Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Stuttering

About the game:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an entry to the long-running Ace Combat series. It is an combat flight action video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

The main focus of the game is a conflict between the Osean Federation and the Kingdom of Erusea known as the Second Usean Continental War which is set in the year 2019. So, this is not going to be a game based on historical events.

The player here is callsign “Trigger,” who fights for the Osean Air Defense Force against Erusea’s unmanned drones. Trigger was a member in Osea’s Mage Squadron initially but he got accused of murdering a former president and was sent to Osea’s Spare Squadron, a penal military unit, for atonement.

We cannot deny the fact that being developed on the Unreal Engine 4, Ace Combat 7 : Skies Unknown is a well optimised title. But some players have been reporting lately that they are witnessing stuttering here and there in the PC version of the game and as a result their experience is getting affected as a whole. When a game is fully immersive like this, even one second of delay can spoil the whole experience. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, stuttering or fps drops in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PC:

Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops and Stuttering

Step 1:

Update your Graphics Drivers

The first thing you should consider doing is update your drivers. Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Both Nvidia and AMD have already released their latest drivers optimized for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Step 2:

Make sure your system meets the Minimum System Requirements of the game

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core Intel Core i3-7100, or equivalent
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Legacy GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti, or equivalent)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 60GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown System Requirements (Recommended)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7500, or equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, or equivalent, or higher
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 60GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

A GeForce GTX 1060 can run this title at 100 FPS at max settings at 1920×1080 easily, and can even deliver an amazing performance of 60 FPS at 2560×1440. In order to play Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown at 4K resolution though, you’ll need a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, RTX 2080 Ti, or RTX 2080 to get a solid and stable 60 FPS+ experience.

Step 3:

Tweak video or graphics settings for Best Performance

  1. Set Shadow Quality to Low
  2. Turn V-Sync Off
  3. Set Anti-aliasing to FXAA. Turn it Off if the game is blurry.
  4. Turn Motion Blur Off
  5. Turn Screen Space Reflections Off
  6. Set Effects to Low
  7. Turn off Bloom

Step 4:

Increase the Priority of the game

  • Start Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the executable or .exe process of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

Step 5:

Adjusting settings in the Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This step is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate the AceCombat7.exe from the installation folder.
  • Set Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.
  • Set Texture Filtering to Performance

 

 

 

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