EA has lifted the review embargo for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and from the looks of it, this game is coming in hot on PC. According to reports, the game currently has major CPU and VRAM optimization issues on PC.
GameStar has shared the following gameplay video from the PC review code of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. For their review, GameStar used an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X with 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090. And, even at 1440p, the Ryzen 9 5900X is unable to maintain even 50fps.
In the video, we can clearly see the NVIDIA RTX4090 being underused. For the most part, NVIDIA’s graphics card is used at around 35-60%.
Thankfully, GameStar has included an MSI Afterburner overlay in the video. As we can see, the game’s PC review build can mainly use 4 CPU threads so I don’t really know what is causing this CPU bottleneck. From the looks of it, the game does not rely on one CPU core/thread like Gotham Knights or The Callisto Protocol did.
PCMRace also reports that the game has enormous VRAM requirements. An NVIDIA RTX 3080Ti is unable to run the game in 4K, mainly due to VRAM limitations. Yeap, this is another VRAM-hungry PC game.
In fact, we can see in GameStar’s video the game using up to 18GB of VRAM at 1440p. What in the hell is going on here?
As we’ve already said, EA has not provided us with a review code. And in case you’re wondering, both PS5 and Xbox Series X appear to have performance issues. In other words, the game has performance issues on all platforms.
We’ll be sure to share our initial performance thoughts once the game unlocks on April 28th!