Anno 2205 Benchmarked – Massive Nvidia Maxwell Optimization

Anno 2205 Benchmarked - Massive Nvidia Maxwell Optimization

Anno 2205 Benchmarked – Massive Nvidia Maxwell Optimization

 

The guys over at computerbase.de have been testing the newly released Anno 2205 with a range of both AMD and Nvidia’s current and last generation of GPUs, showing that Nvidia’s Maxwell GPU architecture has some clear advantages under certain game settings. 

 

  

In their testing Computerbase.de found that at 1080p with the games Ultra High presets, 2x MSAA and Very high shader quality that the game highly favoured Nvidia, but specifically Nvidia’s modern Maxwell architecture, giving it a clear advantage over both AMD’s GCN architecture and Nvidia’s older Keplar based GPUs.

Under the above settings Nvidia’s GTX 970 was able to almost match AMD’s R9 Fury X and Nvidia’s GTX 960 was able to beat Nvidia’s older GTX 780Ti, both of which are not very consistent with most other modern gaming titles or benchmarks, showing that the game has clearly been designed with Maxwell in mind. 

Cranking the setting higher to use Ultra quality shaders Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture is hit the hardest, though it still maintains a clear lead over AMD’s GCN and Nvidia’s Keplar based GPUs. Under these higher settings the R9 Fury X moves to be between the GTX 980 and GTX 980Ti, making the results a lot more consistent with other games, though Nvidia Maxwell is still the clear winner in this game.    

 

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(Graph Images from Computerbase.de)

  

Below are the games minimum and recommended requirements for Anno 2205, which are not overly demanding and do not show a clear disparity between AMD and Nvidia. 

 

Minimum system requirements for Anno 2205:
• Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
• RAM: 4 GB or more
• Video card: GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870 (1024 MB RAM with Shader Model 5.0)
• DirectX: DirectX Redistributable June 2010
• Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

Recommended system for Anno 2205:
• Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
• Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6 GHz
• RAM: 8 GB or more
• Video card: GeForce GTX 680, Radeon HD 7970 or better (2048 MB RAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
• DirectX: DirectX Redistributable June 2010
• Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers

 

Special thanks to Computerbase.de for conducting these tests, especially with older generation Keplar GPUs. 

 

You can join the discussion on Anno 2205’s benchmark results on the OC3D Forums.