Dishonored 2 PC Performance Review

1080p Performance

Dishonored 2 PC Performance Preview

1080p Performance

At 1080p only our GTX 1080 Founders Edition is able to play this game at a steady 60FPS, though even then this is without minor dips. Moving down to lower end hardware we can quickly see that Dishonored's Ultra settings are not designed for today's hardware, especially if gamers want to crank the game's resolution up to 1440p or higher.   

We can see here that the R9 Fury X is barely able to beat the RX 480, showing that this game does struggle to play with older AMD hardware. Hopefully, Bethesda can increase their performance on older AMD hardware soon, as an R9 Fury X should easily outperform an RX 480.    

On the Nvidia side, we can see a noteworthy decrease in performance when moving from the GTX 1070 to the GTX 980Ti, with a 5FPS decrease in minimum framerate and an 8FPS decrease in average framerate. The GTX 980Ti still handily beats the GTX 1060 Strix and the RX Fury X, with Nvidia having a clear performance advantage in this title overall. 

 

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13-11-2016, 16:00:17

AngryGoldfish
Thanks a lot for another excellent article. I appreciate all the work you (and others) do.

I read from the game's developer on Twitter that the high demands were not solely linked to the visuals. He said that the AI as well as the non-linear map design added to the weighty graphics demands. This is interesting to me as I have seen many criticise the game's visuals by saying it's doesn't match up, but if the next stage of video game design and gameplay revolves around level design and AI then I'm all for that. Crysis may have pushed the boundaries of texture quality and the Unreal Engine 4 may have done so with dynamic lighting and whatnot, maybe games like Dishonored are the future of how we will be playing these intensive games. You could also apply the same logic to games like Quantum Break with its time-manipulating gameplay and Deus Ex for its open world level design.Quote

13-11-2016, 16:02:55

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Thanks a lot for another excellent article. I appreciate all the work you (and others) do.

I read from the game's developer on Twitter that the high demands were not solely linked to the visuals. He said that the AI as well as the non-linear map design added to the weighty graphics demands. This is interesting to me as I have seen many criticise the game's visuals by saying it's doesn't match up, but if the next stage of video game design and gameplay revolves around level design and AI then I'm all for that. Crysis may have pushed the boundaries of texture quality and the Unreal Engine 4 may have done so with dynamic lighting and whatnot, maybe games like Dishonored are the future of how we will be playing these intensive games. You could also apply the same logic to games like Quantum Break with its time-manipulating gameplay and Deus Ex for its open world level design.
Exactly, there is much more to a game than graphics along and TBH Dishonored 2 looks great. Maybe not the best looking game ever, but the facial animations are supurb and it sticks really well to its art style.Quote

13-11-2016, 16:06:57

NeverBackDown
That vram consumption skyrockets from Med to high yet frame differences show it doesn't change much? Losses aren't great compared to what the vram chart would show. Wonder if that's a bug? Or intentional, just add as much into memory as possible at medium?Quote

13-11-2016, 16:30:19

TheF34RChannel
Thanks for the review, much appreciated! The 1440p Performance first paragraph had me worried, however looking upon the graph at ultra w/ HBAO+ I realise the frames are in the low side but I could live with that average. Hopefully future patches will improve upon this. Maybe the VRAM consumption needs addressing too?

As far as prettiness goes, this may not be number one but it fits the game and I find it very nice looking in its own way. Having said that, at the same time its high hardware requirements do not fit the graphics from what I've seen.Quote
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