Head of Republic of Mordovia Artem Zdunov and Presidential Fund of Cultural Initiatives CEO Roman Karmanov visited BYTEX, a company specializing on video games development and testing.
Last week the Bytex team was noted at a high level again. This was announced by Dmitry Karasev, CEO of the leading IT company in the region. “Our company was noted by the Head of the Republic of Mordovia – we received an Honorary Diploma of the Head of the Republic of Mordovia for achieving high results in the field of information technology. Congratulations to all employees!” he wrote in a corporate chat.
November 20th the results of the Republic children’s competition of Saransk and Republic of Mordovia tourists sights recreation by means of video game ”Minecraft” were summed up. The event was aimed at increasing the tourist attractiveness of the region. Along with the game, the competition also included a local history component, which allowed the participants to show their knowledge of the history of their native city and region.
On August 5, as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the canonization of the Holy Righteous warrior Fyodor Ushakov, naval interactive battles were held among eSportsmen in the World of Warships discipline.
The event was attended by specialists from the IT industry, representatives of the education system and relevant ministries. BYTEX employees and invited guests held a series of lectures on game development and game design. Issues of interaction and cooperation between educational platforms and business were also discussed during the meeting.
One of the highlights of E3 2016 was an announcement made by original X-COM devs who stated their intention of making their own independent turn-based horror game without any help and influence of Firaxis Games. And that’s how Phoenix Point’s story has begun, making the biggest gaming related media fall in love with it.
“PHOENIX POINT: PETTY REMAKE OR A UNIQUE WORK OF ART?”
It’s time for you to boost your patriotism, drink some vodka in the company of your pet bear and enjoy something kawaii.
Vanquish has been out for seven years and hasn’t changed a bit during the time. Though PC version gained more graphics options, neat keyboard and mouse controls together with fantastic performance.
Last May our department of internal education, called Bytexclass has gone into action. Here we train our newcomers the basis of their new profession.
The course includes three lectures: An introduction, where people are taught what the bug is, types of testing and its’ approaches, a lecture of web-testing and a lesson on test documentation. Each of them is provided with practice, based on company’s real projects. The course is also free to visit for any of our employees.
Besides, we have training events from professionals of the industry. We have already hosted representatives of world’s biggest companies and will definitely try to make such events more frequent.
All our workers already know Alina. She is our English teacher. Alina has got 7 classes with general amount of 78 students. They all are separated into groups, dependent on their basic knowledge and are taught for free.
Our next step is to set up a chain of advanced courses, on which our employees will be taught peculiarities of testing: from advanced knowledge of databases to working with test-automatization tools.
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.
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
|OS||Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 with 2 GB VRAM|
|OS||Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 with 2 GB VRAM|
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
|CPU||Intel Core i3-550|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX660|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2500K|
As usual, we’ve got it all covered.
[spoiler title=”For Honor GTX660 Performance”]
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.
[spoiler title=”For Honor GTX1060 Performance”]
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.