VIDEO | PC, Xbox One Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 9:01 AM

Forza 7 final PC build videos

Forza 7 final PC build videos

You might wonder why we have no review of Forza Motorsport 7 ready for the end of the embargo, but the reason is pretty simple to explain. Microsoft France was only given the review copies yesterday and we received ours at around 5:30 pm. Given the time needed to download the 95 GB, we had to make a choice so we picked the PC version, therefore delaying our Xbox One coverage. Needless to say we didn't have much time to practice, especially considering that 4K videos take much longer to encode. Still, we have a bunch of things to share with you, just in time. It's not perfect, even in terms of performance, as our rig strangely seems to struggle with the game whatever the resolution we choose. We'll try to understand why there is so much random stuttering like in the demo, but until we figure that out (or the devs), enjoy our footage!
Note: We plan on releasing Xbox One S HDR videos before the week-end and we might even livestream the game tonight.

Rig used for capture

i7 6700K @ 4.5 GHz
16 Go RAM (DDR4)
Windows 10
Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder's Edition MSI
Game installed on a SSD

Maple Valley (PC 4K)
Nürburgring (PC 4K)
Spa (PC 4K)
Hockenheim (PC 4K)
Circuit of The Americas (PC 4K)
Nürburgring - Replay (PC)

All comments

Commented on 2017-09-28 10:06:15
"It's not perfect, even in terms of performance, as our rig strangely seems to struggle with the game whatever the resolution we choose."

If this is the case, in the final version of Forza Motorsport 7 for Windows 10, then it's very clear that Turn 10 failed to put the optimizations from Forza Horizon 3, in regards to the CPU.

Sounds like once again, the "100% CPU Usage thread(s) problem," from pre-patch Forza Horizon 3 has decided to reappear in Forza Motorsport 7 final version, which is very disappointing.
Commented on 2017-09-28 10:10:49 In reply to aerith
No, I don't believe that's the real problem. We'll see what happens. The videos show part of the problem, though it can be a lot worse than what you see here.
Commented on 2017-09-28 11:44:15
The Xbox teams putting out a shotty PC port? Shocking stuff. They'll figure it out eventually, but its a bummer.
Commented on 2017-09-28 11:56:55 In reply to scoobs0688
It works well for some people, which makes it even harder to fix I guess.
Commented on 2017-09-28 12:31:04 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
No, I don't believe that's the real problem. We'll see what happens. The videos show part of the problem, though it can be a lot worse than what you see here.
Well, if resolution has no impact on performance, it is a cpu issue.
Commented on 2017-09-28 13:07:14 In reply to droezelke
A CPU issue maybe, or RAM speed, I did not have random stutter in the demo despite having two cores at 100%, so the "100% core" is not the issue, they even said it was normal.
Commented on 2017-09-28 15:59:29
There is no stutter on my cheap xbox one s.
Commented on 2017-09-28 20:27:27
https://i.imgur.com/mV9bFz7.gif
Commented on 2017-09-28 21:06:41
Miguel, Blim or Driftwood....does your GTX1080 hold a steady 60fps on replays?
Thanks for your great work, as per usual
Commented on 2017-09-28 23:22:14 In reply to Cuthbert80
My 1080 Ti does in 1440p, 4x MSAA, 200% resolution, maybe it can drop a bit during wet weather when there is too much water splash.

But ingame I can get 90-140+ FPS if I chose to unlock the framerate, without any stutter at all.
Commented on 2017-09-28 23:23:07 In reply to Cuthbert80
Sometimes it can, but I would say that most of the time it can't (in 4K). In 1440p it depends I would say, but even our Nurburgring replay video shows a few drops.
Commented on 2017-09-29 08:59:36
Miguel...if you're using a GTX1080 TI, of course that GPU will obliterate almost anything you throw at it lol

Forgot to add in my previous post that I talking about playing in 4k - Just wanted to see how a regular GTX 1080 would hold up in replays....I know in-game, a GTX1080 at 4x MSAA seemingly runs the game fine in 4k.

Thanks again for all your input guys, much appreciated
Commented on 2017-09-29 09:55:44 In reply to Cuthbert80
Some people with a Ti are also having problems.

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