Project CARS PS4 vs PC Maximum Settings Screenshot Comparison: Gorgeous on Both Platforms

Recently Slightly Mad Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment released a batch of screenshots of the upcoming Project CARS, that will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Wii U starting this fall.

Many wondered how the PS4 version compares with the PC version, and today DualShockers tried to respond to that question, by taking screenshots of the PC version at maximum settings reproducing as closely as possible some of the PS4 screenshots.

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Letros1415d ago

Hope you all pick up this game as I am an investor, make me some bank!

GarrusVakarian1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

I will be giving you monies.

Damn, the PS4 version holds up better than i thought it would, really impressive work from Slightly Mad given the PS4's specs and price. Really looking forward to this.

Dee_911415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

Yea I was planning on getting the PC version, because I didn't believe SM when they said the PS4 version would be up to par with the pc version to be honest haha... Then again, if the modding community will be like assetto corsa, I might get it for pc and ps4 later.

@Letros will we see an opponent named after you ? lol

Monaco looks awesome!

mikeslemonade1415d ago

So if I were to build a PC with the GTX780 it would atleast be $800-$900. So i don't see a $400 or more difference here. Even though I will be building a PC this fall, the self proclaimed master race has been just spewing numbers but you don't give me pictures like this.

But anyway I don't like racing games so I won't be getting this game anyway.

Aleithian1414d ago

Agreed. This console keeps paying for itself with every new game released.

ShinMaster1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

Most of these screenshots were taken in different weather conditions, angles and lighting. It doesn't make for an accurate comparison.

I'll be getting it on PS4. I got a friend who'll get it on PC, but won't be able to max it out.

nosferatuzodd1414d ago

sweet the ps4 is holding its own dam im impress

mattdillahunty1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

is the PS4 version going to be 60fps as well? if so, then that's pretty impressive with screenshots like those. if it's just 30fps, then meh. hopefully it's the former, though.

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Muerte24941415d ago

Honestly, if you at least a GTX 780. I don't see why you wouldn't get it on PC unless your community is in PSN/XBL. Great job being able to pull this much off with locked in hardware Slightly Mad studios.

elhebbo161415d ago

"if you at least a GTX 780" wat

Flutterby1415d ago

So what you are saying is if you have paid more for just your video card than a ps4 you should get it on pc ??

The PS4 version looks stupidly good when in comparison to the pc, that is some good work by the devs.

Muerte24941415d ago

I'm saying if you're PC isn't currently capable of running the game @ max (needs minimum gtx 780) and you already have a PS4 then purchase it on PS4. But if you want to squeeze a little extra out (not much) and you already have a PC, then why not.

EverydayGuy1414d ago

If you are running at 1080p setting, you need 760 ti or equivalent. GTX 780 are needed if you want to go higher resolution, otherwise it is a waste.

AndrewLB1414d ago

Everydayguy- That's BS. I'm running the game just fine with my GTX 680 @ 1440p (2560x1440) with all settings maxed. That's almost double the amount of pixels on screen compared to 1080p (1920x1080).

Keep in mind, the GTX 680 has DOUBLE the processing power as a PS4. And costs around $250. So this idiotic claim that many keep repeating, that you need a $600 graphics card to run at such settings is patently false. It costs about $125 to buy a graphics card with equivalent capabilities of the PS4. Go price the ATI HD7870 which is actually more powerful, and it's DIRT CHEAP.

EverydayGuy1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )


Where can I find a GTX 680 for $250?

I agree that a 7870($150) will run most games at Med/High settings at 30-60fps, and a bonus is you can OC it. 7870 is still equivalent to a 760($250) performance wise.

As for the PS4 comparison, its depends on the Dev's to take advantage of it, PC's will never be as optimize as closed systems. Mantle still has to prove itself to be capable of delivering that console like performance in the years ahead.

Dee_911414d ago

Judging from these pics yes.But the difference you will see goes beyond the pics.We don't have enough info yet, but I am betting like most cross plat racers, the pc will have a larger grid which plays a MAJOR factor in needing such a powerful card for ultra settings.

Dynasty20211414d ago

To say the PS4 is holding up to the PC version is moronic.

It's 1080p, 30 FPS on consoles.

It's 1080p, 1440p, 60 FPS, or 100+ FPS on PC.

THAT is the difference. On a 120hz monitor, 100+ FPS is like buttery, silky smooth.

Anyone that says that can't see a difference at 120hz is a blind idiot in self denial.

steve30x1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

I have a GTX680 and this plays as smooth as butter with everything set to max @ 1080P. You dont need a GTX780 to run PCars.

This is the equivelant to a GTX680 (but is ever so slightly quicker) and is cheaper than a PS4 by €120.

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Ronin_GTChin1415d ago

If they do the sim part of it right ill be picking it up for sure!

