Homefront: The Revolution PC Performance Review

Introduction

Homefront: The Revolution PC Perforamance Review

Introduction

 

Homefront: The Revolution is a game that nobody really wanted a sequel to. The original Homefront game was a gameplay mess and was generally seen in a negative light by both reviewers and gamers alike.

Ever since Homefront: The Revolution started its development the game has switched hands several times, moving from THQ to Crytek UK and Crytek UK eventually being sold to Deep Silver. Making the development of this game a long and costly process. 

At the end of the day Homefront: The Revolution is a game that mixes up a lot of ideas, giving us Far Cry type gameplay inside an occupied city, leaving room to set up traps, execute ambushes /raids and otherwise make yourself a thorn in North Korea's side.  

Instead of fighting the comparatively ill-equipped forces military forces in Far Cry you are instead placed against a well-equipped foe, where you must use a collection of modified weapons and guerilla tactic in order to win the day. 

Being based on the CryEngine one would expect that this game will offer some great visuals and be pretty demanding on your system. Will this game run well? Let's find out.  

 

 

Drivers 

For this game, we will be using the newest drivers that were available when the game released, which is Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 365.19 driver and AMD's 16.5.2.1 driver, both of which are the most recent GPU drivers for either company. 

 

Test Setup  

We will be testing this game on our dedicated GPU test rig using the current flagship GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. Both GPUs will be the reference design and will be running at stock settings. 

 

AMD R9 Fury X & Nvidia GTX 980Ti
Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.7GHz
ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
G.Skill Ripjaws 4x4GB DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair HX1200i
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 x64 

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Nvidia GTX 980Ti (Left), AMD R9 Fury X (Right)

 

To represent AMD and Nvidia's Mid-range GPU offerings we have decided to use the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 960. Both of these GPUs will be the ASUS Strix models

Both of these GPUs offer very similar performance in most scenarios and come in at very similar price points, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 

 

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Nvidia GTX 960(Left), AMD R9 380(Right)

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Most Recent Comments

21-05-2016, 20:01:31

jimma47
Argh such a shame. Was looking forward to this (yeah I'm in the minority that enjoyed the first one)

Looks like it's going to be another long, slow process of optimising before it's actually playable at decent settings. Wait for the summer sales -well winter for you lot.Quote

23-05-2016, 03:26:13

warrenbowers
I was really looking forward this game as i also enjoyed the last one. But was disappointed when i had to turn the setting down to medium on my GTX 980ti's just so i could play it. I am going to try the setting in this article to see what difference that makes and also disable SLI as this game doesn't support it.Quote

23-05-2016, 04:36:40

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by warrenbowers View Post
I was really looking forward this game as i also enjoyed the last one. But was disappointed when i had to turn the setting down to medium on my GTX 980ti's just so i could play it. I am going to try the setting in this article to see what difference that makes and also disable SLI as this game doesn't support it.
From the screen shots in the article there doesn't look to be a huge difference between medium and very high. Per-object shadows appear to be the only (massively noticeable) thing I can see which are missing in medium. Just because the preset is named "medium" doesn't mean it's comparable to medium presets on other games.Quote

23-05-2016, 05:16:34

Pendragon
This is one of those games that has "steam Sale" written all over it. Add it to your collection once the sale price drops to a more comfortable level.

I may pick it up sooner rather than later as it is going to get Linux support. As a Linux user games like this don't come along too often. However if it runs like arse on Windows it doesn't look good for us penguin loving gamers.Quote
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