We've taken looking at Just Cause 4's most demanding graphics options, we've shown you the Low vs Ultra comparison sliders, and now it's time for a comprehensive breakdown of Just Cause 4's PC performance across a range of Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards.
JC4 is certainly no slouch in terms of its demands. Its system requirements are very high, recommending a GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon Vega 56 GPU with a quad-core Intel i7-4770 or Ryzen 5 1600. Anything less than this and you'll need to make compromises to play Just Cause 4 on Ultra at 1080p. It all means Just Cause 4 slots in at number six on our new Top 100 Most Demanding PC Games List.
Just Cause 4 GPU Benchmarks
A huge variety of current gaming graphics cards have been tested running Just Cause 4 at both 1080p and 4K screen resolutions to determine what frame you can expect in JC4 from your GPU. All of this data and more is now stored on the graphics card pages here on GD, providing an at-a-glance look at the performance you can expect from any graphics cards you've been eyeing up.
Just Cause 4 Benchmarks and Average Frames Per Second Analysis Ultra @ 1080p
Just Cause 4 Benchmarks and Average Frames Per Second Analysis Ultra @ 4K
For additional benchmark results for all of these graphics cards, follow the links through in the table below to see FPS results for many of today's biggest AAA titles.
|1080p (FPS)||4K (FPS)|
|GeForce RTX 20|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||133.0||56.8|
|GeForce RTX 2080||111.1||47.0|
|GeForce RTX 2070||93.9||37.5|
|GeForce GTX 10|
|GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||100.8||43.1|
|GeForce GTX 1080||83.3||33.4|
|GeForce GTX 1070 Ti||83.0||33.8|
|GeForce GTX 1070||74.2||29.2|
|GeForce GTX 1060||55.0||21.2|
|GeForce GTX 1060 3GB||54.8||18.6|
|Radeon RX Vega 64||83.8||33.4|
|Radeon RX Vega 56||76.7||31.7|
|Radeon RX 590||61.3||24.5|
|Radeon RX 580 8GB||56.4||22.1|
|Radeon RX 570||55.5||19.2|
|Radeon R9 390||46.8||18.8|
|Radeon R9 380||33.0||12.8|
Unsurprisingly, Nvidia sits at the top of the heap in terms of performance across both 1080p and 4K benchmarks. At 4K, there's just nothing that can really compete with the GeForce RTX 20 series. Whatever the individual results though, there's a case to be made that Just Cause 3 doesn't run all that great. Not even a $1200 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti can max it out at 4K, made all the more suspicious when Just Cause 4 appears to even be a graphical downgrade from JC3. It's a little disappointing, to be honest, and sacrifices will need to be made to 60fps at 4K. Hopefully, our Just Cause 4 PC Performance Breakdown and Most Important Graphics Options guide can lend you a helping hand.
If you're a mere mortal with a 1080p monitor then it is very achievable to hit stable frame rates in Just Cause 4 though. The Radeon RX 570 through to the RX 590 average frame rates a tiny bit higher than a 6GB GTX 1060, handing the advantage to Team Red. You'll be needing a Radeon RX 590 to average above 60fps with JC4's graphics settings maxed out though.
Should you have picked up Just Cause 4 today then be sure to let us know below how you're finding JC4's PC performance on your rig! You can also add your FPS data to GD to help our frame rate analysis become even more accurate across a range of PC gaming systems.