XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia

Graphical Options, Settings and Controls

XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia

Graphical Options, Settings and Controls


XCOM has plenty of graphical options to mess with with full support for resolution up to 4K and has plenty of options for AA, Depth of Field and many other graphical options. 

This game is pretty demanding when you turn it up to max, even on today's flagship GPU, so I would not advise you to go straight up to maximum details, especially if you game at resolutions higher than 1080p. 

With such a wide range of options this game is able to scale well with a lot of hardware, enabling gamers to place a lot of stress their hardware regardless of how high or low end it is, provided it is above the game's minimum requirements. 


XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS NvidiaXCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia  

On the controls side of things this game supports full mouse and keyboard key rebinding, allowing PC gamers to modify their controls to their liking, which is always a great thing to see.

This game also has full support for the Steam Controller, players the option to play the game with a controller if they prefer it, though I found the game to be much easier to use with my mouse and Keyboard. 


XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia  


Below we have the game settings that we used to play the game, moving from the games Minimum to Maximum presets. 

This leaves us with 6 different sets of graphical detail options to test. You can see the presets below and can see screenshots comparing these settings and benchmark data for these settings on the following pages.

One thing that is nice to see when you change the graphical settings in this game is that the graphics in the backround changes whenever you change your settings,  giving you a small glimpse of what to expect when you change your settings. 


XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia  XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia  

[Minimum preset (Left), Low preset (Right)]

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[Medium preset (Left), High preset (Right)]

  XCOM 2 PC Performance Review - AMD VS Nvidia

[Maximum preset]  


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Most Recent Comments

08-02-2016, 11:53:00

Performance on a TitanX maxed @2160p is much better than a GTX 980 Ti.

Below I think is the reason why.

Check out the memory usage.


08-02-2016, 11:54:28

What avg FPS on TitanX Kaap?Quote

08-02-2016, 11:57:13

Originally Posted by SPS View Post
What avg FPS on TitanX Kaap?
About 17fps maxed @2160pQuote

08-02-2016, 12:00:16

These new games really are complete VRAM pigs. I kinda knew this would happen once the consoles had loads of available VRAM but nowhere near as bad as this.

With BLOPS 3 the newest update removes the extra settings from my PC (Fury x 4gb). If I hack it and enable extra settings it either black screens on load or very rarely does load up. However, within a few seconds it turns into a slide show.

And I was having the same issue with ROTTR when setting everything as high as it would go. It was fine for a couple of minutes, then it turned into a slide show and on a couple of occasions it actually stopped and ground to a halt and took about two minutes before it continued on. Now that I have lowered a few of the settings to high and left the main detail setting on very high it flies along lovely.

The problem of course is that these new consoles have up to 6gb vram available to them for 1080p . So instead of the devs optimising their textures and so on they are simply making them so that they use up that entire 6gb of texture memory at 1080p.

All of a sudden Titan X sounds far less stupid than it did when it launched.

I don't think it will be long before the 6gb the 980ti has becomes a minimum requirement for max settings, and could even be quite soon before that 6gb becomes out of date.

So much for AMD and their "It doesn't matter because it's HBM and it doesn't work like GDDR". Yeah, right.

Saying that though I do not blame AMD. As I said above fat bloatware is what causes these issues. I've got a whole ton of games that look fantastic at 4k and don't use anywhere near the same vram as these newest games.Quote

08-02-2016, 12:01:02

Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
About 17fps maxed @2160p
That mem usage is certainly interesting.Quote

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