Just Cause 3 – AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

Just Cause 3 Performance Review  


Just Cause 3 has just launch and that means that there is some insane amounts of testing to be done, especially since we plan on using a wider range of hardware this time. 

Just Cause 3 is one of the most highly anticipated titles of this year, bringing to gamers an open world where you can really do anything you want. Yes, games like Fallout 4 and the Witcher 3 may have highly immersive stories and an large absorbing world, but what Just Cause 3 really brings to the table is the pure chaotic fun that comes when you can blow up just about anything and trail enemy soldiers behind your vehicles, be it a motorbike or a harrier. 

With such a large level of destructibility and highly detailed visuals this game promises to be demanding, let’s just see how well today’s hardware can cope with this many explosions. 



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 ran 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
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 pricepoints, so it will be very interesting to see which GPU will come out on top. 


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