I received Fallout 4 for Christmas and installed it through Steam. I fired it up and found I'm getting <10 FPS. I tried a few things (see below) and then, in my sadness, fired up Subnautica, only to find it is getting 4-5 FPS. It was running fine two months ago which was the last time I tried it. So I tried a few other games:
|Fallout 4 (Steam)||7-9||Creation|
|Subnautica (via Epic Games Launcher)||4-5||Unity|
|AC Odyssey (Steam through UbiSoft Connect)||60||AnvilNext 2.0|
|Portal 2 (Steam)||60||Source|
|Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Steam)||7||Creation Engine|
|Kerbal Space Program (Steam)||~5||Unity Engine|
|No Man's Sky (Steam)||60||Modified Unity|
My first thought was an engine problem, since it is affecting both Fallout and Skyrim and they're both on the Creation Engine but Subnautica and KSP are on Unity, so that doesn't explain it. It FEELS like a library problem, like the install of Fallout overlaid a (possibly older) copy of something on top of the current version? Is there something that is used by both Unity and Creation that could account for this kind of behavior? Or maybe it configured the OS to use... something it shouldn't be using?
So far I have:
- checked Windows Updates (I'm up to date)
- updated video drivers (Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 - 126.96.36.19929)
- uninstalled and reinstalled all copies of MS Visual C++ (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015-2022)
- checked for updated dll's by file modification date of the Fallout 4 install: none
- checked for all updated files by file modification date of the Fallout 4 install: umpteen, but none seem like likely candidates (I can get the list if someone thinks it might be useful)
- uninstalled Fallout 4, Subnautica still broken
- reinstalled Subnautica both with and without Fallout 4, still broken
- cranked all in-game (FO4) video setting to the very minimum, although given the strength of the box and video card, it should be playable at high everything
I have noticed that, in FO4, if I am indoors and looking at the ground, I can get as high as 25-30 FPS. But if I step outdoors and look at... anything, I'm back to 4-5.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Nvidia System Information
[Display] Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit DirectX version: 12.0 GPU processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Driver version: 497.29 Driver Type: DCH Direct3D feature level: 12_1 CUDA Cores: 8704 Resizable BAR No Core clock: 1710 MHz Memory data rate: 19.00 Gbps Memory interface: 320-bit Memory bandwidth: 760.08 GB/s Total available graphics memory: 18397 MB Dedicated video memory: 10240 MB GDDR6X System video memory: 0 MB Shared system memory: 8157 MB Video BIOS version: 94.02.26.40.FC IRQ: Not used Bus: PCI Express x8 Gen4 Device Id: 10DE 2206 38911028 Part Number: G132 0030 [Components] nvui.dll 188.8.131.5229 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component nvxdplcy.dll 184.108.40.20629 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component nvxdbat.dll 220.127.116.1129 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component nvxdapix.dll 18.104.22.16829 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component NVCPL.DLL 22.214.171.12429 NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component nvCplUIR.dll 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel nvCplUI.exe 8.1.940.0 NVIDIA Control Panel nvWSSR.dll 126.96.36.19929 NVIDIA Workstation Server nvWSS.dll 188.8.131.5229 NVIDIA Workstation Server nvViTvSR.dll 184.108.40.20629 NVIDIA Video Server nvViTvS.dll 220.127.116.1129 NVIDIA Video Server nvLicensingS.dll 18.104.22.16829 NVIDIA Licensing Server nvDevToolSR.dll 22.214.171.12429 NVIDIA Licensing Server nvDevToolS.dll 126.96.36.19929 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server nvDispSR.dll 188.8.131.5229 NVIDIA Display Server nvDispS.dll 184.108.40.20629 NVIDIA Display Server PhysX 09.21.0713 NVIDIA PhysX NVCUDA64.DLL 220.127.116.1129 NVIDIA CUDA 11.5.125 driver nvGameSR.dll 18.104.22.16829 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server nvGameS.dll 22.214.171.12429 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
(not sure what is and isn't relevant)
------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 1/3/2022, 18:24:15 Machine name: PIGPEN Machine Id: <snip> Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 19042) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Alienware System Model: Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition BIOS: 2.2.4 (type: UEFI) Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor (16 CPUs), ~3.6GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Available OS Memory: 16314MB RAM Page File: 10506MB used, 11439MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 12 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled Miracast: Available, no HDCP Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported DirectX Database Version: 1.0.8 DxDiag Version: 10.00.19041.0928 64bit Unicode