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Benchmark Results: Max Detail, 8x AA

Rage: Performance Analysis On The PC
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Equipped with new id Tech 5 graphics engine, Rage is an ambitious game that tackles first-person and vehicle combat. We take a close look at performance with different graphics hardware and CPUs, so that you know exactly what you need for smooth play.

With almost all of the cards able to breeze through our 4x AA scenario, we push anti-aliasing to 8x, just to see if we can exact a more demanding workload.

The Radeon HD 6570 and GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 are shut down with less than 30 average frames per second at 1080p. While the Radeon HD 5770 and GeForce GTX 550 Ti yield an average frame rate of 60 FPS across the board, their minimums drop at 1680x1050 and higher. Nevertheless, these cards maintain at least 30 FPS minimums, facilitating a playable result.

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    dlsmoker , October 21, 2011 5:43 AM
    You missing that console games too are downloaded "illegal", don't think that only pc games are.
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    MasterMace , October 21, 2011 5:07 AM
    This is an instance of a company making a game for consoles and expecting it to work in PCs. This company will be abandoned by PC gamers, and it will settle in on the consoles. Eventually, they'll die off or change, just like the Red Faction series. This applies for the graphics and the quality of the game.
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    dbonetrain , October 21, 2011 5:29 AM
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    Piracy doesn't make the PC world very atractive. Thats the only reason why game developers turn away from the PC, they dont make money.


    Carmack said they make for the consoles is for money. You are mistaken if you think piracy is what drives developers away from the PC.
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    MasterMace , October 21, 2011 5:07 AM
    This is an instance of a company making a game for consoles and expecting it to work in PCs. This company will be abandoned by PC gamers, and it will settle in on the consoles. Eventually, they'll die off or change, just like the Red Faction series. This applies for the graphics and the quality of the game.
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    amirp , October 21, 2011 5:18 AM
    I believe there may be a typo, 6570 should be 6670 in the charts? I'm not sure though.
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    dragonsqrrl , October 21, 2011 5:28 AM
    mmmm... poorly optimized console ports... does a body good.
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    dbonetrain , October 21, 2011 5:29 AM
    Quote:
    Piracy doesn't make the PC world very atractive. Thats the only reason why game developers turn away from the PC, they dont make money.


    Carmack said they make for the consoles is for money. You are mistaken if you think piracy is what drives developers away from the PC.
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    cbeermann , October 21, 2011 5:33 AM
    Any1 know why its running so bad on my PC. I have a Phenom X2 550 3.1 Ghz, and a HD 6950.According to this review, it should be able to run it fine but whenever im playing my CPU is at 100% and it runs choppy as hell. I've installed the new RAGE performance driver, as well as that 11.10 thing, neither helped. I added the cache folder for textures, still choppy. I am curious however, that since I have my Steam on my K drive and not on my C if that could be screwing with the cache, anyone know?
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    dlsmoker , October 21, 2011 5:43 AM
    You missing that console games too are downloaded "illegal", don't think that only pc games are.
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    Darkerson , October 21, 2011 6:03 AM
    This game was a big "meh" for me. Hopefully they do a better job on the next game they make.
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    rottingsheep , October 21, 2011 6:24 AM
    amazing!

    a phenom dual core is enough.
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    killerclick , October 21, 2011 6:25 AM
    MasterMaceThis company will be abandoned by PC gamers


    You mean Bethesda? I've already broken up with my girlfriend so I don't have to make up illnesses when Skyrim comes out on 11.11.11

    Or did you mean id Software? In which case you're right, they can go to hell.
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    cleeve , October 21, 2011 6:26 AM
    amirpI believe there may be a typo, 6570 should be 6670 in the charts? I'm not sure though.


    Nope, it's actually a Radeon 6570 GDDR5.

