Monday, 25 February 2019

How We Can Have Significantly more optimized Games for PC


System requirements are getting more and more ridiculous day by day, i was shocked when i had to run Far Cry 5 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 1080p low for smooth framerates with my 750 ti. They need to optimize games alot better and use compressed texture for visuals rather than raw files.

Same can be done with Audio / Cutscenes so that overall size is smaller and it would then effectively help in reducing system requirements. It's no rocket science or anything extravagant, just common sense.

When i really want small file size images in GIMP, i just set picture quality to 70% and still don't notice any difference so game developers can atleast compress it to 90% quality without loosing any noticeable visual quality.

Developers these days only seem to focus on console side of things resulting in poor optimization for pc games. They should start giving some more priority to pc version of games now as it's the biggest gaming platform and growing faster than ever.

Windows is another reason behind poor performance of games on PC. Ever since Vista, Microsoft has added too much bloatware and unnecessary features present in windows such as Cortana, Windows Store, File History etc.

Windows 10 is over the top resource as it consumes 1.5GB RAM at idle and doesn't even like 7200rpm HDDs so an SSD is recommended for it which not everyone can afford (especially for higher storage sized ones such as 500gb or even 1tb) and it's not everyone's priority.

Microsoft have ruined it even further since Anniversary and Creator's update by adding even more bloat, and worst thing about it is, you can't disable automatic updates so need to wait for those sluggish and slow time consuming updates installation before you can enjoy your favorite games.

Additional Note (not included in video) :

Shoddy and messed up coding is another reason why games are so heavy these days, if developers take time and effort for a clean and decently implemented code the games could be better optimized this way as well. Extra unnecessary coding / programming also result in higher size which also affects system requirements in a negative way. Microsoft is also culprit of doing such things their OS and it has got much worse in modern version of Windows.

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