Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

Styx: Shards of Darkness PC Performance Review

VRAM Usage

In all of our testing, Strix: Shards of Darkness was unable to consume more than 3.6GB of DRAM, making this game ideal for gamers who use 4GB GPUs. At 1080p and 1440p the game never consumed more than 3GB of VRAM, which is again great for those that use older GPUs with sub-4GB frame buffers. 

At Average settings at 1080p and 1440p the game also uses less than 2GB of VRAM, which is ideal for those that use GPUs with 2GB frame buffers, which are still very popular amongst gamers today.  

While some high-end GPU users would like to see a higher resolution texture pack to make use of larger frame buffers and increase texture detail, it is great to see that Cyanide Studios has worked to make this game suitable for older GPUs with smaller frame buffers. 

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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
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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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