DevilOgreFish1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

"Project CARS PS4 vs PC Maximum Settings Screenshot Comparison: Gorgeous on Both Platforms"

the game is still an alpha, with a few builds of the alpha at different stages in development. and most of these screens by they way aren't even lined up correctly. it does however look good on the selected platforms if that's what they're trying to say.

BX811415d ago

Yeah but the PC version clearly looks better. I might pick it up for ps4 looks clean.

Imalwaysright1415d ago

You hate PC gaming. You're not fooling anyone.

2pacalypsenow1414d ago

@Imalwaysright Yes i hate it thats why i game on this , just for the fun of it and because i HATE COMPUTERS

DarkHeroZX1414d ago

Ground textures and lighting is better on PC but overall this is really close.

hellzsupernova1414d ago

do you want to invest in my business idea? need funds to finish up prototyping.

On topic looks great will buy on PC

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sigfredod1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

Wow real close, i will need to get this until gt7 is released , and also dev say they are "there" for the 60FPS so thats good

Ronin_GTChin1415d ago

That's what the vast majority of our forum are gonna be doing. If the physics hold up this could really dent Polyphony's armour. They are gonna need to bring it big with GT7

F4sterTh4nFTL1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

Good comparison but the PC version clearly has an extra layer of realism to it, most evident is the last comparison screenshots.

Tatsuya 1415d ago

I agree. Although, my lead gaming platform is the PS4 so I prefer to play this on my couch with DS4. My gaming PC is on my table for me to watch movies and surf the web :)

Shnooze1415d ago

Your "GAMING PC" is only for watching moves and surfing the web? Jesus..

Play2Win1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

Sell your gaming pc and buy a notebook to watch movies and surf web. Considering the fact that your gaming rig is probably even stronger than your PS4 this would be a shame. Speaking of raw power of course. Why don't play on both systems?

neoandrew1415d ago

You can easily play on pc from your couch and with a gamepad, so no difference here.

AceBlazer131415d ago

There are some people that prefer gaming on consoles.Don't question it, don't look for the logic just accept some people plain and simple, prefer consoles. He probably has his gaming pc for when he get's some games on sale that he missed on console or for pc exclusives.

Bordel_19001415d ago

I prefer to play racers on my PC sitting in my PlaySeat with Logitech G23 and a 55inch screen and a 5.1 surround system.

TheDevKit1415d ago

You could just use an HDMI cable to play PC games on your TV.

Ragthorn1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

That is such a waste imho. Gaming PCs are built to play games!!! Lol, but I won't judge you since you do have a Star Citizen Profile Pic. I admire that! - Your profile pic!


Not gonna lie, that sounds pretty damn immersive!

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Eiffel1415d ago

Yeah, it's pretty evident from the aliasing and reflection intensity.

hiredhelp1415d ago

worth mentioning that to run the PC version at maximum detail with a stable framerate you need at the very least a Geforce GTX 780.

Yeh you may want to rethink that cos my 7970 sais hello to 60hz and yeh im apart the alpha build.

ALLWRONG1415d ago

LOL at the people disagreeing that the PC version looks better, when the evidence is right before everyone's eyes.

AfterThought1415d ago

I don't see many people here claiming that, I see many people here being jackasses such as yourself about the PS4 version though.

Anyone with a brain knows the PC version is going to look better and that PC's are more powerful than consoles, the most I see is people are impressed with how close they are to each other.

It is pretty sad seeing some of PC users try so hard to downplay the PS4 version when everyone with a brain, like I said, knows it isn't exactly like the PC version but there isn't a huge difference as some of you are trying to dearly to claim.

Then again you have one bubble for a reason no doubt, wasting my energy with trolls like you.

I mean it isn't like the developers themselves haven't said there isn't huge difference but I guess hearing that from the people who make the game isn't enough.

Who cares anyway, I don't understand why any person with a nice PC would even be here wasting their time talking about consoles, buy the PC version which you know will be better and move on with your life. I doubt most of you bragging half the time even have these PC's you talk of. As I said I can't imagine anyone actually having one who feels the need to brag, if you know what your playing on games the best, what sense is there in trying to constantly prove it to other when they also know there is nothing better or more powerful than PC's?

I mean if you want to brag to other PC's user about your setup have at it but when a PC gamer bothers comparing it to a console, it is totally stupid.

Linwelin1415d ago


Why you so but hurt about PC

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MasterCornholio1415d ago

Wow they are pretty close in my opinion but like always PC is the best version. Not bad for a 399$ console.


hiredhelp1415d ago

No they've really done great job

Ragthorn1414d ago

I heartfully agree, really nicely done on everything! PS4 is still chugging and it is looking great. But of course the PC version will look the best, and I am excited to see what the final build will look like.