Today, God of War 4 is officially unlocked for PC. In addition to various special effects enhancements, it also supports true 4K resolution, 21:9 ultra widescreen display, DLSS and FSR technology, etc. Some media have tested its performance on various graphics cards in various resolutions.
First of all, it's worth noting that the test was running under the 494.29/22.1.1 driver, and while the update notes for some drivers don't include God of War 4, features like DLSS did work.Currently, the Windows version does not support exclusive full screen, so it will only be tested in an bezel-less window。
The first is ultra high resolution +4K performance.As you can see, the RTX 3070Ti is essential for a smooth experience of 60 frames in native 4K resolution. On the A-card side, even the 6700 XT struggled, with A 99% frame rate of 41.3 FPS. Testers say this could be due to poor optimization, or the game using a DX11 rendering engine.
The FSR mode can be enabled for both N cards and A cards to increase the overall frame rate.With FSR's balanced mode (66% render), 6700 XT is enough for a smooth game with a 99% frame rate of 65.9 FPS. Even the RTX 3060 is a contender, with a 99% frame rate of 55.8fps.
In terms of visual image quality, the ultra-high and high quality FSR models had little noticeable loss, the testers said.On the other hand, the quality of the balance mode and the following image drops significantly. The 6700 XT can still meet the lower limit of 60 frames of fluency in high-resolution FSR mode。
Open DLSS,In quality mode, the RTX 3060 Ti's frame rate performance is close to that of the FSR。
If you want to play with the RTX 3060, you may have to turn on DLSS in super performance mode to meet the requirements of 60 frames smooth. However, there is also a serious loss of quality in this mode.
DLSS ultra high performance
The FSR performance
Furthermore, according to the authors, most DLSS and FSR modes look almost identical in 4K, and the differences are almost impossible to spot without a closer look. The exception is DLSS's super performance mode, where the picture changes and the vision is lost. In motion, the picture has little effect, with only a little flash and blemishes on the grass.
Of course, this test only works in 4K. The authors also say that even the 5600XT can reach 64 FPS if the graphics Settings are lowered and the FSR quality mode is used.At 1080P+ default, the game could run smoothly on 5 years of graphics cards。