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Feature: And is it worth it?

Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing: what does it look like and how does it run?

Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the biggest ray tracing games that's ever been released on PC, and it should come as no surprise that it's also one of the most demanding. Like Metro Exodus before it, CD Projekt Red have gone all in on this ultra-realistic lighting technology to make Night City look and feel like a living, breathing city, using everything from…

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Feature: We tell you what settings to tweak to improve your PC's frame rate.

Cyberpunk 2077: the best settings to improve your PC’s performance

At long last, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out. Whether your PC is up to actually playing it, though, is another matter entirely. Like The Witcher 3 before it, CD Projekt Red's latest open world action RPG is a real beast in the old PC performance department, and you may find your rig is struggling to maintain a steady frame rate as you hack your way…

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Xbox Series X review: should PC gamers buy one?

Console generations haven't troubled PC folk in recent years. The very nature of our hardware means we're not defined by a single machine for a set period of time, and it's us who get to choose when and what to upgrade our rigs with. But when the current graphics card inside my PC is both less powerful and costs more than Microsoft's new Xbox Series…

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Feature: Don't let it axe your frame rate

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: how to get the best performance on PC

When Ubisoft released their Assassin's Creed Valhalla PC requirements last month, I was worried its high system specs would be a real brute to run on lower-end PCs. After all, when Assassin's Creed Odyssey's 4K spec has been more or less downgraded to what you need to get the game running at 60fps on High at 1080p this time round, Valhalla looked like it was…

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Feature: Even on an RTX 3070

Watch Dogs Legion with ray tracing is almost unplayable without DLSS

Watch Dogs Legion is one of this year's big ray tracing games, utilising ray traced reflections to bring the wet, rainy streets of London to life. It's also one of the growing number of games to support Nvidia's performance-boosting DLSS tech - and based on my initial testing of the game's ray tracing effects on PC, you're definitely going to need it if you want…

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Feature: 4K's the new 1080p

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s PC requirements are way more demanding than AC Odyssey

UPDATE: My recommendations for the best PC settings for AC Valhalla are now liveAssassin's Creed Odyssey remains one of the most demanding games you can play on PC right now, but having taken a closer look at Ubisoft's recently released PC requirements for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, it looks like Eivor and the rest of their Viking pals will be sticking a much heavier boot into…

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Nvidia RTX 3080 vs 2080 Ti: which 4K graphics card is better?

The new Nvidia RTX 3080 may still be almost impossible to get hold of, but as an indicator of what the next generation of 4K graphics cards have in store for us, it's definitely one to watch for anyone looking to upgrade their PC in the coming months. Indeed, we've already seen what kind of a leap it offers over the existing RTX 2080 and…

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Nvidia RTX 3080 vs 2080: how much faster is Nvidia’s new Ampere GPU?

You may not be able to buy it anywhere right now, but Nvidia's new RTX 3080 GPU has very much set the bar for next-gen graphics cards. It represents a significant leap over the existing RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Super, both at 4K and lower resolutions, and it's hands down one of the best graphics cards Nvidia's ever made. But just how much faster…

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Crysis Remastered’s 8K tech trailer shows off “Can It Run Crysis?” mode

Crytek have released a new 8K tech trailer for Crysis Remastered, comparing the game's 2007 visuals with all of its new graphical bells and whistles at a whopping 7680x4320 resolution. It's effectively a fuller version of the tech preview trailer they showed off last month, giving us a closer look at their software-driven ray tracing effects, pretty real-time reflections and its aptly-named "Can It Run…

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What kind of performance to expect from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s recommended PC requirements

Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally ready for boarding on PC, but if you're not sure whether your PC has the stomach for soaring through Asobo Studio's gorgeous new flight sim and its many hundreds of photorealistic cities, then I'm here to help. I've been testing the game on its recommended PC requirements today, seeing exactly what kind of performance you can get from a relatively…

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Feature: When graphics cards go wrong

