB NVMe and 1 TB SSD (where it is installed)
    GeForce GTX 1070, 8 GB RAM on Nvidia Geforce Driver 457.30
    Win 10 home 1909,
    where it only drops to 24 seldom and is constantly about 50 frames on preset "high" and delivers a much more smooth gameplay:
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  • AndyPDD5
    13 posts

    Still no update from Ubisoft on this issue? Bravo on the tech support....

  • Teinzus
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  • Teinzus
    15 posts

    @teinzus Here a screenshot from the smooth gameplay like it should have been delivered by ubisoft and not the creator of the mod Special K
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  • Ubi-Woofer
    Ubisoft Support Staff 787 posts

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you all for continuing to share your reports of performance issues in Assassin's Creed Vahalla on PC here on the forums. I've merged a few different threads discussing similar topics into this one in order to try and keep as much relevant information together as possible, and would ask that you all continue to post here regarding these issues from now on.

    If still encountering poor performance in Valhalla, such as low FPS, stuttering, or lag, I would ask that you first complete our PC troubleshooting, ensure that both your GPU drivers and OS are fully up-to-date, and that the game itself is fully updated as well. Running the game in a clean boot environment with no unnecessary background applications running is also my recommendation, to ensure the best possible performance.

    Should issues persist, I'd like you to provide the following details in the same bullet-point format as I've listed them, so that I can compile a set of formal reports to submit to the developers for their consideration. They are already looking into optimisation issues, so the information I am requesting would help them in looking into this:

    • Specifications of your PC in brief (CPU, GPU, RAM, Storage)
    • Version of the game you own (Standard, Gold, Ultimate)
    • OS version number
    • GPU driver number


    If possible, I would appreciate it if you could submit your MSINFO and DXDIAG files to us in a support case or via Live Chat so that we can take a closer look into those as well.

    I would also like to ask that the discussion of unauthorised game modifications in this thread ceases, as this is not something we condone and is not permitted under the forum rules. I have removed all content that breaches these rules, and would like to reiterate that, as we have no control or influence over such modifications, and cannot verify their safety, it is not recommended that you download and/or use one for Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

    Thank you in advance for your help and any information provided, and I will try to keep you all updated as best I can! 🙂

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