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Voidolt
10-27-2017, 02:04 PM
Hey while playing this game has very high CPU usage, im pretty sure someone already posted it. I hope you can fix something with this. I've never had before 100% usage CPU.

Ubi-Keo
10-27-2017, 02:19 PM
Can you please confirm your PC specifications

Voidolt
10-27-2017, 02:26 PM
GTX 970
I7-4790K
16GB RAM

Also a lot people reported this problem with their i7 6700k .

makavelli1012
10-27-2017, 02:40 PM
I have the same issue im checking with the benchmake and its a cpu issue its mostly occuring in citys
im running in 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 no problems with that almost no extra usage
im running a i5 6600k 4.7 overclock liquidcoold
with a gtx 1080 ti liquidcoold

on

very low i see my gpy 45/50% and cpu 100% from the start of the benchmark or game
lvery high my gpu 55/60% and cpu 100% framerate in citys to almost 30 normal on 90 or higher
so it must be a cpu problem with the 6xxx series can you guys check out if itsd also in the 7xxx series and let us know what you guys find out

oh btw i also had the problemw ith the logitech headsets.
i find out that it is the adapter i think the audio options in game need some tweaking for headsets who have that build in.
a qucik fix for now is put you headset back oin the cable with the 3.5 audio jack

The_Warhound
10-27-2017, 04:37 PM
Running 8700k and 1080ti still get insane usage and temps

Gackt54
10-27-2017, 06:38 PM
Same thing for my i7 3930K with gtx980 and 16go DDR3

Can't see the temperatures but my PC is very noisy. Like I am rendering a video with Sony Vegas...

JohnyW_PL
10-27-2017, 06:50 PM
For me (i5 4690K, 16GB RAM 2400MHz and GTX 1080 Gaming X) I have very high usage on Core 1, 2 and 3. Core 0 is loaded 30-89% (never 100%) and during benchmark, in the city, I see that FPS is going down from 60 FPS to around 42-45.

I saw that it help me when I change colligation to Core 0 only and then I change it again to all cores. When I run benchmark again CPU usage was also high (that is good because it shows that game is using all PC power) but now game is running much more smooth (city part was 42-45 FPS and now it is 55-60 FPS) and all cores are loaded more equally

Duckers_Mcquack
10-27-2017, 09:03 PM
SAme cpu here and also 100%, same with the gpu too (1080 SC)

AOD_SN0ST0RM
10-27-2017, 10:59 PM
Same.6700k at 100% in cities while my 1080ti isn't hitting 60% usage. This shouldn't be happening

Animator_Alex
10-28-2017, 03:38 AM
Same here on an i5-4670K. Only really happens in this game. Not an issue in almost every other game.

Laki_Seven
10-28-2017, 07:14 AM
Having high cpu usage aswell, peaking at 100%
The fps is also unstable

Running i7 7700k, 16gb ram, gtx1080 and installed the game on a m.2 harddrive

Arganaki
10-28-2017, 09:12 AM
Same
low \ hight settings = cpu 90-100% usage

YazX_
10-28-2017, 09:49 AM
yes i can confirm, the game stresses CPU to 100% on core0 and rest of cores to 70%-85%, i have 3770k @ 4.4Ghz, due to this i get some GPU bottleneck in crowded areas causing GPU utilization to drop to 65%-80%, graphics card 1080 Ti @ 2 Ghz, i'm playing at 1440p Ultra settings, FPS drops to 50s in crowded areas, lowering graphics settings have no effect on CPU nor GPU utilization, only getting little bit higher FPS due to less workload on GPU.

Game installed on SSD and RAM 16 GB.

King.EraZZi0
10-28-2017, 10:44 AM
Hi guys,

I got the same problem GPU 95%-100% in ultra settings or low settings it's the same and my CPU usage is always at 100% from the start of the game. My game runs about 40 45 fps on the cities/oasis and about 55fps in the desert.
My specs:

Windows 10 (64)
Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC
i5-6400 (2.70 GhZ - 3.20 GhZ boosted)
16GB DDR4 2133 MhZ
Driver GTX 388.00


I hope we will have an update to fix this.


Sorry for my bad english

HyPnOSuSeN
10-28-2017, 11:48 AM
i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
GeForce GTX TITAN X

CPU usage in cities 40/45%
CPU usage elsewhere 35/42%

And I'm playing in ULTRA settings...

So no complaints from my side :-)

DragonulRe
10-28-2017, 11:53 AM
Yep , same problem with CPU 100% , GPU is the same but sometimes goes lower at 80 - 90% (i5 6402P 2.80GHz , GTX 1060 6GB , 16 GB RAM)

Ez_2Easy4Me
10-28-2017, 12:12 PM
And... same here (GTX 1060 6GB, i5 4570, 8GB RAM). 100% CPU usage and 78% GPU. I have 40-45 fps in cities and 55-60 in other areas.

tsubasa_4031987
10-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Same here...

My specs:

- i7 5960X O/C @4GHz (8 cores / 16 Threads) Hyperthreading on
- SLI GTX 1080 Ti O/C @2GHz (SLI OFF by me because not supported) Nvidia Driver 388.00
- ULTRA SETTINGS in 1080p (V-Sync Off because I have a G-Sync monitor)

CPU Usage anormaly (Core 0 100% constantly)
Low GPU usage sometimes

And the game stutter a lot...
Especially in the city

HyPnOSuSeN
10-28-2017, 05:09 PM
From what I read I gather the problem is more the GPU then the CPU. tsubasa_4031987 has a faster i7 then mine but I run a TITAN-X 20Gb and I'm not having any problems at all. The game runs perfectly smooth with fps peaks around 90 an never under 70...
But still most of the above pc specs are well within the RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION so they shouldn't have high CPU nor GPU usage.
I'm sure UBI will resolve the problem though. The same problem occurred in Ghost Recon (and then I had the problem too) and it got solved...

I guess you'll have to be patient :cool:

RazorHair
10-28-2017, 08:46 PM
I too have the high CPU use during gameplay. I am using AMD 8350 @ 4.2Ghz. Here I thought it might just be my setup but nope people with AMD and Intel are having problems.

BOolMaster93
10-28-2017, 09:32 PM
Same problem as the others with these specs :

Intel core i7 4770 3.4 GHz
AMD R9 280x 3Gb VRAM
16 Gb RAM
Drivers updated.

CPU always over 70-80% up to 100%
GPU about 60%
Frame-rate drops

Last time I buy one of your games. We are NOT beta testers. Shame on you for optimization problems and your false advertising.

Black_Widow9
10-28-2017, 09:34 PM
Hello everyone,

Could you please try the workarounds in the Known Issues thread (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1773724-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-Known-Issues-UPDATED-Oct-28)? We will be updating this frequently so please keep an eye on it.

If this doesn't help, please let us know and get in touch with our Support team (https://support.ubi.com/).

Thanks

FatGingy
10-29-2017, 02:26 AM
So I currently have a Asus sabertooth Mark 2 motherboard with a 4790k i7 processor at 4.0ghz not overclocked
and a EVGA SC 980ti 6gb ACX 2.0 video card, and 16gb of DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz C9 ram and I am running the game at very high settings I have spent the last day and half tweaking with settings to try and get it to work properly in terms of performance and I still get FPS stutters Ive used the bench marking tool multiple times and it seems as my CPU is the bottle neck im pretty much getting 100% usage on my 4 physical cores and 4 logical cores, also I am having issues with audio popping and cutting out randomly while playing Im using my Hyper X Cloud II headset and I am not using the usb input im currently running it through a 3.5mm cable directly to my onboard sound card which in this case is realtek on the board. I have updated both my audio and video card drivers just to give you a heads up but currently I believe that the CPU is not being utilized properly with this game I wish to please receive some feedback on if this is something that will be addressed. Thank you for your time.

AOD_SN0ST0RM
10-29-2017, 11:02 AM
But the high cpu usage is not in the known issues!!!!!

Weshvile
10-29-2017, 11:03 AM
Nothing help the high CPU usage. To fix this, we simply need an update. I also saw on a video showing performance of Vega 64 vs 1080 vs 1080 Ti that a PC with a Vega GPU has a lower CPU usage (with a 7700k) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjdkaC1H5o

Very weird. Also, a game shoundn't use 100% of a 400$ CPU... Or at least it should run at a minimum of 60FPS EVERYWHERE (spoiler alert : It's not the case...).

m1crobra1n
10-29-2017, 11:24 AM
I have i5 4570 with 8GB ram and GTX 970 And game is installed on SDD.

CPU usage is high all the time and i am standard settings on graphics. FPS drops to 20 and CPU goes 90+ %

Chackzon
10-29-2017, 12:00 PM
Same problem with CPU 100%

my spec

i5 6600k
gtx 1060
ram 8 gb
driver 388.0

JPWiseguy
10-29-2017, 12:17 PM
Having the exact same problem. 100% CPU usage, but still playing the game anyway because it's awesome.

I5-4670K @ 4.4 GHz
GTX 1070 SC @ 2 GHz
16GB DDR3 RAM @ 2400 MHz
Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec
Windows 10 v1709
NVIDIA Driver 388.10

The only things I've found that help are...

#1: ALT-TAB out of the game, open Task Manager, go to the process for the game, change CPU affinity from all cores to 1 and back to all cores again, then go ALT-TAB back into the game. (Which can sometimes cause a black screen lock-up of the entire PC)
#2: Run the game in a Borderless Window.
#3: Turn down settings to High or Very High

...but none of these things fix it 100%, there is still stuttering and dropped frames.

Opened a support ticket with Ubisoft with DXIDAG and MSINFO files, got the most generic response I've ever seen...although that's to be expected I suppose.

RazorHair
10-29-2017, 01:41 PM
I too submitted a support ticket with Ubisoft with DXDIAG and MSINFO waiting to see what happens, I'm sure more people that open a ticket with computer specs the more they can pinpoint the problem of the high CPU use. Common problems see you be: Stutter in game, Mouse input lag, Keyboard ghosting, High CPU use, and Audio popping and cutting in and out.

Here I thought my old cpu was the cause of high CPU use but nope even Intels having this problem. AMD FX8350 @ 4.2Ghz, Nvidia GTX 980ti hybrid. Sound Blaster ZX 5.1, 850Watt PSU, 16GB DDR3 Corsair Ram @ 1600Mhz, Asus Crosshair V Formula Z Motherboard, and 1 TB HDD ( other SSDs and HDDs as well not needed though )

Good thing Mario is out least thats stable =p I will wait to play the great Creed game once its patched hope soon.

Pinapple500
10-29-2017, 02:03 PM
I 'm running a Intel core i5-4690k @ 3.50Ghz with s ram of 8 my two video drivers are Intel graphics 4600 and NVIDIA gtx 970, while playing i get about 10 fps on the absolute lowest graphics i checked the hardware and it said i could play on about high with 60 fps, it dosen't run and crashes all the time, but hey the graphics remind me of halo 3. What can i do to make it look better.

Abirvalgo.
10-29-2017, 03:13 PM
1) i bet it's mostly the "denuvo" thing. just remember high cpu load in "Rime" before (80-100%) and after (40-50%) denuvo removal.
but let's be honest. no one will ever remove it. so they will only cut the vieving distance, shadows, people on the streets etc.
2) ubisoft kiev. we all know these guys and the games they ported.
combined together we got what we got

scotchty
10-29-2017, 03:44 PM
Ive gone through a 2 hour process with their tech reps , and did every single thing they asked and there was no fixing this issue. im running an I7 6700 and a GTX 1070. These are not issues that should be happening yet the rep continuously tried to say its not the game which makes me laugh. I Should have no problem playing this game on High let along very low. They keep sending us to this link about known issues yet our issue isnt even represented in the article. They are well aware this is an issue but refuse to acknowledge it or even help us fix it. I am getting flash backs to Unity all over again

juleman27
10-29-2017, 07:53 PM
i have a 6700k cpu and geforce 1080ti, just made 2 benchmark testest, and first was on everyting on max, and in the bencmark, the cpu was more or lest on 100% on all the most of the time, on the Next benchmark, i put everyting on loweste, and it was almost the same cpu use, more lest 100% use, the most of the time. it is impresing, that ubisoft cant send a game out on pc, without there goes half a year, before you should buy it, because there are all ways something wrong with them, this was the last game from them, that i order from release, now i will wait half a year to buy them

PilotGW
10-29-2017, 08:17 PM
Just throwing my hat into the ring here too.

I have a i5 4690K overclocked to 4.5GHz and a 1080Ti (not a great pairing, I know, but I can't afford a new CPU at the moment). I was initially quite impressed with the performance in the opening segment. Then I rode into Siwa and it all went a bit wrong. 45-50 fps and bad stuttering. CPU is being thrashed at 100% on all cores.

jerubedo
10-29-2017, 09:16 PM
I'm also having this issue on an i7 6700K and a GTX 1080 Ti. CPU gets pegged at 95-100% and when that happens it sometimes causes stutter. This is terrible.

eveningstargaze
10-29-2017, 09:20 PM
Same issue here. i5 6500, GTX 1070. CPU usage is almost always at 100% and it affects performance.

shnagesdavid
10-29-2017, 10:08 PM
I've reported it and it my case is "escalated" now, hopefully they fix this because the game is unplayable. Ubisoft stole my money with Unity, and even though this game is actually good from the amount I've grinded through with the fps dips ruining the experience, I still feel as if they have stolen my money again. FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!

