Dark Souls 3 PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and R9 380

Dark Souls 3 PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and  R9 380

With our GTX 960 and our R9 380 we can achieve a stable 60FPS at low settings, but if we move any higher we can see that there are some performance dips, especially on the AMD R9 380.   

It is a shame that the game is limited to a maximum framerate of 60, as with higher end parts this game looks like it should easily be able to achieve much higher framerates. As it stands with Dark Souls 3 there is no reason to own a monitor that is above 60Hz, which is a real annoyance to anyone with premium gaming displays.   

Dark Souls 3 is a game that is best played with a high and stable framerate, as large framerate judder in a battle could easily lead to death, so I wouldn't go above the low presets with either the R9 380 or medium presets with the GTX 960.    

With the Console versions of Dark Souls 3 running at 30 FPS, or lower at times is reports are to be believed, it is great to see that a steady 60 is achievable with these GPUs, even at low settings.     

 

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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2016, 20:14:59

NeverBackDown
Wonder if they improved CPU usage if it would help the AMD cards. Since the drivers tend to have more CPU overhead than Nvidia, which can result in slowdowns as we see here.Quote

15-04-2016, 12:06:32

Agost
It crashes a lot and nvidia recent drivers don't help at all.

However, it's probably THE best Souls game ever created.Quote

15-04-2016, 12:30:57

TPC
Cant wait to do a Normal, Hard, Insane run with my mates!Quote

25-05-2016, 08:29:11

painejake
Had loads of crashing issues on AMD drivers too, however turning lighting to low fixed all the issues.

It is the best souls game so far.Quote
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