Ghost of Tsushima PC Performance Review and Optimisation Guide


Ghost of Tsushima is now available on PC – Let’s test it!

PC gamers should be well aware of Sony’s “PlayStation PC” efforts by now. Today, barely any games are “exclusive” to Sony’s console, with most releasing making their way to PC after their initial console launches. Less than two months ago, Horizon Forbidden West made it to PC, and now it is Ghost of Tsushima’s turn to land on the platform.

Like many of Sony’s PlayStation-to-PC conversions, this new PC release comes to us via Nixxes. This studio is behind the PC version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. With their latest PC release, we have support for all major PC upscales, an unlocked framerate option, and plenty of graphical settings to tinker with.

Today, we will be looking at the PC version of Ghost of Tsushima and testing it across a wide range of PC hardware configurations. We will be letting you know how well this game runs on PC, what settings to change if you need an FPS boost, and what the game’s best upscaling options are. Now without further ado, let’s get started.

Review Contents

GPU Drivers

When testing Horizon: Forbidden West on PC, we utilised the newest Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers that were available to us at the time of the game’s launch. These drivers were Radeon’s AMD Software Adrenalin Edition 24.5.1 driver, and Nvidia’s GeForce 552.44 driver for Windows 10/11.

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Test Setup – OC3D’s New Test Rig

Last year, OC3D will be conducting new game testing and GPU reviews on a new test system. Thanks to Corsair, Intel, and ASUS, we have created a new testing system that will allow us to properly test new graphics cards and the newest PC releases. This system features Intel’s i9-13900K processor and a ROG Strix Z790-F Gaming motherboard, with all other components coming from Corsair.

Our new test system is powered, cooled, and operated using Corsair components. The OS we will be using is Windows 11, and the case we will be using is Corsair’s airflow-optimised iCUE 5000T. We will be diving deeper into the hardware selection for this new gaming system with a future article, and you can expect to see this system in all of our future GPU and game reviews.

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System Specs

Below are the full specifications of our new GPU/Games testing system, as well as links to all of the components that we used.

OC3D GPU/Games Test System Specifications (Affiliate Links below)

CPU – Intel i9-13900K
Cooling – Corsair iCUE H150i Elite CAPELLIX XT
Motherboard – ASUS ROG Strix Z790-F Gaming WiFi
Memory – Corsair Vengeance 2x16GB (32GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory
Storage – Corsair MP600 PRO NH 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Case – Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB
Power Supply – Corsair HX1500i
OS – Windows 11

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Nvidia GPUs Tested

When testing new games, we like to utilise a large number of graphics cards to see how well titles run on both old and new PC hardware configurations. To do this, we utilise a large selection of both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, including newly release graphics cards from Nvidia’s RTX 40 series to older GeForce graphics cards like Nvidia’s RTX 2060.

  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Gaming
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 WindForce
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Eagle
  • Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Eagle
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB

AMD GPUs Tested

On the Radeon side of the GPU spectrum we are currently able to test the following selection of GPUs. This includes both RX 7000 and RX 6000 series GPUs.

  • Radeon RX 7900 XT
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • Radeon RX 6800
  • Radeon RX 6700 XT
  • ASUS ROG Radeon RX 6600 XT Strix
  • PowerColor RX 6600 Fighter

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Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

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