Journey PC Performance Review

Testing Methodology, Hardware and PC System Requirements

Journey PC Performance Review

PC System Requirements  

Journey was originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and as such the baseline system requirements for PC are understandably low. That said, the PC version will be expected to run at a higher framerate, 60FPS instead of 30FPS and at much higher screen resolutions. Expect Journey to scale well to these high resolutions, but also to be extremely easy to run on low-end gaming setups. 

Minimum

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Core i3-2120 or AMD FX-4350
Memory: 4GB of System Memory and 1GB of Video Memory
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 450 or AMD HD 5750
Storage: 4GB
Additional Info: AVX Instruction Set Required

Recommended
 
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i3-2120 or AMD FX 4350
Memory: 4GB of System Memory and 2GB of Video Memory
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 450 or AMD HD 7=5750
Storage: 4GB
Additional Info: AVX Instruction Set Required

GPU drivers


When testing Journey, we opted to use the newest drivers from both the Radeon and Geforce camps, utilising AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 19.5.2 driver as well as Nvidia's Geforce 430.86 driver.

Testing Methodology

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 HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 "October 2018 Update"

 

 

 

GPU Selection

No gaming test suite would be complete without a large selection of GPUs, which in this case covers Nvidia's RTX 20-series GTX 10-series and 9-series and AMD's RX Vega, RX 400 and R9 300 series graphics cards. We have replaced our RX 480 GPU with its RX 580 equivalent, giving us a fairer comparison point between AMD/Nvidia's modern graphics card lineups. 

Starting with Metro Exodus, we will be testing new PC games with Nvidia's latest RTX series of graphics cards, with the mid-range RTX 2060 and high-end RTX 2080 Ti entering our graphics card lineup. 


Geforce RTX 20-Series

- Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
- Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition

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Geforce GTX 10-series

- Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition
- Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
- ASUS GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC


Geforce GTX 900-series 

- ASUS GTX 960 Strix 

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AMD RX Vega Series

- AMD RX Vega 56

AMD RX 500 Series

- AMD RX 580 Strix OC


AMD GCN GPUs

- ASUS R9 380 Strix

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Keyboard & Mouse

To control this setup, we will be using Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys alongside a Corsair M65 RGB mouse, matching the general theme of this RGB illuminated system.  

Cherry MX Silent Keys are ideal for gaming, coming with similar characteristics as Cherry MX Red keys, but with quieter operation. This comparative silence will help keep players immersed in their games, without the distracting clicks that are present in other Cherry key switches.  

 

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