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Devil May Cry on PC runs at 200+ fps – Benchmark

Are you wondering how your PC will handle DMC before buying the game? Here are some benchmark results. (DmC: Devil May Cry, PC)

KING85  +   1121d ago
Certainly not a demanding game for PC users. Good to see that mid-range PC need not worry about getting decent FPS. I'm sure with next gen consoles we'll see PC games get taxed more.
FlyingFoxy  +   1121d ago
We don't need demanding games, we don't want games that take 2 years for a new gfx card to run it at 60FPS.

Games should tax newish hardware enough so we still get a constant 60FPS.. or it's bullshit. Mainly Crytek make shit like that.
JasonXS12  +   1121d ago
The reason they do that is to show off the capability of gaming as well as pushing the technologies further faster.
RedDeadLB  +   1120d ago
There is a problem in PC gaming today which is developers trying to cram in as much features as they possibly can (i.e. DX11 without proper optimization) to show off their developing "prowess".

It comes at a cost for us gamers who don't have 300$ every six months for a decent card and the fact that PC developers oversee is that pumping up seven thousand different features with next to no significant improvement over others makes playing the game at a satisfying level completely impossible. Crytek started such foolishness with Crysis and Crysis 2, and although they look great and in recent years run great, they were pointless at the time because no computer could run it properly at it's maximum settings. I mean, look at Far Cry 3. It doesn't look better than BF3, it's brimming with settings that are hard to choose from and above all else it doesn't run as good as BF3.
PC gaming is not all about a million settings to choose from, it's about running better and looking great at the same time. Props to Rockstar for Max Payne 3. That is an example of a great looking and smooth running game. Far Cry 3 is fun, but it's overcomplicated and power hungry and it doesn't even look as good as other modern games. Crytek's statement about Crysis 3 melting top of the line rigs makes me want to punch them in the face. All of them. They have lost sight of what gaming is about.
Hassassin  +   1120d ago
But games are scalable... you don't need to run at max settings if you can't/don't want to.

And I call BS on needing $$$ monthly to PC game. I made a 900USD PC 2 years ago and haven't upgrade since, even when I got a 1440p monitor (a cheap yamakasi).
RTheRebel  +   1121d ago
PC Is The Future
Next Gen Consoles Won't Do This
KING85  +   1121d ago
I think we can look forward to better A.I for next gen consoles. Better graphics is a given for next gen whether it be a slight jump or grand. What I really would like to see are devs putting an emphasis on better story telling and A.I.
BertlSenix  +   1120d ago
Look at The Last of Us,the PS3 Exclusive

It focus heavy on an insanely good AI(best AI in gaming right now) combined with probably the best console graphics ever achieved.

The AI of that game should be a stepping stone for the Next Gen and i hope a lot of developers try to at least get on that level.
Cause hopefully Naughty Dog can't be the only one who is able to achieve such crazyness.
FlyingFoxy  +   1121d ago
John Carmack maker of Doom said that Doom 4 would run at only 30FPS on next gen consoles.. so you have a point.

But then, i'm only interested in Doom 4 if it's like the originals and not the scare fest that is Doom 3, and has awesome online co op modes etc..
Ashunderfire86  +   1121d ago
Doom 4 should be up close horror like Condemned 1 and 2 with monsters. I would like to see monsters throw you across the room to the wall, only to roar in your face as you get up off the ground. It would be like a roller coaster thriller, all in first person.
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MuhammadJA  +   1120d ago
Amen! PC gaming is where it's at. lol, consoles!
profgerbik  +   1120d ago
Consoles are stripped down PC's. Every thing we practically use now is a stripped down PC.

Harcore graphics came from PC, then consoles tried to do the same. Phones were just phones but people wanted them to do more like a PC. So now they do..

