Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

1080p Performance

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

1080p Performance

In our general benchmark tests, we will be testing the game at Ultra Settings with SMAA set to High, which is the game maxed out in all performance/visual settings except for AA (the highest AA setting is MSAA).

Again our benchmarks will be taken in the Nürburgring in a 30 car race under the Thunderstorm weather condition, presenting a good worst-case scenario for Project Cars 2. 

In this test the only GPU to achieve constant 60+ FPS framerates is out GTX 1080 Founders Edition, only barely achieving this goal. Please note that this is in one of the game's most demanding areas using the highest game settings. In other weather conditions out average framerate performance would act as a decent approximation for minumum framerate. 

At this resolution, all of these GPUs are able to achieve framerates of over 60FPS with the correct graphical settings, though PC gamers will need to invest in a beefy hardware configuration to fully max this game out.  

One thing to note is the terrible performance that if offered up by AMD's R9 Fury X GPU, which up until the release of AMD's RX Vega 64 was the company's flagship GPU in terms of single-GPU compute performance. The much slower RX 480 manages to achieve almost exactly the same performance as the R9 Fury X, which is surprising given the Fury X's higher levels of compute performance. It seems AMD has made some meaningful changes to their GPU architecture in recent years, removing whatever is limiting the R9 Fury X's performance. 


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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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