Destiny 2 Beta PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low to Highest Settings

Destiny 2 Beta PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low to Highest Settings

When looking at Destiny 2's PC performance it is clear to see that the game's highest graphical preset is exceptionally demanding, particularly when MSAA is enabled. Bungie has stated that their MSAA implementation is a work in progress, so we have conducted an additional test that uses Destiny 2's Highest Preset with MSAA turned down to SMAA, offering a huge performance uplift for both our RX 480 Strix and GTX 1060 Strix. 

Bungie has stated that their MSAA implementation is a work in progress, so we have conducted an additional test that uses Destiny 2's Highest Preset with MSAA turned down to SMAA, offering a huge performance uplift for both our RX 480 Strix and GTX 1060 Strix. 

When comparing our GTX 1060 and RX 480 Strix models we can see that Destiny 2's Highest preset (SMAA) has a disproportionate impact on the performance of our AMD RX 480. This is something that will require optimisation before the game officially launches, though performance is fairly comparable at lower graphical settings, with Nvidia's GTX 1060 holding the performance advantage in most cases. 

Due to the Highest Preset's disproportionate effect on the performance of AMD GPUs, we will be conducting further tests on Destiny 2 with the game's High Preset, as this is the preset that we expect most gamers to use (or similar settings) to offer a great balance between graphical fidelity and game performance. 

 

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30-08-2017, 20:47:56

NeverBackDown
Well they didn't use 16 threads like they said they would. Though hitting 8 threads and still seeing performance increases is still impressive. I'm not even sure it would be worth them using more threads at this point. For Ryzen 7 in particular, with all those extra threads getting little usage, if you were to stream you would have A LOT of extra headroom for the stream and should be able to do it without much problem.Quote

31-08-2017, 05:47:17

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well they didn't use 16 threads like they said they would. Though hitting 8 threads and still seeing performance increases is still impressive. I'm not even sure it would be worth them using more threads at this point. For Ryzen 7 in particular, with all those extra threads getting little usage, if you were to stream you would have A LOT of extra headroom for the stream and should be able to do it without much problem.
Support for SMT is pretty broken in Destiny 2 ATM, though it could be fixed before launch. We will have to wait and see. That is the things with Beta releases, they are subject to change.Quote

31-08-2017, 11:24:03

NeverBackDown
Yeah I understand. I just think it should not be broken since they so confidently claimed they will use 16 threads. If it's broken doesn't give much hope at launch
But still not many games even use 8 cores. So it's still an achievementQuote

19-09-2017, 04:13:25

Jason Lowe
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
But still not many games even use 8 cores. So it's still an achievement
Indeed! On my Ryzen 5 and gtx 1080 the game runs at 100fps with max settings.Quote
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