Currently, Zwift’s performance is truly worthless and with the Neokyo expansion it is much more noticeable than before.
For reference, I normally run Zwift on my notebook with i5-5200u CPU and the iGPU HD Graphics 5500. In most worlds that provides around 40 fps, which is not great, but fine. However, in Neokyo, the fps falls all the way to 20 fps and that is without many other riders.
I tested the same on my gaming PC with i5-4460 CPU and GTX 970 GPU and on average I get around 30 FPS in Neokyo regardless of the graphic settings! It is important to note, that in both cases the CPU and GPU load is a lot below 100 %, suggesting that the game engine in its current state is completely unfit for its purpose.
It’s not 2003 anymore and any game engine needs to be able to utilize more than 1 CPU core. Mid range mobile phones have 8 core CPUs these days!
Do not mistake this for a plea for better graphics. To be honest, I don’t really care about it as long as the game is this bad performance wise. We need support for multi-core CPUs and we need it asap!
We want Zwift 2.0 that would make full use of our hardware, would have detailed graphics settings and most importantly would NOT run at 20 FPS while the cpu and gpu load is under 50 %.