Continuing the discussion from [TdZ 2022 load times]
I’ve looked into my spec set up and it’s not lighting fast but it’s good enough. i5 750 2.67GHz, 4GB RAM, Win10 64bit, GeForce 9500 GT…missed yet another TdZ Stage as I counted 23mins of the blue Zwift screen. 73Mb/s down 19Mb/s up. Just not good enough. After TdZ and Mountain challenge, it’s goodbye from Cambridge, U.K.
500Gb disc which is 50Gb full. No other app fails so often. Just uninstalled, restarted PC, reinstalled Zwift for third time, going through ‘Preparing to Update’ cycle again (v1.1.1). Turned off all MS malware apps, security, trimmed other background apps in Task Manager…
It’s just unusable. No information about update progress, any compatibility faults, the PC/CPU/GPU is more than up to the task of running Zwift.
Shall I leave it like this overnight?
Hopelessly buggy software.
The upside is I will do appreciate Tour of Sufferlandria this week, with software that just works.
Haswell is where to look, an i3 is fine. 120GB SSD is plenty for Windows and Zwift. 8GB of RAM and then your chosen GPU. GTX 960 2GB is probably the best value option at present, and will get Ultra profile at 1440p resolution. 60fps a lot of the time when not otherwise limited. Easily doable for well under £200.