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Outer Worlds Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

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The Outer Worlds has the potential to become one of the biggest RPG titles in 2019. For their new sci-fi game, Obsidian Entertainment successfully drew inspiration from Fallout, Mass Effect, Skyrim and Dragon Age. We tested performance on 23 graphics cards in three resolutions, including 4K Ultra HD.

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Radeon VII slower than RTX 2060 non-Super. lol.
really nice looking game as far as design and graphics.might get it when it goes into the 50% off bin.
 
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JESUS!!!! Rip all cards & double RIP for AMD cards. This game is pretty to look at but from the performance I see, not that pretty, I'm sure drivers/patches & such will remedy some performance improvements. Glad it's on Xbox game pass, I might just try it on there, game seems interesting, thanks Wizzard. :toast:
 
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70 fps @1440p on stock 2070 super is good,but the game isn't that great visually.it's more to the design that it looks pleasing to look at,graphics are your usual 2016-ish kinda looks.
should push at least 80 fps n 5700xt and 90 on 2070 super.
rx580/1060 should do 1080p/60 too.50 on 1060 is decent,but 40 on 580 is pretty friggin pathetic.UE4 is nothing new.AMD's performance was lacking on borderlands,it's even worse here.
 
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I'm cautiously optimistic I might actually enjoy this. Downloading now...

Emphasis on cautiously... Obsidian is hit/miss.

Performance though, for a UE4 title with this quality, seems quite low, if I put that next to something like Obduction...
 
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it's really good. Also the nvidia sharpen filter does absolute wonders for the gfx in this game.

Ultrawide support is weird though. You only get ultrawide resolutions in windowed fullscreen, which no double eats a few fps; and you can tell they have some optimization to do with memory/asset loading (minor stutters) when running around. Nothing game breaking though. Definitely what fallout should have been - the dark humour sprinkled around this game is amazing; no two playthroughs are going to be the same thanks to the depth and character/combat options.

You can tell the priority was make a great game first and everything else second.
 
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Here, smiling while looking at my sweet old 1080Ti :).
 
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Last sentence in your conclusion says everything @W1zzard ! On the GPU aspect of the review, I suspect we are some patches and 2 updates in drivers away from much better performance. Doesn't seem such a premium texture game to load GPUs so much as to kneel 4K able GPUs.
 
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Very high, 60fps+ for me at 4K. Shame my free Xbox game pass is almost up that came with my CPU, as so far, it seems like a pretty good game.
 
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Can you please also test with Medium and High settings with all cards, and show snapshots of the visual difference?

Like most games, I'm guessing that Ultra quality really isn't needed to get a good visual experience.
 
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Radeon VII slower than RTX 2060 non-Super. lol.
really nice looking game as far as design and graphics.might get it when it goes into the 50% off bin.
Unreal Engine 4.
 
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thanks for your gameplay impressions... once again i find them more valuable than many gaming site's reviews
 
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Looks very interesting, but going to wait on this one to see if they optimize performance better & first sale price or something. Feel bad rewarding devs for unoptimized game release.
 
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OK, so Obsidian didn't bother to test or optimize on AMD cards at all, or what? Those results are absurd and, unless AMD does something about it, are going to greatly skew any video card review that decides to included the Outer Worlds in the selection of tests...
 
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Yet it has an AMD/Ryzen badge when you start it up, funny that.
Which usually indicates the pre-release optimization came from AMD.
 
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Big difference there from the 125FPS average from @W1zzard 's test results with the 9900K. Any patch that increased performance by so much?
 
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another game optimized for nvidia. what a surprize.
I don't think it's optimized for nvidia, it's just that nvidia has always done better in DX11 than AMD. If it were DX12 or Vulkan, it would be a much more level playing field.
 
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I don't think it's optimized for nvidia, it's just that nvidia has always done better in DX11 than AMD. If it were DX12 or Vulkan, it would be a much more level playing field.
No, it the engine problem. Unreal Engine 4 game never runs better on AMD hardware even the AMD sponsored ones. I wonder how those dev optimize UE4 for consoles as those runs on AMD hardware???
 
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