TGN – New Arkham Knight PC patch doesn’t solve underlying issues
‘Improved VRAM management’ – but gains are marginal.
On a Radeon card, there are few alternatives here, but with Nvidia hardware, 2GB does seem to go further. In combination with a 30fps cap, you can raise quality levels to console-equivalent levels and still enjoy fairly consistent gameplay – though it does require dropping to normal-level textures and shadow quality.
The game’s in-built 30fps cap isn’t particularly impressive, but using either the Nvidia control panel’s half-rate adaptive v-sync, or alternatively Nvidia Inspector’s 30fps lock (with triple-buffering also engaged) both get the job done. In our experiments, the latter option seemed to produce slightly smoother gameplay in Batmobile stress-testing, and you get the benefit of no screen-tear. The game does actually support adaptive v-sync from its options menu, but its performance in combination with its own 30fps cap isn’t as robust as the GPU control panel’s half-rate adaptive option.