Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

4K Screenshot Graphical Comparison

When playing Project Cars 2 at lowest settings a few things will become very apparent, the draw distances for vehicle detail and the elimination of most shadows. These settings will yield users much higher framerates but a less enjoyable visual experience.  

Moving from low to medium and then High we can see noticeable improvements in texture detail, which is very noticeable for the terrain, vehicles and become even more noticeable when inside the game's cockpit view.   

Even when looking at the player's Ford Escort we can see some notable differences in texture quality, with the black stripes on the vehicle having indistinct edges. 

At higher setting, we can also see some grass at the edge of the track and that the player's vehicle does not gain any extra geometry, though we can see that vehicle detail does draw at higher distances, with the game's ultra-settings eliminating noticeable pop-in.

One other thing that is worth looking at is the track details and the graphical detail of the rearview mirror, with higher settings drawing more detail at a distance and a much more aesthetically pleasing rear viewpoint. 

At our Ultra game settings, we can also see a noticeable increase in rain particle numbers and size, though thankfully this effect does not decrease visibility in this weather type. 

 

(Low VS Medium)

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review  Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

 

(Medium VS High)

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review  Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review
  

 

(High VS Ultra (SMAA High))

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review  Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review
  

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Most Recent Comments

25-09-2017, 02:51:51

Bagpuss
Surprised at how demanding the game is given the steep visual downgrade in the lighting and rain effects compared to the first game.

..Photo mode is better though.Quote

25-09-2017, 09:53:21

kitomano
Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PCQuote

25-09-2017, 11:50:36

Warchild
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Originally Posted by kitomano View Post
Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PC
Same. Quite well optimised for me.Quote

25-09-2017, 12:02:55

WYP
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Originally Posted by kitomano View Post
Hmm, I have no problems running it on my PC
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Same. Quite well optimised for me.
This is one of the huge challenges with this kind of testing. There will always be a scenario in a game that will be more demanding than others, but in this case, the performance loss is pretty extreme.

Favorable weather conditions can cause minimum framerates to increase by as much as 45%.

In all the game is extremely scalable and is very easy to run in most situations, though it can really make your PC cry if using unfavourable racing conditions at the game's highest settings.

I kinda wish that I had Bernard's watch or something similar so that this kind of testing could be done within a more reasonable timeframe.Quote
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