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For all tests at both resolutions on both systems the graphics quality was set to Very High.

For the walk around the hanger, the benchmarks starts at the spawn point, continues straight forward until I come to my ship, I turn left and walk through the next hanger entirely, then turn around. It’s simple and fits nearly the entire representation of the hanger in the benchmark, meaning a lot of different elements have to be rendered.

But let’s get to the test already! How does this incremental update actually perform?



It’s no surprise really that the lower tiered cards don’t provide a fast experience at 1440P, though what’s surprising is the near parity that was found with all of the top tiered cards. That could be due to the relative optimized state of the alpha thus far, or it could be that it’s somewhat CPU limited, with the Titan X and even the Fury not really able to breath and not being fed information quite as fast as they could otherwise.

Let’s take a look at how this system performs at 1080P.



The performance gap seems to be very similar between AMD and NVIDIA just as it was at 1440P. In other, much better optimized though older, CryEngine games such as Crysis 3 seem to have a distinct performance gap between AMD’s Fiji and the current iteration of big Maxwell. But this isn’t optimized in the slightest, and being an alpha build, performance could be different between mine and even a similar setup.

Now that ArcCorp has been added to and is a bit more stable a location, we’ll also look at how everything performs with a quick walkthrough. For the benchmark, I start in the elevator where you arrive from your hanger, walk out and stand in-front of the magnificent structure just outside of the building you enter from. I then look left, then right, then repeat that while looking 45 degrees higher. This should challenge the system quite well, though I’m sure running around through the alleyways can be difficult as well.



With the increased poly-count of the buildings and all the other plethora of objects now being rendered that weren’t in the hanger, the performance takes a noticeable dip, though not necessarily by too much here either.



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Kind of a lot of work for nothing considering the 1.3 patch is somewhat broken with CPU and GPU usage.
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Star Citizen engine isn't optimized. Results wonky.

News at 11.
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I guess this will be good to compare to later? rolleyes.gif

Just wait until 2.0 comes out. Its prolly gonna be more taxing! thumb.gif
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A 290x coming ahead of 980 lol. Thats really some unoptimized game.
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I see we're back to benchmarking alpha releases. Thats nice.
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Why benchmark something that is 1-2 years away? Wccftech got nothing better to do?
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this game's gonna be huge
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c'mooooooooooon 2.0
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Is the game capped at 60fps? In that case, it all matters what minimum card you need to get it. Everything past that, is irrelevant.
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