After what's felt like an eternity, Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin 2 has become the game to finally unseat PUBG from its perch atop the Steam bestsellers list. Little wonder either, because the original was fantastic and sequel heads in bigger, better directions with its four-player co-op. As a top down RPG, we've been hoping Divinity: Original Sin 2 is also a friendly game for low-end systems and laptops as well. To put it to the test, we decided to see how a mid to low-range Radeon R7 370 2GB could run D:OS2.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Graphics Settings
Divinity: Original Sin 2 has fairly lightweight graphics settings but there's enough here to do the job. Most of the usual goodies are included and there's an option for uncapped frame rate or setting your own cap. The major visual tweaks are clustered around the lighting, textures and model settings. It's here where you can get the most mileage if you're trying to improve visuals or the frame rate.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on Radeon R7 370 2GB | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB DDR4
For our benchmarks, there's handily one of the more demanding scenes of the first few hours to be found right at the start of the game. You're aboard a ship that's under attack, complete with water animations, rain, and lightning. We ran through this sequence several times, taking an average frame rate. we used an AMD Radeon R7 370 equipped with 2GB video memory. It’s backed up by 16GB DDR4 memory and an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Radeon R7 370 1080p, 1440p Benchmarks
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a mite more demanding on PC than we'd expected, but nothing too outrageous. Being a top-down strategy RPG it's fairly easy going, while the turn-based combat means you won't be at a disadvantage if you can't hit a rock-steady frame rate. If you've got a very low-end PC and you can look past a bit of stuttering, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is still very playable at 22fps.
As you can see from the results, a pretty stable 60 frames per second is possible at 1080p with the Radeon R7 370, provided you have a few of the graphics settings dialed down from High to Medium.
That's all for now but we should have a Divinity: Original Sin 2 review ready for you shortly.