Destiny 2: Graphics performance analysis with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.

The new and long-awaited Destiny 2 is already out, and as usual every time a new triple A game comes out, we’re going to subject our entire cast of graphics cards to a graphics performance test in it, so that we can know how do the graphics cards from both NVIDIA and AMD perform in this new title.

To test this game, we have used the update from our test bench that includes the new Intel Core i7 8700K that we have recently analyzed, although the rest of the hardware used -except logically the motherboard- is the same as in the previous titles. which we have subjected to our chart performance analysis. This is the hardware used:

  • Intel Core i7 8700K @ stock
  • MSI Z370 Gaming M5.
  • 4×8 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3200 Mhz.
  • Corsair MP500 480GB M.2 PCI-Express NVMe.
  • Corsair RM1000i.

And in this case, this is the list of graphics cards that we had available to carry out the tests (we have removed some of the oldest or less powerful ones, and added the new ones that we have been getting):

Destiny 2: Graphics performance analysis with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (Built by AMD, reference model).
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano.
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 (Built by AMD, reference model).
  • MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming X.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition (Built by NVIDIA).
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X.

In all cases, the data shown is the average FPS obtained with the FRAPS benchmarking tool (what is shown is only the average FPS), always with maximum graphic settings and in Full HD resolutions (1920 x 1080), WHD (3440 x 1440), and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160). In the case of the NVIDIA graphics we have used the latest GeForce 388.00 WHQL drivers, while with the AMD graphics cards the drivers used have been the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 17.10.2, so in both cases we have used the drivers that already include improvements for Destiny 2. The operating system used has been Windows 10 64-bit with all updates installed.

Graphics performance in Destiny 2

As we can see, the performance at Full HD resolution is very good with any of the graphics available to us, since all of them exceed the desirable 60 FPS on average with all the settings at maximum. However, at WHD resolution (3440 x 1440) things change a lot, since only the GTX 1080 Ti and the RX Vega 64 are capable of staying above that figure (not even the 980 Ti, which until recently was a maximum of range can with it). At Ultra HD resolution the story repeats itself, but neither maintains 60 FPS with everything maxed out and only the Vega 64 and 1080 Ti maintain FPS rates above 50.

Destiny 2: Graphics performance analysis with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

By the way, watching some streams on the day of the launch, we noticed that some streamers had problems keeping the FPS rate stable (and that the vast majority record at Full HD resolution) and they were tinkering with the game parameters to improve performance. , which aroused our curiosity and led us to carry out another additional test.

In this one, we see the difference in performance at UltraHD resolution (because it is where we will be able to notice a greater difference since we have plenty of FPS at Full HD) with a couple of graphics (the most powerful of each brand) changing the graphic settings with the presets that Destiny 2 brings pre-configured: Low, medium, high and the highest (Ultra). This has been the result of the test.

Destiny 2: Graphics performance analysis with AMD and NVIDIA GPUs

Here we can see that by relaxing the graphics settings a bit, the 1080 Ti already exceeds 60 FPS on average and the RX Vega 64 is close. Lowering the settings from High to Medium shows a great increase in performance, and both graphics already give us the much-desired FPS rate. In Low, both models are already abundant even at this resolution.