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Firewatch PC Comparison Video Shows off the Impressive Graphics

By   /   Feb 15, 2016

Firewatch has been out for a week, and while it looks impressive on the PlayStation 4 on PC it truly shines. Today we have a Firewatch PC comparison video that looks at the different settings available for the game.

Looking at the Firewatch PC comparison the first thing that is noticeable is the fact you only really see big differences when the settings are set to their lowest. Impressively, on the test machine at least the framerate stays high for all versions and appears not to be restricted to 30 or 60 FPS.

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Based on the description for the video you can watch above, the settings used are:

“We compare the graphics of Firewatch on PC with low medium high and ultra-graphics settings. Firewatch does not offer many graphics settings, but some at least. Ambient Occlusion SSAO seems to be extremely subtle, I tried to capture it in many different scenes, but the difference does not really become visible except in fps numbers. A full overview of all graphics options can be found at the end of the video.”

Also revealed are the computers used to make the video:

System used in this video:
GameStar-PC Ultra
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Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz
8 GB DDR4 RAM
2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB

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Our second system:
GameStar-PC Titan
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Intel Core i7-5820K 6x 3.3 GHz
16GB DDR4 Crucial Dual Channel 2133MHz (2x 8GB)
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980Ti Amp! Extreme Edition 6GB
500GB SATA III Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2TB SATA III Western Digital Red WD20EFRX

Both are powerful enough machines to run any game at a good enough quality, so it would have been interesting to see what a less powerful machine would have run the game at. The video manages to show off just how beautiful Firewatch can look though.

What are your thoughts on this Firewatch PC comparison? Let us know in the comments section below.