L.A. Noire PC Is Locked at 30 FPS

To those who have been looking forward to the PC version of L.A. Noire, you may be disappointed to learn that your framerate will be locked at 30 frames per second, not unlike most console ports.

Some of you may be thinking, “So what? If 30 FPS is good enough for consoles, shouldn’t it be good enough for PC?”

Well, yes and no. Some people don’t notice the difference, but many do — 60 FPS delivers a much smoother experience, especially when there’s a lot going on on-screen. For twitch shooters, the difference between 60 and 30 FPS can be the difference between life and death. For a singleplayer game with comparatively little action, like L.A. Noire, the higher framerate is less crucial, but it does mean that PC gamers who invested in a high-end video card will have their performance artificially bottlenecked.

Do you care that the PC version of L.A. Noire is locked at 30 FPS?

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12 Comments on L.A. Noire PC Is Locked at 30 FPS


On November 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

Na not if we can get it free hahaha


On November 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

that’ll last all of 30 seconds before someone cracks the fps cap.


On November 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

No I don’t care. A console port..does not get my money


On November 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Well if they lock it in at 30fps, then there’s always the chance that they actually enhanced the graphics to the more up to date PC standards. Granted LA Noire looked pretty good on the 360.


On November 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

No good reason for doing that. Granted most gaming is being done on consoles more than PC’s (I’m in the minority I know) but I like some of you prefer pc for the ability to customize things the way that I like them etc… I understand that developers have time and budget constraints but if they are set on making a quality product for the masses as a whole then when/if they decide to make a game on multiple platforms they should take the time and make the efforct to make use of each platforms strengths. We all still have the taste of BF3′s Launch along with Rage fresh in our mouths (just to name a few)


On November 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Console ports are never worth the full price that is being asked, When a sale comes along that drops it to 19.99 I’ll think about grabbing it but tell then no thanks.

For me Pc gaming is like an expensive sports car, and a consoles is like a cheap ford escort, I paid a premium price for my performance and will only pay a lot for games that share that type of enthusiasm.


On November 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

this game as a console port is better than most pc based games like cod and bf3.


On November 16, 2011 at 6:04 am

I am a PC gaming enthusiast who bought a PS3 console just for the heck of trying it out. I tried playing LA Noire on PS3 and loved the game. I returned the game (had bought a used one from GameStop) as soon as I learned that it was coming to PC. I somehow think that given I have invested so much on the gaming desktop, playing games on PS3 that are available for PC is just not good bang for the buck.

When the game released for PC, I bought it, and on balanced graphics settings on my HD 5850 crossfirex + AMD Phenom quad core CPU the game runs smoother and looks better than PS3. Of course, PS3 gaming is not cheap!


On November 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

well not really cos on like gta 4 i get like 12/15 and im used to that so 30 fps is good for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On November 23, 2011 at 11:11 am

COD and BF3 are also console ports. Every game these days is a console port. I can’t even remember the when the last REAL PC game was made.

It sucks. Why can’t it be like the good old days when PC games were made and then ported TO the consoles?


On November 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

@nytebyte the witcher 2 is pc exclusive and needs one hell of a machine to run smoothly it was released this year, it wasn’t that long.


On February 8, 2012 at 4:14 am

I’d care about the lonely 60 fps than the game itself