AMD Ryzen/Raven Ridge APU Gaming Review

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Can this CryEngine Monster run well on an APU?

AMD Ryzen/Raven Ridge APU gaming overview

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Can this CryEngine Monster run well on an APU?

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a demanding title on all platforms, aiming for a remarkable low 720p 30FPS framerate target on Xbox One while only achieving a 1080p 30 FPS framerate on a PS4 Pro. This game can be challenging to run, making it an ideal test case for our APU.    

For users of 1080p screens, Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers settings which allow users to play with a 1080p pixel count with upscales 720p and 900p resolutions, providing a 1080p HUD with a lower graphical resolution to enhance performance. Below is the level of visuals that we were able to achieve in the game. 

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With the game running at 720p on Xbox One we didn't expect much from this APU, though we were surprised to find our test area almost sitting at 30+ in our testing area. We needed to move down to 720p to get a constant 30+, but this is not a bad result here. 

Again we adjusted out settings to use around 8GB of RAM across the CPU and GPU, fitting nicely into a lower-cost memory kit, while also being able to use the game's High Texture settings.

What we used here is a selection of high, medium and low settings, though we could lower the settings further to get a stable 30FPS at 900p on both APUs, though the same could be achievable with a GPU overclock.  

 

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Below are the custom settings that we used for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, offering some fairly good visuals while offering a better framerate than an Xbox One can muster. We recommend keeping SMAA on, as it smooths out a lot of the jaggies, even at lower resolutions like 720p. 
 

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05-04-2018, 14:02:49

AlienALX
Fantastic thank you Mark !

Great article, and kudos for being honest and pointing out the caveats. Fantastic little APUs.Quote

05-04-2018, 15:38:32

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Fantastic thank you Mark !

Great article, and kudos for being honest and pointing out the caveats. Fantastic little APUs.
Thanks, though part of any analysis is always looking into the issue, especially with lower-end hardware.

I'm looking forward to getting all of this retested with overclocks!Quote
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