Burnout Paradise Remastered Performance Review and Graphics Comparison

System Requirements and Testing Methodology

Burnout Paradise Remastered Performance Review and Graphics Comparison

PC system requirements

Burnout Paradise: Remastered is a reworked version of a game from 2008, which released initially on PS3 and Xbox 360, systems which can be considered extremely weak by today's standards. 

While the game's Remaster will update the title with higher resolution textures, sharper shadows and other new graphical effects, the game's system requirements remain low. EA/Criterion expects this game to run on PCs with a 64-bit OS, 4GB or more system memory and DirectX 11 compliant video cards with at least 1GB of VRAM. This is a major increase over the title's original iteration, which ran using DirectX 9 and required a mere 128MB of video memory. 


O/S: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: Intel i3 2120 @ 3.3GHz or Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.40GHz
GPU: NVidia GT 450 or ATI Radeon HD 5750
DirectX: 11
HDD: 8Gb (I think EA means 8GB)


 GPU Drivers

While testing Burnout Paradise: Remastered, we used Nvidia's Geforce 398.82 WHQL driver and AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.8.1 driver. There are no Optimised/"Game Ready" drivers for this remaster. 

Testing Methodology

OC3D is a website that is dedicated PC hardware, so you better believe that we test every game on a wide range of hardware configurations. This commitment to variety means that we will be using both Intel and AMD based testbeds as well as a range of GPU offerings from both Nvidia and Radeon. 

Our primary test system uses Intel's X99 platform, containing an Intel Core i7 6850K at a fixed clock speed of 4GHz. This testbed will use 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory and will be powered and cooled by an HX1200i PSU and an H110i AIO liquid cooler respectively, with everything sitting inside a Corsair 460X chassis. In this system, we are using an ASUS Strix X99 motherboard. 


Game Test Rig

Intel i7 6850K @4.0 GHz
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"


Secondary Ryzen Test System

Aside from our standard X99 test system we also have a testbed based on AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X CPU, which will sit at a clock speed of 4GHz be housed in an ASUS Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. This system will use Corsair's 3200MHz Vengeance White LED memory and is contained inside another Corsair 460X chassis. 

This extra system will allow us to see if any games offer a performance advantage to AMD's Ryzen or Intel's Core series processors.  


AMD Ryzen Game Test Rig
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 4.0GHz
ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero
Corsair Vengeance LED 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair 460X System Chassis
Corsair RMi650
Corsair H115i
Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
Windows 10 x64 "Creators Update"


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GPU Selection

No gaming test suite would be complete without a selection of GPUs, which in this case covers Nvidia's GTX 10-series and 9-series and AMD's RX Vega, RX 400 and R9 300 series graphics cards. We have replaced our RX 480 GPU with its RX 580 equivalent, giving us a fairer comparison point between AMD/Nvidia's modern graphics card lineups. 

Geforce GTX 10-series

- Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
- Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC

Geforce GTX 900-series 

- ASUS GTX 960 Strix 

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AMD RX Vega Series

- AMD RX Vega 56

AMD RX 500 Series

- AMD RX 580 Strix OC


- ASUS R9 380 Strix

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Keyboard & Mouse

To control this setup, we will be using Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys alongside a Corsair M65 RGB mouse, matching the general theme of this RGB illuminated system.  

Cherry MX Silent Keys are ideal for gaming, coming with similar characteristics as Cherry MX Red keys, but with quieter operation. This comparative silence will help keep players immersed in their games, without the distracting clicks that are present in other Cherry key switches.  


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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2018, 11:19:29

Is this seriously, really the best the gaming industry has to offer?Quote

18-08-2018, 12:06:17

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Is this seriously, really the best the gaming industry has to offer?
Like the movies they have run out of ideas so reboot after rebootQuote

19-08-2018, 10:25:47

Still a boring cringe-worthy excuse for a game.Quote

20-08-2018, 05:37:56

Originally Posted by Bridges View Post
Still a boring cringe-worthy excuse for a game.
Bull. This game was the most popular racing game for years after it came out.Quote

09-09-2018, 07:56:34

Manu T
Originally Posted by Bridges View Post
Still a boring cringe-worthy excuse for a game.
I still play this. It still looks great and plays fantastic. Even on my 42"TV with 3D glasses using my NVidia GTX which can be utilized in 3D glasses mode.

In fact this game is a lot more fun than some o/t later games. Obviously it's "just" an arcade racer and not a simulation like project cars which is way too difficult without a steering weel and pedals. While this is great fun with keyboard and/or joypad

I'm looking forward to this reboot of a classic.
And yes, it's unfortunate that Studio's run out of ideas. But what more innovation can you put in arcade racers besides better graphics and sound if the controls are already good (or good enough)? What more plot lines can you use besides running from the cops or hunting down racers, racers hunting other racers, demolition trakcs, stunt tracks...

What did you expect?
Or should I say: What do you want?Quote

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