Last week, Prime Matter released Gungrave G.O.R.E on PC. 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.
IGGYMOB has added a respectable amount of graphics settings to tweak. PC gamers can adjust the quality of Post-Processing, Visuals Effects, Folliage, SSR, SSAO, Shaders, Shadows, View Distance, Textures, Rendering and Anti-Aliasing. Moreover, as we’ve already reported, the game supports Ray Tracing, DLSS 2 and FSR 2.0.
Gungrave G.O.R.E does not require a high-end CPU, and a modern-day quad-core will be enough for running it with over 150fps. As such, we won’t have any CPU benchmarks for this title. Rest assured though that most of you won’t encounter any CPU performance issues.
The game does not feature any built-in benchmark tool. Thus, for our GPU benchmarks, we used the starting area of the second level. This area features numerous enemies, so it should give us a good idea of the game’s performance. We also disabled the game’s Ray Tracing effects (you can find some RT benchmarks here).
Most of our GPUs were able to run the game with constant 60fps at 1080p/Max Settings. Yes yes, even the RX Vega 64 and the GTX980Ti were able to hit 60fps.
At 1440p/Max Settings, our top four GPUs were able to run the game smoothly. And as for 4K/Max Settings, the only GPU that was able to provide a constant 60fps experience was the RTX 4090.
Now as we’ve reported, the game suffers from major shader compilation stutters. Due to these stutters, the game never feels really enjoyable. Yes yes, this is yet another Unreal Engine 4 game that has shader compilation issues.
Graphics-wise, Gungrave G.O.R.E looks average-ish. The game has linear environments that look really old-gen-ish. Seriously, if you thought Evil West looked bad, wait until you see this game. The only good thing in Gungrave G.O.R.E is its gore (and that you can dismember enemies). And that’s it.
Overall, Gungrave G.O.R.E is an old-gen game that suffers from shader compilation issues. The good news here is that it can run with 60fps at 1080p on a wide range of GPUs. Moreover, it supports DLSS 2 and FSR 2.0 so that you can hit 60fps at 4K resolutions. However, in all honesty, there is nothing appealing in this game. It’s a major graphical/tech letdown for all Gungrave fans that have been waiting for a new Gungrave game all these years.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”