I was talking with some of the members in mumble who were having some issues with performance recently, and I went over some things that I do for 10-20 extra frames. After talking to the guys some tried it and they got more stability and some of them got double the frames.
Now I have a budget processor (only an i5) and an nvidia graphics card, but the fix works for AMD too and I’ll put the instructions for both below.
Star citizen is still an alpha and it has issues with optimization, so every frame counts
In Nvidia, go to Nvidia Control panel, then manage 3D settings, and Program settings. Select add and select Squadron 42 - Star Citizen (starcitizen.exe). The main three options we want to change are Power Management Mode, Texture Filtering - Quality, and Vertical Sync. Set power management to prefer maximum performance, texture filtering quality to high performance, and vertical sync off.
On AMD right click your graphics settings and go to Gaming, then click on Star citizen (or add starcitizen.exe), then set texture filtering quality to performance, and vertical refresh off.