Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low to Ultra Settings

Project Cars 2 PC Performance Review

RX 480 Strix VS GTX 1060 Strix

In this comparison test, we are playing the game at 1440p on the Nürburgring in a 30 car race when using the game's Thunderstorm weather condition, which should place some huge levels of stress on both of our GPUs. 

We can see that both AMD's RX 480 and Nvidia's GTX 1060 (both ASUS Strix versions) can achieve constant 60+FPS framerates at medium settings at 1440p, though higher settings are achievable in less taxing races with favourable weather conditions. 

Moving from our Ultra settings to high yields us a huge increase in game performance with a fairly minimal decrease in overall visual quality, though both GPUs will need to be set to medium graphics to achieve a steady 60FPS at this resolution.  

It is clear to see that Project Cars 2 prefers Nvidia hardware to its AMD counterparts, which is a trend that will be seen in the rest of our testing. The difference we found here is not overly huge, though it is something that is worth noting if you are planning to upgrade your system with Project Cars 2 in mind. 

What we should take from this test is that Project Cars 2 is a highly scalable game, with the game's lowest settings offering and almost 4X performance difference without any changes to the game's screen resolution.   

 

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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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