Good Graphics – No Man’s Sky Gameplay FPS Tests Begin!

PEW PEW! No Man’s Sky has finally released on PC and we’ve begun our Graphics Card FPS tests to see what the performance is like for both Nvidia and AMD in this epic new space odyssey ūüôā

Starting out with the just released AMD RX 460 Graphics card things are looking pretty good indeed, transition from space to the planets surface is¬†acceptable¬†with frame rates dipping into the high 20’s, once on the surface our FPS increases to a rather impressive 45!

Next up for the green team we jet through the asteroids and down to the planet below with the excellent Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card, this mid range card has been a favourite for a while now and with it the gameplay is smooth managing to hold around 49 frames per second during our re-entry and landing test.  Great work from Nvidia!

For the AMD RX 470 graphics card test we extended the journey (2 minute test) to include blasting off from the planets surface and then headed back down again. ¬†FPS¬†held up very well with majority of the flight being in the 70’s and only a short stutter into 30’s during our landing sequence, so far for us these dips typically occur around landing or when entering a planets atmosphere for the first time.

When it came to the Nvidia GTX 1080 tests we opted to jump right into 4K gameplay and used ShadowPlay to capture the video below, oddly although the game settings say “Full Screen” this is not the case and it’s actually running in a window – we got around this for our game capture by setting ShadowPlay to record the desktop and it worked great! ¬†Some stutters in the usual places for sure but this is 3840×2160 at¬†almost max settings with game cap running and it still manages to hit around 60FPS!

One thing is for sure, No Man’s Sky is going to be one epic adventure with a whole galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action!


Good Graphics – AMD RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460 available NOW!


UPDATE: We’ve added gameplay playlist links below for each of the new GPU ūüôā

AMD are back in the game with their latest generation of graphics cards and our gaming tests with the RX series are looking very good indeed!

With three amazing and affordable options AMD might just have the perfect graphics card for your next build and with so many AMD Crossfire savvy motherboards available now¬†(at very reasonable prices) it’s going to be really interesting to see what we can do with this excellent new tech!

From AMD ‚ÄúGamers and consumers today are being left behind. Today only the top 16¬†percent of PC users can afford GPUs that deliver premium VR and gaming experiences.¬†Hundreds of millions of gamers have been relegated to using outdated technology. Notebook¬†gamers are often forced to compromise. And tens of millions more can only read about¬†incredible PC VR experiences that they can‚Äôt enjoy for themselves. That all changes with the¬†Radeon RX Series, placing compelling and advanced high-end gaming and VR technologies¬†within reach of everyone.‚ÄĚ

Starting out with the new RX 460 Graphics Card we find it to be perfect for games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Star Wars Battlefront and Overwatch as expected, when we continued the tests with the very heavy Witcher 3 game it still did well, but this is certainly a title more suited to the cards more powerful big brother, the RX 470.

UPDATE: RX 460 Gaming PC FPS Tests

Showing off some¬†outstanding performance the RX 470¬†now positions itself as the best value solution for those looking to build a VR Ready Gaming PC, as seen below (not the most exciting video, but does the trick) this new AMD GPU passes the VR test when paired with the very affordable intel i5-6400 ūüôā Incredible stuff!

Pretty crazy cool, we quickly tested Overwatch with the RX 470 also and the performance of this new graphics card is excellent!

UPDATE: RX 470 Gaming PC FPS Tests

The RX 480 delivers extraordinary visual power and technological innovation, enabling premium experiences in the new wave of high-end VR games, entertainment, and applications. It can power through the most graphics-intensive games allowing us all to step into fantastic virtual worlds with lifelike realism, and rich interactivity.

UPDATE: RX 480 Gaming PC FPS Tests

When it came to our tests with the RX 480 and Overwatch we were able to achieve 100+ FPS as well, we found¬†in some of the more action packed moments framerates dipped into the high 80’s.

Dark Souls 3 with the RX 480 was a frame locked 60FPS experience for us during the first boss fight, some odd drops down to 1% GPU usage shown but no drops in performance Рodd but nice :/

Memory speed changes a little also with only the RX 480 coming in at 8000MHz while the others look to be clocked at 7000MHz. Each of the new cards are going to come in two choices for memory size, for the RX 470 and RX 480 this is a choice between 4GB and 8GB GDDR5, for the smaller RX 460 we’ll get to choose between 4GB and 2GB versions and some models¬†don’t require an additional power cable ūüôā

Keep your eyes on our GGPC Computers Blog for the latest gameplay tests, new custom gaming pc builds and more!