No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

1440p Testing

No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

1440p Testing

 

When comparing all of these GPUs we travelled to the most graphically intensive planet that we had found in the game after around 5 hours of play, which was a plant filled world which is filled with giant mushrooms and trees.  

This planet also proved very useful for showcasing the difference in a lot of the graphical quality settings, but all in all the game is still a mess on the PC platform, where we experienced a lot of crashes when starting the game and other strange performance issues. 

To make this test as fair as possible each benchmark we did was done after a solid 3 minutes of gameplay in order to minimise the game's performance hitches, though this does not eliminate them entirely. The test includes running around grassy terrain, getting into your ship, taking off and then flying across the planet for 60 seconds.  

Below we can see a similar trend to our 1080p results, though it worth noting that in some cases at 1440p we see higher minimum framerates at 1440p than we did at 1080p, really going to show how unreliable this game it to test and how inconsistent the performance is in this game regardless of our best efforts. 

From what we can see AMD's performance is much lower in No Man's Sky, though this is most likely due to the game's use of the OpenGL API. Hello Games really needs to work on addressing the performance issues that are present in this game, especially when it comes to CPU usage. 

Both GPU manufacturers suffer from performance dips in No Man's Sky, though it is worth noting that AMD GPUs have more frequent performance dips.  

 

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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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