Halo Reach PC Performance Review with AMD Ryzen APU Testing
Published: 5th December 2019 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Halo Reach PC Performance Review with AMD Ryzen APU Testing - Introduction
Thankfully, things have changed since then, the shortcomings of the Xbox One has forced Microsoft to widen its approach to Xbox, forming an Xbox ecosystem that spans both Xbox series consoles and PC. Starting with the Xbox "Play Anywhere" program, Xbox exclusive titles started to appear on PC, with Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 arriving on PC.
Now, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has arrived on PC, starting with Halo: Reach, the earliest point in the Halo FPS timeline. With this PC release come enhanced visuals, 60FPS support, an unlocked framerate option and full keyboard/mouse controls, promising PC gamers the best Halo Reach gameplay experience to date.
In this analysis, we will be looking at Halo Reach's performance, gameplay and port quality. See the contents section below for links to each page of this piece.
- PC System Requirements and Graphical Settings
- FOV adjustment - It doesn't work on all vehicles...
- Performance, Original and Enhanced - What does each presets look like?
- Halo: Reach on Integrated Graphics - AMD Ryzen 2200G, 2400G and 3400G testing
- Performance Scaling - Performance, Original and Enhanced
- 1080p Performance
- 1440p Performance
- 4K Performance
When testing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's PC version, we opted to use the newest drivers from both the Radeon and Geforce camps. These drivers are AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.12.1 driver as well as Nvidia's Geforce 441.41 driver.
OC3D is a website that is dedicated to PC hardware, so you better believe that we test every game on a wide range of hardware configurations. This commitment to variety means that we will be using both Intel and AMD based testbeds as well as a range of GPU offerings from both Nvidia and Radeon.
Our primary test system uses Intel's X99 platform, containing an Intel Core i7 6850K at a fixed clock speed of 4GHz. This testbed will use 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory and will be powered and cooled by an HX1200i PSU and an H110i AIO liquid cooler respectively, with everything sitting inside a Corsair 460X chassis. In this system, we are using an ASUS Strix X99 motherboard.
The system below will be used to conduct the majority of our game testing. This system will be used in this review unless otherwise stated.
Game Test Rig
Intel i7 6850K @4.0 GHz
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "May 2019" Update
No gaming test suite would be complete without a large selection of GPUs. At OC3D out current test suite covers Nvidia's RTX 20-series and GTX 10-series alongside AMD's RX Vega and RX 500 series graphics cards.
Starting with Metro Exodus, we began testing new PC games with Nvidia's latest RTX series of graphics cards. In our testing, we currently use the mid-range RTX 2060 and uber high-end RTX 2080 Ti entering our graphics card lineup. In time we hope to have a Radeon RX 5700 graphics card for RTX 2060 VS RX 5700 comparisons.
Radeon RX 5700 Series - Navi (RDNA)
- Powercolor Radeon RX 5700 Red Devil
Geforce RTX 20-Series
- Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition
Geforce GTX 10-series
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC
AMD RX 500 Series
- AMD RX 580 Strix OC