No downloads, no messing around, just 1 simple thing and you’re done.
Fix Low FPS on Modern PCs
Thanks to more modern Steam funtionality, it’s now possible to fix the game without any hassle.
Unlike past guides, which have you install third party software or download stuff from elsewhere, you can now just use a simple line in Steam’s own settings.
All you need to do
- In your library, select Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
- Left click and select “Properties”
- On that very first “General” tab, there is a field called “Lauch Options”
- Type in (or copy/paste from here): -a 0xFE
It should look like this:
So, What’s Going On?
Well, it’s simple, the game isn’t properly optimized for multithreaded CPU’s, which is weird because this was not a new thing when the game came out.
This line simply tells the game to use multiple cores if needed (I find that it will still saturate my first core before using the next, but that’s perfectly fine).
There’s a bit more to it, but most people won’t care and should see the issue resolved, as easy as possible.
If this doesn’t work for you, it’s probably because you have fewer than 8 threads on your CPU
If you have at least 4, which at the time of writing (end of 2022) should be a very rare occurrence, then just use “-a 0xE” instead.
If you are in an even more dire situation, I feel sorry for you, but hit me up in the comments and we should be able to come up with an appropriate command for you, but at this point your processor might not be your only problem. Nevertheless, I’ll be glad to try and help out, as I said, hit me in the comments, I’m active almost daily around here and we can try to figure something out.