Planetside 2 Performance Test


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PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called Forgelight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.

The game is currently in beta and will be released November 20, 2012.

The system requirements bellow are for the Beta, they will probably be adjusted until the release.

Current Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or higher / AMD Phenom II X2 or higher

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Hard Drive: 15 GB free

Video Memory: 256 MB RAM

Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 series or higher / AMD or ATI 4850 series or higher

Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Current Recommended System

OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Hard Drive: 15 GB free

Video Memory: 1,024 MB RAM

Video Card: nVidia GeForce 500 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher

Sound Card: DirectX compatible

I will skip some less relevant parts of the original review, to focus on performance comparison charts.

The game support Nvidia PhysX, but at this beta stage, only the CPU can process Physx effects.

Operation System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 SP1

Graphics Driver: Nvidia Geforce 306.97 / AMD Catalyst 12.8

Monitoring Program: MSI Afterburner v2.2.4

The video cards were tested with at 1680x1050, 1920x1080 and 2560x1600 with the highest quality setting allowed by PlanetSide 2.

Multi-chip configuration from NVIDIA and AMD are working without problems, showing excellent scalability.

Testing at the maximum quality settings 1680x1050

Testing at the maximum quality settings 1920x1080

Testing at the maximum quality settings 2560x1600

VRAM consume AMD vs NVIDIA flagship cards

CPU Performance with Lowest Settings

System Memory Usage

I don´t know Russian, but according to this chart, 1545MB is about Low Setting and 1725MB for Highest Settings.

To conclude, this game needs better optimization, specially on AMD 7000 cards, even a GTX 660 Ti can beat a HD 7970 at 1600p, system requirements seems a bit odd, 8GB RAM is not really needed for this game to be recommended, and AMD CPU´s perform worse than expected giving a little bottleneck.

Developers need to establish PhysX for GPU instead of CPU only.

I hope those issues to be solved until launch date. :)

»Click for Source Link«

Gamers-lab.com for Intro and System requirements

The Conclusion was made entirely by me (Skr13), I only use charts and other relevant info from the sources.

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nice post, I play PS2 name is ZoSoNCSU we'll have to team up

did you link the original review you are posting from and in those graphs I'm assuming the 2nd FPS is for SLI/CF of the cards listed.

I wish they included a C2Q in the CPU part and I didn't know PhysX is being done by CPU. Isn't that kind of backwards for what PhysX was designed?

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ZoSo, sorry i don´t play PS2.

Don´t understand the SLI or CFX question.

PhysX runs faster and will deliver more realism by running on the GPU. Running PhysX on a mid-to-high-end GeForce GPU will enable 10-20 times more effects and visual fidelity than physics running on a high-end CPU.
Nvidia FAQ
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I was trying to play PS2 on HD2600 pro 256MB DDR2. Didnt even launch, giving error.

On my 8800GTS 320 mb I had 2-3 FPS regardles of settings. My CPU is runing @ 90-100%.

On my brothers Phenom II x4 965 BE and HD4850 1GB GDDR3 it is running @30 fps on low settings.

Apparently game needs GPU with more than 512MB.

This game is extremely fun and addictive!

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i have the game but i dont have time to install it how is the game can anybody tell me

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I was trying to play PS2 on HD2600 pro 256MB DDR2. Didnt even launch, giving error.

On my 8800GTS 320 mb I had 2-3 FPS regardles of settings. My CPU is runing @ 90-100%.

On my brothers Phenom II x4 965 BE and HD4850 1GB GDDR3 it is running @30 fps on low settings.

Apparently game needs GPU with more than 512MB.

This game is extremely fun and addictive!

lol that's a demanding game then

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i have the game but i dont have time to install it how is the game can anybody tell me

I have the same question...I'm also hoping to play this Game ...Is this worth playing? :) :)

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I have the same question...I'm also hoping to play this Game ...Is this worth playing? :) :)

its like battlefield 3 but much bigger and it needs more tactics.

i like planetside 2 more then battlefield 3 cause the gameplay is better.

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The game play is only on a larger scale, the optimization is complete crap, lots of people doesn't = great game. You wouldn't believe the number of people with a 2500K and 560Ti that can't get 30 FPS constant in heavy fights on the forums. Sure the battles are on a larger scale overall, but what you see on your actual screen is rarely less than 100 people. If I can run BF3 maxed out at 1920x1200 and never drop below 50 FPS no matter what is going on then I shouldn't be falling into the low 20's in PS2 DX9 w/ FXAA no matter if I'm running at low settings or high settings (high settings are lack luster to say the least). The only change between low settings and high settings is the GPU usage load, the FPS remains identical. Search on the Official SEO PS2 forums and you will see thread after thread saying the same thing and you have a thread on PS2 from the devs acknowledging the issue saying they will not rest until it is solved. Well I will not play it again until they solve it; this is from someone who has their entire clan playing the game. I don't expect much change when I go to a 3570K after reading other user threads. Sure the game play is fun and it's cool to have such a large world, but what is the point if almost no one can run the game smoothly? Not to mention there is nothing ground breaking about the game play besides the scale and being free. We all know how free to play games are though and this one is no different, except maybe a little more subtle. Pay to win or play forever to equal someone with a larger pocketbook, especially when it comes to the vehicles guns and upgrades. Overall I like the game, but it runs like complete horseshit for most people and this includes people I know personally in my clan trying to play the game on newer hardware than my current.

I wish the graphs in the OP were true, but this game is god awful when it comes to optimization and that ruins it overall.

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