Mass Effect Andromeda PC Performance Review

1080p Performance

Mass Effect Andromeda PC Performance Review

1080p Performance

At 1080p we can see that everything from the GTX 980 Ti and over can play this game at a steady 60+ FPS during standard gameplay, though performance dips below 60 FPS can be seen during cutscenes. 

With player interaction being so limited during cutscenes these performance dips will not have much of a negative impact on gameplay, though these dips are still a huge annoyance on the PC platform. 

Sadly the AMD's GPUs that we have tested are unable keep up with their Nvidia counterparts in Mass Effect Andromeda, with the R9 Fury X suffering from some huge performance issues. This GPU can easily keep up with the GTX 980Ti or even the GTX 1070 in a large range of gaming titles, though more modern games are starting to become a struggle for the old Fury X, with other recent games like Styx: Shards of Darkness and Ghost Recon Wildlands (the two most recent games that we have tested) presenting similar issues.

Looking at the GTX 1060 and below we see average framerates go below 60 in this title, though the GTX 1060, RX 480 and R9 Fury are all able to achieve average framerates of over 60FPS using this game's high settings.

Both our GTX 960 and R9 380 have sub-30FPS minimum framerates in our benchmark run, though these framerates see a significant improvement when moving to High or Medium settings or by lowering the game's resolution/resolution scale to 900p. 

  

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19-03-2017, 06:51:32

Thelosouvlakia
wow, when 4GB of vram isn't enough for 1080p anymoreQuote

19-03-2017, 07:37:33

WYP
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
wow, when 4GB of vram isn't enough for 1080p anymore
Not exactly, at 1080p there is a minimal VRAM overspend, which will likely not affect 4GB GPU users.

Remember that a game will always fill as much of the buffer as it can, which means that it often uses more than it needs on large GPUs. In this case 4GB is enough, but only barely.Quote

21-03-2017, 07:15:05

TheF34RChannel
Thanks a million Mark! I've been waiting to read your results. I should, seemingly, be disappointed by the lacklustre story judging by the euro gamer review, and equally dull and repetitive gameplay. Which would be a shame! What's your and everyone's experience with the story?Quote

21-03-2017, 07:27:14

WYP
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Originally Posted by The F34R Channel View Post
Thanks a million Mark! I've been waiting to read your results. I should, seemingly, be disappointed by the lacklustre story judging by the euro gamer review, and equally dull and repetitive gameplay. Which would be a shame! What's your and everyone's experience with the story?
The problem is that it is a Mass Effect game without any of the nostalgia, which means that everything is new while feeling very similar at the same time.

To be honest, it isn't like Mass Effect 1, where I was amazed at the Citadel, but that is because I had already seen a lot of the same things in Mass Effect 1.

I am really enjoying the game, the changes to the movement system with the jump pack really improves combat and adds a lot of verticality to the levels.

A lot of people are complaining about the animations, though IMHO they are no worse that what I have seen in other RPGs. The rest of the game looks so good it just makes the animations more noticeable.

A lot of the complaints that I have seen could have been aimed at any Mass Effect game, like repetitive gameplay, bad animations and occasionally wooden dialogue. I have not played the whole game, so I cannot comment fully on the story.Quote

21-03-2017, 12:37:38

TheF34RChannel
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
The problem is that it is a Mass Effect game without any of the nostalgia, which means that everything is new while feeling very similar at the same time.

To be honest, it isn't like Mass Effect 1, where I was amazed at the Citadel, but that is because I had already seen a lot of the same things in Mass Effect 1.

I am really enjoying the game, the changes to the movement system with the jump pack really improves combat and adds a lot of verticality to the levels.

A lot of people are complaining about the animations, though IMHO they are no worse that what I have seen in other RPGs. The rest of the game looks so good it just makes the animations more noticeable.

A lot of the complaints that I have seen could have been aimed at any Mass Effect game, like repetitive gameplay, bad animations and occasionally wooden dialogue. I have not played the whole game, so I cannot comment fully on the story.
Good post! I've decided to watch some gameplay videos, which I hadn't yet, and see for myself. I'm not disappointed at all so I'll give it a go in the future.

How would you rank the game so far as compared to 2 and 3?Quote
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