Dragon Quest XI finally brings the epic JRPG series to the PC platform using trusted and tested game mechanics. Graphics follow a cute-ish game style and are powered by Unreal Engine 4. Our performance review looks at this in detail, using 15 graphics cards. We also investigate CPU-core scaling and VRAM usage.
Monster Hunter: World brings the epic fight against huge enemies to the PC platform. The port is well done and runs well, especially on AMD graphics cards. Our performance review looks at this in detail, using 15 graphics cards. We also investigate VRAM usage and CPU-core scaling.
Yakuza 0 finally lets PC gamers in on the Japanese mafia action that console gamers have enjoyed for years. The game has an entertaining storyline that will make you laugh and shudder at the subtleties of Japanese nightlife. We test the game on 15 graphics cards, take a look at VRAM usage, and check CPU core scaling.
Far Cry 5 takes the fight to crazy Christian fundamentalists in forgotten Montana who are just waiting for the US Government to collapse. We tested 15 cards using today's latest GameReady drivers with actual in-game gameplay for the most accurate picture. AMD Radeon performance results are impressive, often beating their NVIDIA counterparts substantially.
Square Enix has finally brought Final Fantasy XV to the PC, with vastly improved graphics, a large range of graphics options, and an optional 4K texture pack. We test the game on 15 graphics cards, take a look at VRAM usage, both with and without the texture pack, and investigate how well the game makes use of multiple CPU cores.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the first surprise hit of 2018. It puts you in the shoes of a low-skilled peasant who has to endure tough adventures in the middle ages. We tested the game on 15 graphics cards at four resolutions, looked at VRAM usage, and checked on how the game scales on the CPU.
Call of Duty: WWII takes you back to a time without fancy fighting tech; you had to rely on your rifle and team mates. Sledgehammer's engine received optimizations in both graphics quality and performance, and there are plenty of settings to play with. We tested at up to 4K resolution, using 15 graphics cards, including the brand-new GTX 1070 Ti.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of the most anticipated titles this season, also due to some pre-launch attention because of the inclusion of loot boxes. We are more interested in the technical aspects of the game and tested it on 15 recent graphics cards with and without the optionally available Ultra HD texture pack.
Bungie's new smash-hit Destiny 2 is in Beta now, and we took a closer look at its graphics options and performance. We're happy to report that there is no FPS cap, and FOV can be adjusted, too. Joining our test group of 14 cards are the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64, with slightly surprising performance numbers.
Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice is one of the best-looking titles released in recent times. Its facial animations look stunning, and the game's visual fidelity is excellent, too, but comes at a performance cost. We tested this highly demanding game on a wide selection of graphics cards at full HD, 1440p, and 4K.
We test Prey on 14 graphics cards at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K using the highest settings available and also take a look at VRAM usage, which is surprisingly modest. The article also describes how to adjust the field of view (which can't be changed in-game), how to remove the hidden FPS cap, and how to skip the intro.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is Ubisoft's latest open-world tactical shooter. We test this highly demanding game on a wide selection of graphics cards at full HD, 1440p, and 4K, at Ultra and Very High settings. We also took a look at VRAM usage using the GeForce Titan X Pascal.
We test Rebellion's new shooter on 10 modern graphics cards, with the latest game-optimized drivers from AMD and NVIDIA. A surprise is that AMD gains up to 27% performance from switching to DX12 with Async Compute, while the performance uplift for NVIDIA users is only up to 5%.
Watch_Dogs 2 is Ubisoft's latest open-world game, featuring a new and improved game engine with tons of options to adjust graphics settings. We took a closer look at the game's performance using a wide spectrum of graphics cards and also tested its video memory usage, with and without the high-res texture pack.
Dishonored 2 gives you the choice to either be stealthy, fight or avoid conflict. The game is built using Void, a new DirectX 11 engine based on id Software's RAGE engine. We tested the game at up to 4K resolution on 10 different graphics cards and even looked into their VRAM usage.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is the latest installment in the record-breaking franchise. We took a closer look at the game's performance using a wide spectrum of graphics cards and also tested its video memory usage.
Civilization 6, the latest installment in the Civilization series, offers new and improved fidelity and tons of graphics settings that now also focus on VRAM usage. We took a closer look at the game's performance using a wide spectrum of graphics cards and also tested its video memory usage.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided has just been released today. We bring you a performance analysis using the most popular graphics cards, at four resolutions, including 4K, at both Ultra and High settings. We also took a closer look at VRAM usage.
Far Cry Primal is a first-person shooter that takes you back to the year 10,000 BC, which means no guns or RPGs. Using primitive tools, you fight wilderness creatures and human enemies. We test the game with 13 graphics cards and their latest drivers, at four resolutions, including Ultra HD 4K.
We benchmark Rise of the Tomb Raider on 12 graphics cards, in four resolutions, including SLI. Also included are measurements of VRAM consumption, which is high, but seems extremely well optimized.
The latest installment of the Anno series sends you to the moon to harvest precious minerals. We tested the game using 11 of the latest graphics cards, at four resolutions each, to determine what kind of hardware is required to play Anno 2205 at its highest settings.
In this article, we put the GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960, and R9 285 through the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 4K to assess what hardware you need to play this recently released top-title.
In this article, we put the GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960 and R9 285 through Grand Theft Auto V. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 4K to assess what hardware you need to play this recently released top-title.