Hogwarts Legacy PC Performance Review & Settings Guide

1080p Performance

Hogwarts Legacy PC Performance Review & Settings Guide

1080p Performance - CPU and VRAM Limits everywhere

At 1080p our benchmarks showcase some strange results, all of which stem from either CPU problems or VRAM problems. All graphics cards above AMD's RX 6700 XT deliver near identical performance thanks to the fact that Hogwarts Legacy is CPU-limited, with Radeon graphics cars being slightly less CPU-limited than their Nvidia counterparts. This is how an RX 6800 XT can beat an RTX 4090 in the graph below.

When looking at Nvidia's RTX 2060 6GB, and its place below our RX 480 in the charts below, we can see that the 6GB RTX 2060 is severely VRAM-limited. Using lower texture settings will deliver much stronger performance levels with Nvidia's RTX 2060, with Medium textures being ideal for 1080p.

Even for 8GB graphics cards like Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 Ti, VRAM limitations are still there, with both GPUs benefitting from lowered texture settings. For 8GB GPUs, high texture settings are ideal.

Low-end GPUs

For GPUs like AMD's RX 480 and Nvidia's GTX 1060, 60 FPS framerates can be achieved with medium settings with FSR 2.0 set to performance mode. For additional stability, we would cap Hogwarts Legacy's framerate to 60 FPS, and some gamers may need to lower some settings to low to stabilise framerates in more demanding areas of the game. 

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Most Recent Comments

10-02-2023, 18:50:52

How are you able to measure fps? Are you using an external tool like Fraps?Quote

11-02-2023, 20:08:18

Great work on this, OC3D team. First game to see a real benefit of using DLSS3.Quote

11-02-2023, 21:50:31

Very good work. Very throughout and detailed.

It's nice to find a game that really pushes hardware.

I am interested to see if AMDs 3D cache CPUs will significantly benefit this game since they will be able to store far more data on die rather than constantly fetch from memory.Quote

11-02-2023, 21:59:04

Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Great work on this, OC3D team. First game to see a real benefit of using DLSS3.

From what I've read a fair few people even with a 4090 are still seeing GPU usage dipping down to 80% which means DLSS3 isn't working like it should.Quote

11-02-2023, 23:24:49

I feel sorry for the people missing out on a great gameQuote

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