Symtex
10-29-2017, 10:14 PM
The game will even stomp 16 threads CPU like Ryzen 7. Just to give you some perspective. I have an AMD Threadripper 1950x. When I am in game mode (8c/16t), the game uses 80% of my CPU. When I am in 31 cores mode (so I can start the game), it only uses 16 threads anyway. So it seems to be the limit of the game in terms of optimization.

SterZie
10-29-2017, 10:26 PM
Same here !! i5 7600k GTX 1070 16gb ddr4 my cpu is dying! and in de city 35-45 fps... in very high WTF ???????? Fix this game please ! Im not alone with a probleme.

RetroStyIe
10-29-2017, 10:26 PM
Just throwing my hat into the ring here too.

I have a i5 4690K overclocked to 4.5GHz and a 1080Ti (not a great pairing, I know, but I can't afford a new CPU at the moment). I was initially quite impressed with the performance in the opening segment. Then I rode into Siwa and it all went a bit wrong. 45-50 fps and bad stuttering. CPU is being thrashed at 100% on all cores.

you think this is bad? wait until you get to alexandria, my I7 is 100% usage and my gpu as well and i sit at 35fps. lol.

SterZie
10-29-2017, 10:30 PM
Sorry for double post. and Yes i blocked my fps at 60 same! I lowered my graphical settings.... SAME

HybridTrooperN7
10-29-2017, 10:31 PM
I have the same CPU as you but with a GTX 1080ti. and i have the samething happen plus crashes .

AOD_SN0ST0RM
10-29-2017, 10:54 PM
i still don't get how they haven't even acknowledged it :/

Immortalius
10-29-2017, 11:14 PM
It happens even in main menu and then it overheats in game after 30 minutes.
Its cause VMProtect over Denuvo protection now. UBisoft went from stupid to ******ed.
Such an amazing game, ruined by stupid protection trick.
I have like 70% usage in main menu and over 85% in game. And then it gives me BSOD on i7 6700k and 1070, no matter what, cause of incredbily high usage and temperature after hour of gameplay

DlaCiebiePanicz
10-29-2017, 11:41 PM
@Immortalius
True, I've just read about it. For everyone who's looking for more info, just type that in Google: About Ubisoft's anti-consumer move.

shnagesdavid
10-29-2017, 11:59 PM
I downloaded a cpu limiter program called BES, Battle Encoder Shirase, and I limited the usage of the game to -20% (80% usage) and it has yet to dip and has fixed the problem so far for me. It had made the audio a little more crackly but it's progress! Test this and let me know if it helps you or makes anything go crazy. Hope this helps you guys more than Ubisoft has.

shnagesdavid
10-30-2017, 12:01 AM
I downloaded a cpu limiter program called BES, Battle Encoder Shirase, and I limited the usage of the game to -20% (80% usage) and it has yet to dip and has fixed the problem so far for me. It has made the audio a little more crackly but it's progress! Test this and let me know if it helps you or makes anything go crazy. Hope this helps you guys more than Ubisoft has.

EL_79
10-30-2017, 12:48 AM
It's good to know that ubi cares about their legit customers and implementing draconian protection to degrade performance even further and of course people keep supporting them and come cry about some sluggish performance every time they do this
That is the reason i do not pre-order anything and wait a week or so until real reviews come to show the real ugly head of things, you know not the paid out couch reviewers who live on youtube clicks and likes

RetroStyIe
10-30-2017, 12:48 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/1480982338959434853/?ctp=2

VMProtect +Denuvo

EL_79
10-30-2017, 01:35 AM
that leads to at least 30-40% of extra cpu power required to crunch those numbers, there is a reason why denuvo developers backed out from vmprotect in v3, mostly because it was too taxing on performance, but looks like it was a put-on in house to boost sales, basically everyone with regular quad core should've experienced no stutters or high cpu usage, good job ubi, hope you managed to cash out within several days
funny thing is it will be cracked eventually but legit costumers will suffer further on, considering that ubi almost never removes their protection or actually fix their stuff, i remember how crackers actually fixed their games with unprotected exe or they will just steal it like they did before
https://www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-linux-society-1000004/ubisoft-steals-reloaded-crack-to-fix-its-own-game-26498099/
and this is the company you all defend and support

Razrback16
10-30-2017, 01:49 AM
Saw a thread on the Steam messageboards indicating that the high cpu utilization is part of the DRM for the game (VMProtect which is on top of Denuvo) - Here's my post from the thread after googling the reports as I found it pretty interesting given all the comments I've seen from players about the cpu utilization -


Did a quick google on the topic as I found it interesting. Haven't bought the game yet due to a lack of SLI, but I've certainly read through these forums and Ubisoft's forums and the high CPU utilization is indeed curious to me as I've seen people say they've even dropped settings down to "Low" and are not seeing a significant reduction in CPU utilization. So "something" is eating CPU that's not related to the actual gameplay. Is it Denuvo? Dunno, but the CPU isn't taking it upon itself to behave like people are reporting...

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/rumour-denuvo-causes-30-40-additional-cpu-usage-assassins-creed-origins/
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If this is indeed the cause, it's probably not going to get any better anytime soon unless Ubisoft patches VMProtect out of the game.
(https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://www.dsogaming.com/news/rumour-denuvo-causes-30-40-additional-cpu-usage-assassins-creed-origins/)

makavelli1012
10-30-2017, 02:22 AM
About AC: O, one guy at **.***.** send me the binaries of the game and asked me which version of Denuvo the game uses, so I decided to take a look. I found it very strange when I saw that VMProtect layer over Denuvo only because Denuvo dropped VMProtect early this year. I thought it's some desperate move by Denuvo but it seems now that Ubisoft could have implemented it themselves, tanking your game performance by a lot, especially if they hooked Denuvo and VMP to time-critical functions of the game. So, if you have high cpu usage while playing the game, this is the reason.

IF iths is true then the its not the fault of denuvo because they dropt it but then ubisoft has to drop it denuvo getting almost hacked after 1 day to a week so there is really no need ....
i hope they fix it else i hack my buyed game so i dont expirnce the game normally "Like intendid"

Voidolt
10-30-2017, 03:15 AM
Ubisoft... Better to do something with this. If it's something with Denuvo or whatever is called... We PAID you Ubisoft. And you only give us is that you want to risk our CPU... BETTER TO DO SOMETHING WITH THIS. OR WE NEVER BUY UBISOFT GAMES, INCLUDES ASSASSIN'S CREED WHICH I HAVE WHOLE COLLECTIONS... *******it Ubisoft :/

Black.Aria
10-30-2017, 04:17 AM
I have reinstalled about 8 times now maybe more on my main ssd and all of my hhd's still the same. I was able to play once for like an hour then crashed. Every time I have tried to play it was making my CPU hit 80%-100% the whole time. I shut everything I could down and it still takes up all of the cpu, I even started a bunch of programs and a movie on and the game played fine till it crashed 15 min later. The cpu was still at 80%-100% the whole time and my system did not have any problem. Some times I can play one quest if I get lucky. If it is Denuvo doing this Ubisoft needs to take it out with the next patch, I know they are trying to keep it from being cracked but with how many people this is keeping from playing the game it needs to be fixed very soon. But this is Ubisoft they wont say or fix it if it is doing this Denuvo, they dont care if we can play they got the money.

Devst8nDscoDve
10-30-2017, 06:22 AM
I have reinstalled about 8 times now maybe more on my main ssd and all of my hhd's still the same. I was able to play once for like an hour then crashed. Every time I have tried to play it was making my CPU hit 80%-100% the whole time. I shut everything I could down and it still takes up all of the cpu, I even started a bunch of programs and a movie on and the game played fine till it crashed 15 min later. The cpu was still at 80%-100% the whole time and my system did not have any problem. Some times I can play one quest if I get lucky. If it is Denuvo doing this Ubisoft needs to take it out with the next patch, I know they are trying to keep it from being cracked but with how many people this is keeping from playing the game it needs to be fixed very soon. But this is Ubisoft they wont say or fix it if it is doing this Denuvo, they dont care if we can play they got the money.


If you're overclocked either remove it, lower it or boost vcore a little (but will increase heat). If you're not overclocked boosting vcore a little might increase stability. UBISHAFT always have to take things too far. If this VMProtect+Denuvo combo end up frying some CPUs what will Ubisoft do about it? A big fat nothing! Screw customers, give us your money.

Abirvalgo.
10-30-2017, 07:32 AM
rvt: @Voksi_Bulgarian ACO is NOT using 4.8/4.9/5.0/50.0, it's actually just a minor update to what SP had... VMP layer is also NOT coming from Denuvo but directly from Ubisoft (as they still do have a valid license).
rvt: It's still a so called 4.x version but Ubisoft made it harder by putting the VMP layer making it a bit difficult for crackers to get to the actual Denuvo code.
rvt: @parameswar can't tell that but that VMP layer on top makes it extremely difficult to trace the things... The only thing I can tell is that Denuvo itself brings ~30-40 % to CPU usage (!!!) that's why the game is so CPU demanding ;)

seems that i was right after all

HyPnOSuSeN
10-30-2017, 07:46 AM
Honestly I think the rep is right...
I don't have any problem whatsoever running a slower i7 then yours but a TITAN-X 20Gb. I have very low CPU and GPU usage running the game in ULTRA settings so if it would be a game problem I should have the same issues.
Try optimizing your pc by using game booster (Iobit) or Razer Cortex. These programs will exclude all unnecessary processes while your game is running.
Often anti-virus programs (or other processes) are the problem rather then the game itself. Clean your pc too, that also makes a difference (I mean, physically clean it from dust, make sure your vents are properly cooling).
With this kind of "heavy" games your pc needs to be in the best of shape (it always has to be really if you want it to live long).
Make sure you don't have any malware too and scan the pc with f.e. Iobit to make sure everything is running smoothly.
It's not enough to have a performing pc, it has to be running well too :-)

jerubedo
10-30-2017, 09:02 AM
Honestly I think the rep is right...
I don't have any problem whatsoever running a slower i7 then yours but a TITAN-X 20Gb. I have very low CPU and GPU usage running the game in ULTRA settings so if it would be a game problem I should have the same issues.
Try optimizing your pc by using game booster (Iobit) or Razer Cortex. These programs will exclude all unnecessary processes while your game is running.
Often anti-virus programs (or other processes) are the problem rather then the game itself. Clean your pc too, that also makes a difference (I mean, physically clean it from dust, make sure your vents are properly cooling).
With this kind of "heavy" games your pc needs to be in the best of shape (it always has to be really if you want it to live long).
Make sure you don't have any malware too and scan the pc with f.e. Iobit to make sure everything is running smoothly.
It's not enough to have a performing pc, it has to be running well too :-)

This is definitely a wide-spread issue. You can see countless review sites point out the high CPU usage, youtubers galore, and reports all over the internet from various forums including Ubisoft, Steam, Reddit, etc. This game pegs my i7 6700K at 85%+ at all times in Alexandria which is ridiculous. I have nothing running in the background at all, antivirus disabled completely, and a clean system, both physically and anti-virus-wise. What is your CPU and can you actually show us your in-game usage in Alexandria using the built in tool (F1 twice to show the in-game usage)? If you were just using task manager or some other external reporting, it seems those have been off from what's reported in-game. So far I've yet to come across ANYONE at all who doesn't have their CPU usage at incredibly high levels, even on the new 8700K. I've looked at 8 systems already (I'm a system builder professionally and a programmer).

Dark4eg
10-30-2017, 09:49 AM
Ubisoft! Remove the protection! Great game to play with a high load on the CPU is impossible! Low, high settings, the CPU is once again loaded! If the game is like, it so buy! My configuration:
Intel Core i5-4670k@4.4Ghz
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G OC@1506/8001
In other games such problems and the CPU load is not.

TCESylver
10-30-2017, 09:53 AM
High CPU usage is indeed probably caused by Denuvo + that extra layer. They better remove this stuff like so many companies do these days. Denuvo just does not work(games get cracked so fast these days) and it only causes issues for actual consumers. This stuff is just consumer unfriendly...

Dimv92
10-30-2017, 09:56 AM
If they remove what they did we gonna gain about 30% performance boost. Thats about + 10 to 15 fps.

DrNegative
10-30-2017, 10:11 AM
Do we have any hard facts about this Denuvo causing the issue? From what I've read, Anvil engine is very processor hungry, has been since they rebuilt it for AC4.

