Kingdom Come: Deliverance Performance Review


Kingdom Come: Deliverance Performance Review


To say that Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a highly anticipated title is an understatement, achieving tremendous success within Kickstarter with the ambition to create an in-depth Medieval RPG experience without Magic or any other fantasy elements. 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game that would not exist without crowdfunding, with publishers refusing to fund the development of such a risky, niche gaming experience. In the eyes of many, Kingdom Come was an interesting concept but not one that was worth risking their money on.  

In time these publishers were proved wrong with a strong community response from Kickstarter users, shattering Warhorse's funding goals to make the title one of the platform's biggest successes. 

Four years have passed since Kingdom Come's initial Kickstarter, with a release date that is over two years after the game's original Q4 2015 release window. While this is nothing compared to the delays behind Star Citizen, Kingdom Come has been a long time coming. 

Today's question is whether or not Kingdom Come's graphics and game performance can live up to the lofty expectations of today's gamers, with the title being within Crytek's CryEngine, an engine famed for producing some of PC gaming's most demanding titles. How well does Kingdom Come: Deliverance run on modern PC hardware? Let's find out.   


Both AMD and Nvidia have released optimised drivers for Kingdom Come Deliverance, with AMD offering their Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.2 driver and Nvidia offering their Geforce 390.77 driver. Each of these drivers will deliver PC gamers an optimal gameplay experience within Kingdom Come Deliverance, with AMD's driver promising up to a 4% performance improvement. 

We recommend that all PC gamers update their graphics card drivers before playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance.  


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Most Recent Comments

17-02-2018, 17:59:02

There is no 60FPS cap. You can remove Vsync and you can easily get above 60FPS.

Also this game isn't that bad to run for me. 1440p and a 1080 I am running just fine. There are some places where performance tanks and things do need to be addressed but thankfully that's not that often(like big battles or crowded streets).

I will say however that the texture streaming in this game is god awful. Got a mod that edits the settings and you can change how much memory this game consumes(it has such a low cap for memory, WH was ultra conservative it seems for consoles) and the texture streaming was immediately reduced. The dynamic settings WH used is super aggressive even on maxed out LOD settings. Still happens but far less noticeable with the "mod"(more like cfg file).

One other thing is they need to improve load times. I'm on a ssd and it's kinda long(for an ssd anyway). Can't even imagine HDD users.Quote

19-02-2018, 13:28:31

Good choice for the keyboard and mouse in your testing suite (I would say that as I have the exact same plus the MM800 to match) .
Might have to pick up this game to give my new system a real work out Quote

19-02-2018, 17:28:27

It will definitely give it a workout when running Ultra High.
I recommend Very High since Ultra High doesn't seem that well optimized.Quote

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