I have fairly modern videocard, Geforce 670m, 16 Gb RAM, but graphics is very slow, it looks like software rendering. At the middle of the game it's like 10 frames per second, or less. Windows are opening and closing with noticeable delay, like half second or more. I have win-7 64 bits, latest game update. Could it be because I checked "install dx9c" during installation - would it replace latest dx and cause slowdown? Would reinstall help? As is the game is barely playable.
Newcomer here, I also had graphical chugging on my laptop. Solved it by following the suggestions in the second post of the Tech Support FAQ, titled "2. If you are experiencing slow performance," which you'll find above in this subforum.
Basically I set star density to minimum, set frame rates to 25 (rather than auto) and turned off 'display nebulae.' It now runs smoothly, and still looks quite fine. I cannot post a link to that FAQ, unfortunately, maybe someone else can. Good luck!
< Message edited by tylertoo -- 9/5/2012 1:13:26 PM >