How to Fix Project CARS 3 Stuttering Issue on PC

Fernando Gomes
Fernando Gomes
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Project Cars 3 is the third iteration of the game originally released by Slightly Mad Studios. Here players can create a virtual racing career and go head-to-head against players from all over the world with its multiplayer option. You can also customize your favorite vehicles to get the right feel you want from a race car.

The game has been released on numerous consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox where it runs smoothly, but its PC version has had its issues. While performance issues are not uncommon, like the yellow screen problem in Know By Heart, the reason for these bugs can vary.

What’s causing the problem

When it comes to stuttering, one of the main culprits is a drop in frames per second (FPS). Typically, this means that your computer cannot handle running the program at the settings you are playing at. A few of the system requirements needed to run the game are eight gigabytes of RAM, at least 50 gigabytes of free space, and a GTX 680 graphics card (GPU) or integrated graphics similar to it.

Of course, the gameplay is significantly improved on PCs that have high specs, but that’s not always the case for every gamer. All you really need is a gaming PC with the necessary requirements. To improve the playing experience, you’ll need to change the settings on the game. A great example is the Asus TUF Gaming F17 with its 2.5 gigahertz central processing unit, a GTX 1650ti GPU, and eight gigabytes of RAM. Though the monitor’s refresh rate is only 60 hertz, you will still be able to play Project Cars 3 with medium graphics on it quite smoothly. However, if the game is still stuttering, there are also a few solutions to fix the problems.

How to fix it

As mentioned earlier, the best way to address the stuttering issue is by tinkering with your settings to improve the FPS. You can do this by:

  1. Opening the settings tab of the game
  2. Click the performance section
  3. Set texture resolution, reflections, car detailing, environment map, track detail, shadow detail, detailed grass, particle quality, and particle density to medium
  4. Use your native resolution
  5. Turn off V-SYNC, super sampling, and motion blur
  6. Run a match and see if the FPS has done up to your liking
  7. If it is still too low for your preference, change the settings to low
  8. Run it again to see if the problem has been solved

If the problem persists, consider looking at the GPU you are using. If you have a separate one, open its accompanying software to optimize the settings. If you are using integrated graphics, make sure that your driver is updated as this can also be a cause for problems.

While there can be other reasons why your game isn’t running smoothly, these solutions will be able to target the usual cause of the problem. Remember that running a game like Project Cars 3 can be demanding on your computer when the graphics are set too high (this problem is especially prevalent in laptops running on integrated graphics). But, sometimes you just have to make do with what you have. Lower graphics settings will certainly not detract from how fun the game is and can even make your performance better with an FPS increase.

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