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Evil West PC Performance Analysis

Focus Entertainment has just released the new third-person action game from Flying Wild Hog, Evil West. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, it’s time now to benchmark it and see how it performs on the PC platform.

For this PC Performance Analysis, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3800Mhz, AMD’s Radeon RX580, RX Vega 64,  RX 6900XT, NVIDIA’s GTX980Ti, RTX 2080Ti, RTX 3080 and RTX 4090. We also used Windows 10 64-bit, the GeForce 526.86 and the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 22.11.1 drivers.

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Flying Wild Hog has added a respectable amount of graphics settings to tweak. PC gamers can adjust the quality of View Distance, Anti-Aliasing, Post-Processing, Shadows, Textures, Effects and Foliage. The game also supports both NVIDIA DLSS 2 and AMD FSR 2.0. And, as with most games, DLSS 2 looks better than FSR 2.0.

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Evil West is mostly a GPU-bound title which is why won’t have any CPU benchmarks. For what it’s worth, we’ve simulated a dual-core system, and that PC system was able to push more than 120fps at 1080p/Epic Settings. So rest assured that the game will run smoothly on a wide range of CPUs.

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At 1080p/Epic Settings, most of our GPUs were able to provide a constant 60fps experience. The only GPU that could not come close to such a thing was the AMD Radeon RX580. It’s also worth noting that even though the game uses the DX11 API, it runs great on AMD’s hardware.

At 1440p/Epic Settings, our top four GPUs were able to provide framerates higher than 100fps. And as for native 4K gaming, our NVIDIA RTX3080, RTX 4090, and AMD RX 6900XT were able to run the game smoothly.

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Graphics-wise, Evil West looks okay-ish. We’ve seen some complaints about its visuals but, to be honest, we’ve seen games that look far worse than it. And, contrary to these other games, Evil West does at least run well. One thing to note is that the game has some traversal stutters. They are not that annoying but some of you will definitely notice them. Thankfully, the game does not have any shader compilation stutters.

All in all, Evil West will run smoothly on a wide range of PC configurations. The game will not impress you with its graphics, so don’t expect a visual powerhouse (or a game that pushes Unreal Engine 4 to its limits). After all, this is a double-A game from a somehow small studio. Additionally, Evil West cannot match the graphics of Flying Wild Hog’s previous title, Shadow Warrior 3. Regardless of that, though, its visuals are above average and it does not require a beefy PC system to run!

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