Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review
Published: 5th May 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
When playing the Overwatch Beta at 1080p at maximum settings on a GTX 980Ti we were able to play the game with Epic Quality settings at over 120FPS at all times, which one would think would take a heavy toll on our CPU.
Surprisingly under these settings the game was able to run at around 20%- 35% utilisation and run quite evenly across all 8 of our CPU threads.
Overwatch makes great use of our CPU resources, allowing the game to run at as high as 300FPS with our GTX 980Ti at times, which is not the limits of our CPU but a hard limit that is built into the game.
The CPU utilisation in Overwatch is nothing short of masterful and is certainly a breath of fresh air when compared to Dark Souls 3, which was a game that barely made use of more than a single CPU thread. Blizzard has really shown how it is done with Overwatch, setting the bar higher for the developers of future games.