Project Cars 2 review: benchmarks with 23 graphics cards

Which card do you need for high-octane graphics?

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Conclusion

In the table below, you can quickly see which card you’ll need to play the game at 60 fps with a certain resolution and settings combination.

  Medium Ultra
Full HD GTX 760 / RX 560 GTX 1060 3GB / RX 580
WQHD GTX 1060 3GB / RX 580 GTX 1070 / RX Vega 64
Ultra HD GTX 1060 6GB / RX 580 GTX 1080 Ti / -

At the end of the day, Project cars 2 is a reasonably well optimised game with adequate support for SLI and CrossFire. On the lower graphics settings, hardware from the budget range will do fine, but if you want to play at 4K with all the bells and whistles and reach 60 fps, the only card that will suffice is the GTX 1080 Ti, but even that card will fall short if you race in extreme weather conditions.

We’ve also noticed that at the settings that don’t stress the GPU as much, the processor can make a big difference. Generally speaking, you would do well with a quad-core processor, the only setting that would benefit from even more cores would be Full HD. The performance of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs are at the very least disappointing. Even with only 2 cores (and HyperThreading enabled), the Intel CPU outperforms an overclocked Ryzen 7 1800X. Do take note that the differences are not really noticeable, as long as the GPU isn’t a limiting factor.


Compare

three products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Project Cars 2, Limited Edition (PC)

PC, Simulation

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Project Cars 2, Limited Edition (PlayStation 4)

PlayStation 4, Simulation

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Project Cars 2, Limited Edition (Xbox One)

Xbox One, Simulation

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