Forza Motorsport Update 5.0 Will Improve Performance by Reducing CPU Spikes and Improving GPU Utilization

Veloz Lamma

Forza Motorsport Update 5.0 Will Improve Performance by Reducing CPU Spikes and Improving GPU Utilization

Forza Motorsport’s upcoming update is a big one, introducing several performance optimizations for the racing game’s PC version.

Update 5.0 aims to make the gaming experience much smoother on every platform, especially on PC. The development team at Turn 10 has reduced CPU spikes and improved GPU utilization while also solving various crash instances due to multithreading. Moreover, several other changes improve Forza Motorsport for PC gamers after the new update, such as various quality-of-life changes, which makes the new Patch 5.0 a well-rounded one. Below are the changes made to improve the PC version:

  • Numerous under-the-hood improvements to reduce CPU spikes and better utilize the GPU, helping to improve framerate consistency while driving.
  • Fixed numerous crash scenarios caused by multi-threaded rendering.
  • Fixed being unable to use full screen mode when using a PC with an integrated GPU.
  • Fixed erratic framerate after reverting a video settings change.
  • Improved Mouse navigation by allowing RMB to behave like esc + B to navigate back through menus.
  • Fixed an issue on PC where players would see no performance boost when switching from a high-quality mode to low quality.
  • Fixed an issue where objects were missing from car reflections in Photo Mode and Forzavista.
  • Added a check for GPU support of D3D12 Enhanced Barrier feature to application startup. Error code AP205 corresponds to detected lack of support. Client will attempt to find a device which has required features and will report a “failed to create graphics device” modal if none are found.

In terms of when to expect the update to be released, it is said that Turn 10, the development team behind Forza Motorsport, has scheduled it somewhere in February. You can view the complete changelog here.

Update 5 will also add the historic 20.8-kilometer Nordschleife track, which will be in both single-player and online modes in Forza Motorsport, including the Career, Free Play, Private Multiplayer and Rivals Time Attack. Moreover, Turn 10 has shared that they are working to improve the following areas of the game:

  • Adding a Skip Practice option to the Career mode pre-race menu to make it more discoverable and a save point after finishing a Practice session so you can complete the Featured Race later.
  • Fixes and quality-of-life improvements to the Livery Editor, including custom advanced zoom for applying decals, the ability to paint upgraded brake calipers, and a prompt to save your design when exiting the Livery Editor.

There’s still no word on the promised addition of ray traced global illumination.

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