Prey PC Performance Review

Introduction

Prey PC Performance Review

Introduction

When it comes to PC performance Prey will be an interesting game for a multitude of reasons, using CryEngine, which has often been associated with sub-par performance with games like HomeFront: The Revolution and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 while also coming with the promise of AMD Ryzen optimisation, which should deliver high level of multi-threading support.   

To start off, Prey is easily one of the best performing CryEngine games that we have played in recent years, though that does not mean that the game lacks any issues, many of which we will explore in this performance overview.   

Today we will be adding new CPU performance testing to our game benchmarking suite, showcasing exactly how this game responds on increased core/thread counts. This testing will be part of all our game reviews moving forward and shows some surprising results with Prey.   

 

 

Drivers  

As always, we will be using the most recent drivers from AMD and Nvidia at the time of release. This means that we will be testing this game with AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.1 Driver and Nvidia's Geforce 382.05 driver. 

These drivers are both "Game Ready" for Prey, which means that both manufacturers have optimised their drivers for this game release. AMD has gone so far as to say that their GPU performance improves by 4-5% in Prey with this new driver release, which makes this driver update essentially for having the best gaming performance. 

 

Prey PC Performance Review  

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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2017, 11:21:39

AlienALX
Thanks Mark.

Listen I don't want to be a mega pain or anything but could you lower the settings down a little and run the 1440p benches again? I just want to see if it's VRAM bound and that's why the Fury X isn't so hot at 1440p (good old texture caching FTL).Quote

06-05-2017, 11:47:02

AverageNinja
Thanks for the article, Mark. It's clear that a lot of effort goes into these reviews.

Glad to see that the game's performance is pretty decent, too.Quote

06-05-2017, 15:29:33

NeverBackDown
In regard to the partnership between AMD and Bethesda, for this title the optimization work went into the Ryzen CPUs, instead of the GPUs. Although it should have been the other way around but anyways thats what they did

Alien, I'd just run High settings. I couldn't tell a difference between High and Very High, so it shouldn't be a big deal to tone it down. Saves you Vram and gets you extra performanceQuote

06-05-2017, 16:06:22

AngryGoldfish
Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory. Quote

06-05-2017, 16:13:12

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory.
I'd say right now Ryzen is more important than a Polaris refresh. Makes more money sooo it makes sense. Until Vega comes aroundQuote
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