If you’re playing your copy of Saints Row: The Third on PC, you might have experienced some quite annoying performance issues as of late, such as slow all-round performance and low frame rate. In a statement on the game’s official forum, developer Volition acknowledged the PC issues and were able to narrow down the problem to AMD and ATi GPUs, with the errors seen most with cards in the 5xxx or 6xxx range. The developer has clarified that they’re working on fixing the problems PC users are experiencing, so patience is what the doctor ordered.
“Our team has provided multiple patches and updates attempting to correct this issue by adjusting key parts of Saints Row: The Third at the guidance of AMD/ATi, and they have shown mild improvement,” said a member of the Volition development team. “Those with SLI no longer see micro-stuttering, and based on our performance tests, we’ve been able to increase overall performance. For those with affected cards, we’re still not up the level of quality we all expect from a Volition game, and we thank you for your patience as we work with AMD for a solution. As soon as we have more updates regarding this issue, we’ll be sure to let you know.”
Support for the game has been top-notch so far, so don’t expect a long wait for things to get back to normal, until then you just have to sit tight or play the game with a chance of elevating those stress levels, your choice. Make sure to keep an eye on the Saints Row: The Third forums for any updates on the matter and as always let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.