    Think 6670 with lower clocks, performs close to the 5670. :) 
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    KelvinTy , October 21, 2011 7:12 AM
    I like most of the mechanics of the game, like the little bit of RPG, driving, mixing into the FPS environment we all love.
    ----------------Spoiler-----------------
    However, gameplay-wise, the ending is really bad, the progression was great before you enter the subway town (3rd / final town). Also, it seems like the headshots aren't very rewarding... You can empty a clip of "steel tip" AR rounds into a thug and he just walk it off like nothing... Invisibility frame maybe?? WingSticks are the way to go in harder difficulty... It is very confusing when you can't kill someone with two shotgun shells to the head... but obviously, a wingstick would just one hit ko him... The ending... really? It's like the author died and someone from another country picked it up and finished it... with two lines...
    I played the PC version, and frankly, like a lot of modern games, it's like freaking unplayable... aim assists is always on, next to none (aka console graphics settings) available, and with the original release of the game... just try using the mouse in the menu... you will feel as if you just pirated the developer's pre-release version. It's somewhat like the BF3 beta...
    BTW, it isn't that hard to get work arounds, like enabling consoles to fix some of the problems, but then you would lose the achievements...
    I can't say all other games are release perfectly... but look at COD6, 7, Crysis, warhead, 2, and dragon age 2... They don't seem to have that much problem... IN COMPARISON WITH SinglePlayer EXPERIENCE...
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    cactus45 , October 21, 2011 7:28 AM
    AMD just released the 11.10 version 3 driver. Which one was used in this review?
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    lokii_0 , October 21, 2011 8:08 AM
    I loved Fallout 3. This game is nowhere near as good. I've played for a few hours, and frankly it's just boring. I feel no desire to go back to it.
    The only good thing about this game is that the engine, with a little tweaking and in the hands of someone competent, could be used to create something awesome.
    Essentially, Rage is the same old boring rehash of several other FPS titles but with nothing especially memorable or interesting. At least Borderlands gave you solid multiplayer. And FO3 gave you great immersion, an actually open world, interesting characters, actual plot choices, the list could go on and on. Actually, comparing this to FO3 is like comparing a Snickers bar to a 6 course chef's tasting menu. Just not even in the same ballpark.
    This game is utterly disappointing, and I will not be buying anything from ID again.
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    noko , October 21, 2011 8:34 AM
    How about eyefinity and surround gaming? This game looks ripe for such a setup with the high quality background plus great performance tuning.
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    de5_Roy , October 21, 2011 8:49 AM
    one more game that uses multiple cores and plays nice with lower end graphics cards \o/.
    i wonder how much load was on the cpus and their cores during gameplay(core i5 vs core i3).
    imo not all console ports are bad (gta: sa), but some are painfully bad (gta 3). rage seems to be one of the much better ones.
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    Th-z , October 21, 2011 8:52 AM
    Anyone else notices all four cards exhibit similar uneven framerate/stutter in the video on page 3. Is this happening when you actually play the game or it only occurs after outputting to video?

    Don, do yo have GPU Transcoding On in your CPU benchmarks (page 8)?
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    Formata , October 21, 2011 9:13 AM
    I think all these PC games being released half baked is one of the biggest factors with piracy. Why would you pay good money for something that doesn't work as it should? A few bugs here and there is absolutely understandable, but the last few games I have purchased Rage, NBA2K12, Deus Ex HR were not finished titles on release day. I am feeling like I should download, test, then purchase just to ensure I'm not getting ripped off.
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    Goldengoose , October 21, 2011 10:04 AM
    FormataI think all these PC games being released half baked is one of the biggest factors with piracy. Why would you pay good money for something that doesn't work as it should? A few bugs here and there is absolutely understandable, but the last few games I have purchased Rage, NBA2K12, Deus Ex HR were not finished titles on release day. I am feeling like I should download, test, then purchase just to ensure I'm not getting ripped off.


    I feel the same way - i don't feel good about downloading a game i respect, but i know it's a port then i'm not going to risk my cash on a half a job game.
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    silverblue , October 21, 2011 10:08 AM
    de5_royi wonder how much load was on the cpus and their cores during gameplay(core i5 vs core i3).


    Good question.

    Regardless of how underwhelming the game might be for those people with multiple graphics cards and higher end processors, I can't help but smile when I think that my X3 710 and 4830 could handle this game.
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