"The scheduler used for the rendering was rewritten from the ground up. In AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain."

http://www.dsogaming.com/interviews/ubisoft-talks-ac4-tech-anvilnext-engine-features-global-illumination-dx11-2-amds-mantle/

Lord_WarpGuN
10-30-2017, 11:00 AM
AC Origins probably has the smallest amount of npcs running around in the cities in any AC games, thats why is it strange that fps takes a dump when you enter large settlements
I have no problem running AC Unity with my i7 4790k / 1080 locked 60fps / 1440p and there are thousands of npcs in that city. It's a bit shady here

HyPnOSuSeN
10-30-2017, 12:45 PM
This is definitely a wide-spread issue. You can see countless review sites point out the high CPU usage, youtubers galore, and reports all over the internet from various forums including Ubisoft, Steam, Reddit, etc. This game pegs my i7 6700K at 85%+ at all times in Alexandria which is ridiculous. I have nothing running in the background at all, antivirus disabled completely, and a clean system, both physically and anti-virus-wise. What is your CPU and can you actually show us your in-game usage in Alexandria using the built in tool (F1 twice to show the in-game usage)? If you were just using task manager or some other external reporting, it seems those have been off from what's reported in-game. So far I've yet to come across ANYONE at all who doesn't have their CPU usage at incredibly high levels, even on the new 8700K. I've looked at 8 systems already (I'm a system builder professionally and a programmer).

I know it's widespread, I didn't mean it wasn't or that someone was exaggerating it.
I guess I'm just lucky then since I don't have high CPU usage. On the contrary I expected it to be higher. And of course I used F1 twice to measure it in game. Later today I'll post a screenshot!

Just one thing, most people who don't have high CPU usage won't post about it so obviously you won't come across them :p

enjoy your day!

BRaVo_Abaddon
10-30-2017, 01:22 PM
We can't be sure that Denuvo + VMProtect, or somothing like this, is to blame for the high CPU usage, but it can be.


The fact is that high-end processors are having problem to run this game in places like Alexandria and Menfis, and keep 100% most of the time, what can damage the costumer hardware and impact the user experience.


So please Ubisoft, the game is greate, dont destroy this game's name, do something... please.

andynaruto10
10-30-2017, 01:50 PM
Explain this:
First image, playing on Very Low, Anti Aliasing disabled: https://i.imgur.com/gS8yIah.jpg
Second image: Playing on Ultra https://i.imgur.com/Ji5w5Do.jpg

Same FPS. What the hack?

Forgot to mention my specs: i7 6700, GTX 1070, 8 GB RAM. Playing on 1080p.
This is Alexandria, there aren't so many NPCs. I can run Unity on Ultra on 2k with 45 FPS+. With MSAA X 2.

Explosion-
10-30-2017, 01:56 PM
https://postimg.org/image/2m9uona4tn/

Wtb fix? Didn't waste 60$ for a game whch makes my PC flip out and crash like no other game has EVER done!

(i7 4770k overclocked / gtx 980 TI / 16 GB RAM / SSD Installation / win10)

Next time you release a game, don't bother with the godam denuvo and vmprotect, stop ruining customer experience by some lame way of a marketing trick, pissing me off what you company's do to make money. "Ruin customer experience just to make more money is the way to go" Right?

Sir_Raath
10-30-2017, 04:09 PM
Just posting to say that I'm part of the 100% CPU Usage crowd. I submitted a ticket with my dxdiag, msinfo, and screenshots of my benchmarks. It's the same whether I set to max or minimum graphical settings in the game. I'm on a GTX1080, i5 4690K, installed on SSD, and 16GB of RAM. I'll say mine is "playable", but the stuttering or whatever you want to call it is very distracting. I put in almost 8 hours of playtime, but I think I'll hold off continuing until first patch comes out.

Symtex
10-30-2017, 04:35 PM
The game has been optimized for 16 threads.

Kadotus84
10-30-2017, 05:18 PM
The game has not been optimized.

Fixed.

Razrback16
10-30-2017, 05:22 PM
Ya this is a really big issue. I'd suggest anyone who bought the game on Steam and has played less than 2 hours just refund if it's impacting your performance negatively. You can always re-purchase down the road when the developer fixes the issue.

Updated article I saw this morning talking about VMProtect's impact on CPU usage - https://torrentfreak.com/assassins-creed-origin-drm-hammers-gamers-cpus-171030/

RetroStyIe
10-30-2017, 05:24 PM
Fixed.

good lad :))

WarlordSpinal
10-30-2017, 05:38 PM
Same deal here. 88-90% usage on an i7 4790. Very odd indeed.

I can totally play the game, and it performs spectacularly well outside of the usage issue. But the temperatures are of incredible concern to me during longer sessions. 75-83 celsius on average.

WaR-UK
10-30-2017, 06:04 PM
Im really disappointed to read that genuine game owners are paying such a price ,that's if it down to the DRM protection (maybe maybe not ) , and is the only reason ive not yet bought the game , im watching and hoping that a patch will come out soon to fix this so i can buy and enjoy the game .

Mouad1988
10-30-2017, 06:32 PM
Same Problem with the Performance!
FPS Drops down, on High, Middle and Low Settings.

Specs:
Nvidia GTX 970
I7-4790K
16GB RAM

The Game is Awesome but I can't play ist with a Smooth Performance....

JPWiseguy
10-30-2017, 06:59 PM
Ubisoft is most likely going to have to remove VMWare from the game to fix this problem. I wonder if they will actually do it.

Well... I can tell you right now that if they don't, and they add this same copy protection scheme to future releases, I will not be buying them.

Explosion-
10-30-2017, 07:22 PM
Already starting to regret buying this game even though so many people said it's WAY better then the odler versions.
****ing denuvo
And ****ing vmprotect

So now the only question is: Who's gonna be held accountable for this amount of bs? ubisoft for stating false requirements? Denuvo for being crap in general? Vmprotect which is apperently even worse then denuvo? Either way i hope they show up with a patch or i sure as hell want my money back from ubi.

Crazy6a3er
10-30-2017, 07:43 PM
Laptop: Lenovo Y720

Specs:
i7-7700HQ
GTX 1060 6GB
8GB RAM

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1186088040

This is the lowest settings with 1280x720 and as you can see at Alexandria, my FPS is still below than 40 and every CPU core usage is 100%.

If you wonder what's the result with the lowest settings and 1920x1080:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1186088003

Difference? Literally ♥♥♥♥ing nothing! I really hate to be like a spoiled child but if this is not a bad optimization, please enlighten me why I'm getting this result.

Rydik4815
10-30-2017, 07:57 PM
Done some tests, seems like protection really eating half of Cpu, refunded this ******** and not gona waste any more money for games with literally virus software in them. Why the hell actual buyers must suffer from anti pirates protection when they actually payed for this game!?

Clupas
10-30-2017, 08:11 PM
Still no response from ubi on this problem?

Yohei_Mito
10-30-2017, 08:15 PM
What Ubi has done with pc users is really serious, speaking in terms about consumer rights. They have no fu**** idea of what they do (no wonder in any case xD).
They are worried that they will not crack the game, when today the hackers will do it in less than 1 month, anyway I already had my refund on Steam until they get rid of that ****ing protection of Denuvo

jerubedo
10-30-2017, 08:20 PM
Definitive proof that VMprotect is the culprit of the high CPU usage:

https://image.prntscr.com/image/_6qmeqq0RBCMIAtGK8VnRw.png

Unbelievable.

Animator_Alex
10-30-2017, 08:51 PM
Ridiculous. Ubisoft needs to get their **** together and fix this ASAP. I am not buying another Ubisoft game until I know there isn't some BS performance harming DRM in it.

makavelli1012
10-30-2017, 08:53 PM
I de mand a replay form the devlopers for the use of out dates software
and a function so that ppl who have fryd cpus because of this can refuns and get the cpu back and board.
UBI needs to change it i know it a good game with some little buggs but pls ubi what you do to most cpus ist good.
ypu guys sad you want the pc community back but i see other stuff ppl demand refuns and stuff so pls come out with something
and break vmprotect out of the game !!!

Razrback16
10-30-2017, 09:01 PM
I'm just so glad this actually came out. Ubisoft probably thought they were going to sneak this by everybody and they probably would have if VMProtect wasn't eating massive amounts of CPU throwing up red flags everywhere.

I was originally just waiting on an SLI profile but at this point, it almost feels like a bad decision to buy this game at all and support business practices such as this. Ubisoft needs to just man up and pull the VMProtect piece in the next patch. I don't even give a $hit about Denuvo as long as it doesn't eat up any notable system resources. I have no problem with companies implementing DRM to protect their property, but not when it's eating up system resources like this crap is as that directly impacts the customer's gaming experience.

Can't help but wonder if Ubisoft did this anyway to somewhat bork the PC performance side of things given that they seem to be all-in on Consoles first. It's like having two contestants run a race, but making the PC guy carry a bag of bricks while he's running it, and then trying to compare the performance like it's a fair matchup, lol. Just dirty.

Spider_VL
10-30-2017, 09:03 PM
Hello everyone,

Could you please try the workarounds in the Known Issues thread (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1773724-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-Known-Issues-UPDATED-Oct-28)? We will be updating this frequently so please keep an eye on it.

If this doesn't help, please let us know and get in touch with our Support team (https://support.ubi.com/).

Thanks

Love how the only reply is "go check Known-Issues" and known-issues has nothing about CPU usage :(

Whiskey_Pleaz
10-30-2017, 09:04 PM
I too am experiencing CPU usage from 99-100% on all cores. I am using your 'recommended' CPU (FX-8350). My GPU exceeds your recommended GPU (GTX970) I see no reason for such poor performance other than poor optimization. I have had to lower graphical settings to medium, turn some settings off, lower my resolution and put a FPS limit of 30 just to play this game, while still experiencing extreme CPU loads and FPS drops, no audio, and mouse lag. Do you mean to tell me this is your recommended experience? If I am understanding your "workaround" correctly, you want me to disable features that are in place to protect my CPU under full load? Why in the hell would I want to do that? Stop playing the blame game with AMD. as I have seen a plethora of customers complaining about performance on a multitude of systems which all exceed your recommended requirements. Stop pretending like there is no issue, or pretending like this "workaround" is a fix, and start utilizing some quality control. I have enjoyed playing most of your games and I would like to continue to do so, but I cannot continue to support a company who continues to have the same QC issues year after year. ffs, there are open alpha games that perform better than this.

Razrback16
10-30-2017, 09:06 PM
Love how the only reply is "go check Known-Issues" and known-issues has nothing about CPU usage :(

I'm sure they'd like to pretend people didn't discover what's running in the background of their game...

Ozgiliath
10-30-2017, 09:24 PM
VMProtect A TOP OF DENUVO.

What are you doing ubisoft? Why are you punishing consumers who bought the game?

Plump_Llama
10-30-2017, 09:46 PM
Tried playing AC Origins with my PC and I'm also using up 100% on my CPU. Specs are i7 7700k @4.20 GHz, Gtx 1060 6gb, 16 gigs of ram. Even getting 100% when I put all settings to low and frame drops. Just gonna wait for a patch to release. Hopefully it comes soon.

Immortalius
10-30-2017, 10:03 PM
Ubisoft wont patch this. As this is their protection against pirates, that hurts the most us consumers.
https://www.reddit.com/r/CrackWatch/comments/79pd62/update_on_ubisofts_anticonsumerism/
Confirmation of VMProtect using a lot of CPU in game.
good job ubisoft :Facepalm:

EL_79
10-30-2017, 10:16 PM
DRM count, just this game
Steam Check☑
Uplay Check☑
VM Protect Check☑
Denuvo Check☑
that's 4, don't tell me that first 2 are not drm's, they are, you can't start this game without them, starting both of them if you bought it from steam is a mandatory action, imagine before taking a dump you need to open 4 doors to get to your toilet, every fricking time
can't wait before vm protect needs another drm, after it gets cracked, prepare your threadrippers for action

jerryvn
10-30-2017, 10:38 PM
What really hurt the CPU is VMProtect which use up the most CPU usage 30-40%

bowled_him
10-30-2017, 10:59 PM
So i have the same problem on my i7-6700k with 1080GTX

I did a little comparison with AC syndicate. Turns out the actual frame-rate is very similar to origins @
4k - Max gfx settings,
4k - Min GFX setting
2k - Max gfx settings
2k - Min gfx settings

On each of the above i get very similar (within 3-5fps) between Origins & Syndicate.

What is very different though is CPU usage.

On Syndicate the 8 cores each have a load of 30-40% at all times during gameplay which is fine. On Origins core 1 is locked @ 100% constantly and the other 7 are all around 80%. This is clearly NOT FINE and suggests something highly unusual.

I've seen the VMProtect rumours and they would certainly explain this. I don't claim to know the reason why, but i definitely do know that this game is broken in its current guise & when i've spent 70 on it that is utterly unacceptable

PixelNuts
10-30-2017, 11:13 PM
The reason for these full CPU load are the double-layer Denuvo+VMProtect. But of course Ubisoft people will just blame your "bad PC config" instead of admitting it and assuring a fix for the problem. That's sad :(

rafner_SWE
10-30-2017, 11:46 PM
Getting 100% CPU load and lots of microstuttering. Running the game on a i5 6600K @ 4,5 Ghz, 16 Gb 2800 Mhz DDR4, and GTX1080. It's downright ridiculous.

