Forza Horizon 4 PC Performance Review

1080p Performance - Benchmarking Results

Forza Horizon 4 PC Performance Review

1080p Performance - Benchmarking Results

At 1080p it anything above an RX 580 or a GTX 1060 6GB is capable of running Forza Horizon 4 at 60+ FPS on the game's Ultra preset, offering enough headroom to perhaps increase the game's MSAA to 4x while maintaining 60+FPS framerates.   

Moving to lower-end graphics cards is where we start to see issues, with our older Radeon R9 380 and Nvidia GTX 960 graphics cards failing to achieve 30FPS framerates. Forza Horizon 4 is a VRAM hungry game, making the 2GB frame buffer on these graphics cards problematic. In short, both of these graphics cards require major settings reductions to achieve 30FPS framerates, something which we will look at on page 12. 

Much like our 1440p results on Page 6, both the Polaris-based RX 580 and Pascal-based GTX 1060 offer similar performance levels, but things change when we move to AMD's Vega graphics architecture, with the RX Vega 56 storming past Nvidia's GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 while the RX Vega 64 blazes past Nvidia's mightly GTX 1080 Ti. Forza Horizon 4 loves AMD's Vega architecture. 

Speaking of new architectures, we cannot forget about Nvidia new Turing GPUs, which also showcase a huge performance advantage over Pascal, with the RTX 2080 Founders Edition offering a huge performance advantage over the company's GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition. In most older titles these graphics cards offer similar performance levels, making Forza Horizon 4 an exception, but the potential start of a new trend for modern PC titles.   

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Most Recent Comments

05-10-2018, 16:45:39

Considering 1080p is my best (poor eye sight) I'm well impressed at how well it runs on Ultra, and I do like the Forza Horizon gamesQuote

06-10-2018, 03:30:11

Vega 64 only 1.6FPS behind a 1080 Ti at 1440P, Impressive.Quote

06-10-2018, 05:48:32

Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Vega 64 only 1.6FPS behind a 1080 Ti at 1440P, Impressive.
Yeah, Forza is a great showing on Radeon's Vega graphics cards. It's well strange that the RX 580 and GTX 1060 are level pegging, but the Vega 64 demolishes the GTX 1080.

Anyway guys, all feedback is appreciated here. Feel welcome to post criticism, especially for the video, as it is our first time doing that.Quote

06-10-2018, 11:21:13

Wow, that is the first time I've ever seen Vega match a 1080Ti in gaming. Even games that favour Vega specifically like Far Cry 5 and Wolfenstein II don't show Vega being on par with the 1080Ti; it was always still slightly behind, at least from what I've seen and remember. Very impressive.

Also, OC3D's video game analysis articles are one of the only places I know of that shows performance scaling with different in-game settings. There's nothing worse than seeing a graph for a game where a GTX 1080 or Vega 64 can't hit 60 FPS at 1440p in a new game at max settings but easily hits 80 FPS with just a couple of superfluous settings turned down or off. So thanks very much for the extra work.

On a similar note, what I think could be the best way to test a game is to have target FPS points. So for instance you'd have a GTX 1050/RX 460, GTX 1060/RX 580 and GTX 1080/Vega 64 comparison, and you'd show what the graphics settings would need to be in order to hit 60, 90 or 120 FPS, maybe with screenshot comparisons as you guys already do. So if I had a GTX 1060, I'd know that in AC Odyssey I'd have to use FXAA and High shadows in order to hit 60 FPS at 1080p, or I'd have to turn off a couple of other things to hit 90 FPS. The same thing for the other cards. It would take a lot of work and may not be possible for most, but it would be the best way to do things in my opinion. I always appreciated Nvidia's breakdown of AAA games and their graphics settings. It basically meant that if I had for example a GTX 970 and still wanted to hit 60 FPS at 1080p, I'd know that either I'd need to upgrade my graphics card, or how far I'd have to reduce the in-game settings to hit that point, or whether that was something I was willing to do.

Again, excellent work, Mark and all those involved.Quote

06-10-2018, 11:22:23

Look at the vega 56 compared to 1080 too!Quote

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