Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

CPU Usage

Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

CPU Usage

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.   

 

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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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