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Unlocked framerates on Forza Motorsport 7 are wildly inconsistent


One week after its debut on PC and Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 7 continues to leave me baffled when it comes to performance. If this is the promised DX12 land of milk and honey, I'm not buying it. Microsoft and its partner studios have a lot of work to do, with performance that is consistently inconsistent. I had initially hoped to have a full performance analysis up by today, but I ran into anomalies that delayed things as I tested and retested on a variety of cards and systems. And then AMD and Nvidia just released new drivers yesterday, and at least the Nvidia drivers have invalidated all my existing results.

But I digress. Here's what I've found so far. Performance in Forza Motorsport 7 fluctuates wildly when you're racing, dropping from framerates of nearly 200 fps into the sub-60 fps range. These drops appear to be somewhat random, though they occur repeatedly. If you run a short 30 second benchmark, like the built-in test, sometimes you'll get lucky and a drop

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