FOR HONOR: CHOPPING, SLASHING AND SMASHING – PERFORMANCE TESTING HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN

We had to take a long pause from the game after its release in order to come back to it with a clear mind. Having done so we can truly restate that For Honor is an amazing game, with a fantastic gameplay which, unfortunately, was ruined by P2P and the worst matchmaking you have ever seen. Having clarified that, we can delve into performance testing.

We had a spare Radeon HD 7850 GPU and i5-4440 processor, so we decided to check if the game runs with such specs. Our curiosity was satisfied to the full extent. It’s not common for a game in 2017 to run at 30FPS on high (!) settings on a relatively old GPU. Spoiler alert: we can’t really say anything bad about game performance. Fantastic graphics combined with perfect optimization is a win.

System requirements

The official game page on Steam gives you a list of 9 GPUs in minimum system requirements list and 7 more in recommended. A couple of Intel and AMD processors are listed as well. Being generally busy we couldn’t afford testing this game on 16 GPUs – that would be a colossal waste of time and human resource.

Thus, we took two GPUs – the least and the most powerful ones from the list – and found out that game optimization is so good that even your wildest fights won’t overheat a good old GTX660. In fact, it won’t heat it at all.

For Honor Steam Requirements

Minimal:

OSWindows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
CPUIntel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 with 2 GB VRAM
RAM4 GB
HDD40 GB

Recommended:

OS Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 with 2 GB VRAM
RAM8 GB

Nothing supernatural, but this time Ubisoft did a very good job. Such an extended requirements list allows For Honor to be played on computers of all sorts.

Game.STR System Requirements

Minimal:

OSWindows 10
CPU Intel Core i3-550
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX660
RAM4 GB

Recommended:

OSWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K
GPU GTX1060
RAM8 GB

As usual, we’ve got it all covered.

ForHonor660ForHonor1060

As you can see, game performance can drop to zero on high and very high settings from time to time, showing 38 FPS on average for both high and very high at the same time. There are not many games out there that wouldn’t drop FPS drastically on maximum settings – something that you should always be prepared for.

If you’re a lucky owner of GTX1060 you won’t experience a single problem with the game. Performance drops to 60 FPS only when it’s absolute hell in game, which again goes back to normal instantly and unnoticeably for a human eye. It never goes lower that 50FPS. EVER. In comparison with PUBG, For Honor is optimization Heaven on Earth.

If you got time for non-stop gaming, prestige and equipment upgrading, perfecting your reflexes while suffering from pain and humiliation – welcome to For Honor – a game where getting a better gamepad is much more important than upgrading your PC. Though, check Ghost Recon out if you care for your mental health.

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