My single player game is starting to lag pretty badly and I’m trying to figure out what is causing it.
Prior to the pet update(s) I never had any performance problems at all, even though I was running a lot of mods and had a fair amount of placeables in my huge base. After the update(s) I started a new game with a few additional mods (beefy ones though) and have been experiencing intermittent lag, mostly around my base, and it’s worsening.
What I don’t understand, is that my FPS is still pretty good, usually fluctuating between 45-60 and only very occasionally dipping below 30 even at my base (except of course for the lag).
I have an i7-7700K (4.2GHz), GeForce GTX 1080, & 16GB ram. Game and OS is on an SSD.
Given my specs, I have been running with everything maxed (ultra), which has been perfectly fine until the update/new game and still more than playable afterwards, except it has now deteriorated to the point of becoming very annoying. Given that it’s worsening, I guess it could be due to the amount of placeables in my base. Although, I was experiencing some minor lag in this post-update new game prior to building my base, so I suppose it’s not the root cause.
Strangely, when I tried reducing my settings to high, this gave me a modest FPS boost, however the lag remained, so as to be pointless.
The other thing I could do, is to test my game without the addtional mods (one by one) and observe any difference in performance. However before I go to this trouble, I thought I’d ask if any more computer savvy people than I (I’m not very) could offer any advice.