Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and R9 380

Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with the GTX 960 and  R9 380

When looking at the graph below it is hard not to be surprised by these results. The R9 380 and the GTX 960 are both GPUs that are mid-range, both often costing under £200 to buy new. 

When buying a mid range GPU you do not expect to be able to play a new AAA game at maximum settings with an average of over 60FPS at the games highest graphical presets. 

In Overwatch both AMD's R9 380 and Nvidia's GTX 960 perform very similarly, though AMD does take the advantage when being played at high settings. This is where SMAA is first applied to the game.   

What may be most staggering is that a mid-range GPU can be used to play this new game at an average framerate of over 100FPS when at high settings, which is great for framerate junkies.  

 

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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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