So I decided to play Guild Wars 2 again after a long time and I've been having horrible performance to the point where it's literally unplayable. I'm one of these 'so-called' 60FPS or no buy players but the game drops to 20FPS and below and that just isn't a pleasant experience.
Core i7-4790k 4.8Ghz
Nvidia RTX 2070 1700Mhz
16Gb DDR 3 ram 1333Mhz (4x4)
Samsung 840 Evo SSD
Windows 10 64-bit
Using latest Windows & stable GPU driver updates
So basically the game becomes a slideshow a lot of times. I cannot reach 60FPS ever even on low (have posted screenshots at the end of this thread).
I have removed my overclock settings and put everything back to default 'factory' settings and no improvements.
I have tried both fullscreen, windowed & windowed full screen settings and no improvements.
I've disabled all my overlays, antivirus, firewall, ... no improvements.
I've did a clean install of latest stable GPU driver and no improvements.
In the included screenshots I took them with both the ingame grapich menu showing the FPS & also with my RTSS overlay showing the GPU/CPU/Ram, etc usage. What I find odd is that when I actually lower the settings the performance becomes even worse and the game will use less system recourses.
In the Nvidia controll panel I've set to Guild Wars 2 to 'maximum performance' but this has not changed anything and the performance stays poor.
On higher settings I can 'play' but the issue is that the framerate is constantly jumping around like 44 > 23 > 54 > 7 > 34 > 18 > etc, every second it just bounces around. Also whenever I activate a skill or somebody or an enemy uses a flashy attack the frame rate drips below 20 for a split second then ramping back up and down.
It's so bad that it's actually causing me a headache
On my office laptop rocking an i3-5010 2.1Ghz (dualcore) and a little 920M grapich controller & 6Gb system ram and there I can actually play with an average of 50FPS with a few settings even turned to medium and high.
Are there any manual .ini tweaks I can do to actually put this game in a playable state?
All helps is appreciated.
(I build this desktop back in 2015, 6 months ago I upgraded the GPU to an RTX 2070, I've been playing several different games both indie to tipple A eye candy games and I've never had any issues and all games have been running in 60FPS with little to no drops, so I think it's safe to say it's not really my hardware itself but certain settings of the game?)
Using Ultra settings:
Using Low settings:
This really isn't fun.