Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

Project Cars 2 contains a highly detailed graphical options menu, giving users the ability to easily cater the game to their own hardware/system or to their own performance requirements.  

In Project Cars 2 aliasing is very noticeable, especially when viewing certain track markings or straight lines on vehicles. This means that MSAA will be a must for those who require the cleanest edges, though at the same time your choice in AA will be a huge factor when it comes to game performance. 


Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review


Project Cars 2 does not feature any graphical presets, which means that users will have to configure the game's performance/graphical settings manually. Please note that we have not conducted any game testing using the game's supersampling mode. 

Below is a list of the graphical settings that we have used to create our graphical comparison screenshots and benchmarks. 


 LowMediumHighUltra (SMAA)Ultra (MSAA)
Texture ResolutionLowMediumHighHighHigh
Texture FilteringTrilinear4x8x16x16x
Post (AA)OffFXAA (Low)FXAA (High)SMAA (High)Off
Environment MapLowMediumHighUltraUltra
Car DetailLowMediumHighUltraUltra
Track DetailLowMediumHighUltraUltra
Pit Crew DetailOffOffPlayer OnlyAllAll
Shadow DetailOffMediumHighUltraUltra
Enhanced MirrorOffOffYesYesYes
Motion BlurOffMediumHighHighHigh
Render Frames Ahead11111
Detailed GrassOffMediumHighHighHigh
Particle LevelOffMediumHighHighHigh
Particle DensityLowMediumHighUltraUltra



Below is a secondary options menu for the game, which offers several additional options that will affect the appearance of the game, some of which will have a small performance impact. We have opted to keep this menu in its default configuration, as changing anything will add a lot of unnecessary complexity to our testing. 

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Most Recent Comments

25-09-2017, 02:51:51

Surprised at how demanding the game is given the steep visual downgrade in the lighting and rain effects compared to the first game.

..Photo mode is better though.Quote

25-09-2017, 09:53:21

Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PCQuote

25-09-2017, 11:50:36

Originally Posted by kitomano View Post
Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PC
Same. Quite well optimised for me.Quote

25-09-2017, 12:02:55

Originally Posted by kitomano View Post
Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PC
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Same. Quite well optimised for me.
This is one of the huge challenges with this kind of testing. There will always be a scenario in a game that will be more demanding than others, but in this case, the performance loss is pretty extreme.

Favorable weather conditions can cause minimum framerates to increase by as much as 45%.

In all the game is extremely scalable and is very easy to run in most situations, though it can really make your PC cry if using unfavourable racing conditions at the game's highest settings.

I kinda wish that I had Bernard's watch or something similar so that this kind of testing could be done within a more reasonable timeframe.Quote

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