Remnant: From the Ashes is a new third-person survival-action shooter that releases on August 20th. Now while the embargo for the full game will be lifted on August 20th, we can share our first PC performance impressions of it. Moreover, you can also find below a video showing the PC version running in 4K on Max settings.
In order to capture the following 4K gameplay footage, we used an Intel i7 4930K (overclocked at 4.2Ghz) with 16GB of DDR3 RAM at 2133Mhz, NVIDIA’s RTX 2080Ti, Windows 10 64-bit and the latest versions of the GeForce drivers. For those interested, the GPU was running at 1785Mhz and was not throttling.
From the looks of it, Remnant: From the Ashes uses the same engine as Darksiders 3 (Unreal Engine 4). Now while there aren’t any in-game UE4 logos, Remnant suffers from the same 4K issue found in Darksiders 3.
To play the game in 4K on a 1440p monitor, you’ll need to first set your desktop resolution to 4K. This usually is more than enough for most Unreal Engine 4 games. However, in both Darksiders 3 and Remnant, you’ll have to run the game in window mode, select a 4K resolution, and then press “alt+enter” while you are in-game. This is the only way you can enable 4K in these two games on non-native 4K monitors.
But anyway, after troubleshooting our way, we’ve started playing the game. As we wrote in our PC Performance Analysis for Darksiders 3, our NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080Ti was unable to offer a smooth 4K/Max settings experience. Similarly to Darksiders 3, NVIDIA’s most powerful gaming GPU cannot run smoothly Remnant: From the Ashes in 4K.
Overall performance appears to be similar to Darksiders 3 in 4K on the RTX2080Ti. While we were able to get 60fps most of the times, there were noticeable drops below 60fps in numerous scenes. Do note that we recorded our video with Shadowplay (which had a 5fps performance hit). Suffice to say that the game runs silky smooth at both 2560x1440 and our “custom 4K” resolution 3325x1871. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; this resolution appears to be the best one for the RTX2080Ti for most games.
We’ll talk more about the game’s performance in our upcoming PC Performance Analysis on August 20th (which will obviously feature more GPUs from both NVIDIA and AMD). Until then, enjoy the following video!