F1 2018 PC Performance Review

Core Scaling - Should F1 players have high core count CPUs?

F1 2018 PC Performance Review

Core Scaling - Should F1 players have high core count CPUs?

Let's be honest, judging from this game's CP requirements we expected F1 2018 to be a lot more CPU intensive, especially when running at the game's maximum settings.

It was only when moving to the dual-core/quad-thread setup that we started to see a significant drop in performance, though it is worth noting that we used a 4GHz clock speed on both our AMD Ryzen and Intel Broadwell-E systems. While our benchmark run remained over 60FPS at 4GHz, it must be remembered that most older i3-class CPUs offer clock speeds of below 4GHz, lower performance levels per clock and are not overclockable, making our recommendation for this game a fast quad-core or better.     

F1 2018 appears to be well optimised for both Intel and AMD processors, though our AMD Ryzen-based system can offer higher average framerates in our benchmark run. Even so, this performance difference is unnoticeable in practice, giving neither brand a clear advantage.  

F1 2018 PC Performance Review  

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Most Recent Comments

27-08-2018, 11:58:40

Does it support VR?Quote

27-08-2018, 12:05:49

Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Does it support VR?
In the first paragraph of the conclusion.Quote

27-08-2018, 13:37:35

Man that looks good even at low, the rain effect sure stands out at high and above but still.Quote

27-08-2018, 17:23:05

Thanks Mark.Quote

28-08-2018, 12:00:36

Just picked up for £25 and can't wait to give it a run. First F1 game I've bought since 2012 now I'm finishing my studies.

Really nice to see AMD cards doing well.Quote

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