Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti

Overwatch Open Beta PC Performance Review

1080p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti

 

When moving to today's flagship GPUs, the Nvidia GTX 980Ti and AMD R9 Fury X, are able to offer average framerates of over 115FPS ar Epic graphics settings at 1080p, with the game playing at over 265FPS at all times when being played at low settings. 

This game is obviously designed to be able to be played with a high framerate on even modest hardware, meaning that those of us with higher end systems will need to be using a high resolution or high refresh rate monitors to be able to put some strain on our hardware.  

Right now the highest refresh rate 1080p display on the market is 200Hz, which is a surprisingly achievable refresh rate in overwatch on today's hardware. Blizzard has clearly done a great job in making overwatch a game that is accessible to both those with high-end and those with low-end systems.   

Nvidia's GTX 980Ti does perform better than AMD's R9 Fury X, but with such high framerates on both sides the gains when using Nvidia were almost meaningless. 

 

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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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