Destiny 2 PC Performance Review
Published: 26th October 2017 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
When the original Destiny launched on exclusively on consoles PC gamers felt betrayed, especially given Bungie's PC gaming roots. Destiny in many ways can be described as a "looter shooter", which when combined with the game's FPS gameplay and MMO-like elements simply screams PC gaming. Alas, a PC version of the Original Destiny was never to destined to arrive on the platform, making the release of Destiny 2 on the platform a cause for celebration for many PC users.
While Destiny 2 has arrived late to the PC platform, Bungie certainly seems to have delivered a lot for the platform, allowing PC gamers to play the game with an unlocked framerate, enabling 60FPS+ gameplay while also opening up the game's graphical options to surpass many of the shortcomings seen in the console version of the game. Though the question remains whether or not this delay on PC was worth it.
On PC Destiny has the opportunity to really stretch its legs, bringing the game to keyboard and mouse while also bringing the game up to 60FPS for the first time, offering users smoother animations and faster feedback for the game's controls, delivering the definitive Destiny 2 gameplay experience.
Now it is time to see how well this game performs on PC. How easy are 60FPS framerates to achieve? How much CPU power does my system need? Do I have enough RAM or VRAM? Let's find out!
As always, we will be using the most recent drivers from AMD and Nvidia at the time of release. This means that we will be testing this game with AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.10.2 Driver and Nvidia's Geforce 388.00 driver.
Both of these drivers come with game specific optimizations for Destiny 2, which will give both GPU makers a fairly level playing field as we start our testing. Nvidia has had more influence over Bungie during this game's development, giving them a clear advantage when it comes to creating early game drivers, though AMD's latest driver is said to offer up to a 50% performance improvement depending on your system configuration, which means that it is all to play for from a performance standpoint.