Low GPU usage in Assassins Creed 3


       So I just picked up Assassins Creed 3 in the steam sale for £5, pretty nice. Or at least it would be if it would run properly! I typically get 30 FPS roaming about the streets, but in buildings and fights, it shoots up to 60 FPS, no higher as I guess V-Sync in enabled. (There is no option to change V-Sync on or off in the menu) Turns out, my GPU usage is only at about 30-35%, I have all the graphical settings to the max. My graphics card is the R9 280X, so DEFINITELY no issues there, especially considering it can run BF4 at 60-70 FPS. Also, all my drivers are up to date, Catalyst 13.11. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. Anyone know a fix for this issue?

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance! 

What cpu are you using?

FX 8350

The game is badly optimized for PC because it is badly ported. It's been a known issue. 


Here is a video showing the game:


The optimization is so bad that someone made a Hitler video of it :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIdmdWt9yWk&t=134

Well I'm not buying another Assassins Creed game ever again. It's a shame because 1, 2 and Brotherhood were just soooo good. 

Thanks for the information dudes!