For months I've been trying to get Forza Horizon 3 running at a playable frame-rate. However, after extremely extensive research over several months, I'm not sure that this is a problem with the game itself, and that perhaps there could be something wrong with my GPU or drivers.
I have an AMD FX 8320 Eight-Core CPU, 12GB DDR3 RAM, and an EVGA GTX 950 SC, but I can barely even run Forza Horizon 3 on low at 1024x768. CPU usage is always 30-40% in the game, but GPU usage is always 99% at even the lowest settings. If I do this (resulting in the game looking surprisingly ugly) I can almost get 30 FPS, although it's usually more around 25 FPS.
There are many videos on YouTube showing people playing the game with a GTX 950 and the same (or a similar) CPU. Lots of examples: Many of the people in the videos are using medium-high settings and achieving very much playable frame-rates. Generally an absolute minimum of a solid 30 FPS in 1080p.
I have not found any evidence of other GTX 950 owners having their GPU usage at a steady 99%, and especially not with such low settings.
Someone recommended I do a clean driver install, following a guide that completely removes the previous drivers from Windows, and all traces of it. However, I've reinstalled Windows twice since I began troubleshooting this Problem at the end of September of 2016, so I'm not sure whether that's relevant at all.
If ANYONE has any ideas of what I could try, in order to get this working, or even if it has anything at all to do with my GPU, please let me know! I'm honestly considering getting a GTX 1060 with the primary reason being so that I can play this game. Yes, I do want to play it that badly.