In an attempt to help us all figure out how close/far we are from reaching 60FPS nirvana before release, I’d like to get an idea of what’s required to make the game barely playable, required to make it totally playable, and required to make it beastly.
Post your specs here and how well your computer ran the beta. KEEP YOUR SPECS GENERALIZED Limit it to CPU, Motherboard, RAM, and Graphics Card.
I have two rigs I tried the beta on. The first is my gaming rig
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
Motherboard: Intel Z77 Chipset with PCIe 3.0
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Performance: I ran this game flawlessly on max settings in-game. I even flexed and bumped up all the settings in the Nvidia control panel. I couldn’t even make the game stutter.
Then there was my ancient gaming rig which I now use as a media center.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 Wolfdale
Motherboard: P5N-D Nvidia 750 Chipset PCIe 2.0
RAM: 4GB DDR2 1066
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650
Performance: With rock bottom settings, I can achieve 60 FPS in the training room–until I hit a button. It’s unplayable. I even threw in my other graphics card (limited to running in PCIe 2.0) and barely saw a performance bump.
Somebody in the reddit thread noticed they ran slower on lowest settings than higher ones. This gave me the idea to use the auto settings and, lo and behold, the game became playable. Not like, let’s go online and play playable, but not a slideshow at all any more.
Conclusion: It’s the Unreal engine. You don’t need the specs Capcom is recommending. My processor and graphics card are below recommended (hundreds of dollars below) but I couldn’t even make it slow down. I can’t speak to Capcom’s recommended RAM but I wouldn’t be surprised if 8GB is inflated as well. I’m interested to see if any of you ran this game fine with some i3 processors, <8 GB RAM, or with weaker graphics cards. With Black Friday deals coming up this might be good for everybody to know.
Ghetto rig you can probably get for 300 bucks and runs the game at 1080p with 60FPS on medium settings, with frame rate drops on the KO blow and ingame cinematics (supers).
So basically good-looking with nothing interfering with gameplay and you can get it for cheap.
Obviously who knows if the final game is gonna shoot up in requirements or will be better optimized, but this rig is alright for playing the beta or stress tests if Steam gets any more of these…
Very nice, thanks. I also managed to find this reddit thread where everybody did the legwork for us.
Some people are running well-below recommended and they’re running at medium/max’d settings at 1080p with no hiccups. Some guy’s rocking an i3 processor and some people are running 550 TI’s and were able to play just fine at medium/max. I haven’t seen anybody post results for < 8GB DDR3 RAM, but I can at least guess now that running even a minimum requirement rig will get you at least very close to the performance of a PS4.
They could add some graphical jank before launch, but if anything I’d expect them to just optimize it.
Thanks guys. Yeah if you have a reasonably-spec’d gaming rig built within the past 2-3 years I think you’ll be able to destroy this game.
I’m interested now in finding a laptop that beasts it so I have SFV on-the-go and can stream with my Elgato for local tournaments. I’m hoping to find one between $500-700 but I’m not sure I’ll find one in that price range that can run a smooth 60 fps at PS4-equivalent or higher settings. I’ll be watching Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals like a hawk. I’ll post in this thread if I see any “OMG DEALS”. If anybody has any suggestions I’d love to hear them
Advice: if you can’t get 60FPS then TURN OFF ANTI ALIASING. This should be the first thing you do if you have kind of a low end rig. In Beta 2 you could only set AA to Low but I assume in the full version you can fully disable it for max performance.
I should be able to get my hands on an i3 Alienware Alpha or this rig next month: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kxvrK8
Seeing as Capcom will not be giving the beta out to PC gamers anymore due to the leaks, I should be able to give results for the launch version of the game. Hopefully it’s well-optimized.