- Apr 23, 2019
and now HW Unboxed
You could have used a "community demo" to check out the game's performance (as well as the gameplay) before making a purchasing decision.I went ahead and did it. I can wait to play a new hyped game release, but start asking interesting questions about hardware performance and I find it nearly impossible to resist researching it.
So, I went ahead and spent the ridiculous $100 on the premium version that gave me instant access.
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You could have used a "community demo" to check out the game's performance (as well as the gameplay) before making a purchasing decision.
It has its moments. I'm about 3-4 hours in now and my 5800X3D mostly hangs ~ 20-40%. I've seen a few spikes here and there but nothing really sustained during game play. For s&giggles I'm going to try that new DLSS 3 Framegen mod that came out yesterday, tonight, and see how the 4090 does with it. My guess is if it can hold a near-constant 120ish FPS I might see some more effort on the CPU's part.CPU benchmarks as well, as this title is reportedly much more CPU dependent than recent titles we have seen.
This is actually what I was getting on my 5800X3D in New Atlantis using the DLSS (no framegen but using the 3.5 dll) mod. It varied from 62-83 depending on what I was doing so 70s are the median for me. This was on the CRG9 rig with the OCd 3090 Ti (avg 2145-2160 MHz), stock 10,500 MHz mem clocks. On my 4090 rig, using the same DLSS mod, it was avg. ~80-100 in the same area.This boosted average framerate to between 73 and 75FPS, boosting performance to above what one would expect from a 5800X3D
Now you've got me curious. I haven't been checking TM to see the core loads and even though AB can do that as well I usually like to keep it simple since I don't normally like to have the whole side of the screen filled with metrics while I'm playing. I'll take a look later and let you know what I see on my rig(s) since all three have a 5800X3D. I still need to install it on my laptop which has a 11400(?) 8c/16t in it.It's absolutely insane. The game is loading up 24 cores. I have never seen anything like it before.