Far Cry Primal PC Performance Review

Conclusion

Far Cry Primal PC Performance Review

Conclusion

In many ways Far Cry Primal can be described as a step backwards for the Far Cry series, but terms of both PC performance and stability this game is a great improvement for Ubisoft, with the game lacking the many problems that plagues the launch of Far Cry 4 back in 2014. 

Visually speaking the game looks fantastic, offering some of the most detailed landscapes and foliage that we have ever seen in gaming while at the same time being able to play the game at at higher than 60FPS fairly easily at both 1080p and 1440p resolutions with appropriate hardware. 

The graphical setting of the game leave us PC gamers with a lot to tinker with and the in-game benchmarking tool gives is a great place to test each settings impact on performance, which is great for those who want to quickly judge their gaming performance while messing with the games many settings and give us a great place to accurately and reliably compare the performance of several different GPUs. To be clear we did do some initial benchmarks in gameplay, outside of the benchmark, but we found these results to be very similar to that of the in-game benchmarking tool itself. 

At the low end our similarly priced GTX 960 and R9 380 GPUs usually perform fairly similarly, but in Far Cry Primal the R9 380 has the clear advantage, with the AMD GPU often having higher minimum framerates than the GTX 960 had average framerates, making AMD the clear choice if purchasing a new GPU for this title.

Moving onto the high end GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X things get much more complex, with out reference GPUs having their own advantages and disadvantages depending on the resolution.  At 1080p the GTX 980Ti held the advantage, but at 4K that advantage swiftly moved to AMD, with both GPUs being nigh indistinguishable at 1440p in terms of performance. 

At 4K the game is simply too demanding to play at a steady 60FPS framerate, but the game is very playable at this resolution at the lowest presets, which still looks great given even with the lower graphical settings. If you want to play the game at higher settings at this resolution or at a higher framerate you will either need to wait for a future flagship GPU or use a Multi-GPU configuration, though sadly we do not have the hardware to test that at the minute. 

having played the game at both the lowest and the highest settings I can say that the game looks great even at low, but the lowest presets do suffer from a little pop in and draw distance issues.  

Far Cry Primal is a great looking PC game, that does not have any real issues on PC at launch for those of us using Single GPU configurations. If you enjoy all the side activities of previous Far Cry games and felt that previous Far Cry games needed more melee combat and interaction with animals then Far Cry primal is certainly worth a look.

 

You can join the discussion on Far Cry Primal on the OC3D Forums.  

 

 

Let's have a look at Far Cry Primal's performance on PC. Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/far_cry_primal_pc_performance_review/1

Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 1 March 2016
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01-03-2016, 16:53:04

TPC
Decent review but I have some gripes considering your write-up. In about 3,5 A4 pages of written text I found major mistakes either grammatically or just contextual and that was me just skimming the review.
I.e.
"Lately many critics has said that Ubisoft[...]"
"In a many cases here that the AMD R9 380 has higher minimum framerates than that GTX 960 has averages[...]"
"[...]very impressive fro such a[...]"
"Moving to the high end to the Nvidia GTX 980Ti and the R9 Fury X we can see that Nvidia has the clear advantage[...]"

Also your punctuation has to be worked on.
It's a well produced review but your syntax is just terrible IMO which makes the whole review unpleasant to read.
But you could work on that fro sure.Quote

01-03-2016, 17:11:04

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPC View Post
Decent review but I have some gripes considering your write-up. In about 3,5 A4 pages of written text I found major mistakes either grammatically or just contextual and that was me just skimming the review.
I.e.
"Lately many critics has said that Ubisoft[...]"
"In a many cases here that the AMD R9 380 has higher minimum framerates than that GTX 960 has averages[...]"
"[...]very impressive fro such a[...]"
"Moving to the high end to the Nvidia GTX 980Ti and the R9 Fury X we can see that Nvidia has the clear advantage[...]"

Also your punctuation has to be worked on.
It's a well produced review but your syntax is just terrible IMO which makes the whole review unpleasant to read.
But you could work on that fro sure.
Thank you for your clear an honest assessment, it is certainly something that I need to work on.
It is clear that I need to take more time rereading these, which is something that I will be doing in the future.

Anything else that you would like to add would be greatly appreciated, including any extra performance date that people would like to see included in these reviews.Quote

01-03-2016, 19:28:04

Kilbane
ULTRA PRESET, 1440P, GTX 970

http://i.imgur.com/tsAPppX.jpgQuote

01-03-2016, 21:43:04

NeverBackDown
Page 6, on the first 380 tests you have the min set as 82 and the avg at 73.. pretty sure that's mixed up

As always a nice quick readQuote

01-03-2016, 23:56:26

lukepeden
The game seems to run quite well so far. I have not yet seen any bugs or glitches and its fairly well optimized, even at 4k.

This is the in game benchmark with a gtx 980:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r0HeZDngj4Quote
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