Need For Speed PC Performance Review

Need For Speed PC Performance Review

Need For Speed PC Performance Review

Need For Speed PC Performance Review

 

The recent history of the Need for Speed franchise on PC has not been a great one, with stories of locked 30FPS framerates and instability being a common topic if discussion.  

Ghost, the developers of the latest game in the Need for Speed decided that they needed to give the PC platform the support support and attention that it deserves, not only promising to rework and unlock the framerate of the PC version of the game, but also increase the games graphical fidelity. To achieve this goal the PC version of the game was delayed from November 5th to March 17th, placing the PC launch over 4 months after the console release. 

With Ghost promising to deliver wide Steering wheel support, enhanced visuals and an unlocked framerate PC gamers have been eagerly awaiting this release, with hopes that this will be a return to the glory days of the Need for Speed Franchise.  

Today we will be looking at the PC performance and visuals in Need for Speed's PC release, so let's find out exactly what we need in order to run this game at a steady 60FPS. 

 

 

 

Drivers 

For this game we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 364.51 driver and AMD's 16.3 driver, both of which became available to the public recently.  

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using the current flagship GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Both GPUs will be the reference design and will be ran at stock settings. 

 

AMD R9 Fury X & Nvidia GTX 980Ti
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's Mid range GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar pricepoints, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

 

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Most Recent Comments

17-03-2016, 15:50:20

Primey
Certainly better than their previous title (Need for speed rivals).Quote

18-03-2016, 08:10:40

dayvurd
Im running a Gtx 960 and im happy to say i get fairly good fps on 1920x1080 on high. I did set it to ultra just to see what would happen....... and i did have a few problems. directX error caused the game to lock up and it disconnecting my gpu from my mobo. Just goes to show how hubgry this game is. My car also seemed to be changing colour from green to black. I reset and jumped back in and put it down to high, no screen tearing, no lag Quote
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