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Poor Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Optimization Is The Cause Of “High CPU Usage”, Not DRM

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on PC is a bit difficult to run at 60 FPS due to its high CPU usage. Turns out, the high CPU usage is not because of the detailed world but, due to poor Assassin’s Creed Odyssey optimization.

This is according to a modder who notes that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a conservative “resource ceiling for textures”. The modder notes that the reason for the poor Assassin’s Creed Odyssey optimization is the focus on consoles.

He added that only 25% of GTX 1080 Ti’s VRAM was in use and the game “loads, then unloads and later reloads the same assets” hundreds and thousands of time in just one hour. He notes that all of this unnecessary and Ubisoft can fix it.

Assassin’s Creed Odyseey optimization is all over the place, those with SSDs will face higher CPU usage than the ones who own HDD. Its pretty clear that DRM is not the cause of the game’s high CPU usage but the game engine itself.

Clearly the dev team focuses on consoles because there appears to be no consideration given to the significantly higher throughput of PC storage devices such as my NVMe SSDs in RAID0. The faster your disk is and the more CPU cores you have, the more of an unpredictable performance nightmare this all becomes.

However, Ubisoft isn’t ignoring everything when it comes to the PC version. When the game launched those with CPUs without AVX support couldn’t play the game. Ubisoft has fixed this with patch 1.03 that brings support for CPUs without AVX.

Aside from the non-AVX CPU support, the patch also brings fixes to the benchmark tool. The benchmark tool now records on Windows 7. Furthermore, the patch also fixed the benchmark bug in the rainy weather.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is also coming as part of the season pass. Ubisoft has detailed the enhancements the game will receive. According to Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster will be more than just a resolution upgrade.

The remaster will feature improved lighting, Physically Based Rendering, to be exact. High-resolution textures, improved game mechanics and more will also be part of the remaster.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an open-world action RPG developed by Ubisoft. The game is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: Github