Paragon Beta PC Performance Review
Published: 21st March 2016 | Source: Paragon Early Access | Price: |
PC System Requirements and Graphical settings
Below are the minimum requirements for the PC version of Paragon, which at a minimum requires a Intel Quad Core i5 or above CPU and t minimum of a GTX 460 or an R9 6870.
These specifications are for the paid early access version of the game and are subject to change in the future, so hopefully these requirements can be reduced in the future with some more optimization. With this game still being in an early stage of development performance can be expected to change a lot over time, especially before the summer as the game enters open beta.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6870 equivalent DX11 GPU
- 1 GByte VRAM
- Core i5 2.5 Ghz
- 4 GByte RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GByte VRAM
- Core i5 2.8 Ghz
- 8 GByte RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
In-Game Graphical Settings
Right now in the game the settings are very simple but very effective, allowing the user to easily define a maximum framerate and easily define both their in game and display resolution, allowing the user to very easily define how they wish to play the game.
The most important settings in this game are View distance, Anti-Aliasing and shadows, as they have the largest effect on performance. One thing that I would like to see changed in the future is for Epic Games to tell gamers what type of AA they are using in the options menu and to un-bundle Shadow resolution and Ambient Occlusion to give gamers more options.
In gameplay these graphical options does not effect Paragon in any real way, as the game is will always show an enemy hero on-screen regardless of their distance and will only not draw allied and enemy minions when they are well outside of combat range.
Below are the game setting that we have tested the game using, where at all times the framerate will remain unlocked and unlimited.
If you look at the above screenshots you can see that the Display Resolution is set to 3840x2160 (4K) and that anything above a 3D resolution of 2560x1440 is in red. At the time of writing this game does not support a 3D resolution of above 2560X1440 with out hardware, regardless of whether we are using our AMD R9 Fury X or our GTX 980Ti.
Right now we think that Epic Games has limited this version of the game to 1440p in order to give themselves more time to optimize the game further for ultra high resolutions, as these resolutions require very large amount of VRAM and compute resources.