Evolve ran fine now it’s horrible


I ran the alpha and beta just fine.
I ran this day one just fine.
Day two I get very bad stuttering in all videos, very long lead times, the in-game graphics look horrible, FPS is horrible. I changed nothing.

OS MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (Black Edition) Thuban 45nm Technology
RAM 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1600MHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

All drivers up to date, I have validated my files.
Any ideas? I can’t play the game like this. I waited so long for this.


During the Alpha I had stuttering in intense moments and ended up finding out my CPU fan was fried as a culprit. Since then not a single issue with a rig somewhat comparable. Only thing I have on you is an extra 8 GB of RAM, not sure how much of an impact that may have.


Thanks for the response. All my temperatures are OK.
I went back and forth with video drivers and verified my game cache.
What’s odd is this game and the alpha/beta ran like butter on high settings. So did the final on day one.
Now it’s basically unplayable. Long load times, severe shuttering in all videos and the in-game graphic textures look awful like I have never seen before. FPS was around 75 or so now is 1/2 of that.