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    Batman: Arkham Knight

    Game » consists of 11 releases. Released Jun 23, 2015

    Arkham Knight, developer Rocksteady's return to the Batman series, takes place one year after Arkham City. It promises to expand the open world from the previous game, allowing players to drive the Batmobile through Gotham City's streets.

    WARNING: AMD cards are screwed right now

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    The_Tribunal

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    I just jumped in for the first 45 minutes of Arkham Knight and everything is fucked for my 7970. AMD users are torching the Steam forums right now so if you're planning on dropping your $60 on this, I'd advise you wait.

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    #2  Edited By The_Tribunal

    And this is with the 15.6 beta drivers.

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    Yeh when WB went out even before the release and stated they where working on the AMD performance and also increasing system requirements for AMD PCs you knew it was gonna be real bad.

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    Just a favor: can you elaborate on what you mean by "fucked"?

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    Like, you can't turn without the frame rate falling to single digits or straight up giving you a still image. My 7970 can run Attila, Metro LL,GTA V, and Witcher 3 on the highest-to-high settings. Arkham Knight just straight up doesn't run on normal settings.

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    @ripelivejam: frame rate. Its incredibly unstable and you can't drive the batmobile without the already crappy (sub-30) frame rate plunging severely. Its not optimized at all.

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    #7  Edited By ripelivejam

    i'll probably hold off then, though there's a vid of someone on an r9 290 (my card) getting 40-70fps.

    you tried disabling gameworks?

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    Yeah. I'm probably going to give it a few day for a patch to come along, if not there's always the refund option.

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    #9  Edited By Nardak

    There is a 36 page performance thread about Arkham Knight at the moment on Neogaf: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1068628&page=36

    Lots of people seem to have problems with the pc version of the game. This is one of those cases which proves that having a refund option available is a good thing. Buying the console version is probably a better choiche at this point.

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    #10  Edited By schlorgan

    Most people seem to be having issues, regardless of video card.

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    I have a 7970 (i7 4790k precessor) and stay at the locked 30fps the whole time. I think people need to double check that the 15.6 drivers installed correctly. Amd messed up the download links on their site and gave the 8.1 version to windows 7 users and visa versa.

    I suspect that the 30fps lock has to do with the animations as the camera seamlessly floats around the environments, haven't really seen a game do this so impressively before. I wouldn't encourage people to unlock the frame rate in the ini file until more is known.

    The game is using nearly all of my 8 Gigs of ram so I do get slowdown if I don't make sure I close things like chrome to free up the ram.

    It looks way better than the console versions, at the same frame rate, and it cost fraction of what they are selling for (got my copy for $25).

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    Eugh, I just experienced how crapped up it is first hand. It stutters every time it has to load something is what it seems like, and then just dips the framerate whenever you do anything. I didn't have AS BAD a time as some other folks, especially if I ran everything at the lowest settings. I've got an AMD card (R9 280), but it also sounds like a large number of Nvidia users are reporting the same problems, which is not good. I'd imagine that they're going to dump a patch here pretty quick or else they're going to be issuing quite a few refunds.

    I'll play Asylum to tide me by. I paid 35 bucks for this on Green Man Gaming, so I'll just have to wait it out.

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    i'm getting better results this morning with my 7950 in the benchmarks than i did last night, not sure why but still haven't played the real game yet. Still tempted to get a 970 today...

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    I was able to play for a half hour or so when the game finally finished installing last night. I'm also running a 7950 and installed the newest drivers last night before the game came out in anticipation of things like this. Not sure what's causing the issues for everybody else. Maybe this thing will suddenly tank or something when I try to go farther.

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    Well, thank god for refunding right?

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    Adam Smith from RPS is reporting identical behaviour on a GTX 970. It definitely seems to be memory-related.

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    #17  Edited By DrBroel

    Im running it well off of a SSD. What kind of hard drive is everyone else using and how is the game running for you?

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    It is not just AMD. My i7/970 4GB/16GB/SSD (albeit a "slow SSD") runs horribly at 1080p. Low textures seems to help that makes no sense.

    Arkham city was a mess also. Should have waited for the GOTY edition when all 12 patches will be out and it will be good.

    Took Far Cry 4 on the PC until patient 1.08 until the stuttering was fixed. This may be the same.

    Also this is all Dave Lange's fault. IronGalaxy did the port (per Eurogamer). I live in Chicago so that makes me more angry since it makes my town look bad.

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    Nvidia Gameworks, build it broken!

    I don't blame Lang much. When you're forced to work with poor software that was known to cause problems in previous titles I can't really put all the blame on the man.

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