F1 2018: PC graphics performance benchmark review

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Quality modes and CPU Scaling

You have a budget card, what now?



Codemasters F1 2018 offers four quality settings modes from low to Ultra High. Considering at 1080p even entry-level graphics cards achieve good frame-rates at Ultra high setting, this will be the quality settings used. Hey, you are playing games on a PC, and that is all about the PC experience, proper image quality. In the above chart, you can see the differences in performance in-between the three quality modes versus Full HD (1920x1080) and WQHD (2560x1440). Should you need to drop a quality mode performance wise, HIGH-quality mode already makes a big difference. Low and medium quality modes are just not worth the image quality or performance benefit IMHO (unless you use an IGP or something). BTW the card used above in the chart is merely a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Intel versus Ryzen

So for our next test, I will be performing a simple platform comparison in-between a Ryzen 7 (8-core) processor clocked at 4200 MHz on all cores. Then for Intel, we do the same with the 5960X at 4200 MHz on all cores, here we'll simply look at platform performance difference based upon the same graphics card. Both systems have identical software and drivers installed.


So above the default clocked Ryzen 7 2700X as well as set up at 4200 all cores, versus a default clocked Core i7 5960X proc all clocked at 4.2 GHz (our graphics card test rig). Let me chart that up differently for more clarity:


And there you have it, a Ryzen 7 2700X defaults, Ryzen 7 2700X @ all core 4200 MHz and our Core i7 5960X proc all clocked at 4.2 GHz per core on all cores. The differences are close to NIL. Obviously, there are faster clocked Intel processors out there, which will definitely a notch faster when you switch down image quality of resolution. 

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