Gullerback
10-30-2017, 11:51 PM
7600k at 4.5 pinned to 100% on all cores and a 1070 at 40% usage. Thanks VMP/denuvo

mor.gun
10-30-2017, 11:53 PM
Getting 100% CPU load and lots of microstuttering. Running the game on a i5 6600K @ 4,5 Ghz, 16 Gb 2800 Mhz DDR4, and GTX1080. It's downright ridiculous.
One very smart guy in my post claims (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1776874-Bad-Performance-on-High-End-PC-(Analysis-included)?p=13054317&viewfull=1#post13054317) that our cpu is very weak. I should have been upgraded two years ago straight to Cannonlake.

babyface_xiii
10-31-2017, 12:02 AM
If denuvo and vpm are the problem, why is it a good majority of players don't have this issue? I have the problem myself on a OC'd 1070 and a 4770k at stock clock and no fixes have yet to work. Why is it that people with the same specs have such varying results with ACO?

rafner_SWE
10-31-2017, 12:07 AM
@babyface_xiii Good question. Either way I think this should be top priority right now for the AC: Origins PC team. I'd really like to enjoy the game to it's fullest but I'm having a hard time now with these performance issues (I'm having a weird problem with crackling sound as well).

mor.gun
10-31-2017, 12:09 AM
As much as I'd like to join in on the Ubisoft witch hunt. If denuvo and vpm are the problem, why is it a good majority of players don't have this issue? I have the problem myself on a OC'd 1070 and a 4770k at stock clock and no fixes have yet to work. Why is it that people with the same specs have such varying results with ACO?
I'll made my guess, game installed on SSD and there's no IO bottleneck. When there is bottleneck in IO(slow disk) there's less data to decrypt every single second resulting in less CPU usage overall, but I saw other issues for those players like missing textures etc...
This is just my assumption.

Gullerback
10-31-2017, 12:14 AM
im running it on a M.2 drive and i still get pinned cpu, low gpu usage and microstuttering low fps

mor.gun
10-31-2017, 12:18 AM
im running it on a M.2 drive and i still get pinned cpu, low gpu usage and microstuttering low fps
This just confirms my theory. Try moving game to HDD, if CPU usage drops or framerate increases - then we know a potential culprit.
I have a blackout for several hours and cannot test thing myself.

RAD_TN
10-31-2017, 12:41 AM
For those saying i dont own the game and im a pirate crying because i cannot pirate it, i own the game on UPlay and u can check with my login RAD_TN.

Unfortunately Ubisoft will never change, its the same, this game will fry your CPU, it stresses all cores upto 100% even in main menu as soon as you start the game before loading your save or start a new game, it doesnt matter what kind of CPU you are having even the new i7 8700k or Ryzen CPUs, this will bottleneck your GPU, in other words your GPU will be under utilized and you will get 1/2 of the performance that it should give.

The reason was uncovered today, Ubisoft injected another DRM layer on top of Denuvo, this DRM layer called VMProtect, it is widely known for declining performance and was abandoned long time ago by publishers.

however, Ubi is Ubi, they dont care about customers and only care about themselves, alot of people on steam already refunded the game and others with more than 2 hours and who bought the uplay version are stuck waiting for a patch to remove this piece of crap called VMProtect.

So another thing back-fired on Ubisoft, with every major release they have to do sth stupid to get their own paying customers mad and screw them all the way.

i have the game on UPlay, CPU 4790k (4.5 Ghz) and 1070, the GPU utilization drops to 50% in Alexandria and CPU is 100% all the time, FPS drops to 30s with horrible stuttering.

The game seems to be well optimized without those kind of crap DRMs but unfortunately it got ruined by these shady practices.

when you start playing you will notice 100% CPU usage and 98% GPU, but then when you go deep into the game and start visiting crowded locations with NPCs, it is a disaster.

so Steam, UPlay, Denuvo and VMProtect , well done Ubi$hit for screwing your own customers, 4 DRMs for a game that will be cracked in less than a week,

jerubedo
10-31-2017, 12:51 AM
If denuvo and vpm are the problem, why is it a good majority of players don't have this issue? I have the problem myself on a OC'd 1070 and a 4770k at stock clock and no fixes have yet to work. Why is it that people with the same specs have such varying results with ACO?

What makes you say that a "good majority of players" don't have the issue? I've looked at a grand total of 10 separate machines now and I have yet to find a single one that does not have this issue. All different CPUs too varying from FX 8350 to i7 8700K and including a few Ryzen builds and a few i5s and i7s ranging from 3700K to 4790K and 6700K. It's possible that many players can't perceive the issue, just like those same people that can't tell the difference between 60Hz TV and 120Hz TV (Soap opera effect). I've seen some people that can't see the difference between 1080p and 2160p as well. And even some who can't see a difference between SD and HD which is crazy to me. Then there's people that just don't care if they aren't getting quality products. They see some choppiness and just shrug it off.

Yohei_Mito
10-31-2017, 12:58 AM
*removed*

The funniest thing about all this is that I'm playing at 65-75 stable FPS (FX 8350 + RX480 8GB at High settings), and when I played via Steam I was lucky to get 45FPS hahaha Jesus Ubi, good job hahaha, I'm so happy with your inefficient despair!

Kennytdf69
10-31-2017, 12:59 AM
CPU on 100%

Ultra settings benchmark - 73 fps avg
High settings benchmark - 78 fps avg
Low settings benchmark - 85 fps avg

Something is def' not good as only 12 fps difference in FPS, but HUGE quality difference.
Something causing the CPU to choke, preventing this game from getting the FPS it deserve.

it feels that even if i will have an unreal CPU with 10GHZ, it will still choke..

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 01:02 AM
CPU on 100%

Ultra settings benchmark - 73 fps avg
High settings benchmark - 78 fps avg
Low settings benchmark - 85 fps avg

Something is def' not good as only 12 fps difference in FPS, but HUGE quality difference.
Something causing the CPU to choke, preventing this game from getting the FPS it deserve.

it feels that even if i will have an unreal CPU with 10GHZ, it will still choke..

Wow. Almost 5GHz clockspeed and still pegging every core to 100%. Definitely not buying this crap until that's fixed and SLI is functional.

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 01:04 AM
You know, I certainly hope Ubisoft isn't still sitting around trying to figure out why the gaming community hates them so much. All they have to do is look right here on their own messageboards. We've got an 11 page thread on this topic and I have yet to see an official response from Ubisoft outside of a mod telling people to check the common issues thread (where the issue isn't listed btw).

rafner_SWE
10-31-2017, 01:55 AM
I'm seriously bummed out. I bought the game through Uplay, and I don't even know if they allow for a refund. I truly enjoy the gameplay and the world the developers have put together, but the issues are just piling up and it's causing me to not want to play the game. On the one hand it would be nice if it actually was the DRM that was behind the performance issues, because that would mean that there oughta be a relatively easy fix for the problem. Just remove the DRM, especially considering the game has already been cracked. But at the same time, if it actually is the DRM that is causing this kind of crap, it's just so downright disgraceful by Ubisoft. I'm very sincere when I say it's the equivalent of spitting on your customers. It showcases a complete lack of appreciation for their customers and what I would almost equate to a cynical repugnance towards the people spending money on their games, like we're just a mob of dirty peasants who are meant to be exploited.

EL_79
10-31-2017, 02:17 AM
you do people know that Syndicate actually already used VMprotect, it also had high cpu usage and to run on ultra 1080p60fps you needed i7 and a 980 ti at that time, it's just they added denuvo to the list and hardware evolved more a less in couple of years, so this is not the first time nor the last

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 02:28 AM
I'm seriously bummed out. I bought the game through Uplay, and I don't even know if they allow for a refund. I truly enjoy the gameplay and the world the developers have put together, but the issues are just piling up and it's causing me to not want to play the game. On the one hand it would be nice if it actually was the DRM that was behind the performance issues, because that would mean that there oughta be a relatively easy fix for the problem. Just remove the DRM, especially considering the game has already been cracked. But at the same time, if it actually is the DRM that is causing this kind of crap, it's just so downright disgraceful by Ubisoft. I'm very sincere when I say it's the equivalent of spitting on your customers. It showcases a complete lack of appreciation for their customers and what I would almost equate to a cynical repugnance towards the people spending money on their games, like we're just a mob of dirty peasants who are meant to be exploited.

Sorry to hear you bought the game on UPlay. :( I made the same mistake with Watchdogs 2. Always on Steam from now on so I can refund.

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 02:30 AM
you do people know that Syndicate actually already used VMprotect, it also had high cpu usage and to run on ultra 1080p60fps you needed i7 and a 980 ti at that time, it's just they added denuvo to the list and hardware evolved more a less in couple of years, so this is not the first time nor the last

Not sure what Syndicate had exactly by version, but I can tell you I ran it at 4k - 60fps with everything on Ultra with an AMD FX8350 and (2) Titan X Maxwell cards. That was about a year ago. Syndicate never had the type of CPU load on my system that people are reporting with Origins and even a year back an 8350 wasn't real quick - very middle of the road.

fatalitywolf
10-31-2017, 03:48 AM
am also having this issue,

am running the game with a fx9590 and a 1080 good thing i have watercooling otherwise i think it might of melted my motherboard trying to play this game i think even then its causing issues had a few bluescreens from running the game.

and i think this entire thing to be insane if it is true that they are running runing four DRM's if you own on steam to be insane

EL_79
10-31-2017, 03:48 AM
Not sure what Syndicate had exactly by version, but I can tell you I ran it at 4k - 60fps with everything on Ultra with an AMD FX8350 and (2) Titan X Maxwell cards. That was about a year ago. Syndicate never had the type of CPU load on my system that people are reporting with Origins and even a year back an 8350 wasn't real quick - very middle of the road.
you joking right? 2x titan x maxwell is faster than gtx 1080 if sli is scaled properly and fx 8350 despite having crappy single core performance does getting job done when game actually utilizes multi core

SolidusWasRight
10-31-2017, 04:24 AM
People with brand new i7s with 8 cores and 1080s are hitting 90/100 CPU usage.

There's something clearly wrong here. Some people need to take their fanboy hats off.

Someguy_545
10-31-2017, 05:05 AM
Same.6700k at 100% in cities while my 970 isn't hitting 50% usage while it's IN 1080p. This shouldn't be happening.

crazyhorses82
10-31-2017, 06:15 AM
Despite having lower specs then most in this thread I'm also having the exact same issue. GPU usage running at around 60% and at barely 60 degrees C (fan hardly moving) and all cores running at 100%, except core 0 that fluctuates between 80 and 100. Despite loving the game and the series I'm left with a bitter taste as this was so predictable and everyone, including myself, are fools for expecting to be able to pre-purchase or day 1 buy and without a game breaker. The recommended specs are also misleading, that was clearly the tested and optimised version before the 2 layers of DRM were added! If I was one of the writers or devs I would be embarrassed and pissed off at what management did to the final product, after they put so much effort into optimising and adding all the bells and whistles to the PC version when it's not their fault this has happened. So I guess we just wait for it to be cracked or enough time to pass that they remove the layers of DRM... The irony...

CaptainGigaX
10-31-2017, 06:19 AM
i7-770K 4.4ghz
GTX 1080
16GB DDR4

CPU max use 100%

Agent_Relic
10-31-2017, 09:50 AM
i7-7700K
16GB DDR4
NVIDIA GTX 1070 FTW

Running 1080p @ 144hz
VSync Off
Ultra Everything
60 - 70fps
GPU 80 - 100%

Ghost Recon Wildlands
Same settings
60 - 70fps
GPU 70 - 80%

kiksu_
10-31-2017, 02:39 PM
Adding myself to the high CPU usage list. Not even the lowest settings make the CPU usage drop below ~80%. It's the same even in menus, which is absolutely insane. So far there have been rumors about very aggressive DRM that is causing it on PC. Hope it gets removed...

My specs:
i5-4690K @ 4.4GHz
GTX 980 4GB
16GB RAM
Game is on an SSD

Also created a case for this issue yesterday, no reply as of yet.

jmcc84
10-31-2017, 03:10 PM
The reason of High CPU usage is due to the new way that Ubisoft implemented their anti-piracy measure in the game. VMProtect + Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

Sengh0r
10-31-2017, 03:49 PM
Same issue, my specs are : i7-6700K, GTX 1080, 16GB RAM, game on SSD

pipos666
10-31-2017, 04:16 PM
The reason of High CPU usage is due to the new way that Ubisoft implemented their anti-piracy measure in the game. VMProtect + Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

I was going to post the same, sadly the only way to fix this is removing VMProtect and that ain't gonna happen

mor.gun
10-31-2017, 04:28 PM
I was going to post the same, sadly the only way to fix this is removing VMProtect and that ain't gonna happen
They can strip VMProtect, as the game is already cracked. I've seen games removing DRM completely, so there are such cases in the industry. Not from Ubi though.

Let's hope Ubi can lean a lesson from CD Project Red who release their games without DRM from the beginning and they still manage to sell very well.

Using such protections may not hurt ACO sells, but will hurt future sells no doubt!

Voidolt
10-31-2017, 05:18 PM
Why Ubisoft is quiet right now? They just got our money and they don't respond this problem with Denuvo+VMProtect ...

mor.gun
10-31-2017, 05:28 PM
Why Ubisoft is quiet right now? They just got our money and they don't respond this problem with Denuvo+VMProtect ...
Community managers and developers cannot tell this kind of info before executives decide to share some info about this problem with the public.
They're just pawns and will just loose their job in case they leak this info without proper permission.

