Destiny 2 PC Performance Review

Introduction

Destiny 2 Beta PC Performance Review

Introduction

When the original Destiny launched on exclusively on consoles PC gamers felt betrayed, especially given Bungie's PC gaming roots. Destiny in many ways can be described as a "looter shooter", which when combined with the game's FPS gameplay and MMO-like elements simply screams PC gaming. Alas, a PC version of the Original Destiny was never to destined to arrive on the platform, making the release of Destiny 2 on the platform a cause for celebration for many PC users.   

While Destiny 2 has arrived late to the PC platform, Bungie certainly seems to have delivered a lot for the platform, allowing PC gamers to play the game with an unlocked framerate, enabling 60FPS+ gameplay while also opening up the game's graphical options to surpass many of the shortcomings seen in the console version of the game. Though the question remains whether or not this delay on PC was worth it. 

On PC Destiny has the opportunity to really stretch its legs, bringing the game to keyboard and mouse while also bringing the game up to 60FPS for the first time, offering users smoother animations and faster feedback for the game's controls, delivering the definitive Destiny 2 gameplay experience.

Now it is time to see how well this game performs on PC. How easy are 60FPS framerates to achieve? How much CPU power does my system need? Do I have enough RAM or VRAM? Let's find out!

 

 

Drivers 

As always, we will be using the most recent drivers from AMD and Nvidia at the time of release. This means that we will be testing this game with AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.10.2 Driver and Nvidia's Geforce 388.00 driver. 

Both of these drivers come with game specific optimizations for Destiny 2, which will give both GPU makers a fairly level playing field as we start our testing. Nvidia has had more influence over Bungie during this game's development, giving them a clear advantage when it comes to creating early game drivers, though AMD's latest driver is said to offer up to a 50% performance improvement depending on your system configuration, which means that it is all to play for from a performance standpoint. 

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27-10-2017, 14:08:16

Dicehunter
Interesting seeing the Fury X on the heels of the 1080 Fe in 1440P and 4K.

Brill job as usual WYP !Quote

27-10-2017, 14:27:29

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Interesting seeing the Fury X on the heels of the 1080 Fe in 1440P and 4K.

Brill job as usual WYP !
In terms of average framerate yes, but minimums were not great. Makes me very interested to try a Vega, but alas I don't have a Vega over here.

Interesting game, Destiny 2, but the online elements make it a huge PITA to benchmark. Most people seem to have just used the scripted story bits that were in the beta (time saver), or just didn't try due to the lack of overlay support etc.

Working on a new game already, this week is game week.Quote

28-10-2017, 01:48:21

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
In terms of average framerate yes, but minimums were not great. Makes me very interested to try a Vega, but alas I don't have a Vega over here.

Interesting game, Destiny 2, but the online elements make it a huge PITA to benchmark. Most people seem to have just used the scripted story bits that were in the beta (time saver), or just didn't try due to the lack of overlay support etc.

Working on a new game already, this week is game week.
Oct 27 in general is game day! I saw an article about how this day in particular with so many releases coming out(Wolfenstien, ACO, Mario, etc) is amongst the most populated game launch days ever. Pretty crazy.Quote

28-10-2017, 09:49:53

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Oct 27 in general is game day! I saw an article about how this day in particular with so many releases coming out(Wolfenstien, ACO, Mario, etc) is amongst the most populated game launch days ever. Pretty crazy.
Indeed, and none of them are proving easy to benchmark. Destiny 2 has its online play factoring into things, Assassins Creed Origns... well, we will get to that when the review is finished.

I am not the kind of guy that just runs a benchmark and then is done with a game, most "reviews" have a shocking lack of attention to detail.

Looking forward to getting into Wolfenstein, should be sweet.Quote

29-10-2017, 04:10:37

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Indeed, and none of them are proving easy to benchmark. Destiny 2 has its online play factoring into things, Assassins Creed Origns... well, we will get to that when the review is finished.

I am not the kind of guy that just runs a benchmark and then is done with a game, most "reviews" have a shocking lack of attention to detail.

Looking forward to getting into Wolfenstein, should be sweet.
Same here. I absolutely love AC, but this time I didn't buy it and instead spent my money on Wolfenstein. Super excited.Quote
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