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User Info: Panzerscrap

Panzerscrap
4 years ago#1
Years ago, being able to run Oblivion on high settings was indicative that your rig was pretty god. Later, the "bench check" game was Crysis. I've been out of the "tweak my PC" loop for several years now, but was wondering what games, if any, are known to be resource hogs.

Thanks!

User Info: thetruth928

thetruth928
4 years ago#2
Metro 2033,BF3,Batman Arkham City,The Witcher 2.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#3
Is Arkham City really that hard to run? I mean, it's just UE3 with a good bit of physX, right?
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User Info: Talks

Talks
4 years ago#4
YoungAdultLink posted...
Is Arkham City really that hard to run? I mean, it's just UE3 with a good bit of physX, right?


For a gear check game, the difficulty of maxing it is probably more important than just running it.

User Info: Nazgl5LordofNaz

Nazgl5LordofNaz
4 years ago#5
Skyrim is a decent test for your processor; running it on ultra and chilling in Whiterun will murder a lot of machines.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#6
Talks posted...
YoungAdultLink posted...
Is Arkham City really that hard to run? I mean, it's just UE3 with a good bit of physX, right?


For a gear check game, the difficulty of maxing it is probably more important than just running it.


I just wasn't expecting the PhysX to be enough to push an Unreal Engine game to be hard to max.
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
4 years ago#7
I think it's tessellation and other DX11 features.
mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
4 years ago#8
Arkham City in DX9 is ridiculously easy to run.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#9
Ahh. DX11 stuff didn't even occur to me.
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