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 05:45 PM
you joking right? 2x titan x maxwell is faster than gtx 1080 if sli is scaled properly and fx 8350 despite having crappy single core performance does getting job done when game actually utilizes multi core

? Not joking about anything. If I lost you somewhere, let me know and I'll try to give you more detail. I ran an FX8350 with (2) Maxwell Titan X cards for about 18 months - great experience. Since I play all games in 4k, that helps significantly where the CPU is concerned. Higher resolution will equate to less CPU load as it shifts the bottleneck over to the GPUs instead of the main CPU. Lower resolution will cause higher load on CPU as you will be in a situation where the GPUs are waiting on the CPU.

Clupas
10-31-2017, 05:45 PM
DRM Simulator 2017 :D:D:D

Kisetsuhime
10-31-2017, 05:51 PM
I can't believe that there hasn't been any kind of official statement about this issue yet...
The game is not running horribly on my system but the cpu usage is extremely high (close to 100%) all the time and it really feels like this is the bottleneck rn...

Clupas
10-31-2017, 06:05 PM
Also as posted on reddit by some1:
VMProtect was not designed to be used the way Ubisoft is using it (having it run every frame you move your character), and is intended to be used when doing things that aren't CPU intensive (navigating menus for example). It's definitely causing some amount of increased CPU usage that it shouldn't be.
That means when u dont move ur cpu utilization should be normal,but as u start moving it starts to rise.I am really curious how they want to fix this:confused:

brsta91
10-31-2017, 06:08 PM
Hello guys...I have i7 4790 processor,gtx 970 graphics card and 16 gb of ram and I still cant maintain constant 60 fps...I am completely sure that this rig can achieve that constant 60 fps on mixed medium-high-very high settings,on 720p with no problem what so ever...but...I have the same problem you all have...my processor is always at 85-99%...ubi...please do something about it,becouse I really want to enjoy this beautifull game!!!

EL_79
10-31-2017, 06:51 PM
? Not joking about anything. If I lost you somewhere, let me know and I'll try to give you more detail. I ran an FX8350 with (2) Maxwell Titan X cards for about 18 months - great experience. Since I play all games in 4k, that helps significantly where the CPU is concerned. Higher resolution will equate to less CPU load as it shifts the bottleneck over to the GPUs instead of the main CPU. Lower resolution will cause higher load on CPU as you will be in a situation where the GPUs are waiting on the CPU.
lower resolution as in what 720p? You will see maybe 10-20% more cpu usage in modern games, most of them if not all are gpu bound, mainly because they are designed for consoles, which have crappy cpu's
in this case ACO will not change it's cpu usage regardless of what resolution you use, basically because either vmprotect or crappy optimization causing the cpu usage even at 4k resolution, which not supposed to happen due to lower amount of npc's than any of the previous installments, like Syndicate for example, had 3-4 times more npc's on the screen the whole time
again you comparing 2x maxwell titans to what most people now consider a high end pc's, like gtx 1080, in raw power and if sli is implemented and functional it will destroy 1080 and will be on pair with 1080 ti, so yeah 980 ti at that time was slower than 2x maxwell titan, that was my reference to your comparison as a joke

elieselhachem
10-31-2017, 07:17 PM
i bought this game yesterday on uplay, user name : elieselhachem

my system:

i7 6900K @ 4.3 Ghz
32 GB ram 3200 Mhz
GTX 1080TI
G-SYNC monitor
SSD

Fps ultra between 75-100 always with no stutter and CPU usage max 54%, average 45 % spread on all CPU cores.

I don't have performance issue because i have a monster CPU, and yes this is the first game that use 50% of my CPU, even Battlefield 1 at 144fps use max 40%

Dear Ubisoft
you have completely the right to protect your game and especially with this awesome game BUT everyone who bought this game also have the right to play it with no stutter.
Very few can bought a CPU for 1100$, and 90% of users have i5 or i7 quad cores CPU's.
PLEASE try to reduce the CPU usage caused by the protection of this game .

We are all against pirates but also who bought this game, should not suffer from stutters and bad experience game play or un-smooth game play (microstutter) because of the protection systems.
Best regards

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 07:27 PM
lower resolution as in what 720p?

Lower resolution as in 1080p or below. If I played at 1080p I would have long since ran into a CPU wall years back when I had an FX8350.


You will see maybe 10-20% more cpu usage in modern games, most of them if not all are gpu bound, mainly because they are designed for consoles, which have crappy cpu's

Agreed - the GPU is where you will see MOST bottlenecking, but again it WILL depend on the resolution you play at and how much GPU power you have. If you run (2) GPUs you will run into a CPU wall quicker at lower resolution due to failure of the CPU to feed the GPUs quickly enough.


in this case ACO will not change it's cpu usage regardless of what resolution you use, basically because either vmprotect or crappy optimization causing the cpu usage even at 4k resolution, which not supposed to happen due to lower amount of npc's than any of the previous installments

Agreed again - VMProtect appears to be eating 30-40% of users' CPU power which is leaving far less CPU overhead available to actually feed the GPUs that are rendering the game, causing heavy CPU bottlenecking.



again you comparing 2x maxwell titans to what most people now consider a high end pc's, like gtx 1080, in raw power and if sli is implemented and functional it will destroy 1080 and will be on pair with 1080 ti, so yeah 980 ti at that time was slower than 2x maxwell titan, that was my reference to your comparison as a joke

I'm not really following you here - if Syndicate had had the same problem Origins currently has with DRM using this much CPU, it wouldn't have mattered what GPUs I had because my CPU would've been pegged and not been able to feed the GPUs, preventing them from rendering 60fps in 4k resolution. But as it was, my CPU was fine, utilization really wasn't all that heavy, and there was plenty of CPU overhead available to feed (2) Titan X cards. So that's why I'm saying Syndicate could not possibly have had the same issue - maybe the DRM was eating SOME CPU but nothing like what we're seeing with Origins.

EL_79
10-31-2017, 07:39 PM
Syndicate did not had same problems, because it used only Vmp without anything else and it had 60-70% cpu usage with i7, it's just nobody complained about it at the time, now it's vmp+denuvo and every i7 is crying from melting cores

https://imgur.com/a/7CQXA

there you go, game is maxed out 1080p with i7 6700@4ghz, as you can see 64% used of cpu just by the game alone, if it was an i5 it would be absolute stutter-fest, that's why i'm surprised that people complain only now, i doubt that in 2015 everyone had i7

Immortalius
10-31-2017, 09:07 PM
Still not a word from ubisoft or statement.

mor.gun
10-31-2017, 09:22 PM
Still not a word from ubisoft or statement.
There's a copy-paste of support chat of one of the user claiming the Ubi are aware of issues.

Maybe we can force them to make actions about this issue faster if we all go to support chats and will complain there?!

The_Red.Baron
10-31-2017, 09:22 PM
I am also having this issue, my CPU is hitting 100% usage and I can't keep a steady 60fps even on the low present at 1080p.

My specs are:

I5-4690k @ 4.2ghz
GTX 980Ti
16 gig DDR3
Samsung SSD.

Can we please get an update on this? Its ridiculous.

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 09:28 PM
Syndicate did not had same problems, because it used only Vmp without anything else and it had 60-70% cpu usage with i7, it's just nobody complained about it at the time, now it's vmp+denuvo and every i7 is crying from melting cores

https://imgur.com/a/7CQXA

there you go, game is maxed out 1080p with i7 6700@4ghz, as you can see 64% used of cpu just by the game alone, if it was an i5 it would be absolute stutter-fest, that's why i'm surprised that people complain only now, i doubt that in 2015 everyone had i7

Maybe you're right and my FX8350 wasn't as slow as I thought it was getting (might be just because it had 8 cores and could spread the utilization out effectively).

elieselhachem
10-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Statistics said that such protection will not increasing the selling of any game.

Look at the witcher 3, it was released without any DRM protection and the selling of this game was huge.

who want to buy this game will buy it, and who don't want to buy it, any protection will not force it to buy it.

Ubisoft you are hurting only your supporters who bought the game.

fix the C[U usage because it makes the game unplayable and stutters for the majority of the users who have quad cores cpu's.

smoothness = CPU optimization and low overhead

Animator_Alex
10-31-2017, 10:36 PM
It's hilarious to me that this isn't on the "known issues" thread yet. Like they don't realize this is a problem yet.

elieselhachem
10-31-2017, 10:44 PM
UBISOFT are you kidding me ?

this is a CPU stress tester and not a game.

when i OC my 6900K, max temp was 60 degree C using OCCT at 100% usage on all 16 thread and OCCT use AVX instructions which are very heavy on the CPU.
Now my CPU usage hit max 50% but the temp go to 60 Degree C ?!?!?

Do you want to no one will buy another game from you ? and especially the coming far cry 5 ? then keep this VMProtect.

Razrback16
10-31-2017, 11:01 PM
It's hilarious to me that this isn't on the "known issues" thread yet. Like they don't realize this is a problem yet.

They know. :) They just aren't going to say much about it. Even when they "fix" it, it'll be listed in the next patch as something vague like "improved CPU utilization". Believe me, they've got a team of developers sitting in a little room somewhere thinking up ways to reduce CPU load from VMProtect without removing it. If they can do it that way they will, and if not their higher ups will have to decide whether to remove VMProtect altogether (the smart, responsible decision), or keep it and just deal with the backlash whilst playing like they don't know what's truly causing it. At this point they know they've got egg on their face, and they're going to try come up with the most PR-friendly way of handling it, and that will likely involve keeping things vague for the public.

Animator_Alex
10-31-2017, 11:12 PM
They know. :) They just aren't going to say much about it. Even when they "fix" it, it'll be listed in the next patch as something vague like "improved CPU utilization". Believe me, they've got a team of developers sitting in a little room somewhere thinking up ways to reduce CPU load from VMProtect without removing it. If they can do it that way they will, and if not their higher ups will have to decide whether to remove VMProtect altogether (the smart, responsible decision), or keep it and just deal with the backlash whilst playing like they don't know what's truly causing it. At this point they know they've got egg on their face, and they're going to try come up with the most PR-friendly way of handling it, and that will likely involve keeping things vague for the public.
Definitely. They are never going to acknowledge the DRM.

Goatee_Goat
10-31-2017, 11:35 PM
now ill never need prime95 again you know ubi i wish just once you would hit the play button and test your games before release but you never do

Mouad1988
10-31-2017, 11:40 PM
WE bought the Game, you take Money from US but now you aren't saying one Word? :mad: I dont care if this problem comes from the Denuvo/VMProtect. We all just wannt to play the game that we bought....

FluffyLanthan
10-31-2017, 11:54 PM
Same with a HexaCore Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4248 MHz and i have a really annoying sound bug. Every 5 Seconds i hear a crackle.

RazorHair
11-01-2017, 12:33 AM
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-origins/assassins-creed-origins-denuvo-cpu Yeah a lot of the high CPU use is due to the ineffective Denuvo Anti-Tamper software... SO UBI will you remove it.. or will you disable it? All in all its due to this crap that the CPU use is crazy high....

RazorHair
11-01-2017, 12:38 AM
As with most things in the world... things that are meant to protect and enforce in fact only harm the good people.. In this case us good people who PAID for this game with our hard earned MONEY, have to deal with this software that was ment to stop people from playing this game without paying for it... well the only ones its really kinda screwing are the ones who paid for it.. Now that I think about it I wonder if they knew this would TAX CPUs going out the door.. Gotta make you wonder whos pushing things at UBI... Investors? hmmmm....

Voidolt
11-01-2017, 04:05 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/1480982971155832467/ and #11

jerubedo
11-01-2017, 04:10 AM
Ubisoft, all we want is some kind of acknowledgement of the issue. Your silence is causing huge amounts of animosity, and right now everyone hates you. If you just said something like "Hey, thanks for the reports. We're looking into this and will have some more details soon," as vague as that is, that would make us all a hell of a lot calmer and it would earn you some respect from us gamers. Right now we have no respect for you as a company and we feel unheard and unappreciated as customers.

jerubedo
11-01-2017, 04:29 AM
UNBELIEVEABLE! This is Ubisoft's response to this issue (from Steam forums):

"We’re confirming that the anti-tamper solutions implemented in the Windows PC version of Assassin’s Creed Origins have no perceptible effect on game performance.
In order to recreate a living, systemic and majestic open world of Ancient Egypt, where players can witness all of its stunning details, its beautiful landscapes & incredible cities, in a completely seamless way with no loading screens, Assassin’s Creed Origins uses the full extent of the minimum and recommended PC system requirements here: http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1759689 while ensuring a steady 30 FPS performance.

We’re committed to ensuring the most optimum experience possible for everyone, and we advise any players who may encounter performance issues on PC to check out support.ubi.com as there might be already a workaround or to contact us further explaining their issues so that we can solve them."

EL_79
11-01-2017, 04:38 AM
No worries everything is fine, go back to bed, no performance issues, kthnx bye, yours ubi.;)

RocketG23
11-01-2017, 05:15 AM
Well, if nothing is done, you will have one less customer.
Thank you Ubi.

