GRID PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

PC System Requirements and Graphical Options - A cut-down F1 2019?

GRID PC Performance Review and Optimisations Guide

PC System Requirements and Graphical Options - A cut-down F1 2019?

Let's start by having a look at GRID 2019's PC system requirements, where we can see that the game is one of the first titles to utilise DirectX 12 exclusively. This makes the game Windows 10 only, as it looks like Codemasters hasn't employed Microsoft's DirectX 12 libraries for Windows 7.  

In this analysis, we will look at how well GRID runs on our PC test hardware, which currently includes testing for over 13 graphics cards. This includes new releases like the Nvidia RTX Super series and AMD RDNA/Navi series as well as older graphics cards from AMD's Polaris lineup.  

MINIMUM:

OS: 64 bit Version of Windows 10
Processor: Intel i3 2130 / AMD FX4300
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GT 640 / HD7750
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 100 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

RECOMMENDED:

OS: 64 bit Version of Windows 10
Processor: Intel i5 8600k / AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080 / RX590
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 100 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard

GRID PC Performance Review and Optimisations Guide 
Graphical Options - A downgrade from F1 2019? 

When looking at the graphical options that are available in GRID, the first thing that we must mention is that the game is lacking several features that are included in Codemaster's other EGO engine games. This downgrade is clear to see in the game's Anti-Aliasing options, where F1 2019's FidelityFX modes, SMAA modes and Checkerboard modes are unavailable to gamers. 

While this lack of features is a clear downside for the tech-focused gamer, another way of looking at this is that GRID is more streamlined. F1 2019 is a simulation game, so it makes sense that the game's graphical options receive the same attention to detail, allowing gamers to tune the performance profile of this racer perfectly. Such graphical options are less relevant to the less-hardcore audience that GRID targets, though we would have liked to have seen AMD's FidelityFX make it into the game. 

Another area of the game that's less varied is GRID's weather options. These are restricted to some basic time of day settings and having rain turned on or off. There are no Stormy or light drizzle options here; rain is either on or off during races. This limits the variation that GRID's racing environments can have.     

 Ultra LowLowMediumHighUltra High
Lighting Quality Low Low Medium High High 
Anti-Aliasing Off Off TAA TAA TAA 
Post-Processing Low Low Medium High High 
Texture Quality Low Low Low High Ultra High 
Shadows Low Low Medium High Ultra High 
Smoke ShadowsOffLowLowHighHigh
ParticlesOffLowMediumHighHigh
Vehicle ReflectionsUltra LowLowMediumHighUltra High
CrowdsOffLowMediumHighHigh
MirrorsLowLowMediumHighUltra High
Ambient ShadowsOffOffOffOnHigh
Weather EffectsLowLowMediumHighUltra High
Ground CoverLowLowMediumHighUltra High
SkidmarksOffLowLowHighHigh

 

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-10-2019, 15:11:07

RobM
Was interesting to see the 5700xt so close to the 2070S and with a nicer imageQuote

11-10-2019, 19:47:51

kardeon
With dx11 my vega is 9% faster. However with dx12, i can use radeon image sharpening.
Dx11 is also better with my GTX980. I am waiting for a Sli profile.

The game looks ok but Forza 7 or Forza horizon 4, destroy GRID in term of visual quality and performanceQuote

11-10-2019, 20:36:50

looz
Feels bad to give rather harsh critique to people whose word I take as canon in other hardware like cases, but these performance comparison videos don't convey much information even if you overlay the FPS of each benchmark run.


There should be more, even if it's just fraps bench viewer (link) graph, FCAT being the gold standard, but when DigitalOcean gives pretty deep analysis of where the GPUs fare well or badly compared to their competition, there's not much these offer over their analysis. And I understand the massive amount of work involved in that, but at the moment this looks like a whole lot of extra work for content which others do better.Quote

12-10-2019, 06:17:40

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
Feels bad to give rather harsh critique to people whose word I take as canon in other hardware like cases, but these performance comparison videos don't convey much information even if you overlay the FPS of each benchmark run.


There should be more, even if it's just fraps bench viewer (link) graph, FCAT being the gold standard, but when DigitalOcean gives pretty deep analysis of where the GPUs fare well or badly compared to their competition, there's not much these offer over their analysis. And I understand the massive amount of work involved in that, but GID PC performance
What I'll say here is that you can't expect anyone that's starting something new to come out with AAA-class content immediately. It takes time to learn things and as we learn more things will get better.

If you can, please PM me some links to this DigitalOcean. I've never heard of them and would like to see what they can do. Googling them isn't showing me anything outside of web hosting services.Quote

12-10-2019, 15:33:52

looz
Digitalfoundry, sorry I got my cloud providers mixed with tech tuber.sQuote
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