Dark Souls 3 GPU Analysis, Only Top-tier Cards Can Run the Game @ 60FPS
Update Apr 6, 2016 @ 18:32: We’ve also added Dark Souls 3 Memory usage VHQ graph in the slides below.
Dark Souls 3 is the most graphics intensive Souls game released to date, so that means unless you’ve got a really high-end video card you may struggle to hit 60fps cap. That being said, folks over at GameGPU have published Dark Souls 3 gaming tests with the purpose to determine the behavior of graphics cards from different manufacturers under the same conditions.
The test is conducted at resolutions of 1920×1080, 2560×1600 and 3840×2160 at maximum graphics quality settings, with the frame-rate locked at 60 FPS. Currently, AMD CrossFireX is not supported by the game, but SLI works without any issues.
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
- Nvidia GeForce / ION Driver Release 364.72
- AMD Radeon Crimson Edition 16.4.1
Multimedia Equipment: Monitor ASUS PQ321QE
Monitoring Program: MSI Afterburner v 4.2, FRAPS
Dark Souls 3 Benchmark Results
The GPU analysis shows that Dark Souls 3 is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 11 or OpenGL 4.5. To achieve the best visual graphical experience, you’ll have to have at least 2.048 GB of video memory.
Further, only 1 year old graphics cards are recommended to run Dark Souls 3, but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.
What kind of performance have you been seeing in Dark Souls 3? Let us know in the comments below.
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