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Resident Evil 2 (2019) PC performance thread [demo edition]

Oct 25, 2017
381
New Jersey
So i manage to make it run smoothly and without (major) stutter. I actually had to.. increase detail and resolution. So wild, i have a i5 7600k and 1080, at 1440p with lower settings cpu goes to 100% and stutters every 10 seconds or so. By stressing the gpu more i get more utilization and the stutter stops almost completely. Is this normal or is my cpu shitting the bed?
I have a 1070 but the same CPU and same results on my end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,428
The half-fps animations for npcs thing seems to be more noticeable in games recently. Hitman 2's pre-release footage also had it, though the final game fixed it up, at least on PC. Wonder if the final build of RE2 also sorts that out.
 
Oct 27, 2017
421
Is it me, or is impossible to tell the visual difference between Volumetric lighting medium and high settings?
Medium gives me like 10+fps.
Medium gave me a significant boost on a 2080 and I couldn’t tell the difference much. High seems like it’s not worth it for the performance hit and I *think* the digital foundry overview said basically the same thing
 
Oct 26, 2017
698
London, UK
How do I launch a game in directx 11 instead of 12? Sorry if it’s a dumb question I’m more of a console guy but I want the best possible graphics here
Just change it in the settings?

I can't remember if the demo has a launcher (a menu/screen you see before the game boots) but at worst you'll just pick DX11 and have to quickly restart.
 
Dec 29, 2017
665
Washington, DC
It's there in the graphics settings in the game menu.
Just change it in the settings?

I can't remember if the demo has a launcher (a menu/screen you see before the game boots) but at worst you'll just pick DX11 and have to quickly restart.
Thanks, I wasn’t sure if it was an option, thought maybe it had to be done somehow else? Oh well, look forward to checking this out.
 
Oct 26, 2017
467
What audio codec do we need for the RE2 Demo? I'm on LTSB Windows 1809 so audio is all fucked up through my sound card unless I pass audio over my NV GPU.
 
Oct 26, 2017
698
London, UK
Man do I hope that they add an option to turn that off. I hate when games do that, it looks awful (to me).
Same. I didn't notice it in the demo but it feels hardly necessary in a game that probably won't have any vistas so great it requires memory optimization to that fine a degree.

I don't know though. Maybe it's the sort of thing someone could make a tweak or mod for.
 
Oct 28, 2017
287
What audio codec do we need for the RE2 Demo? I'm on LTSB Windows 1809 so audio is all fucked up through my sound card unless I pass audio over my NV GPU.
Is your audio delayed or distorted? I'm getting some really bady audio lag, but I have no idea how to fix it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
467
Is your audio delayed or distorted? I'm getting some really bady audio lag, but I have no idea how to fix it.
Nope. It's just that the sound card won't down mix properly. Sending digital audio over my NV GPU and feeding it into my headphones via the monitors stereo output works great, but I wondering how to get my sound card to work.

Edit: Turning on Windows Sonic in sound options fixed it.
 
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Finally got around to playing through this and I was pretty impressed.

My specs:
GTX 1080
i5-4690K @ 4.5GHz
16GB DDR3 RAM
2560x1440 144Hz G-sync monitor
Game installed to a 7200RPM HDD

I had everything maxed out (except for render scale which I left at 100%) and the game ran really well for me. I left the FPS counter on but I kinda forgot to look at it because I got pretty into the game. There were a couple of noticeable hitches when I approached the roller door and the game dropped to around 45 FPS when those two zombies came around the corner in the flooded hallway. Apart from that stuff it was totally smooth and felt really good.
 
Dec 6, 2017
524
Hey everyone, I was getting up to 121fps in the first area with a i5 4690k and RTX 2070. Switched my 4690k with a 4790k and am getting 80-90fps in that same area...WTF!

Other games I tested had huge jumps, Gears 4 benchmark went from the low 90s to 120s so I have not clue what the deal is here with Resident Evil 2..
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,376
Hey everyone, I was getting up to 121fps in the first area with a i5 4690k and RTX 2070. Switched my 4690k with a 4790k and am getting 80-90fps in that same area...WTF!

Other games I tested had huge jumps, Gears 4 benchmark went from the low 90s to 120s so I have not clue what the deal is here with Resident Evil 2..
Did you switch from DX11 to DX12 by accident?
 
Aug 12, 2018
618
Major selected publication in North America and in Europe have received the review copies and some sources say that reviews of Resident Evil 2: Remake should be out on Tuesday 8:00AM Pacific Time – January 22.
 
Oct 27, 2017
340
I haven't tried the demo and won't have time for quite a while, but in case anyone has similar specs to me I'd be curious to know how the game runs on the following: i5 4690, GTX 970, 8gb DDR3 RAM. I'd be playing at 1080p, for what it's worth.

I wonder if it would be improved on an Xbox One X (higher resolution obviously, but my TV is still 1080p). If the trade-off between the two would be small, I'll go with PC for future-proofing of course (probably do that anyway).
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,122
I haven't tried the demo and won't have time for quite a while, but in case anyone has similar specs to me I'd be curious to know how the game runs on the following: i5 4690, GTX 970, 8gb DDR3 RAM. I'd be playing at 1080p, for what it's worth.

I wonder if it would be improved on an Xbox One X (higher resolution obviously, but my TV is still 1080p). If the trade-off between the two would be small, I'll go with PC for future-proofing of course (probably do that anyway).
Go with PC then.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5
I haven't tried the demo and won't have time for quite a while, but in case anyone has similar specs to me I'd be curious to know how the game runs on the following: i5 4690, GTX 970, 8gb DDR3 RAM. I'd be playing at 1080p, for what it's worth.

I wonder if it would be improved on an Xbox One X (higher resolution obviously, but my TV is still 1080p). If the trade-off between the two would be small, I'll go with PC for future-proofing of course (probably do that anyway).
I have a similar setup (4670K OC to 4.2, 970 Gaming G1 and 32Gb RAM) and got [email protected] most of the time, with everything on high but volumetric lighting on medium.
I want to compare the graphics with my X and PRO, but but haven't bothered to reset the timer yet. I will probably go PC too.