Prey PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

Prey PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

Prey uses less than 4GB of VRAM in all cases except for 4K Very High settings, which means that most modern GPUs should not suffer from any real issues when running this game.  

When this game starts using more VRAM than is available on your GPU's frame buffer, it will automatically downgrade textures to compensate, which will have a huge effect on graphical quality depending on how much VRAM the game is trying to save. This will present issues for those who use GPUs ith 2GB frame buffers, though this can be rectified by using medium or low textures. 

Given how often textures visibly draw-in in Prey, it is a shame that there is not a setting that could effectively draw higher resolution textures at larger distances, especially for those with large banks of VRAM on their GPUs.  

 

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06-05-2017, 11:21:39

AlienALX
Thanks Mark.

Listen I don't want to be a mega pain or anything but could you lower the settings down a little and run the 1440p benches again? I just want to see if it's VRAM bound and that's why the Fury X isn't so hot at 1440p (good old texture caching FTL).Quote

06-05-2017, 11:47:02

AverageNinja
Thanks for the article, Mark. It's clear that a lot of effort goes into these reviews.

Glad to see that the game's performance is pretty decent, too.Quote

06-05-2017, 15:29:33

NeverBackDown
In regard to the partnership between AMD and Bethesda, for this title the optimization work went into the Ryzen CPUs, instead of the GPUs. Although it should have been the other way around but anyways thats what they did

Alien, I'd just run High settings. I couldn't tell a difference between High and Very High, so it shouldn't be a big deal to tone it down. Saves you Vram and gets you extra performanceQuote

06-05-2017, 16:06:22

AngryGoldfish
Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory. Quote

06-05-2017, 16:13:12

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory.
I'd say right now Ryzen is more important than a Polaris refresh. Makes more money sooo it makes sense. Until Vega comes aroundQuote
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