Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Beta PC Benchmark MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Feb 4, 2017 2:00 PM
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While all eyes have been on a certain Bolivian open-world beta this weekend, CI Games has also covertly been letting players on PC sneak a little taste of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. It's a CryEngine powered shooter set in an open-world Georgia. It's not out until April so it's got a little bit of time left in the oven yet, however this is our first to see how it's shaping up with some benchmarks on the Radeon R9 380 2GB.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB DDR4 (Click to Enlarge) 

For our benchmark tests we took an average frame rate from an extended gameplay sequence, reloading a checkpoint and then attempting to replicate the scenario with different settings. The benchmark was performend with MSI's Radeon R 380 2GB, equipped with 2GB video memory. It’s backed up by 16GB DDR4 memory and an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU. For the test we took an average frame rate when playing through a length Free Battle.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Benchmarks

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Graphics Preset 720p 900p 1080p
Low 102 73 37
Medium 48 53 30
High 45 40 22
Ultra 43 31 19

CryEngine games are actually few and far between, but ever since the days of Crysis they've typically been pretty demanding. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is no different, and some serious work needs to be done on performance optimization between now and launch. 

Overall frame rates look fairly promising but what this neglects is the frame drops which often occur. Looking down the sniper scope in particular totally destroys the frame rate except when playing at the very lowest resolutions and graphics settings.

Other times Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 struggles is when driving a vehicle. Loading in scenery at a fast pace proves quite a hit on the hardware and it can certainly chug at times, particularly considering this isn't exactly a strong looking game. Ghost Warrior 3 looks nice, sure, but nothing special. Texture work can be rough and level of detail drops dramatically once you get 50 or so metres away from the player. Not a good look for a game which is all about large, expansive environments. 

Fortunately we are still two months away form launch so CI Games has plenty of time to get things in order. Average frame rates are high so they just need to iron out those drops and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 should launch with decent performance.

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15:22 Feb-06-2017

will the game run decently for me ? at 1600x900 resolution

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08:51 Feb-05-2017

Game runs at 60 almost all the time, I get framedrops when driving and aiming down the scope though

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14:35 Feb-06-2017

same here. Drops to about 55 at most when driving but quite a lot more when scoping in at the 40s. Also the average fps dropped a lot when it started raining heavily. This is a pretty damn heavy game. This was on the max preset though. I didnt have the time to expirement with the graphics settings.

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17:59 Feb-06-2017

I tried a fix I found on the forums, setting V-Sync to fast using the driver control panel, it gave me a higher FPS overall, now I was averaging 70 without and 50 with rain, the drops were still present either way

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04:54 Feb-05-2017

I ran through the BETA's missions, and had great performance. 65 fps at 1080, and 45 fps at 1440. There is a bit of a lag when using the scope (needs to be fixed) same lag when opening the map or pausing. But overall, I'd say its looking pretty good. I don't under stand why the 380 had such a tough time with it.

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20:00 Feb-04-2017

Tried the beta and had the same problems, the average frame rate is alright but the frame drops get really bad at times.

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18:30 Feb-04-2017

WTF.... why is the 380 struggling so hard in newer games?!?! o.O
Is this the new trend? Last years mid range card won't be able to play new games AT ALL?
If so, I hate it already.... graphics have not taken a huge leap, yet demands on our hardware have... why is that?
Are the console fanboys being proven right?

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18:34 Feb-04-2017

And just for clarification I'm talking about the 1080P results...... The 380 released as a 1080P mid range beast that could handle high settings or better on just about any game out there... and now it suddenly doesn't want to do 1080P at all?

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19:42 Feb-04-2017

Developers stop to optimize games as new cards release to force gamers buy new ones.

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17:24 Feb-04-2017

ok then..not bothering myself :p

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16:27 Feb-04-2017

Daym, that was quite unexpected. I have just downloaded the beta. I will give it a shot and report the performance back.

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16:07 Feb-04-2017

another ubisoft game?

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15:57 Feb-04-2017
Medium settings. Higher frame rate at 900 than 720. Yep, makes sense.
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14:50 Feb-04-2017

What happened with SW3 and Wildlands?Wildlands looks good enough but SW3 gfx are like Far Cry 3,both have fps problems while driving and a 380 cant reach 60 fps on medium settings paired with a 5820k and 16G ram?I know both are openworld and that's more demanding but 380 it's a good card for high settings in most games

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| 30FPS, High, 1440p
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100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
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| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 970 4GB 16GB
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Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
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| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3580U 4-Core 2.1GHz Radeon RX Vega 9 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Ryzen 3 2300X 4-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 560 Sapphire Pulse OC 4GB 16GB