Hope everyone is doing well and excited for HITMAN III.
I wanted to open this topic because my first experience with gaming on PC has been atrocious, to say the least. I need some advice or some reassurance that I am not going insane and this is just an isolated bad experience. If this is indeed how PC gaming really is, then I probably should just return my machine and never touch PC again.
As you can tell, I have never seen anyone play on PC before since I come from a hardcore console background.
Some of you may recall that I was having difficulties with micro-stuttering in well-optimized games like Hitman 2. Well, that still hasn’t improved, despite multiple attempts with troubleshooting and repairs. I am due to return my machine to my manufacturer and either upgrade or receive a full refund.
In all honesty, I think this might be a major flaw in PC gaming as opposed to an outlier. This may be ‘normal’ and maybe I should stop demanding console-level consistency and fluidity from PC, despite PC being way more capable and powerful than consoles.
However, as I read through the PC Gamer article on micro-stuttering, I can’t help but feel that the only way to be able to play games on PC would be to spend a lot of money on a G-Sync monitor. It seems like V-Sync simply does not work on PC and will cause severe micro-stuttering, especially on higher end PCs. I am not interested in spending that much money on a G-Sync monitor, especially since it doesn’t offer a fixed frame-rate, rather a variable frame-rate, which I don’t like. I much prefer V-Sync and unlocked due to them being the gold standard of console and PC gaming.
When I bought my i7 10th Gen and RTX 2060 6GB machine, I thought for sure I was going to be able to run Hitman 2 and other well-built and well-optimized PC games at a locked 60 fps using V-Sync. However, I have experienced the worst level of performance in my life on any machine and I simply cannot wrap my head around it.
If I was a PC veteran, this would not be an issue (I would not be in this dilemma), but I have no prior experience with PC and I am borderline terrified that this what PC gaming is like.
Just to end, I am sorry if this annoyed some of you. I really need to know if this is just an outlier or if I should expect this level of awful performance on any screen until I splash out on a G-Sync monitor, if I ever decide to do that.