Graphics card performance 1080p and 1440p
Graphics card performance
We test at ULTRA quality settings. Your sweet spot might be high quality and 1080P if you have less then 3GB of graphics memory. 3GB graphics memory (often referred to as VRAM) really is a sweet-spot for the game. For PC gaming your goal always should be 60+ FPS. However, we say 40~45 FPS for a game of this type should be your threshold, while 60 FPS (frames per second) or higher can be considered optimal.
Processor wise we use a tweaked Core i7 5960X (8-cores @ 4.3 GHz). The game utilizes multiple cores, roughly four of them are actively used. The processor is used on an X99 platform with 16GB quad-channel memory clocked at 2400 MHz.
Above an example of the game rendered at 2560x1440 with an GeForce GTX 1070 in therbest render quality mode.
The type of game you play is always relevant though, an first person shooter game is nice at 50 to 60 fps , an online shooter on a 144Hz monitor feels better at 100+ fps. And totally on the opposing side, for RPG gaming things are different for which we are comfortable with an FPS ranging as low as 30~35 FPS. At all times if your framerate is low, you can opt to change in-game image quality settings. Mind you that we test with reference cards or cards that have been clocked at reference frequencies. Factory tweaked graphics cards obviously can run up-to 20% faster. But for the generic overview, we treat all card the same. Very impressive is the RX 400 series from AMD here, it seems this iteration of cards has far more extensive optimizations compared to the previous-gen graphics cards. Also as you can see, there is an in-game hard cap at 125 FPS which shows at 1080P with the two fastest cards at 1080P.
Wide Quad HD then ...
Starting at 2560x1440 we results quickly become difficult with high quality settings. Some of you will need to drop down to medium quality now, however you'd need to be on dated hardware really. For the more hardcore PC gamers a preferred resolution is WQHD which is short for Wide Quad HD, a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Let's just call this the more more sexy resolution opposed to the ever so popular Full HD. Again pretty much all cards are doing mighty fine here.