Prey: PC graphics performance benchmark review

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Graphics card performance

3GB towards 4GB graphics memory (often referred to as VRAM) or more really is a sweet-spot for the game as it isn't that taxing textures wise. 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.


Prey offers four quality settings modes from low to very-high. Considering at 1080p even entry level graphics cards achieve good frame-rates at very high setting, this  will be the quality settings used. Hey you are plaing on a PC, and that is all about image quality. In the above chart you can see the differences in performance in-between the four quality modes versus Full HD, WQHD and Ultra HD.  


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 cards the same. As you can se, at Very High image quality settings our average framerate 50 FPS for an RX 460. 

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