NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is the most powerful GPU available on the market. And, when this GPU came out, we claimed that it was a true 4K GPU. However, Dead Space Remake is one of the first games in which this GPU is unable to offer constant 60fps at native 4K with Ultra Settings.
Now the good news here is that Dead Space Remake does not suffer from any shader compilation stutters. When you initially launch it, the game will build its shaders. So that’s awesome news. However, there are a few noticeable traversal stutters.
Regarding the game’s performance, its prologue scene was running with 50fps on our NVIDIA RTX 4090. As you can clearly see, our GPU was used to its fullest (100% usage) and we were not CPU bottlenecked. Thankfully, and once you are inside USG Ishimura, performance improves. Still, there are some scenes – for instance when the Necromorph attack your crew – in which the framerate drops below 60fps.
What this basically means is that DLSS 2 and FSR 2 will be essential for everyone that targets really high resolutions. Yes, the game supports both NVIDIA DLSS 2 and AMD FSR 2. Furthermore, there is support for Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion.
It’s also worth noting that the game does not feature any FOV slider. And, while playing it on my LG CX OLED TV, I felt really uncomfortable with the camera. In numerous cases, the camera was too close to Isaac (and I was unable to see where I should go). Things may be better on a PC monitor, but yeah… the lack of a FOV slider is a bummer.
I’m currently uploading a video featuring the first ten minutes in native 4K/Ultra Settings/Ray Tracing. Once the video has been uploaded, I’ll be sure to add it.
Lastly, and since a lot have criticized the performance of The Callisto Protocol, that game runs WAY BETTER than Dead Space. Without its RT effects, The Callisto Protocol only drops at 63fps at native 4K/Ultra Settings. On the other hand, Dead Space Remake can drop to 50fps on the RTX 4090. Furthermore, The Callisto Protocol looks better.
Now I’m not saying that Dead Space Remake looks bad or that it’s unoptimized. However, it’s obvious that a lot of people were a bit harsh on The Callisto Protocol. I mean, you can’t have double standards just because you like the X game. In these initial 4K tests, Dead Space Remake runs worse than The Callisto Protocol (and IMO, The Callisto Protocol looks better).
But anyway, our PC Performance Analysis for this game will go live this weekend, so stay tuned for more!