Since the 0.5 update the game is performing extremely poorly (very bad framerate and rendering) even on lowest graphic options. I have a 1 year old MSI laptop and Eco now runs much worse than Fallout 4 does.
Is this a common problem? Is there something I can do to improve the performance?
Any chance your playing a more populated or larger world then normal. There is a lot of things that could effect this sadly. Try keeping the mini map closed as well. I have a pretty beefy pc and right now the game is really bad.
The latest 5.5 release has huge performance improvements, to bad its unplayable due to bugs.
Try lowering your viewing distance that helps a lot.
Couple weeks and a lot of those bugs will be squashed :)
viewdistance max 100 helped me a lot ! and keep the map closed