Low FPS on a high end laptop

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Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Downtown » Thu Nov 30, 2017 03:10

First things first, the specs:
Acer Predator G3-571
Intel i7-7700HQ
16gb DDR4 RAM
GTX1060
Windows 10 x64
256gb SSD for OS and Resolume, 1tb SSD for content

When I first started using this machine with Resolume 5, I was so happy and impressed that it was getting 120fps with 4 layers of 1080p content. I don't know what happened but now it runs at 15-20fps, even when no content is running. I upgraded to Resolume 6 over Black Friday and have the same issue.
Thing's I've checked:
NVidia control panel has Arena.exe running on high-end GPU (even right clicking the program and running with high-end GPU doesn't do anything)
Audio buffer at 1024
Record video is off
Turned off vsync
Clean reinstall of Resolume
ALL VIDEOS ARE DXV3 (some came straight from resolume.com and were downloaded as dxv3)
ShadowPlay is off
Updated to latest drivers (did that today)

Any ideas? What gives? It's embarassing to have a 20ft LED wall and a $1100 laptop to have this thing pooping out such low frames. I have 2 identical laptops and this is not an issue on the other one.

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Oaktown » Thu Nov 30, 2017 03:44

Trying turning vsync on.

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Downtown » Thu Nov 30, 2017 05:52

Oaktown wrote:Trying turning vsync on.
lol....I've switched between it.


I updated to the latest NVidea drivers and UNINSTALLED GeForce Experience (which is a POS anyway) and now it's locked at 60fps no matter what I do. Better than 20fps max.

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by kman1898 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 01:10

It is locked at 60fps because that’s the max that they allow now. Go to your composition settings and you can forcibly lower it too but it won’t allow over 60fps

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Zoltán » Fri Dec 01, 2017 01:17

It's locked at 60 fps because that's what your monitor's refresh rate.
If you'd have a 120 HZ monitor you'd see around 120 fps - at least in idle.
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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Downtown » Fri Dec 08, 2017 04:05

Zoltán wrote:It's locked at 60 fps because that's what your monitor's refresh rate.
If you'd have a 120 HZ monitor you'd see around 120 fps - at least in idle.
External video processor that can be any refresh rate I choose. Additionally, it wasn't locked at 60fps, it was capped at *20*fps.

What solved this issue was updating the Nvidia drivers to the latest version, which gave me a 60fps lock (fine). I disabled vsync in Nvidia experience and now I get 110+fps. Windows Fall Creators Update did not change this.

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by rawdesigns » Fri Dec 08, 2017 04:27

Zoltán wrote:It's locked at 60 fps because that's what your monitor's refresh rate.
If you'd have a 120 HZ monitor you'd see around 120 fps - at least in idle.

I'm getting well over 100 (around 140fps) off my old laptop running windows 8.1 with a 970m

I'm stuck at 30 with v sync on with 1070 max q running windows 10

question is, Windows 10 the issue? or is the 10 series cards/drivers?
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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by k__x@msn.com » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:43

Im with the same problem wirh resolume 6... :roll:
9 to 15 fps... and with resolume 5 i got 40fps.



What can it be?

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Re: Low FPS on a high end laptop

Post by Downtown » Fri Dec 08, 2017 19:38

The issue was always drivers for me. Make sure everything (Windows and video drivers) are all up to date. If they are and you're still having issues, you may need to roll back drivers.

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