I have been experiencing major audio stutter in the first 45min that I have played. It seems to increase when the action picks up and is present throughout. It's extremely distracting, anyone else have this problem?
Windows 7 64bit
i5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz
8Gb Corsair Vengeance
March 1, 2012
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Game Laggy / Lagging or Low Performance
As with most game fixes, some that you may have used before may in fact help fix the problem you’re experiencing with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. If you have any sort of lag of stuttering, then try these solutions.
– If you have NVIDIA 3D Vision installed, then remove the driver as it commonly causes lag and performance drops!
– Using NVIDIA Control Panel for NVIDIA graphics card or ATI Catalyst Center for ATI video cards, you can dramatically increase or even fix some problems you’re experiencing. Firstly, try experimenting with VSYNC — turn V-SYNC ON if it is disabled and then try running the game. If you already have it forced on, then also try disabling it. Depending on the issue, having it enabled instead of disabled or vice-versa may be a better idea than the other. It can help bypass a frames per second / FPS limit or cap and sometimes even helps if you are experiencing blur. VSYNC can effect the refresh rate.
– Another option is to enable Triple Buffering through your GFX Card Control Panel. A program like D3DOverrider can help you enable VSYNC and Triple Buffering for NVIDIA cards.
– Lower the graphics settings, resolution, antialiasing (AA), and other effects
– Upgrade your video card drivers (they generally offer bug fixes and performance increases)
So for the exact steps to enable VSYNC, Anti-Aliasing, and Anisotropic Filtering for NVIDIA cards try:
1) Load the NVIDIA Control Panel (can be accessed in system tray generally or Control Panel)
2) Click “Performance & Quality Settings” -> “Add Profile” -> enter Deus Ex: Human Revolution
3) Click “Browse” -> select the Deus Ex exe -> check the checkbox that’s next to it in the associated application list
4) Under “Application” be sure to select the entry you just added and uncheck “Application-controlled”
For ATI video cards, just Load ATI Catalyst Control Panel and expand the 3D menu. Easy!
I started playing the HR today, and the stuttering was impacting my ability to enjoy the game. It turns out that the stuttering was caused by vsync and triple buffering. Without vsync, the screen tears like crazy, and forcing it from the ATI Control Panel didn't work for me.
I ended up using the Direct3DOverrider that comes with RuvaTuner. There's an option in the program to force vsync and triple buffering (make sure you disable it in game first). It's not compatible with every game, but it's perfect for games like Dead Space 2 with broken vsync.
The game runs as smooth as butter now. I recommend anyone still having the stuttering issue to go and download RivaTuner.
You have to use D3DOverrider. Don't force VSYNC in the control panel.
In case it helps, member miseryguts recently posted this on the main DXHR forum:
Don't know if this is going to help you but i had exactly the same issues until changed the renderer to DX11 (it defaulted to DX9 for some reason) i now have no lag or stuttering whatsoever.
Try some of the fixes in this thread over on Steam.
Preventing microstutters and sound lag in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Some players of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, including myself, have fallen victim to a variety of game issues. Some of the more annoying issues include a tendancy to stutter, albiet only for a brief amount of time.
The other issue is sound lag, where shooting makes the sound play out seconds after the animation itself has completed.
This video shows potential fixes for both problems.