RAGE 2 PC Performance Review

Low-end Hardware? R9 380 and GTX 960 testing

RAGE 2 PC Performance Review

Low-end Hardware? R9 380 and GTX 960 testing

RAGE 2 is designed to run on games with 3GB of VRAM or more, the game's PC system requirements confirm as much. Booting the game at Ultra settings on the RX 380 resulted in unplayable performance levels, single-digit framerates and lots of slowdowns, while the GTX 960 offers a somewhat better gaming expereince.

We experienced similar issues in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, another game which uses the Vulkan API, with the game requiring lower settings to offer playable framerates (Wolfenstein II: TNC PC Performance Review). At RAGE 2's medium game settings, things improve, with the R9 380 moving onto framerates of 20 or higher, but it's at low settings where both GPUs start to shine. Even then RAGE 2 still needs variable resolution scaling to stay at over 30FPS on the GTX 960.   

RAGE 2 isn't designed to run on graphics cards with less than 2GB of VRAM, and forcing the game to run requires compromises. That's the cost of creating a game that's designed with modern hardware in mind. 
  

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17-05-2019, 01:33:08

Dicehunter
The 4K numbers are surprising for the Vega 56 and 2080 Ti especially considering with prices right now the 2080 Ti is exactly 4 x times the price of a Vega 56 yet doesn't REALLY give worlds better performance at 1440P and 4K.Quote

17-05-2019, 08:41:36

Bartacus
I'm surprised this doesn't support SLI, but it runs nice enough that I'm not complaining.Quote

17-05-2019, 09:35:01

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
I'm surprised this doesn't support SLI, but it runs nice enough that I'm not complaining.
I'm not. Wolfenstein didn't either.

The original RAGE did, heck it even supported quad SLi but IIRC that was pure Carmack.Quote

17-05-2019, 09:46:24

tgrech
If this is Vulkan only then that would explain why it doesn't support SLI. They'd need a custom mGPU solution and afaik there are no existing libraries out their for a dev to easily replicate AFR on Vulkan atm.Quote

17-05-2019, 10:09:42

Wraith
Runs like a dream on my 4790K and 1080Ti I'm seeing 120fps on average with Ultra settings, only thing I have to complain about are the audio glitches in cut scenes where sometimes there is no audio at all and the lack of co-op play.Quote
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