GOAT SIMULATOR


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QUALITY: HIGH (PRESET)
MY BUDGET FPS: 35-45
PS4 FPS: EXCLUSIVE
XB1 FPS: EXCLUSIVE

I know this game is super buggy and probably poorly optimized, but it is pretty fun.  Not really very demanding graphics wise, but a PC exclusive nonetheless.  It seemed like the frame rate slowly declined the longer I played…weird.  It bounced around between 35 and 45 FPS for the majority of game play.

GOAT SIMULATOR FINAL THOUGHTS
It appears that $538 is not enough to support 60 goat.  My budget build that I was so excited about has fallen to goat.  Death to goat.

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THIEF


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QUALITY: HIGH (PRESET)
MY BUDGET FPS: 35-45 @ 1080P
PS4 FPS: 30 @ 1080P

XB1 FPS: 30 @ 900P

I left all settings at whatever the “high” preset dictated.  I couldn’t get a 100% completion saved game file to work so I just started a new game myself.  I saw the frame rate bounce around between 35 and 45 during the more active running scenes or sections with a bunch of shit on screen.  I am not sure how the rest of the game will turn out but so far, it plays really smooth and looks very nice.

THIEF FINAL THOUGHTS
I think I got the original Thief game from a cereal box when I was little.  I could only remember the disk art work, not the game itself.  As to be expected, Thief 2014 runs on par with the PS4 and XB1, if not better by a handful of frames.

JUST CAUSE 2


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QUALITY: HIGH/VERY HIGH (MIXTURE)
FPS: 45-55 @ 1080P
I adjusted the settings of various things between “high” and “very high”.  Textures and shadows were set to “high”.  Anti Aliasing was set to 2x.  Water and object details were set to “very high”.   Most if not all of the extra features and settings were activated.  I played this game for a few minutes once before so I just picked up where I left off.  Not too much going on so it may have played back better than average.  It sometimes broke 60 FPS when it was just be on screen running around.

PLANETSIDE 2


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QUALITY: MEDIUM (PRESET)
FPS: 30-40 @ 1080P

I was told to test this game out to see how the 750ti could handle it.  It is a free game and reminds me of HALO a little bit.  I set the preset to “medium” and attempted to pwn n00bs.  I observed the frame rate drop below 30 very briefly during up close and personal shoot outs.  It normally hovered between 30 and 40 FPS depending on what was going on.  I personally don’t give a shit about graphics in multiplayer games so if I play again, I am knocking the settings down a bunch to grab more frames per second.  It looked nice for a F2P game though, that’s for sure.

ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG


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QUALITY: NORMAL (MIXTURE)
MY FPS: 35 @ 1080P
PS4 FPS: 30 @ 1080P w/ patch

XB1 FPS: 30 @ 900P

This is the second open world game I have tested after Far Cry 3.  I have heard that ACBF is pretty crappy for PC but I got it for free with a previous graphics card so whatever.  I had environment, texture and reflection quality set to “normal”.  I enabled 2x Anti Aliasing to fight the jaggies.  I disabled some of the extra settings such as God Rays and set shadow quality to low because I don’t care about shadows.  If I had to average the frame rate out in my head, I would choose 35 FPS.  During fight scenes or crowded areas it dropped to 30 FPS but when I was alone, it ran near 40 FPS.

ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG FINAL THOUGHTS
I feel that 30 FPS is kind of low for the feeling of a game after gaming on my normal computer, but since the XB1 runs it at 30 FPS @ 900P and costs $38 less than my machine, its all good.  No patches necessary to run at 1080P/30 FPS either…

CRYSIS 3


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QUALITY: MEDIUM (PRESET)
FPS: 15-60… @ 1080P

What good is a new GPU if you can’t test out Crysis 3 on it?  I am listing the FPS at “15-60” because this game is ridiculous.  When I was running around alone, it was all over between 30 and 60 FPS.  When I threw a grenade, it dropped down to like 15 FPS really quickly and then recovered. During the explosions at the end, it was in the upper 20’s.  On the “medium” preset, the game still looked very impressive.  I think its safe to say that any person who really wants to play this game, knows they may need a beefier GPU in order to get a steady FPS on a higher setting.

CRYSIS 3 FINAL THOUGHTS
I switched the preset to the lowest possible and played the same level after I recorded my initial video.  It was totally playable and didn’t really look as bad as you would think for the lowest of the low presets.  I guess when you make the highest preset unplayable on 99% of computers at the time, the lowest preset has got to be pretty good…

BIOSHOCK INFINITE


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QUALITY: VERY HIGH (PRESET)
FPS: 55-70 @ 1080P

I accidentally set the preset to “very low” before I started playing.  I didn’t realize until I saw weird screen tearing and muddy textures.  My frame rate was also like 100 which seemed odd.  After I fixed it, it still ran really well.  Most of the shootouts were in the 60’s.  Though this game is kind of cartoon like and super stylized, it looks really pretty when maxed out.