Voidolt
11-01-2017, 05:31 AM
Before release, on my mind i said if this game will be not optimized then fk this, i don't care. But... When there is a different problem that you get 90-100% CPU Usage which is the WORST than FPS and something else... Ubisoft please don't sleep and KEEP all of you fkin eyes on the problems with this game...

Animator_Alex
11-01-2017, 05:45 AM
You know what pretty much confirms this to me. The main menu has my CPU running at almost 50-60%. Compare that to Shadow of War which on it's main menu is at around 10% or lower. This tells me there is something else running that's causing the CPU to have bare minimum 50% usage all the time regardless of what the actual game is doing.

macman999
11-01-2017, 06:38 AM
Ubisoft's response make's no sense. How the hell is AC:O able to even run on consoles at all? The cpu's on console don't even compare to the one's on some of these high end PCs... but these CPU's are being maxed out??? LOL, try again Ubisoft

FOX_1976_FOX
11-01-2017, 07:40 AM
Ubisoft's response make's no sense. How the hell is AC:O able to even run on consoles at all? The cpu's on console don't even compare to the one's on some of these high end PCs... but these CPU's are being maxed out??? LOL, try again Ubisoft

You are right, it makes no sense whatsoever. But as far as i know both consoles (MS and Sonys) have 8 CPU cores (7 for games and one is reserved for the consoles operating system).
Sure thing i know those CPUs are not as powerful as our desktop CPUs, but still there are 7 threads for the game.

Still once again Ubisoft did spit into our faces, while implementing 2 DRM Systems (Denuvo and VMProtect) for PC version and do not even have the courage to acknowledge these problems.

I do remember when Game Director Ashraf Ismail where asked about so many problematic launches from Ubisoft (Watchdogs, ACU, ACS and so on), and he answered in front of the camera.
"YES WE HEARD YOU" "Yes we will not make the same mistakes again". Somehow it feels you lied into our faces.. or maybe part time because its not the same mistakes, but you are making a bunch of new ones.

Wanting your product protected is okay for us buyers, but when honorable buyers have to suffer under two DRM systems which alone need at the most 30% cpu utilization, then this is another fail.

And i am sorry to say this, because this time i really started to believe you Mr. Game Director Ashraf Ismail. What a mistake.

mor.gun
11-01-2017, 08:12 AM
You are right, it makes no sense whatsoever. But as far as i know both consoles (MS and Sonys) have 8 CPU cores (7 for games and one is reserved for the consoles operating system).
Sure thing i know those CPUs are not as powerful as our desktop CPUs, but still there are 7 threads for the game.

Still once again Ubisoft did spit into our faces, while implementing 2 DRM Systems (Denuvo and VMProtect) for PC version and do not even have the courage to acknowledge these problems.

I do remember when Game Director Ashraf Ismail where asked about so many problematic launches from Ubisoft (Watchdogs, ACU, ACS and so on), and he answered in front of the camera.
"YES WE HEARD YOU" "Yes we will not make the same mistakes again". Somehow it feels you lied into our faces.. or maybe part time because its not the same mistakes, but you are making a bunch of new ones.

Wanting your product protected is okay for us buyers, but when honorable buyers have to suffer under two DRM systems which alone need at the most 30% cpu utilization, then this is another fail.

And i am sorry to say this, because this time i really started to believe you Mr. Game Director Ashraf Ismail. What a mistake.
Yep, console have 8 cores, actually 8 punny cores, similar to 4cores and 8 threads on Intel's HT solution, but more efficient one. They are not a real independent core, cuz each pair has some computational units to share, google up Bulldozer architecture, it's pretty much improved bulldozer after all.

ThePizzaMan123
11-01-2017, 10:12 AM
*removed*

The funniest thing about all this is that I'm playing at 65-75 stable FPS (FX 8350 + RX480 8GB at High settings), and when I played via Steam I was lucky to get 45FPS hahaha Jesus Ubi, good job hahaha, I'm so happy with your inefficient despair![/QUOTE]

You do know that the DRM still works in the background, it's just that the crack bypasses it so Denuvo and VMP doesn't lock you out of playing it?

ThePizzaMan123
11-01-2017, 10:17 AM
Ubisoft's response make's no sense. How the hell is AC:O able to even run on consoles at all? The cpu's on console don't even compare to the one's on some of these high end PCs... but these CPU's are being maxed out??? LOL, try again Ubisoft

Simple, ACO on consoles is running well because they don't require any/very much anti tamper protection.

ThePizzaMan123
11-01-2017, 10:19 AM
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-origins/assassins-creed-origins-denuvo-cpu Yeah a lot of the high CPU use is due to the ineffective Denuvo Anti-Tamper software... SO UBI will you remove it.. or will you disable it? All in all its due to this crap that the CPU use is crazy high....

Regardless of what the article says, it'll be VMProtect that causes the performance issues. Denuvo on it's own doesn't actually take up all that much resource but a virtual machine (VMProtect) will eat away at every available CPU cycle it can.

popsilie1960
11-01-2017, 10:21 AM
Yeah, the same here. Didnt saw a so massive use of cpu in any game before.
I rode an articel this morning which said thats due to the usage of VMProtect over the denuvo antipirate sistem, it charges the cpu with an additional 30% - 40% .
Specs:
i7 5930k
1080ti
32gb ram
Win 10

Immortalius
11-01-2017, 10:39 AM
So one of the UBISOFT's employes just said that this game is meant to be played in 30FPS on PC. http://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/1480982971155832467/

masteratt
11-01-2017, 11:31 AM
Let's say that is "fine", even the 30FPS cap is broken: https://youtu.be/IuPP6x-Mm84?t=5m50s

Clupas
11-01-2017, 11:31 AM
So one of the UBISOFT's employes just said that this game is meant to be played in 30FPS on PC. http://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/1480982971155832467/

Ye.what a joke.Even on those 30fps locked the cpu usage goes crazy so..

Rydik4815
11-01-2017, 12:14 PM
Ubi answer complete ******** and clearly open lie, there many proofs that protection DOES **** up CPUs, even top ones have hard time, and it's meant to play 30 Fps?! Go to hell, refunding right now and finishing any relationships with Ubi, I have enough of this anti consumers crap...

popsilie1960
11-01-2017, 12:32 PM
Can you please confirm your PC specifications

Ive the same problem and my specs are:
i7 5930k,
gtx 1080ti,
32gb ram,
win 10.

This magnific game( im realy in love with it, best game ever imo ), just does even use 50% of my pcs gpu power but 97% of its cpu.
Never had that in any other game, and im realy playing all of the newest games, allways without any problems.
But here it goes not even up to 50fps ( in highest setting) most of the time.

Weshvile
11-01-2017, 12:56 PM
So one of the UBISOFT's employes just said that this game is meant to be played in 30FPS on PC. http://steamcommunity.com/app/582160/discussions/0/1480982971155832467/

LOL
When you cap the game at 30FPS and start their benchmark, it says you're getting bad performance. WTF? Are they on drugs?


Also, I have the same CPU problem:
4790k @4.7GHz
GTX 1080 SLI @2.1GHz(waiting for the patch...)
16GB RAM 1866MHz

The game is running on a SSD


We do not have to pay for those who're not paying their game. They will not pay for it, you can do what you want this will not change.

After 17 pages of this thread, nothing is officially announced, they're just looking and they absolutely don't care about those who bought their game. Nice.

elieselhachem
11-01-2017, 01:07 PM
Dear UBISOFT
This is completly unacceptable reply from you.
We are on PC, 30 fps is uncceptable, you should forget 30 fps.
We paid 2000-3000$ on a pc to play at minimum 60 fps, if we want 30 fps we could saved money and bought a console.
30 FPS is ALWAYS UNACCEPTABLE.
i bought a beast pc i7 6900k and gtx 1080ti to play minimum 80fps ultra and, and i have gsync monitor 144 hz , so what is that 30 fps ******** ?!?!
In addition, i swear to god if you continue to deal with us ,who bought your games and support you, with such way, this will be our latest game from you.
Even if i have a 6900k cpu that can handle any game including this, i am with every one here who cannot pay 1100$ on a cpu that have completly the right to play this game at their latest quad cores cpu's without any stutter or bottleneck.
Fix the cpu issue or beleive me you will loose a lot.
Guys we are responsible from what is happening because we continue support ubisoft.

Razrback16
11-01-2017, 01:24 PM
Just read through Ubisoft's reply on that Steam forum - just L.O.L. worthy. Only thing that needs to be considered to know that they are blowing smoke, is this - the PS3 & XB1 have pathetic processors compared to what many PC Gamers run in their rigs (we're seeing reports from people with 7000 series Core i7 CPUs that are having performance issues). Yet some PC Gamers have reported seeing 50-60% utilization WHILE THEY'RE AT THE GAMING MENU NOT EVEN PLAYING. When they play they're seeing 90-100% CPU utilization. And this is with far superior hardware compared to what's in the consoles - what's the only major difference between the PC version and the console version? DRM (apparently two of them).

Let's pretend for a second that Ubisoft is telling the truth and the DRM has no discernible impact on performance. If that's the case, THEN THEY STILL HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM because the CPUs are not just deciding on their own to use an extra 30-40% processing power for no apparent reason.

mor.gun
11-01-2017, 02:01 PM
Yet some PC Gamers have reported seeing 50-60% utilization WHILE THEY'RE AT THE GAMING MENU NOT EVEN PLAYING.
Actually I have 70% utilization, and 155fps in the menu on i5-6600k @ 4.4 amd GTX 1080 Ti

Corse_Hock
11-01-2017, 02:10 PM
did you guys know there is a game called Assassin Creed: Origins hid beneath all the DRM. Pretty nutty

halixen85
11-01-2017, 02:15 PM
What kind of lame @$$ optimization have you guys been doing on AC:O? Yeah i'm directing this at you, Ubisoft.

Running a 6700K and 1080Ti, it should really NOT take 90% CPU to run the game. You've had more time then before where you released
AC games on an annual basis and still fundamental engine mechanics are cocking up. Get your act together.

With Denovu and VMprotect, i will not be buying anything further from ubisoft. It is much more a hassle then it is worth. In fact; I didn't pay
for any hassle at all. I just want my games to work.

Razrback16
11-01-2017, 02:21 PM
Actually I have 70% utilization, and 155fps in the menu on i5-6600k @ 4.4 amd GTX 1080 Ti

70% at the menu while you're not even doing anything? That's insane.

masteratt
11-01-2017, 02:37 PM
At least they don't deny CPU issues, they just say it is their belief it is not caused by DRM. I'm not going to make assumptions on what's the case, happy to take Ubi's word for it but for crying out loud acknowledge the CPU issue. Or whatever the problem is.

I've even tried 720p on the Lowest preset on a GTX1070 + i7 3770K and still the game is not smooth. I even tried locking to 30FPS and even that doesn't work properly (check the Digital Foundry video I posted). I shouldn't have to, but I am, willing to make sacrifices to my experience with the game AS LONG AS I can find a freakin' stable and smooth config. But with this game nothing seems to make it run stable, FPS jumping around, frame pacing issues etc unless I'm riding in a desert which obviously doesn't have objects or NPCs etc. Soon as I close in on a town, CPU is 90%-100% while my GPU is falling asleep at 70%-90% (using your in game F1 tools).

So I am hoping denial of DRM causing the issue is not a denial that there is a CPU usage / general game stability issue.

Nikelovich
11-01-2017, 02:55 PM
:mad::mad::mad::mad:

SignexNL
11-01-2017, 03:05 PM
My CPU is doing fine, but the performance in citties is horrible, as low as 35-40fps with a Ryzen 1500x at 3,9ghz.
Temps aren't an issue, it never exceeds 61c with a nzxt kraken x52.

6 core CPU's seem to do fine wich i hope they will fix.

Mouad1988
11-01-2017, 03:19 PM
Here is one Video that I made...
You can see that this Game even on VERY LOW SETTINGS has a very bad performance.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8gPzlBfwqo&feature=youtu.be

SolidusWasRight
11-01-2017, 03:36 PM
It might not even be DRM but how the game is made

"The game runs poorly for other reasons, specifically their lack of investment for the PC version during engine development. Anvil Next engine has been rewritten with a bindless model for shaders but their DX12 renderer that goes hand in hand with this tech is only ready on Xbox One. On PC this cannot be handled so they use an extra binding wrapper to communicate between D3D11 and their renderer, this was co developed by Intel and Ubisoft. This goes against what AMD and Nvidia recommends to developers, uses a lot of extra CPU power and render their cards' power useless in certain situations (e.g. city areas in Origins)." http://developer2.download.nvidia.com/assets/gameworks/downloads/regular/GDC17/DX12CaseStudies_GDC2017_FINAL.pdf

So a few possibilities.
It's the DRM
or
They're stupid and went against what both AMD and Nvidia suggest to devs ; resulting in very poor performance.

