Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Performance Review

1080p Performance - GPU Benchmark Results

Resident Evil 2 Remake PC Performance Review

1080p Performance - GPU Benchmark Results

Looking back at page 2 of this review we can see that Capcom stated that an RX 480 and a GTX 1060 (3GB) are expected to run Resident Evil 2 at 1080p 60FPS, a statement that we can now proclaim as accurate given the results below. 

Our test area includes one of the more demanding areas that we found in the game intersperses with several less strenuous locations, giving Leon a walking tour of the police station. While this does not include the most hardware intensive area that we found, these results represent the vast majority of gameplay, with the game's most challenging location offering poor performance thanks to the game's highest Volumetric Lighting settings.  

Yes, while it takes an RX 580 to get constantly over 60FPS in our test run, PC players will only need to lower a single ultra-demanding setting to blast Nvidia's GTX 1060 past this performance target. Settings optimisations are discussed further on page 10. 

The only graphics cards that have an issue with 1080p Max settings in RE2 are Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 and AMD's Radeon R9 380, both of which are 2GB graphics cards. These low performance levels are due to VRAM overutilisation, but both of these graphics cards are capable of playing this game at 1080p 60FPS when using the correct settings. See page 12 for more information about this.    

When looking at this graph below it is clear that AMD's graphics cards hold a performance advantage over their Nvidia counterparts, at least when comparing Vega to Pascal and GCN with Maxwell, with the Radeon RX Vega 56 offering similar performance to the GTX 1080 Founders Edition while our Radeon RX 580 zooms past Nvidia's GTX 1060. 

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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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