Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison - Part 2

Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

In this daytime scene, we can see again that there are some huge changes to the game's lighting and textures when we move from Weak to Epic settings, though again we can see a minimal change when moving from High to Epic settings.  

When moving from Weak to Average we can see that a lot more in-game objects are drawn into the world, with several distant boxes and other objects being missing at the game's lowest settings. When moving through the environment we can also note that at Weak and standard settings that the models and textures of most game objects change when moving through the environment, which is something that is much less noticeable at High and Epic settings.  

 

(Weak VS Average)

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(Average VS High)
  
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(High VS Epic)
  
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Most Recent Comments

15-03-2017, 14:05:55

Lynx
Detailed review, much appreciated for a fan of the game.
Any reason why we no longer bench with a 970? It's still the most popular GPU on the Steam Hardware Review.
Would be interesting to see how it degrades over time (nVidia special) compared to 10 series GPUs.Quote

15-03-2017, 18:55:20

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
Detailed review, much appreciated for a fan of the game.
Any reason why we no longer bench with a 970? It's still the most popular GPU on the Steam Hardware Review.
Would be interesting to see how it degrades over time (nVidia special) compared to 10 series GPUs.
We have never had a 970 in the game stuff as most of the GPUs I test were not provided by 3rd parties (With the GTX 1060 and RX 480 GPUs we use being the exception).

As much as I would love to test a GTX 970, the problem is where does the testing stop? Every new GPU will add more work to do and if I add a GTX 970 I would also need an R9 390 for balance.

This is the big problem when it comes to covering this stuff, as my time is limited and my job is to cover both new games and news content on the website.

When it comes to covering how Nvidia/AMD GPUs age in new games, that is why we still use the R9 Fury X/GTX 980Ti and GTX 960/R9 380 GPUs in out tests, as these GPUs provide some great insight into how older GPUs run on modern games, especially modern DX12 titles.Quote

16-03-2017, 15:43:18

AngryGoldfish
Man, I'm sick of games that run so poorly on AMD. In this case it's to a ridiculous degree. People moan about games not looking as good as they should be considering they need powerful GPU's. What I care about is parity and reasonable performance from both vendors. This kind of favouritism is incredibly destructive while demanding games in general help further the PC industry.Quote
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