So I have been playing NFS: Most Wanted (2012) a lot lately and I have noticed that when I launch the game there is noticable stutter and the fps drops below 30.
However, if I alt+tab out, or alt+enter out making the game windowed, and then alt+enter the performance improves considerably even if I alt+enter back to fullscreen mode. After this my fps is nearly always quite high, with a minimum fps of 30 - 35 with everything maxed out (except super sampling which is disabled). This is true on my 7870.
The same was true on my 5770 which I used before, except I could not run the game on the maxed settings.
I'm posting this for 2 reasons.
1. To help others that might feel their game is unplayable, as I did for the longest time.
2. To see if I can get an answer as to why. I tried this game on a gtx 760 briefly and it seemed to perform better on my 7870 after the fullscreen trick, but the gtx 760 didn't need the fullscreen toggle to run smoothly. Could this be an AMD driver issue?