Everything is based off of a PC. All the software developed for these phones and consoles is done on a PC also even these stupid little apps.. All done on a PC first..
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Ezz2013  +   1121d ago
i think i might get the pc version of this game
Bordel_1900  +   1121d ago
Me too. I pre-ordered it on Steam now! :-)
drpepperdude  +   1120d ago
Yeah I pre-ordered it too on PirateBay. Wow the things a PC can do for free.
Trago1337  +   1121d ago
Good to hear, I care more about performance than graphical fidelity to be honest.
mochachino  +   1121d ago
There must come a point where increases in frame-rate are imperceptible to the human eye.
Johnny_Cojones  +   1121d ago
Yep. For most people it's 45 fps. For far fewer it's 60 fps. Very few can see a difference past that.
droodle  +   1121d ago
It's more about what you're trained to perceive as opposed to what you're capable of perceiving. Plenty of gamers who regularly use 120hz monitors can easily tell the difference between 60 and 120 FPS. Particularly with games, where framerate also affects input response time. Once you've spent some time playing at higher FPS, lower will feel considerably more sluggish and imprecise.

Linus of LinusTechTips did a test where he setup a system running BF3 on a 120hz monitor. The monitor would be set to 60hz or 120hz by a 3rd party without the player knowing. The player then attempted to identify which was the correct refresh rate.

He did two tests. The first was with an "average" gamer, accustomed to playing on 60hz monitors. The second was on Linus himself, accustomed to playing on 120hz monitors. The "average" gamer only identified the correct refresh rate 1 time in 5 tries. Linus, however, quickly and easily chose correctly all 5 times.

"Average" gamer -
Linus -
Johnny_Cojones  +   1120d ago
@droodle- to my knowledge the current consoles only output at a max of 60hz, so for console gamers its irrelavent. Don't you need a dual link DVI, display port, or at least a higher speed HDMI input for 120hz?
Bordel_1900  +   1121d ago
I can see a marked difference between 60 and 40 fps. I've tested on my PC locking the frame rate to different settings on a couple of games and 60 fps is by far the smoothest and best experience to me. I do don't know how it is above 60 since my display maxes out at 60.

Edit: The difference is especially notable with horizontal movement (x-axis)
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Qrphe  +   1121d ago
Well this whole +200fps is just a showoff, but some people can even certainly tell the difference between 60fps and 120fps even.
BertlSenix  +   1120d ago
In the end the only thing that matters here is that the PC Version runs at 60FPS like the old Devil May Cry Games and not on 30fps like DmC does on consoles.

For such games 30 or 60FPS is an insane difference especially if you are into skill combos and perfectly executed moves where you need every frame.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1120d ago
the difference between 60 and 120 fps is completely noticeable. Many times I'll lower quality settings to get my fps running 80+ just for the smooth gameplay.
LAWSON72  +   1121d ago
That is great news i hope it has very little technical problems and is a good port.
Treian  +   1121d ago
look at the fine print: no AA....who plays with no AA lol
porkChop  +   1121d ago
Does is even matter? At 200fps I'm sure you could crank the AA and still have a very high framerate. The graphics of the PC version are very good, so for it to run at 200fps even without AA is still amazing. The game is very well optimized.
landog  +   1121d ago
capcoms last few pc games have been outstanding!!

devil may cry 4 looks simply beautiful at 1080p butter smooth 60 frames with 4 sync dx10

resident evil 5 on pc, dx10, beautiful, honestly, after playing through that twice with my wife, resident evil 6 on console was unbearably terrible looking

