Like all those who graciously subscribed to EA Access, Gamersyde has finally been able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC with ultra settings. Even with our GTX 1080 and a 1080p resolution, we have witnessed frame drops during cutscenes (which is all the more surprising as they aren't the least impressive visually), but gameplay sequences seem smooth overall. Pushing the resolution to 1440p results in occasional framerate issues during gameplay. Aside from all the technical issues Gaf members have been making fun of in the past few days, this new episode seems engaging enough to make us want to keep playing. There is nothing mind-blowing about the beginning, as you'll see, and firearms still lack the necessary feedback to be really fun to use, but there is still something appealing in the discovery of strange new worlds, at least for us. If you're curious, join us tonight at 9:00 CET for a new (short) livestream.
@docLEXfisti: A very good GPU, should last you a while. Hmmm in terms of benchmarks, try 3dmark, Catzilla, unigine Superposition, unigine heaven, unigine valley, FurMark and Star swarm stress test. (6 minutes ago)
the increase in GFX power is acceptable (20 minutes ago)
before I had a GTX670.... wanted to go for a 1070, due to only EUR 30 more, I went for a GigaByte GTX 1080 (22 minutes ago)
@docLEXfisti: what did you order? (2 Hours ago)
my poor graphics card is on the brink of death, ordered a new one... any cool benchmarks I should try out apart from FFXV? Thanks for advice (2 Hours ago)
I know its pushing 25 years, but still. It's like a little eye opener to how far things have come along since. Runs and looks even better too. (2 Hours ago)
Not sure about anyone else, but it amazes me that a game that ran on hardware that was regarded as cutting edge in the mid 90's can just be loaded in an instant on a web browser. (2 Hours ago)