Tktiomy68
11-01-2017, 03:36 PM
Running

ASUS oc Strix 1080ti sli
32gb ddr4 3200mhz
I9-7900x liquid cooled

And still getting heavy as hell cpu usage why is my 1k cpu sucking

Emerald_RO
11-01-2017, 04:04 PM
So I bought a i7 8700k processor for this game because my i5 2500k OC @ 5Ghz was a bit outdated.
While the GPU sits around 80% most of the time (Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 OC) my stock i7 8700K bottlenecks the graphics card in a few crowded areas of the game and during cinematics.
It's frustrating to see that even with a high end CPU, I can't get a stable 60 FPS with this game.

PC customers suffer while the guys that will play the cracked version will benefit from playing without VM Protect and Denuvo that are consuming a huge portion of CPU resources ?

And yes, I own the legit version of AC: Origins on Uplay.

Bahjabroni
11-01-2017, 04:17 PM
PC customers suffer while the guys that will play the cracked version will benefit from playing without VM Protect and Denuvo that are consuming a huge portion of CPU resources ?

And yes, I own the legit version of AC: Origins on Uplay.

This game hasn't been cracked. Once it is, thats when they'll probably get off their rears and actually fix it for paying customers.

JPWiseguy
11-01-2017, 04:18 PM
You got it brofessor... good to see more and more people figuring this out, the more noise we make over this the more likely Ubisoft will be to address the issue.

Nice CPU BTW, I plan on upgrading to an i5-8600K and overclocking it with my H80i GT cooler soon...if I can get one, everyone is buying them all up as fast as they go up for sale.

EL_79
11-01-2017, 04:20 PM
got to play it with friends account and to my surprise it's not that bad, you can still see 95% cpu usage occasionally, rip quadcore cpu's, but so far it is pretty stable, i lock fps to 65 and disable vsync
also i'm running this outdated driver cause it's the only stable driver that works with Forza 7
everything is maxed out at https://imgur.com/a/K9GJx1080p
https://imgur.com/a/K9GJxhttps://imgur.com/a/K9GJx

Kadotus84
11-01-2017, 04:44 PM
I have a i5-4690K @ 4.5GHz (have in fact tried it with stock speed and up to 4.7GHz OC = no performance change in the game.)
16gb 1600mhz ddr3, GTX980Ti (factory OC card). Got OS (Win10) and the game on an SSD.

Since I have a 1080p g-sync monitor, I play on 1920x1080 resolution. I have capped the fps at 60 and it stays there nicely outside of larger settlements, in Alexandria etc. it can sometimes go under 40, I think g-sync helps a lot here and makes the game playable.

The funny thing is, if I run the game benchmark several times in a row without touching settings, the result can randomly be higher or lower. If the score only went down on successive runs, it would be easy to point out possible temperature throttling, but that is not the case, since the score can go either up or down. Besides I have a very well cooled PC and I monitor the temperatures of my components with HWMonitor.

I don't know if it's DRM or if it's poor optimization or both, but this game should run better than it does. Besides playing on low or ultra has quite insignificant difference on performance.

UltraRetroFob
11-01-2017, 05:25 PM
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-origins/assassins-creed-origins-denuvo-cpu article dated today

Scoobzzzz
11-01-2017, 05:27 PM
Same here:

AMD FX-8350
GTX 770
16 GB RAM

RoyLaPoutre42
11-01-2017, 05:49 PM
I think the worst part is how the official statement from Ubisoft is pure crap. They're lying to our faces and frankly, it looks like they're taking us for stupid cows at this point. How do you explain 60-70% CPU usage IN THE MENU with an i7 4790k @4.8GHz ? How do you explain that the CPU is usually capped at 100% during gameplay, at 1440p, whether I use the ultra preset or the low preset with my 1080 Ti ? How do you explain the fact that in the desert, with no clutter, no NPCs, basically just sand, CPU usage is at least 60% ? Basic diagnosis in the game shows that something else is hogging the CPU, but hey, let's **** the paying customers to avoid piracy for about a month before the game inevitably gets cracked. You'll lose more customers if you **** with the ones actually buying your products, Ubisoft.

Animator_Alex
11-01-2017, 05:58 PM
I think the worst part is how the official statement from Ubisoft is pure crap. They're lying to our faces and frankly, it looks like they're taking us for stupid cows at this point. How do you explain 60-70% CPU usage IN THE MENU with an i7 4790k @4.8GHz ? How do you explain that the CPU is usually capped at 100% during gameplay, at 1440p, whether I use the ultra preset or the low preset with my 1080 Ti ? How do you explain the fact that in the desert, with no clutter, no NPCs, basically just sand, CPU usage is at least 60% ? Basic diagnosis in the game shows that something else is hogging the CPU, but hey, let's **** the paying customers to avoid piracy for about a month before the game inevitably gets cracked. You'll lose more customers if you **** with the ones actually buying your products, Ubisoft.

This. Ubisoft needs to get their **** together. I don't appreciate being treated like a sheep that will blindly follow whatever BS they spew with no evidence.

macman999
11-01-2017, 09:34 PM
After the last 3 days of going back and forth with troubleshooting and desperately tring to convince them that this is a CPU issue... The customer support agent finally agreed to have my case to be looked at by a dev.

Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:27:58 PM): Ok, Since numerous steps have been performed, I will have to escalate to have a developer take a look and see what may be causing the issue.
Me (11/1/2017, 4:28:15 PM): Ok
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:29:09 PM): Ok, once an update is available you will receive an email with what to do next.
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:30:28 PM): Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:48 PM): That's it, looking forward to hearing from a dev
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:52 PM): bye

Although, who the hell knows... Will I ever hear from the dev? Debatable. I will update you guys when I get a response

Razrback16
11-01-2017, 11:37 PM
After the last 3 days of going back and forth with troubleshooting and desperately tring to convince them that this is a CPU issue... The customer support agent finally agreed to have my case to be looked at by a dev.

Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:27:58 PM): Ok, Since numerous steps have been performed, I will have to escalate to have a developer take a look and see what may be causing the issue.
Me (11/1/2017, 4:28:15 PM): Ok
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:29:09 PM): Ok, once an update is available you will receive an email with what to do next.
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:30:28 PM): Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:48 PM): That's it, looking forward to hearing from a dev
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:52 PM): bye

Although, who the hell knows... Will I ever hear from the dev? Debatable. I will update you guys when I get a response

Thanks for sharing. Hope you hear from somebody.

Animator_Alex
11-02-2017, 12:02 AM
After the last 3 days of going back and forth with troubleshooting and desperately tring to convince them that this is a CPU issue... The customer support agent finally agreed to have my case to be looked at by a dev.

Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:27:58 PM): Ok, Since numerous steps have been performed, I will have to escalate to have a developer take a look and see what may be causing the issue.
Me (11/1/2017, 4:28:15 PM): Ok
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:29:09 PM): Ok, once an update is available you will receive an email with what to do next.
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:30:28 PM): Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:48 PM): That's it, looking forward to hearing from a dev
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:52 PM): bye

Although, who the hell knows... Will I ever hear from the dev? Debatable. I will update you guys when I get a response

Same here. I eventually got my ticket sent to a dev soooo. Fingers crossed? lol

NotorikCZ
11-02-2017, 12:28 AM
Well I have old CPU i5-2500K overclocked to 3.6 GHz and GTX 1080. Playing at 3440x1440, fine with other games (Witcher III, GTA V, Wolfenstein II, etc.) and first time ever I have 100 % CPU load and cause of it GPU load 60-80 % at 30 FPS VSYNC with something lowered a little (AA for example). But I have PC, not a damned console with 30 FPS. Jesus Christ! Is it drawn by CPU? When I lower settings at minimum (going back 10 years with visuals) I have still 100 % CPU usage (yeah, all 4 cores) and 70 % GPU load, when VSYNC is off and FPS limitter too. And I have around 60 FPS with drops to 13 FPS from time to time. Are you kidding me? :confused:

EL_79
11-02-2017, 12:41 AM
as of now anyone with 4 core cpu's should not bother to play this game, it's using 90% on average with something like i7 4/8, basically anyone with first gen i7 will be fine overclocked or not
there is a reason that there are no demo's anymore, you need at least i7 with at least 8 threads to play this game "smoothly" and there is a chance you will have occasional hiccups and stuttering
either refund and wait for magical patch or get a console version if you are so desperate for rinse repeat assassin game, this is what it is, same crap different settings

XGC_Amun_Ra
11-02-2017, 02:07 AM
Might as well throw my hat in the ring as well

i7-770k @ 4.7
GTX 1070
16 GB Ram

Wildlands at Ultra settings on 4k chugged half as much as this and i'm consistently at 90-100%(maybe drops to 80% here and there). I didn't drop almost $3000 on a tower alone to have Ubisoft release a game with issues and they say it's my rig that can't cut it.

RoyLaPoutre42
11-02-2017, 02:31 AM
After the last 3 days of going back and forth with troubleshooting and desperately tring to convince them that this is a CPU issue... The customer support agent finally agreed to have my case to be looked at by a dev.

Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:27:58 PM): Ok, Since numerous steps have been performed, I will have to escalate to have a developer take a look and see what may be causing the issue.
Me (11/1/2017, 4:28:15 PM): Ok
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:29:09 PM): Ok, once an update is available you will receive an email with what to do next.
Severin E (11/1/2017, 4:30:28 PM): Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:48 PM): That's it, looking forward to hearing from a dev
Me (11/1/2017, 4:30:52 PM): bye

Although, who the hell knows... Will I ever hear from the dev? Debatable. I will update you guys when I get a response

I wouldn't be so optimistic. They obviously know why their game is running like that on basically every CPU. The support answered like it was an isolated issue that needed investigation, but it's not. It's the same on every system, from low end to high end, and it's probably because of their ridiculous anti-piracy measures, and they know it. That response was basic PR bs imo, but we'll see if they do something about it in the future.

Razrback16
11-02-2017, 02:50 AM
Ya I just scrolled down through some reviews on Steam for the game - just about every negative review (and there are plenty of them) mentions this CPU utilization problem causing stuttering framerates, making the game unplayable.

Immortalius
11-02-2017, 03:07 AM
fix this come on

teraben
11-02-2017, 11:11 AM
same problem : 100% CPU on 4 cores, even in ultra-low 720p settings.
i5-3570k @ 4,3
16Go
GTX 1070
up to date system and drivers.

I stop playing, waiting for the patch.

halixen85
11-02-2017, 11:15 AM
This is so disappointing. I've requested a refund from steam and urge everyone to considering doing the same. Ubisoft shouldn't be getting away with this.

JPWiseguy
11-02-2017, 12:10 PM
Running

ASUS oc Strix 1080ti sli
32gb ddr4 3200mhz
I9-7900x liquid cooled

And still getting heavy as hell cpu usage why is my 1k cpu sucking

Wow man.......just......wow.

Dubya75
11-02-2017, 01:32 PM
I have a i7 7700k, GTX 1080ti, 16GB RAM. This game absolutely rapes my CPU! It is almost constantly at 100%! 1080p resolution, Max settings. Never reaches 60 FPS. What the hell is going on here???

NotorikCZ
11-02-2017, 01:52 PM
I think Ubisoft uses this game to harvest Bitcoins.... :p

Razrback16
11-02-2017, 02:13 PM
This is so disappointing. I've requested a refund from steam and urge everyone to considering doing the same. Ubisoft shouldn't be getting away with this.

Agreed if you are unable to play the game with acceptable performance, refund.

sjokose
11-02-2017, 02:15 PM
Running 8700k and 1080ti still get insane usage and temps

Same here. Same setup aswell.
8700k - Msi 1080ti gaming

Everything was running SOOO smooth untiil i reached Alexandrig, then game startet to stutter - quite annoying.

Astr4len
11-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Running 8700k and 1080ti still get insane usage and temps

High temps on your CPU? How high?
I'm running a 6700K @ 4,5GHz which isn't the same thing as a 8700K but still, my CPU temps are around 62-64 degrees.

Sir_Raath
11-02-2017, 03:37 PM
The patch (1.03) does nothing to change this (for me). Did another benchmark after the patch and it still had all cores at 100%.

Voidolt
11-02-2017, 03:55 PM
Same here. I guess they got our moneys... Fkin Ubisoft

Voidolt
11-02-2017, 03:58 PM
https://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1778695-Assassin-s-Creed-Origins-1-03-Patch-Notes-live-on-PC-PS4

They focus on gameplay problems, but not with CPU problem. NICE UBISOFT...

