Batman: Arkham Knight AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Comparisons - AMD vs Nvidia

Batman: Arkham Knight AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review

Graphical Comparisons - AMD vs Nvidia 

Ever since the GPU wars began between AMD and Nvidia there have always been those who believe that one side or the other have forced the game to give inferior graphics to give the game a higher framerate. While most of the time visual differences are minor or non existent, it is always worth checking to see if one side or the other has altered the visuals for a performance advantage. 

 

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In this set of screenshots we can see a difference between AMD and Nvidia, most notably when it comes to Fog and smoke, on the Nvidia side we can see much more fog over the river area while on AMD they are clearly visible, but on Nvidia we can see that when using the same settings as AMD the smoke coming from buildings and chimneys are much more transparent on the Nvidia side. 

When Nvidia's exclusive GameWorks Fog and Smoke are enabled it looks much more like the smoke on AMD GPUs, which makes me think that the fog should look like that in the first place on all sides.   

On AMD we can also see more detail and shadows on the water, though it is hard to tell if the due to the slight fog on the Nvidia screenshots, or because AMD's has more detail in the first place. 

 

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When we move to the city below we can see that there is very little difference that can be seen between the AMD and Nvidia's GPUs.

Even when looking at the fog and smoke in these screenshots we can see that both look identical on both AMD and Nvidia setups, which makes the observations when high up over the city all the more apparent. 

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30-10-2015, 12:36:53

SuB
silly question, did you fully close and reload the game after changing settings between low/medium/high/very-high etc and not just for gameworks ?Quote

30-10-2015, 13:02:15

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
silly question, did you fully close and reload the game after changing settings between low/medium/high/very-high etc and not just for gameworks ?
Yeah, that is why many of the screenshots can be recognised as game quick save locations in the early sections of the game.

The biggest difference in most of the games settings seem to mainly be changing VRAM consumption, which is really high in this game when you crank the settings up. With everything enabled it can almost use 4GB at 1080p.Quote

30-10-2015, 13:10:56

shambles1980
the fact that you mention that close up objects stay relatively the same when adjusting gfx settings points firmly to them being the same textures used on the consoles (consoles usually have everything that's close looking nice as it is what is mostly noticed )
this is pretty disappointing to me as it makes me think that the graphics quality is only at the same lvl as say the ps4 version. with only draw distance LOD being controlled by gfx settings.
to me that is lazy work, i was really looking forward to this game and almost pre ordered but i was short on money. now after the botched release and from reading the mini review/comparison i think i will leave it untill its £4.99 in a steam sale.Quote

30-10-2015, 14:18:52

AlienALX
Excellent write up Mark !

I have my fingers crossed.. I'll try this tomorrow and see if it's been fixed. It was awful before. I got to the car scene and it was just bombing FPS wise to around 12 @ 4k.Quote

30-10-2015, 16:53:46

cooperman
I dont know Digital Foundry says the new update is still a bag of **** needing a 980ti just to play the thing is a poor show tbh
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...mance-analysisQuote
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