Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Performance Review

Scaling on Older Hardware - 2GB R9 380 VS GTX 960

Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Performance Review

Scaling on Older Hardware - 2GB R9 380 VS GTX 960

At maximum settings, the ageing Radeon R9 380 and Geforce GTX 960 were pushed far beyond their limits, resulting in framerates that are too low to be considered playable.    

The era of 2GB graphics cards is coming to a close, with modern games requiring ever-increasing amounts of VRAM, both to store textures and to implement the advanced features that have allowed current-generation consoles to extend far past the graphical limits of their predecessors.  

We wanted to prove that these two graphics cards are still more than capable of running Resident Evil 2 at 60FPS, though it required the game's Performance Priority Preset to do so. Even so, both graphics cards have enough headroom to posh a few settings higher while maintaining 60+ FPS framerates, so a little more tinkering could allow these GPUs to stay over 60 with relatively good visuals. 

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29-01-2019, 04:29:23

ET3D
I really enjoyed this article. Keep up the good work.Quote

29-01-2019, 05:09:54

WYP
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Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
I really enjoyed this article. Keep up the good work.
Thanks man. Your kind words are appreciated.

Tom and I are very excited about the future of our gaming content moving into 2019. Hopefully we can update this with Nvidia's RTX GPUs after a little while.Quote

30-01-2019, 08:04:49

Peace
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An oddity within the PC version of Resident Evil 4 is the game's use of low refresh rate animations
Page 6 I thought we were looking at RE 2 Remake


Is there even a difference in graphics quality between DX11 and DX12?



I just now noticed that you have to complete a game to be able to judge which scenes represent the vast majority of gameplay. So thanks for your effort and work!!


Would've loved to see a screenshot with Vol. Lighting turned off completely, for comparison, but that's also nitpicky, I guess.


Keep performance reviews as awesome as this one! Quote

30-01-2019, 08:27:27

WYP
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Page 6 I thought we were looking at RE 2 Remake


Is there even a difference in graphics quality between DX11 and DX12?



I just now noticed that you have to complete a game to be able to judge which scenes represent the vast majority of gameplay. So thanks for your effort and work!!


Would've loved to see a screenshot with Vol. Lighting turned off completely, for comparison, but that's also nitpicky, I guess.


Keep performance reviews as awesome as this one!

Typo fixed, thanks for the spot.

As far as DX12 goes, the graphical quality appears to be identical. It's a strange one.

That's a good point, but my thinking at the time was that I wanted to recommend medium as it maintained the intended look of the game without much of a noticeable graphical sacrifice.

Thanks man. Your comments are appreciated.Quote

01-02-2019, 04:28:41

MacLeod
Got about 5 hours into this game and I really do like the graphics and it seems to run pretty well. The ammo rationing killed it for me, it just sucked the fun right out of it. You spend pretty much the whole game nearly out of ammo and running away from everything. That's just frustrating. I've got a few hours into it and while it looked like it was going to be a great game, I doubt I'll even finish it now.

It's a shame because I loved the original versions 25+ years ago.Quote
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