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Rage: Performance Analysis On The PC

Test System And Benchmarks

In our experience, the highest frame rates in Rage are encountered inside of towns and structures. Even low-end graphics hardware can manage 60 FPS at 1080p in these areas. So, we went outside to the wilderness in order to generate our worst-case numbers.

With a 60 FPS cap, it's more important to spend time playing with low-end hardware, which is able to tell us how much graphics processing muscle is needed before hitting that magic number. Of course, we’ll increase texture, anisotropic, and anti-aliasing detail to see what happens when we make things more difficult for the GPU.

Test Hardware
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.
MotherboardMSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset
MemoryOCZ DDR3-2000, 2 x 2 GB, at 1338 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-20-1T
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/sSamsung 470 Series SSD 256 GB, SATA 3Gb/s
Graphics CardsGeForce GT 430 DDR3GeForce GT 240 GDDR5GeForce GTX 550 Ti GDDR5GeForce GTX 460 1 GB GDDR5GeForce GTX 560 Ti GDDR5GeForce GTX 570 GDDR5Radeon HD 6450 DDR3Radeon HD 5570 DDR3Radeon HD 6570 GDDR5Radeon HD 5770 GDDR5Radeon HD 6970 GDDR5
Power SupplySeasonic X760 SS-760KM: ATX12V v2.3, EPS12V, 80 PLUS Gold
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper TX 2
System Software And Drivers
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RendererOpenGL
Graphics DriverGeForce: 285.38 Beta
AMD Catalyst Rage Performance Driver
Games
Rageid Tech 5 engine Engine, wilderness, Fraps runs
  • MasterMace
    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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  • crisan_tiberiu
    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.
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  • amirp
    I believe there may be a typo, 6570 should be 6670 in the charts? I'm not sure though.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    mmmm... poorly optimized console ports... does a body good.
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  • dbonetrain
    9521547 said:
    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
    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
    You missing that console games too are downloaded "illegal", don't think that only pc games are.
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  • Darkerson
    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
    amazing!

    a phenom dual core is enough.
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  • killerclick
    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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