F1 2018 (DX11)

Succeeding F1 2016 is F1 2018, Codemaster's latest iteration in their official Formula One racing games. It features a slimmed down version of Codemasters' traditional built-in benchmarking tools and scripts, something that is surprisingly absent in DiRT 4.

Aside from keeping up-to-date on the Formula One world, F1 2017 added HDR support, which F1 2018 has maintained; otherwise, we should see any newer versions of Codemasters' EGO engine find its way into F1. Graphically demanding in its own right, F1 2018 keeps a useful racing-type graphics workload in our benchmarks.

F1 2018 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality

F1 2018 - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality

In F1 2018, the RX 590 again carves out a clear space in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 6GB. Given that the GTX 1060 6GB FE already performs slower than the RX 480 8GB, the RX 590 ends up closer to the GTX 1070 FE than to the GTX 1060 6GB FE.

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  • Samus - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    I donno, you can pickup a used 1070 for under $300 practically anywhere (facebook mp, forums, even ebay) as people upgrade to RTX...which I honestly can't believe people are doing, but hey, they're doing it. Reply
  • Spunjji - Sunday, November 18, 2018 - link

    It's really quite astonishing, but great for those of us who can think our way our of a paper bag :D Reply
  • Manch - Friday, November 16, 2018 - link

    Can't go across the border and bring one back? Reply
  • Targon - Saturday, November 17, 2018 - link

    $400-$450 USD for a Vega 64. Reply
  • Falck - Sunday, June 6, 2021 - link

    This comment aged well XD Reply
  • Opencg - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Just get something cheap for now and wait for navi in 1 year. Gpu buyers the 10 series window is gone. This next year is going to suck untill navi comes out. Reply
  • Allan_Hundeboll - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    GTX1070/Vega 56 is expensive toys. I only play like 2 hours a week, and only need min. FPS to stay above 60. 1440P Ultra settings sure looks pretty, but doesn't really improve my gaming experience considerably compared to 1080P High settings.
    So I recently replaced my defective R9 280 with a 4GB RX580. Only paid 140$ and sold the game bundle for 20$. My RX580 clocks to 1480/9600Mhz so I'm perfectly satisfied with the performance I got for 120$.
  • casperes1996 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    How is it an investment? Unless you play Counter Strike professionally, I doubt you get a return on that "investment". how much the "minimum" is depends how much money you have to spare for playing games. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, November 15, 2018 - link

    Investment in this case was probably used in a casual sense rather than to imply there was a more conventional set of investing considerations given to the purchase. It is common knowledge, after all, that computer hardware generally loses value rapidly and computer gaming typically only yields an intangible reward in the form of entertainment. Reply
  • wumpus - Saturday, November 17, 2018 - link

    If I wanted an "investment" in the sense of "depriciating slightly slower than fish" I'd wait for something made in 7nm (not the Vega, unless you fit their market exactly). And I suspect nvidia should have something up their sleeve to spoil Navi's party (but at least wait to see if they survive, this latch batch of nvida cards seems to just fail).

    GPU architecture may improve, but it will take a long time to get a smaller process than TSMC's new 7nm. This is about as close to "future proofing" as you are going to get.

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