Quantum Break PC Performance Review
Published: 7th April 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
In-Game Options and Graphical Settings
When looking at the games options menu there are a few thing that would make a lot of PC gamers happy, like a fairly rich Graphical options menu and fully rebindable mouse and keyboard controls.
Sadly I cannot in any way recommend the PC controls for this game, insisting that PC gamers use a Controller with this title, as the PC controls are fairly difficult to use. One very strange choice is that my mouse controls were inverted on the Horizontal Axis, meaning that when I moved the mouse to the left my Jack looks right, and this made my jump to use my controller almost immediately. In the game's control options I was unable to find a way to fix this issue, resulting in most of my playtime being done on a Xbox 360 Controller.
(Control Options Menu)
Each of the games defined graphical presets look very simple at first, with a simple Low to Ultra presets and standard resolution and graphical options, but using the pre-made graphical presets can quickly become a chore.
One thing to note is that in all of the default graphical options that AA is enabled by default, which is strange given the fact that AA is usually the first thing I turn off in games in order to get more performance. One other thing to note is that each of the games presets are automatically set to a specific resolution and may have the 30FPS framerate limiter enabled, but thankfully these options can be changed.
The Low Preset is by default set to 720p and the Medium and Ultra Presets are Automatically set to 1080p, which really does go to show how demanding this game can get when you crank of the graphical details up. We were able to get playable framerates at 1440p and 4K in Quantum Break, but not at the maximum settings, which is a shame since this game has no SLI or Crossfire support.
When testing the games the only thing that we will have changed from the games standard Low, Medium, and Ultra Presets is the game resolution and turning the 30FPS framerate limit off if applicable. We have also tested the game in what we call the Lowest and Max presets, where we play the game at its lowest and highest available settings, which are different than the games Low and Ultra presets.
(Lowest Settings (Left), Low Preset (Right))
(Medium Preset (Left), Ultra Preset (Right))