Extra: Effect of weather on performance
Rain or shine, Project Cars 2 continues to impress with its graphics. The selected weather type seemed to influence performance significantly, so we decided to perform the same tests on two graphics cards, a RX Vega 64 and a GTX 1080 Ti, on two additional weather types, “Snow” and “Thunderstorm”.
These weather types proved to be quite detrimental to the performance of the game. Where the GTX 1080 Ti gives you 74 fps on 4K with Ultra settings and clear weather, this will dip to 56 fps when it snows and even further down to 45 fps when driving in a thunderstorm. The same numbers for the RX Vega 64 but on WQHD are 71 fps dropping down to 55 and 44 fps respectively. So when driving in bad weather, you’ll want to turn the settings down a bit to keep the game playable.
|RX Vega 64 - 1080p ultra||85 fps||65 fps||65 fps|
|GTX 1080 Ti - 1080p ultra||144 fps||101 fps||81 fps|
|RX Vega 64 - 1440p ultra||71 fps||55 fps||44 fps|
|GTX 1080 Ti - 1440p ultra||110 fps||79 fps||63 fps|
|RX Vega 64 - 4K ultra||48 fps||40 fps||32 fps|
|GTX 1080 Ti - 4K ultra||74 fps||56 fps||45 fps|