Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Fix Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous 99%, 100% or High GPU Usage

Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous

A lot of users of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous are complaining of the game’s use of max GPU. But, is it a bad thing? Not necessarily, high GPU on the other hand may be a good thing. It means the GPU is working to deliver the maximum frame rate possible. Unless, there are performance problems, cashing that can be linked to the high GPU usage, or the system is getting too hot, it’s a good thing. As the GPU is working hard and nothing is preventing it from delivering the max FPS, a rudimentary way to reduce the GPU usage would be to limit the FPS. But, there are two sides to this argument. In some cases, the high GPU usage may be bad.

Nevertheless, if you are struggling with performance issues and the GPU is running at max, there are a number of ways you can fix Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous 99%, 100%, or High GPU Usage. Stick with the post and we will show you how.

How to Fix Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous 99%, 100% or High GPU Usage

The first solution as we already mentioned is to limit the FPS of the game. You can do it directly from the NVIDIA Control Panel. Here is a screenshot to guide you.

cap FPS

So, as shown in the screenshot, go to the patch, select Program Settings > Add the game and then cap the FPS. Once you do that, the GPU usage should drastically reduce. Set the FPS to match your screen’s refresh rate.

Another thing you can do to reduce the GPU usage is to reduce the Shadow Quality. Disabling the SSR and HBAO also has a significant impact on GPU usage.

More often than not, a simple reboot of the computer is sufficient to resolve the issue, so if capping the FPS did not work, shut down the computer for 10 minutes and reboot it once again.

One or more third-party software can also cause high-GPU usage. Hence, we suggest that you launch the game in a clean boot environment. Here are the steps you can follow.

  • Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter > Services tab > Check Hide all Microsoft services > click Disable all > Startup tab > click Open Task Manager > Disable one task at a time and reboot the PC.

So, to resolve the problem limit the FPS, reduce shadow quality, disable SSR and HBAO. We hope that your problem is resolved after following the above solutions.    

Rachel Zang
Rachel is a student at Donghua University, Shanghai. She has been playing video games and participating in forums for over a decade. Something she credits her English language skills to. For the past 8 months, she has been a contributing writer with QM Games. While her choice of games is diverse, she's particularly interested in JRPGs.

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