Forza Horizon 5 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Optimised Settings - Testing all of the settings so you don't have to

Forza Horizon 5 PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide

Yes, we really did this many benchmarks

We are gluttons for punishment over here. We want to give our readers the best advice, so we have slaved over the benchmarking table to try out most of Forza Horizon 5's graphical settings. 

Starting at Extreme settings as a baseline, the graphics settings that have the largest impact on our test system with an RTX 3070 Ti graphics card is Shadow Quality, Environment Textures/Geometry Quality, SSAO, and Shader Quality. Most other settings have marginal or minimal performance impacts. 

These benchmark results were taken from Forza Horizon 5's integrated benchmarking tool, with the game being rebooted after each setting change. Adding more MSAA to the game will result in reduced aliasing, though this will come with a significant performance impact. Even so, GPUs like Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti should be able to stay above 60 FPS in most of the game using Forza Horizon 5's Extreme Preset with 8x MSAA. 

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10-11-2021, 15:21:49

ET3D
Impressive benchmarking. Definite competition for Steve from Hardware Unboxed.


I got to admit I didn't read much of the text (just looked at the benchmarks), but this typo caught my eye: "moving from extreme settings too high settings" on page 9.Quote

10-11-2021, 15:47:49

KingNosser
I think i'd enjoy the game but i have a lot left to do in FH4 and tbh FH5 might as well just be a reskin of FH4 it's so similar it's just in a diifferent place tbh, but the lego content and general fun of the game is good just for me doesn't seem worth getting FH5 maybe by FH10 they might have changed it enough to warrant the buy.Quote

10-11-2021, 16:22:26

Warchild
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Originally Posted by KingNosser View Post
I think i'd enjoy the game but i have a lot left to do in FH4 and tbh FH5 might as well just be a reskin of FH4 it's so similar it's just in a diifferent place tbh, but the lego content and general fun of the game is good just for me doesn't seem worth getting FH5 maybe by FH10 they might have changed it enough to warrant the buy.
Every review has said its FH4 and much much more.Quote

10-11-2021, 18:35:29

looz
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Originally Posted by KingNosser View Post
I think i'd enjoy the game but i have a lot left to do in FH4 and tbh FH5 might as well just be a reskin of FH4 it's so similar it's just in a diifferent place tbh, but the lego content and general fun of the game is good just for me doesn't seem worth getting FH5 maybe by FH10 they might have changed it enough to warrant the buy.
I don't really see the point in sticking to FH4, though I'm somewhat biased since I'm sick of so many events in the old game. Mexican roads seem to have a lot of sweeping medium-high speed corners, which I really love.


And yeah it's an absolutely gargantuan game, of course there's a lot of rehashed models, mechanics and so forth - and I'm not a fan of the 60€ asking price for base edition. But game pass is a cracking deal.Quote

10-11-2021, 21:57:51

Daiyus
This is the first Horizon game I haven't bought as soon as possible. There's loads of content, but most of it is starting to get aimed at a different target audience to me. The focus on online gameplay, the larger than life, OTT approach to everything, handing out so many cars for free with no sense of working up through the ranks.

It's the only open world racing series in town with decent physics, so I'll likely get it eventually, but I'd really like Solar Crown to come along and do a more grounded and progressive take on it, kinda like Horizon 1 was. I'f they gave me Horizon 1 updated with the new modification system, and map tech I'd be all over it like a rash.Quote
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