The Best Settings for Kena: Bridge of Spirits - A PC Optimisation Guide

DirectX 11 VS DirectX 12 - Which API is best?

The Best Settings for Kena: Bridge of Spirits - A PC Optimisation Guide

DirectX 11 VS DirectX 12 - Which API is best?   

Kena: Bridge of Spirits has a DirectX 11 and a DirectX 12 version, with the game's default being DirectX 12. To be sure that our API recommendations are correct for a majority of PC gamers, we tested both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, AMD's Radeon RX 6800 and Nvidia's RTX 3070. Both graphics cards ran smoother under DirectX 12. 

At 1080p, framerates were higher under DirectX 12 under all percentiles. This is especially true for 1st percentile framerates. Under DirectX 11, Kena: Bridge of Spirits has sudden and frequent framerate jerks, which were much less visible under DirectX 12. Even so, the large gap between 1st percentile and 5th percentile framerates under DirectX 12 shows some jerkiness under both APIs.  

The Best Settings for Kena: Bridge of Spirits - A PC Optimisation Guide  

At 4K, average framerates were higher for both graphics cards under DirectX 11, but DirectX 12 offered a smoother experience with higher 5th and 1st percentile framerates. Again, the game felt smoother under DirectX 12. As such, DirectX 12 is our recommended API for Kena: Bridge of Spirits. 


The Best Settings for Kena: Bridge of Spirits - A PC Optimisation Guide  

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26-09-2021, 11:29:26

Lonestar166
Thank you for this article. So many folks say a game is not optimized, when all they really need to do is check their settings. This article proves that no, you don't need the latest and greatest hardware to enjoy the game.Quote
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