Need For Speed PC Performance Review
Published: 17th March 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and R9 380
When looking at the game with our mid range R9 380 and GTX 960 we can see that this game performs very will when compared to it's console counterpart, On consoles this game runs at 1080p 30FPS, whereas on PC with these GPUs we are easily able to maintain an average of over 60FPS at High settings.
60FPS gameplay in need for speed really improves the experience, especially when driving at faster and faster speeds as you upgrade your vehicle. When we locked down the game to 30FPS in the options menu the change was very easy to notice while driving, especially when taking turns fast or if you pay attention to any environmental details.
Even at Ultra settings we can see that the game never goes below 45FPS in our benchmark run, which is great to see for a game that is locked down to 30 on consoles while having less visual detail.
Performance in this game is much better on Nvidia at the lower settings, though when moving up to Ultra we see AMD catch up a great deal. It seems right now that Nvidia will be the brand of choice when playing Need for Speed, though that is unsurprising given the games use of HBAO+ and TAA.