Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - Weak, Average, High and Epic settings tested

Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - Weak, Average, High and Epic settings tested

When comparing out RX 480 and GTX 1060 GPUs we can see that this game works much better on Nvidia hardware, with our GTX 1060 being able to play this game at 1440p 60+FPS at Epic settings while the RX 480 need to be played between Average and High settings for the same framerates.   

Right now this game has not received an optimised or "game ready" patch from AMD or Nvidia,  though it is worth nothing that this game does show a Nvidia banner when you open the game.  

In time this game's performance may improve on AMD hardware, either with future patches and driver releases, though for now Styx the Goblin obviously prefers the Green Team. 

 

Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review  

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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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