Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison - Part 2

Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison 

In this next set of screenshots we see a lot of the same changes as before, with several environmental details missing from the low settings and the graphical differences being much more minor at higher settings.   

Moving beyond low settings we see a lot of differences in the detail of weapons in the game, with the weapons of both the player and other characters using lower resolution textures and containing much less detailed lighting effects and reflection quality.

Moving to high and above settings we see minor details in the scene become much sharper, as shadow resolution and reflection detail increases and FXAA is replaced with SMAA. 

 

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While the graphics in overwatch may not be the best that we have ever seen in a game, there has clearly been a lot of work placed into Overwatch to give it's characters and environments a great deal of personality, 

Again we see that there is a huge change between the low game settings and medium graphical settings, with higher settings making changes like increasing lighting and shadow details and adding better forms of Anti-Aliasing. Please note that there are no changes to draw distance or anything else that would give a player a competitive advantage, which is great to see in the multiplayer focused game.   

 

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06-05-2016, 14:24:46

AverageNinja
Seems like it's a very well optimized game, hitting 60 FPS on 4K with ultra settings on the flagship cards with ease. Good going, Blizzard. Nice, in-depth article too, Mark! I enjoyed reading it.Quote

06-05-2016, 14:53:47

WYP
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Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
Seems like it's a very well optimized game, hitting 60 FPS on 4K with ultra settings on the flagship cards with ease. Good going, Blizzard. Nice, in-depth article too, Mark! I enjoyed reading it.
Cheers dude, takes a lot of energy to do.

Lots of sites think that it's fine to just do max settings at each res, but I like to do all the presets to give some wider coverage.

It would be nice to cover some more GPUs, or perhaps try some CPU stuff by locking down cores or hyperthreading on the CPU. Sadly then it becomes a massive time sink.Quote

07-05-2016, 05:00:24

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Cheers dude, takes a lot of energy to do.

Lots of sites think that it's fine to just do max settings at each res, but I like to do all the presets to give some wider coverage.

It would be nice to cover some more GPUs, or perhaps try some CPU stuff by locking down cores or hyperthreading on the CPU. Sadly then it becomes a massive time sink.
Aye, I can imagine it takes a lot of time. The work's appreciated though, it's a good read.

Of course more GPUs would be nice, like something in between the 960 / 380 and the Fury / 980 Ti (perhaps an R9 390(x) / GTX 970), but I can understand that that would take way too much time.Quote

07-05-2016, 13:48:36

AngryGoldfish
Another excellent performance review. It's great to see a PC game work so seemingly well. It makes me smile. I love gaming so much, and I hate to see it fail so miserably as it does too often these days.Quote

10-05-2016, 09:45:42

Julia2607
Awesome!Quote
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