cannot wait for dmc on pc, and resident evil 6 as well!
LAWSON72  +   1121d ago
Nice to hear dmc4 is good on pc i might get it, since i still have not played it
PentagonBlack  +   1120d ago
DMC4 on PC is fantastic. I'm not someone that crows about "PC master race" BS, but it's kind of crazy how much better it is than the PS3/360 version. It runs much more consistently than the console versions on even really low-end hardware and Legendary Dark Knight mode is hilariously hectic (it basically remixes enemy placement and cranks the enemy count WAY up; no exaggeration, sometimes there can be as many as 10x more enemies on-screen than in the normal difficult).
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Plagasx  +   1121d ago
Capcom games of the last 5 years have been great PC ports so this isn't surprising.
r21  +   1121d ago
Does this mean it'll run smoothly on laptops like oh say those with intel hd graphics? If so, might just get the PC version instead of PS3.
FlyingFoxy  +   1121d ago
No, integrated graphics are rubbish. I currently have a laptop with a 5870M card in it and 6GB of ram and i can play Black Mesa at 60FPS for most of the time, in some sections it feels like it's around 40 or so. that's a class 1 graphics card on a laptop.. an integrated card is terrible for gaming.
r21  +   1121d ago
Damn, so it wont run on my laptop :L Might have to get PS3 version then.

@ThanatosDMC Wish i could get a gaming laptop but my budget could only afford this laptop :C Im ok with it though.
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WeAreLegion  +   1121d ago
It'll run, but on lower settings. The Unreal Engine is pretty friendly. For instance, you could probably run Unreal Tournament III on max settings, since it was so well optimized. On the other hand, you may have to run Batman: Arkham City at very low specs. is your best friend. ;)
ThanatosDMC  +   1121d ago
@ r21

Yeah, that's the problem with gaming laptops. They cost a lot especially compared to a desktop with similar or better specs.
ThanatosDMC  +   1121d ago
Intel HD... no sir. Get a gaming laptop with a dedicated gpu. I suggest Asus/MSI gaming laptop. Dont go with a 15" either get a 17" to 18" so it's also desktop replacement.

Make sure it's powerful. Dont buy over priced alienware.
ExCest  +   1121d ago
I hear Intel HD 4000 is *decent* though.
ThanatosDMC  +   1121d ago
Not according to youtube review vids. Textures, resolution, and fps problems... but i guess it depends on which type of games we're talking about.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1121d ago
I would get it for pc but everytime I play a game my pc freezes.
kindi_boy  +   1121d ago
clean it, like take your PC to where you usually pump your tires and blow all the dust. (Probably it's overheating)
WeAreLegion  +   1121d ago
Clean it. You'll want to take your pc to where you normally take your laundry and have them just run it through a spin cycle for probably fourty-five minutes to an hour. (Probably it's overheating)
iamgoatman  +   1121d ago
Check temps of the CPU and GPU first, it's likely one of those is overheating. If they are, make sure the fan on your GPU is running at appropriate levels, sometimes the stock fan profiles are useless, so try setting them to maximum manually and see how it goes. If you can, do the same with the CPU, and if you have applied any overclocks, remove them.
RickHiggity  +   1121d ago
So my 6870 will only get 94-104? Cool with me XD
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1121d ago
Thx for the advise guys. I'll try that when I get home. I just got into pc gaming but I haven't had a chance to enjoy it because of this problem. Even when I'm on YouTube it freezes or goes to that blue screen with text. The only game I can seem to play without problems is Tera
adam21sa  +   1121d ago
would this run on a 5870m, 8 gb ram, i dont really understand graphics cards
Bladesfist  +   1121d ago
It will run, I'm not sure at what settings though as I have no clue what mobile graphics cards are capable of compared to there desktop counterparts. The Ram has nothing to do with how well your game will run as long as you have 4gb or more you will probably not see an improvement and if you do it will be in the 1 - 2 fps region.

Video ram on the other hand does make a difference.
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trenso1  +   1120d ago
Thats a fine and what not but the industry is putting to much an emphasis on graphics and getting the best fps possible, that when a game releases its littered with bug and unplayable but wait it looks great doing so guess its good enough for pc elitists as long as the can run a game at 300 fps at 1080 game breaking bugs dont matter
Norrison  +   1120d ago
Take your ignorant statements somewhere else.
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trenso1  +   1120d ago
ignorant how? Exaggerated maybe but it hold some truth, when you read pc elitist comments they are usually talking about graphics and is a main reason people game on pc for better graphics and performance, but they prioritize is so much it comes before game in certain situations.

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