Dark Souls 3 PC Performance Review

CPU Usage

Dark Souls 3 PC Performance Review

CPU Usage

Dark Souls 3 is a game that isn't well optimised for Multi-core CPUs on PC. As you can see below the game is making heavy use of the first CPU core and very little use of any of the others.  

While with our test system we have been able to achieve a stable 60FPS on our system with enough GPU horsepower, but I would expect that many people, especially those with weaker CPUs at stock clocks may have trouble achieving a steady 60FPS. 

Personally, I think From Software could have easily done a better job supporting higher core counts on the PC, as this could have really helped those with lower end CPUs. There is a possibility that From Software will update the game to support DirectX 12 in the future, which may bring better CPU usage, as Dark Souls II was updated from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11 with the release of Scholar fo the First Sin. 


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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2016, 20:14:59

Wonder if they improved CPU usage if it would help the AMD cards. Since the drivers tend to have more CPU overhead than Nvidia, which can result in slowdowns as we see here.Quote

15-04-2016, 12:06:32

It crashes a lot and nvidia recent drivers don't help at all.

However, it's probably THE best Souls game ever created.Quote

15-04-2016, 12:30:57

Cant wait to do a Normal, Hard, Insane run with my mates!Quote

25-05-2016, 08:29:11

Had loads of crashing issues on AMD drivers too, however turning lighting to low fixed all the issues.

It is the best souls game so far.Quote

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