Teardown – How to fix Stuttering, Freezing and FPS Drops

Teardown stuttering freezing fps fix – Looks like a lot of users are facing various performance related problems while playing Teardown on PC. Are there fixes? Let’s find out.

Teardown – How to fix Stuttering, Freezing and FPS Drops

Before you proceed further, take a look at what a developer from Tuxedo Labs has to say about the performance of Teardown:

Due to the heavy use of physics and the nature of the game there is no way to guarantee smooth frame rate at all times regardless of hardware. Therefore is it also very hard to set a minimum spec. The game should run on most modern GPUs that support OpenGL 4.5 and almost any CPU with varying performance. Personally I use a GTX 1080 and Core i7, which gives 60 FPS in most situations. It will run on slower hardware, but you will experience more frame stuttering and/or slow-motion effects.

How to fix the Performance issues

Official PC Requirements of Teardown

Check out the requirements of the game first:

  • Minimum:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 10
      • Processor: Quad Core CPU
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or better
      • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Recommended:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 10
      • Processor: Intel Core i7 or better
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or better
      • Storage: 1 GB available space

As you can see, you need a GTX 1060 to run the game at the lowest possible settings on the 1080p resolution.

Tweak the graphics settings for best performance

  • Render Scale : 75%
  • Render Quality : Medium
  • Field of view : 85
  • Barrel distortion : Enable
  • Motion blur : Disabled
  • Vertical sync : Disabled
    teardown graphics settings

I managed to get 60 FPS most of the time with the settings mentioned above on a GTX 1060 GB and Intel i5 9400F.

Disable Geforce Experience Overlay (For Nvidia users)

I am not sure that you have noticed or not, but there are a lot of Nvidia services that would pop up whenever you turn on the Nvidia In-Game Overlay. And it makes sense as there are a lot of features and you get from GFE. 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.

  1. Launch Nvidia Geforce Experience
  2. Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  3. Select the General Tab
  4. Turn of In-Game Overlay
  5. Restart your system

Turn Off Steam Overlay

The Steam Overlay is recently causing problems in a lot of games. Try turning it off.

  1. Go to you Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Teardown
  3. Select Properties
  4. Under the General tab, check the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game

Turn off Windows 10 Background Recording

The Captures tool on Windows 10 often tend to take up a lot of resources and the Background Recording feature always records in the background while you are playing any game. So turn it off would immediately give you a boost. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Captures
  4. Turn off Background Recording

Try Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling

If you have the latest build of Windows 10 (2004) then you should make use of the brand new feature called hardware-accelerated gpu scheduling. If you have a decent graphics card then you might actually benefit from this. Here is how to turn it on:

  1. Go to Windows 10 settings
  2. Click on System
  3. Select the Display tab on the left
  4. Scroll down and you will notice an option called Graphics Settings at the bottom
  5. Click on it
  6. Turn on Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
  7. Restart your PC

Make sure your computer is set to use your dedicated graphics card

Nvidia users
  1. Launch Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
  3. Click on the Program Settings tab
  4. Under “Select a program to customize” select Second Extinction
  5. If it is not there then click on Add and then select it
  6. Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor
AMD Users
  1. Right click your desktop and open the AMD Radeon Software.
  2. In Radeon Software, click on the Gear Icon and select Graphics from the sub-menu, then choose advanced.
  3. Click on GPU Workload and select the desired setting (default is to set to Graphics).
  4. Click OK to restart Radeon software for the change to take effect.
  5. When finished, you may close Radeon Software.

More fixes coming soon.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you have some fixes that are guaranteed to work then also you can comment below. We will put it on this article. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on November 1, 2020

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