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Watch dogs Legion - low FPS

So in Watch Dogs Legion, it performed well during the first part of the game. When I went onto the streets, my FPS would hover around 40-45 FPS no matter how low I turned the settings. The weird thing is my CPU usage is completely normal but my GPU is pegged at around 65% usage. I don't seem to have this issue in any other games, although Far Cry 5 dips a bit but never below 60. Some of my other games such as Assassins' Creed Origin and Ghost Recon Breakpoint bottleneck my CPU but the CPU usage is actually extremely high.


My specs are as follows: i7 4790 3.6 MHZ, 2080 ti, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHZ.


Screenshot of Watch Dogs Legion:


Edit, already updated graphics card drivers, restarted my pc, verified the integrity of the game, and just downloaded the latest update.

Edit 2, benchmark also works just fine




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Set up MSI Afterburner's OSD to show usage for each individual core, make sure it isn't pegged to 100% on a single core and thus choking. 

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4 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

Set up MSI Afterburner's OSD to show usage for each individual core, make sure it isn't pegged to 100% on a single core and thus choking. 

I did, is my screenshot showing up? My highest core is 77%.

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I read onto something if Watch Dogs Legion's still not a good game yet to get decent fps somewhere around the forum...

Humor me, as you should do.


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Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

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