No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

CPU and Memory Usage

No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

CPU and Memory Usage

 

When playing No Man's Sky the CPU in our test system was frequently at 100% usage, which is quite a feat on a highly overclocked system with an i7 6700K. With such high CPU usage, it is likely that this game's performance issues are down to CPU utilisation. 

RAM wise our test system never used much more than 4.5GB of system memory, meaning that 8GB or system memory will be more than enough to play this game. 

The below screenshot was taken when No Man's Sky was played at 4K on a GTX 1070, with utilisation reaching even higher when playing at lower resolution and higher framerates. Remember that this game runs on a PS4, which uses an 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU at 1.6GHz.  

Remember that this game runs on a PS4, which uses an 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU at 1.6GHz. An Intel 4-core 8-thread i7 6700K at 4.7GHz should easily be able to run this game.   

 

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Most Recent Comments

14-08-2016, 11:55:46

Dicehunter
I've played around 20 hours on the game so far and to be honest it's fun for a while but as there's no real goal other than maxing out your inventory and finding a ship with a big inventory, It starts to feel quite empty.Quote

14-08-2016, 17:29:05

GODuk
So far, I have only experience one drop in FPS but a game restart solved this. No further issues since.

I really do not like the space combat, it is horrible and pointless, you will die a lot. 3 vs me = death!Quote

14-08-2016, 17:44:54

chrismjurd
am about 30hours in, just at the 3rd system so far, really enjoying just pondering about, dont have any issues running the game itself, but i can do little else at the same time, running 1080 with med/high settings im hitting like 95-100% util on my i7 2600, so i just limited affinity to 6 cores and still hitting like 45-50fps, but can actually watch a stream at the same time. while not the ideal situation, is ok for now, till some stuff gets worked on. 3 systems down eleventy maj-bilillion to go Quote

15-08-2016, 04:39:21

WYP
Please note that I am aware of the newly released experimental Beta patch for No Man's Sky.

Sadly I will not be able to test this new patch today as I am in my hometown today and will be attending a funeral of a close family friend. I will test this new beta patch as soon as I am able.Quote

15-08-2016, 14:48:35

VonBlade
It's Elite without the fun. It's the grind of Minecraft/MMOs without the goal. The fact the performance is shocking only adds to my belief that this really isn't for me. I'm happy meandering about, but some kind of goal, even a nebulous (ha) one would be nice.Quote
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