A Total War Saga : Troy – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Stuttering

A Total War Saga Troy lag fps drops crashing and stuttering fix – It looks like that a lot of players are experiencing performance related problems while playing A Total War Saga : TROY. Therefore, here is a basic guide to fix some of those issues.

A Total War Saga : Troy – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing and Stuttering

Compare your PC specifications with the system requirements of the game

Here are the system requirements of A Total War Saga : Troy :

Minimum
Recommended
OS

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 Bit

OS

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 Bit

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz/Intel i7 8550U 1.80GHz

Processor

Intel i5-6600 / Ryzen 5 2600X

Memory

4 GB/6 GB (It is 4 for dedicated GPU and 6 for integrated one)

Memory

8 GB

Storage

26 GB

Storage

26 GB

Direct X

Version 11

Direct X

Version 11

Graphics

Nvidia GTX 460 1GB/AMD Radeon HD 5770 1 GB/Intel UHD Graphics 620

Graphics

Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 270X 2 GB

Update your graphics card drivers

Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Verify the in-game files of TROY via Epic Launcher

  • Open Epic Launcher
  • Go to your Library
  • Take your mouse pointer on TROY
  • Click on the Settings icon beside the Launch icon
  • Click on Verify
  • Restart the launcher after the process is completed

Run Epic Launcher with administrator rights

Launching the Epic Launcher with administrator rights might solve your problems. Here is how to do it:

  • Go to the folder where you have installed Epic Games Launcher
  • Right-click on EpicGamesLauncher.exe and select Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Click Change settings for all users
  • Under Privilege Level, check Run this program as administrator
  • Click Apply

Nvidia Control Panel settings

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and make sure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

AMD Control Panel Settings

Click on Global Graphics.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering : Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Radeon Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay (For Nvidia users)

Recently I have noticed that a lot of Nvidia services would pop up whenever I turn on the Nvidia In-Game Overlay. You won’t realize until you check properly that there are a lot of these services and though individually they are consuming very little percentage of your CPU, when you combine them it is a hefty chunk. So try turning it off.

  • Launch Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn of In-Game Overlay
  • Restart your system

Preferred Graphics Processor (For Nvidia Laptop users)

If your laptop feature a Nvidia graphics card inside then you need to make sure your laptop is using that instead of the low powered integrated one.

  • Just open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
  • Select the Program Settings tab
  • Under “Select a program to customize” select TROY
  • If it is not there then click on Add and then select it
  • Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor”

Wait for Performance patches

Total War Saga TROY is at a very early stage at the moment. So expect a ton of patches and updates from the developers. All you have to do is be patient and wait for the developers to address the issues.


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