No Man's Sky PC Performance Retest
Published: 19th August 2016 | Source: Hello Games | Price: |
Within the past 24 hours, two patches for No Man's Sky have gone live, both of which promise to enhance the game's performance on PC as well as reduce the amount of bugs and other issues.
This patch brings many changes to the game, but Hello Games are yet to release any official patch notes, leaving us to piece together what was changed ourselves.
No without further ado, let's get started.
For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 372.54 driver and AMD's 16.8.2 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company.
We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using both high-end and mid-range GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia.
Game Test Rig
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64
For the high-end we will be testing AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 980Ti and the GTX 1070. Sadly we do not have a GTX 1080 to test at this time.
For the Mid-range offerings we will be testing the new RX 480 and GTX 1060, both of which will be the ASUS Strix Gaming models.
To represent AMD and Nvidia's lower-end 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 price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top.