F1 23 Review: Racing has never been so good yet is more of the same
Ferarri or Red Bull? We take a look at F1 2023 from Codemasters, or EA these days, from the standpoint of PC graphics performance and PC gaming. We'll put the game through its paces on the PC platform, comparing graphics card performance with the newest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. The focus of this round will be Raytraced performance, many graphics cards are being examined and benchmarked in terms of raytracing and DLSS/FSR. In the 2023 Formula 1 season, Red Bull Racing, spearheaded by Max Verstappen, has exhibited a formidable presence on the track. Parallel to this real-world success, F1 enthusiasts now have the chance to delve into the virtual counterpart with the release of F1 23. The sport has seen a rise in popularity, which can be partly credited to the impact of the Netflix series 'Drive To Survive' and its growing appeal among younger demographics.Under the development of Codemasters, which became a part of Electronic Arts (EA) following a 2021 acquisition, the latest installment in the official F1 gaming series, F1 23, is the first to be fully produced post-acquisition. Despite high expectations for game enhancements, early insights suggest that EA Sports may have taken a conservative approach to development. The game features accurate depictions of team liveries and provides access to the majority of the tracks from the F1 calendar, including some like Las Vegas, which players can experience ahead of the actual event.
We take a look at Codemasters F1 2023 from the standpoint of PC graphics performance and PC gaming. We'll put the game through its paces on the PC platform, comparing graphics card performance with the newest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. A sizable number of graphics cards are being evaluated and benchmarked. F1 2022 is a racing video game series created and released by Codemasters/EA. Yes, the British racing game specialists (Codemasters) have been absorbed by the massive publisher EA, but we can report that the team still sticks to the original line of the game.
Raytracing slowly becomes a default with DLSS / FSR as optional but needed features
F1 2023 is built on Codemasters' in-house engine, EGO, which has been upgraded. The Game Engine has became DirectX 11 and DX12 compatible ever since Grid (2019) was released. The game only uses DirectX 12 to make future technological developments more pleasant and smooth. Apart from the Windows 10/11 requirement, the system requirements remain reasonable. Only those who want to view all of the visual effects in their full glory will require a current PC and, more importantly, a graphics card capable of ray tracing, such as the GeForce RTX 3000/4000 series or a Radeon Series 6000/7000 or newer graphics card. With the release, you will be able to drive on all official Formula 1 2023 racetracks. In terms of game presentation, notable improvements have been made, especially to the user interface's top layer, offering a refreshed look while maintaining the core settings structure familiar to players of previous versions. When it comes to gameplay on PC, F1 23 is recognized for its broad accessibility, not requiring high-end hardware for optimal performance. Tests on a system with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and an Nvidia RTX 4070, with settings on High and enabled Nvidia Reflex and DLSS in Quality mode, indicate that the game can surpass 100-150 even 200 frames per second at a 1080p resolution. This demonstrates F1 23's effective optimization for diverse hardware configurations, ensuring a smooth gaming experience across a spectrum of PC setups.