Game now unusable - are my PC specs/graphics still good enough?! :-(

Recently come back to ED after 6+ month gap so first time trying Odyssey. Have made NO changes to pc hardware but now ED is completely unplayable due to what looks like graphics lag. However, was never a problem in the past (pre-Odyssey). Even downgrading graphics settings to "LOW" makes no difference at all. Have also re-installed but again, no difference.

I think my specs are still good enough: Intel i7-860, 12GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (6GB) - or am I missing something??

TIA for any suggestions
 
The spec for running oddity has moved on.
Example : 3060 overclocked in vr and still slow lol
You can try the upscaling option ingame
Amd fsr
 
I think my specs are still good enough: Intel i7-860, 12GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (6GB) - or am I missing something??
Looks like both your CPU & GPU are below stated minimum spec for Odyssey.
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780 / AMD R9 280x (3 GB VRAM)
 
Intel i7-860

Too slow at stock.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (6GB)

Too slow for a good Odyssey experience.

Thanks for that - bloody confusing naming conventions for GPUs! I assumed 1030 would be better than 780, but I now see that the 'X' is quite important! :'-(

(https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-780-vs-Nvidia-GT-1030/2164vsm283726)

GPU nomenclature is a mess, but in general, the first digit or two is the series, and the remaining numbers/letters the segment within a series. In general, it takes several generations for the x30 part to match an older x80 part.

A GTX 780 (which used a GK110 GPU) was the high-end part of it's architectural generation (the 7 series, or Kepler). The GT 1030 (GP108) is the lowest end discrete part of the 10 series (or Pascal) which is two full generations newer. However, being four die-flavors/SKUs lower on the totem pole means it's still slower than the older high-end part.

Transistor count is usually a good hint of performance. Newer parts generally get more performance per transistor (and have many more transistors in the same segment), but a 7.1 billion transistor part is still going to kick the snot out of a 1.8 billion transistor part.

 
i run an gtx 1080 ti 11 gig 32 gig ram 2666 intel i7 and my pc runs sweet playing edo Fan on card speeds up a bit on settlements but other than that np at all.
Also if i use my oculus rift s in ED Horizons again no problems what so ever.
I wont play in vr in odyssey as you cant see the keyboard so all good here.
sorry to hear your having problems buddy hope you get it fixed soon.
o7 commanders
stay safe
 
Thanks all for the replies. Here's an even more dumb/embarrassing question - is there a way to roll back and just play the pre-Odyssey version of ED?
 
You know, as time goes by, I can feel my brain slowly liquifying...

So, running through Steam, all updates applied - Launcher looks like this... no ref to Horizons or Odyssey.


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Doesn't that lead to the Frontier Launcher? That's where the list is.
Oh - of course it is! Doh! :oops:

However, all I have is Dangerous: Horizons, Dangerous, Dangerous Arena or Combat Training. No sign of Odyssey.

Which essentially leaves me back and square one: if I'm running Dangerous is low graphics mode, it still acts like it's a mid-90s Pentium, when 6+ months ago it ran perfectly well on High graphics mode. And the only thing that has changed is a new PSU!
 
Oh - of course it is! Doh! :oops:

However, all I have is Dangerous: Horizons, Dangerous, Dangerous Arena or Combat Training. No sign of Odyssey.

Which essentially leaves me back and square one: if I'm running Dangerous is low graphics mode, it still acts like it's a mid-90s Pentium, when 6+ months ago it ran perfectly well on High graphics mode. And the only thing that has changed is a new PSU!
Well they did release some updates to Horizons recently as well. Perhaps something in there. I have no clue, really.
 
I haven't noticed an elevated demand on my hardware when running Horizons (which is what I always launch). Updates are essentially pushed, so I presume that many of us are using that version right now (3.8.300). I am.
That said, I may not be in a position to notice an increase in demand on the hardware because perhaps it's 'capable' enough (I'm not monitoring power consumption, temp, or anything).

I truly hope that your only reported change - the PSU - isn't the culprit. Do you notice it making more noise than expected? (you know, fans ramping up, etc.) Don't suppose there's a chance that the GPU's extra power connector isn't properly connected, is there? Video cards won't crank out the FLOPs without the power, as you likely know. I'm trying...
 
PSU was my immediate thought when you said that was the only change. Check all connectors, check that the PSU is actually rated for your needs, cheeck all bios settings, just check everything. Good luck!
 
Thanks @Esteban and @Anticon - pretty sure the GPU is so old that it doesn't need an extra power supply of its own, but I will open the case up and check over the weekend. I do know that the new PSU is powerful enough for the system generally - it's more powerful (and modern) than the one it replaced. Will keep my fingers crossed....
 
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