Forza Motorsport 6 Apex Graphics Analysis: AMD R9 390 Beats Nvidia GTX 970
PC gaming community always wants the best out of their hardware, and wants to play all the games on the ultra settings. Traditionally, PC gaming community has been divided in two groups, first are those who prefer Nvidia graphics card and second are those who prefer AMD.
Both of these groups have argued with one another that their preferred cards are much better than the other`s, and to back up their arguments comparison videos have been made and no exception has been made for Forza Motorsport 6 Apex.
Digital Foundry is known for doing performance analysis of the games for consoles and PC. This time they did the Forza Motorsport 6 Apex performance analysis for Nvidia and AMD cards and also released a video for it. Let`s break it down and see which card wins this round.
Before we start, It`s worth mentioning that Digital Foundry used GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon R9 390 for the analysis and both of these cards are running with Core i7-4790K.
Forza Motorsport 6 Apex performance analysis starts from a Rio De Janeiro track with all settings at maximum on 1080p resolution, and according to the comparison both of the cards were running the game on solid 60 frames per second.
To push the cards to their limits, they increased their screen resolution to 1440p and 8X MSAA, still both cards proved strong enough to run the game at solid 60 frames per second. But, the game uses UWP just like Gears Of War Ultimate Edition and Quantum Break so it is locked at 60 frames per second and that is why there was no difference seen in Rio De Janeiro track.
Then the analysis takes us to the club track and this time its raining, which pushes the the graphics cards to their limits and a clear divide can be seen as both cards start to drop their frame rate. It is clear that R9 390 is winning and in some instances this card has a lead of 10 frames per second over GTX 970.
Overall, GTX 970 averages 53.3 framed per second and R9 390 averages 56.2 frames per second.
GTX 970 hits the 35 FPS the lowest, while R9 390 dropped to 41 FPS, which shows that R9 390 is a clear winner. However, the game is running at some extreme settings for a 1440p resolution, and 8x MSAA is quite a demanding anti-aliasing setting.
Both cards run Forza Motorsports 6 Apex smoothly on a dry track, but when the rain is turned on these cards are pushed to their limits.
Another problem they encountered was the stuttering at the max settings, however, this issue was persistent on R9 390 despite being running the game at high FPS.
This comparison gives us a good idea about the performance, but the game is still in beta and we hope that these issues will be resolved once the full game is released.
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