I accidentally unlocked Horizon Zero Dawn’s N64 mode

Over the last week, I've sat through Horizon Zero Dawn's lengthy optimisation process more times than I care to count. Most people will only ever have to do this once when they play Horizon, but in my attempts to benchmark the game with lots of different graphics cards, it meant sitting through that 10-15 minute start-up sequence every time I put a new card inside…

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Feature: When it's not crashing, of course

Horizon Zero Dawn benchmarks: what kind of performance you can expect on PC

Horizon Zero Dawn hasn't got off to the best start on PC. While we've had minimal performance issues here at RPS, others have found it downright unplayable due to frequent crashes, stuttering and more. Guerrilla Games have said that they're investigating these technical problems as a matter of top priority, and we expect another patch to be forthcoming very soon. In the meantime, though, I'd…

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Despite stellar performance on our end, Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC port has been nearly unplayable for others

As you may have noticed, I've been quite impressed with Horizon Zero Dawn's PC port. I've been able to get the game running smoothly at 60fps on High settings even on a lowly GTX 1060 during the course of my testing, and I'm also very fond of Horizon's lovely ultrawide support, too. Sadly, this hasn't been the case for everyone over the last couple of…

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Horizon Zero Dawn is properly lovely in ultrawide, most of the time

Guerrilla Games have really gone to town on the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn. Not only have they unlocked the game's frame rate and added in shinier graphics presets to give it PS4-beating performance on relatively low-end hardware, but it's also one of 2020's big PC games to get 21:9 ultrawide support. The latter is something I've been particularly looking forward to after the…

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Feature: Now bring me that horizon

Horizon Zero Dawn on PC comfortably outperforms PS4 in this brilliant port

Horizon Zero Dawn stomps onto PC in just two days time, and I've been playing an early build of Guerrilla Games' post-apocalyptic cyber dino-hunting adventure to see how it runs now that it's left the confines of its console box origins. The results, I'm pleased to say, are excellent. Not only is this the best-looking version of Horizon Zero Dawn, what with its extra graphics…

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Feature: The Where's Wally of graphics effects

Spot the difference between Death Stranding and its DLSS 2.0 tech

When I first tested Death Stranding's DLSS 2.0 tech in the run-up to the game's release, I wasn't able to show you what it actually looked like. I could tell you that switching it on would turn any RTX card into a 4K 60fps machine, but not how its clever, AI-driven upscaling wizardry affected the in-game visuals. Well, now I can, and as you'll soon…

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Death Stranding PC performance: how to get the best settings

Hideo Kojima's post-apocalyptic postman sim Death Stranding has finally arrived on PC, and thank goodness we were in when the doorbell rang, because we've been eagerly awaiting this special delivery for quite some time. Death Stranding comes packed with a swathe of upgrades for PC, including 4K resolutions, unlocked frame rates, ultrawide monitor support, special Half-Life missions and, of course, a great big photo mode…

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American Truck Simulator’s new graphical upgrade isn’t huge, but it is nice

Just ahead of the new American Truck Simulator's launch, developers SCS Software have injected a touch of nitro into the game engine with screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO). This technique for making shadows more realistic is not a mega-fancy and drastic modern technobell or cyberwhistle, but it is a welcome one. The scenery just feels more... present. So simply by downloading a patch, my game…

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Every remastered game should have an upgrade sequence like Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

You know you're onto a winner when your heart swells ten times its normal size out of pure excitement from the boot-up sequence for the remaster of a game you never played. I was far too young to even comprehend Command & Conquer when it first came out in 1995, and to my great shame it's never been something I've sought out in the intervening…

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How to get the best performance in Sea Of Thieves on PC

After years of roaming the secluded waters of Xbox Game Pass and the Microsoft Windows Store, Sea Of Thieves has finally sailed onto Steam, and to help you make sure your PC is in ship shape condition, I've put together this handy guide on how to get the best performance from Rare's pirate adventure so you're not left lurching from one frame to the next…

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