Quantum Break PC Performance Review

In-Game Options and Graphical Settings

Quantum Break PC Performance Review

In-Game Options and Graphical Settings

 

When looking at the games options menu there are a few thing that would make a lot of PC gamers happy, like a fairly rich Graphical options menu and fully rebindable mouse and keyboard controls.   

Sadly I cannot in any way recommend the PC controls for this game, insisting that PC gamers use a Controller with this title, as the PC controls are fairly difficult to use. One very strange choice is that my mouse controls were inverted on the Horizontal Axis, meaning that when I moved the mouse to the left my Jack looks right, and this made my jump to use my controller almost immediately. In the game's control options I was unable to find a way to fix this issue, resulting in most of my playtime being done on a Xbox 360 Controller. 

 

Quantum Break PC Performance Review

(Control Options Menu)

 

Each of the games defined graphical presets look very simple at first, with a simple Low to Ultra presets and standard resolution and graphical options, but using the pre-made graphical presets can quickly become a chore.

One thing to note is that in all of the default graphical options that AA is enabled by default, which is strange given the fact that AA is usually the first thing I turn off in games in order to get more performance. One other thing to note is that each of the games presets are automatically set to a specific resolution and may have the 30FPS framerate limiter enabled, but thankfully these options can be changed.   

The Low Preset is by default set to 720p and the Medium and Ultra Presets are Automatically set to 1080p, which really does go to show how demanding this game can get when you crank of the graphical details up. We were able to get playable framerates at 1440p and 4K in Quantum Break, but not at the maximum settings, which is a shame since this game has no SLI or Crossfire support.   

When testing the games the only thing that we will have changed from the games standard Low, Medium, and Ultra Presets is the game resolution and turning the 30FPS framerate limit off if applicable. We have also tested the game in what we call the Lowest and Max presets, where we play the game at its lowest and highest available settings, which are different than the games Low and Ultra presets.    

 

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(Lowest Settings (Left), Low Preset (Right))

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(Medium Preset (Left), Ultra Preset (Right))

Quantum Break PC Performance Review  

(Highest Settings)

 
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Most Recent Comments

07-04-2016, 13:54:34

AngryGoldfish
For every GTA V, Shadow of Mordor, and Mad Max, with great gameplay, limited bugs and superb performance scaling, there is a Syndicate, Quantum Break, and Gears of War.Quote

07-04-2016, 16:36:19

Mysterae
Nice write up.

I'm convinced this is a game with a couple of purposes. Firstly, to get Xbone users to try it on their computers as well, to either convince them that PC's are crap or to show them what's better on the PC. They failed at the latter.
Secondly, it's an experiment with UWP on the masses, to see if we will swallow this ****.


You have an important typo on the third page that gave me a glimmer of hope, but alas it's not true - ".. which is a shame since this game has now SLI or Crossfire support".Quote

08-04-2016, 06:10:35

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
Nice write up.

I'm convinced this is a game with a couple of purposes. Firstly, to get Xbone users to try it on their computers as well, to either convince them that PC's are crap or to show them what's better on the PC. They failed at the latter.
Secondly, it's an experiment with UWP on the masses, to see if we will swallow this ****.


You have an important typo on the third page that gave me a glimmer of hope, but alas it's not true - ".. which is a shame since this game has now SLI or Crossfire support".
Typo fixed, thanks for the spot.

A lot of extra work went into this one, especially when it came to getting benchmarking data. I like the idea of percentile based framerate data, which is something that I will be looking more into for the future.Quote

08-04-2016, 07:00:39

SimplexPL
Quote:
While there has been a lot of talk on the internet about the "terrible" PC performance of Quantum Break I can say that these reports have been exaggerated
(...)
Sadly on my system I was unable to get the game to run at a solid 60FPS, regardless of the GPU that I used (...) which is a very strange prospect given that I was playing Quantum Break from an SSD on a system with an overclocked i7 6700K CPU and 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory.
So you were unable to run at solid 60fps at 1080p (which is effectively 720p if NeoGAF is to be believed) at lowest settings on "overclocked i7 6700K CPU and 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory" and a 980Ti/Fury, yet reports that the game runs terribly are "exaggerated"?
This game runs terribly, period.

Not being able to sustain 60fps at the lowest graphical settings at 1080p (reprojected 720p) on a fastest possible CPU, memory and GPU means, that the talk on the internet about the "terrible" PC performance is accurate, not exaggerated. What is the last AAA game that run that badly?Quote

08-04-2016, 10:05:08

Primey
What a bloody mess of a gameQuote
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