Olliman
11-02-2017, 04:05 PM
Patch 1.03 ... Suddenly the CPU is down from nearly 100% all the time to around 60-70% most of the time for me now, very suspicious whatever they're doing there I'd say!
The sound issues are still not fixed, have to fix it every time when I start the game to hear the dialogue sound.
Very disappointed with ACO so far, because it looks like the game could be fun, but with all the problems especially on PC again its a disaster for such a big release. Without people posting on the forum how to fix the sound problem i still couldn't play at all.
Seriously, what is the point of preordering games nowadays? The overall quality of games is going down since years, especially at the release most of the games are like alpha/beta games ... can't enjoy the game anyways until it's fixed after some patches.

smot_80
11-02-2017, 04:06 PM
Dear Ubisfot

Can You answer Me that why all your games are unplayable on i5 processor? 100% usage In Assassins Creed Unity,Assasins Creed Syndicate,Ghos Recon Wildlands,The Divison,Watch Dogs 2

so tell you players that "If you want playin in ours games bought i7",and that be more fair.Play Fair Ubisfot.,and respect PC players

mor.gun
11-02-2017, 05:37 PM
My performance has slightly increased, tried several times. Gained 2fps on average, mostly from increasing minimum fps. Much less micro stuttering here.
GPU is slightly more loaded as well, CPU is 100% all the time. Menu CPU usage dropped from 70% to 60%.

elieselhachem
11-02-2017, 06:07 PM
Put max pre rendered frame to 1 in nvidia control panel will help

mor.gun
11-02-2017, 06:14 PM
Put max pre rendered frame to 1 in nvidia control panel will help
It's already 1, and it wont help for tworeasons:
- I'm running G-Sync and high refresh rate, so it's already 1
- max prerendered frames helps only in cases when GPU is the bottleneck, so the CPU has some time to prepare next frames. This isn't the case here, cuz CPU is the bottleneck and GPU is underutilized.

JPWiseguy
11-02-2017, 06:33 PM
CPU usage hasn't come down for me with patch 1.03. Still seeing a constant 100% in Memphis, makes the frame rate drop as low as 48 FPS when GPU is only at 60%.

i5-4670K @ 4.4 GHz
GTX 1070

sinixi92
11-02-2017, 06:50 PM
i5 6600k 4.10 and r9 390 can't get this game to run well in any settings always 100% cpu usage even after patch.
Next time I'm buying it on steam so I can refound so frustrating that ubisoft can't say anything clear.

ETSubmariner
11-02-2017, 06:54 PM
Still BSOD for me with this game (and only this game) after 1.03. Still no fix for low sounds too. But hey! We got new photo mode stuff! Cause that's what's important, right?

halixen85
11-02-2017, 07:14 PM
I gave AC:O another go while waiting for the refund to come through, and played with the diagnostics HUD (F1). Both CPU and GPU are running at 100%.
Now i'm not all overly techsavvy, but if the CPU is bottlenecking then the GPU wouldn't be running at 100% would it? Unless they are perfectly evenly balanced
which a non OC 6700K and 1080Ti ain't.

So far i haven't seen any improvement from the 25mb update i had to DL while starting AC:O up.

macman999
11-02-2017, 07:42 PM
Update 1.03 does not fix the cpu usage issue for me whatsoever. Game still plays like A$$

javitabara
11-02-2017, 07:50 PM
There's been some marginal improvements with this patch, the game runs a bit smoother and there are some fps gains.
I'm running it on a 16gb ram, i5 6500, gtx 960 4gb with a slight oc rig. There are still a lot of dips in framerate and stuttering mostly in cities and crowded areas, though.
Whatever they are doing is clearly not enough, because the bottleneck it's still there, but for me at least, it feels like a step in the right direction.
How about you guys? did it work for you?

Spion_Kopite
11-02-2017, 07:55 PM
I'm experiencing what the majority of others are experiencing. I've been on the Steam discussions for the majority of the day looking for and trying to share workarounds for the problem but I'm not an expert and can only do so much using nvidia tools and overclocking tools for the cpu.

Basically, as has been discussed, my GPU isn't being worked too hard while my CPU is doing all it can. Lowering the graphical settings of the game is doing little to improve the game-play as the CPU is at 100% for 99% of the time.

i7-4790k
Palit GameRock Premium 1080ti
16gb ram

4K ultra, AA disabled and 1080p ultra are getting the same low results in the benchmark.

elieselhachem
11-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Guys the truth is

i5 dead from 1 years ago
all games now and the coming future especially the open world are using the 6 cores cpu's
from now, minimum cpu requirement is 6 cores, recommended is 8 cores.
this is the truth , accept it.
this game run's very well on my PC especially after the 1.03 patch and it use all my 16 thread with 50 % C[U usage on each average.

Animator_Alex
11-02-2017, 09:06 PM
The massive stuttering seems to be fixed now it's just the CPU usage that is still locked at 100% that's keeping me from 60FPS. I have a 4 core i5 4670K though so maybe it's time to upgrade lol

BOolMaster93
11-02-2017, 09:31 PM
Animator_Alex

For me it's the opposite.
The new update improved the CPU usage (not perfect yet) but there is still a massive stuttering.

Still unplayable for me. They take our money quite easily but give us an unfinished game. Shame on you.

vannisilvante
11-02-2017, 09:56 PM
I'd like to say I have the same problem.

I have a Geforce 960
and and AMD fx 8350 8 core processor 4Ghz

and I am still getting max cpu and gpu. This is the only game where this issue happens. I can play Shadow of War on ultra at 1440p with 60 fps but this game challenges it? Yeah I call bs here...they need to fix their optimization.

juleman27
11-02-2017, 09:56 PM
i just tryed to run a benchmark test in ac o after the patch, to beging with 70% cpu first 5 sec, den 100% cpu use more or lest the rest of the time, not imprest, and i have a i7 6700k with 1080 ti card

DlaCiebiePanicz
11-02-2017, 10:43 PM
No improvement regarding CPU usage. All eight threads of i7 CPU are being utilized by 100% (readings from HWiNFO64). At least temperatures aren't that high, so I can assume our CPUs are safe, but there's still significant negative impact on performance because of VMProtect. I won't believe this game is that much CPU-demanding. There's nothing that could have such an influence on CPU besides of draconic DRMs. Or maybe each grain of sand has its own physics? If that's the case, then I turn back my words. :rolleyes:

detoxnow
11-02-2017, 11:05 PM
Same here its between 80-88 % CPU usage, I even recorded it with the new patch 1.03:

https://youtu.be/L8xhadgS0NQ


My specs: i5 6600K, GTX 1050 Ti (4GB Vram), 16GB Ram, windows 10. Recorded with Shadowplay. Stats from Rivaturner

detoxnow
11-02-2017, 11:08 PM
Confirming the CPU usage 80-90 % (i5 6600K, GTX 1050 Ti, 16 GB Ram, Windows 10, see the benchmarks on my video if this can help you)

https://youtu.be/L8xhadgS0NQ

But performance of the game is fine for me. Just concerned about the CPU usage.

Gullerback
11-02-2017, 11:28 PM
No difference for me, still loaded CPU at 100% and Crap performance.

necas123
11-03-2017, 12:04 AM
Hi

I have the same problem even after the patch the cpu usage is above 80 and i my CPU is I7 7700 16 GB RAM AND GTX 1060 3 GB. the game doesnt run bad but iam afraid because of my CPU dont want to lose it. sry for my bad english.C

Come on Ubisoft solve this!

if anyoone kwons any fix pls share it .

juleman27
11-03-2017, 12:47 AM
2 videos, where i am runing a benchmark on low and high settings, and the cpu goes to 100%
low settings= https://youtu.be/tlhoneXNOuI
High Settings= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG9aTTAiDQ&t=16s

necas123
11-03-2017, 01:09 AM
I can run the game without a lot of brakes it runs well not exclent but well and FPS are great .
the problem i dont want to brake my CPU my PC is new not even two months old yet i dont wanna lose my CPU . in terms of GPU it runs well and in other recent the the CPU its smooth only on ACO i have this problem.

Immortalius
11-03-2017, 10:30 AM
Not a word from ubisoft, and we cant play

Astr4len
11-03-2017, 12:02 PM
Interesting observation - if I play at uncapped framerate and stand somewhere in Alexandria I have 91% GPU load and 95-99% CPU load which gives me some 80-90fps at 1440p Ultra setting (no AA or DoF). But if I limit my FPS to 60 with the in-game too (which btw limits it to 61 or 62 and not 60) then the GPU load hops down to 50-60% (for obvious reasons) but the CPU load also gets a massive decrease to 65%.

6700K @ 4500 MHz
1080Ti @ 2038 MHz
16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz

necas123
11-03-2017, 12:10 PM
Interesting observation - if I play at uncapped framerate and stand somewhere in Alexandria I have 91% GPU load and 95-99% CPU load which gives me some 80-90fps at 1440p Ultra setting (no AA or DoF). But if I limit my FPS to 60 with the in-game too (which btw limits it to 61 or 62 and not 60) then the GPU load hops down to 50-60% (for obvious reasons) but the CPU load also gets a massive decrease to 65%.

6700K @ 4500 MHz
1080Ti @ 2038 MHz
16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz

Hi Astr4len
Thx for sharing that migth try that after work because my only problem is really CPU . Do you get any crashes when playing at 60 fps locked?

Z.7.Z
11-03-2017, 12:33 PM
Same thing for me. My processor is used 100% constantly. With such use of the processor, it is the BSOD ensured after 1 hour.

This is my configuration:

i7 4770K
MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB
16GB of Ram DDR3 at 2400 MHz
Windows 10 64 Bits Fall Creators

Ubisoft, please change that. Contrary to what you claim, Denuvo + VPMProtect require too many resources. Your game will still be pirated sooner or later so stop punishing players who have legally purchased the game.

Now I'm at the stage where I'm waiting for the pirated version so that I can finally play the game I bought for 50. No, but do you really think that's normal?

JPWiseguy
11-03-2017, 12:52 PM
All patch 1.03 did for me is introduce some new hitching every now and then. Never saw hitching with v1.02.

guest-RkFZtgTe
11-03-2017, 01:20 PM
Before this patch 1.03....there were small lags and shuttering....
But NOW I EVEN CAN'T CHANGE IN GAME RESOLUTION....
IT'S STUCK AT 1920X1080.....NATIVE....
TRIED EVERYTHING INCLUDING CHANGING .ini file in documents...even deleting it...

ANY SOLUTION...?!!!

necas123
11-03-2017, 01:42 PM
Before this patch 1.03....there were small lags and shuttering....
But NOW I EVEN CAN'T CHANGE IN GAME RESOLUTION....
IT'S STUCK AT 1920X1080.....NATIVE....
TRIED EVERYTHING INCLUDING CHANGING .ini file in documents...even deleting it...

ANY SOLUTION...?!!!

No problems changing anything like resolution here even after patch but i think your not on the ideal thread almost everyhting heres is about CPU and GPU problems but maybe somone can help you.
I only really wish that CPU goes back to normal range and not above 80.

digibluez
11-03-2017, 01:52 PM
i get this also, its so much, that my sounds just stop working every 3-5 min. Started since patch

vannisilvante
11-03-2017, 03:13 PM
Does anyone know of a workaround for the high cpu/gpu problem? I mean I can play the game but I'd rather not stress my card and cpu as much as it is with a game that isn't all that graphically intense. There is no reason this game should task my cpu and gpu to 100% when standing still.

necas123
11-03-2017, 03:26 PM
[QUOTE=vannisilvante;13066713]Does anyone know of a workaround for the high cpu/gpu problem? I mean I can play the game but I'd rather not stress my card and cpu as much as it is with a game that isn't all that graphically intense. There is no reason this game should task my cpu and gpu to 100% when standing still.[/QUi

I think you should try this I will also try when i can. really hope it works really wanna play this, share the results if you can.

NOT MY POST (dindt kwon to add another quote)

Interesting observation - if I play at uncapped framerate and stand somewhere in Alexandria I have 91% GPU load and 95-99% CPU load which gives me some 80-90fps at 1440p Ultra setting (no AA or DoF). But if I limit my FPS to 60 with the in-game too (which btw limits it to 61 or 62 and not 60) then the GPU load hops down to 50-60% (for obvious reasons) but the CPU load also gets a massive decrease to 65%.

6700K @ 4500 MHz
1080Ti @ 2038 MHz
16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz

JPWiseguy
11-03-2017, 05:00 PM
Does anyone know of a workaround for the high cpu/gpu problem? I mean I can play the game but I'd rather not stress my card and cpu as much as it is with a game that isn't all that graphically intense. There is no reason this game should task my cpu and gpu to 100% when standing still.

I wish there was one. Upgrade your CPU?

Although some people with 12 or more cores are reporting the same thing.

necas123
11-03-2017, 05:10 PM
I wish there was one. Upgrade your CPU?

Although some people with 12 or more cores are reporting the same thing.

yh true i dont think an upgrade CPU is not gonna work my CPU does that and its not about my cores or my CPU bieng in a bad state because this only happens on ACO and all the recent games work smooth on my PC

vannisilvante
11-03-2017, 06:30 PM
I wish there was one. Upgrade your CPU?

Although some people with 12 or more cores are reporting the same thing.

Yeah I have an 8 core 4Ghz CPU...so it's not my CPU that's the issue here. lol

vannisilvante
11-03-2017, 06:49 PM
yh true i dont think an upgrade CPU is not gonna work my CPU does that and its not about my cores or my CPU bieng in a bad state because this only happens on ACO and all the recent games work smooth on my PC

Yeah, and the thing that gets me is...AC:O isn't a game that should be more demanding than say Shadow of War. Which I can run on ultra at 1440p 60-80fps.

But I can barely break 30fps in this game. Which is on High.

Which is ridiculous.

Z.7.Z
11-03-2017, 06:50 PM
Ubisoft, do you think it's normal that even with all options set to the lowest possible setting, I end up with 100% consistent use of my processor (i7 4770K)?

http://www.noelshack.com/2017-44-5-1509731415-1-7.png