Dead Rising 4 PC released a few days back and it is a fun zombie survival game if you are looking to kill the undead. In this article, I am going to talk about how you can get 60+ FPS in-game and how different settings look. If you have a low or mid-range PC then this guide will come in handy.
The following setup was used to test Dead Rising 4 PC:
- Intel i7 6700k @4GHz
- 16GB of RAM
- Nvidia GTX 1060
- Windows 10
Note that Dead Rising 4 PC is a Windows 10 game and you will need to download it from the Windows Store. You will also need a Microsoft account that is connected to your Xbox account and there is no way of playing the game without one.
Dead Rising 4 PC Graphics Presets
At very high settings Dead Rising 4 PC looks exceptionally great. The details are amazing and you get all the blood and spilling guts that you expect from a zombie survival game. It is safe to say that Dead Rising 4 PC does not disappoint at the highest preset.
When it comes to FPS count, the game is not very consistent and you will see sudden falls in frame count. With hordes of zombies packing the room, the GTX 1060 was able to keep an average FPS of 60 but would fall to the mid-40s at times.
Graphically the difference between very high and high is not all that significant. But making this change will give you a boost in FPS. Something weird to note here is that shooting from a distance will cause a decrease in FPS but fighting head to head will not have much of an impact on the FPS count.
The difference between high and medium settings in dDead Rising 4 PC is noticeable. The lighting is not as great and you can notice that the anti-aliasing has been taken down a notch. Running the game at medium will give you a significant FPS boost and will allow you to play the game with an average FPS of 80.
At low settings, you should not be expecting much at all, to be honest. The lighting is terrible plus the shadow effects are close to not being there at all. Graphically there is no realism in the game at such low settings and it is very noticeable especially when looking at trees.
If you can manage to play such a terrible looking game then the upside is that you will be able to enjoy 99 FPS average but if you ask me there will be very little left to enjoy in the first place.
Dead Rising 4 PC Performance Benchmarks
Four GPUs were used to test Dead Rising 4 PC. Two from team red and two from team green. One from the latest generation and one from the previous generation each just for good measure. Here are the four GPUs that we tested:
- Nvidia GTX 1060
- Nvidia GTX 970
- AMD RX 470
- AMD R9 380
The GPUs were tested at the following settings:
- Very high settings
- Majority of the toggle options turned on
- TAA antialiasing
- 16x anisotropic texture filtering
Long story short the GTX 1060 came up on top all of the GPUs that were tested here. At these settings, the GTX 1060 was able to keep up with the game and provide consistent frames most of the time as compared to other GPUs. The previous generation GTX 970 also manages to keep up with the game and manages to push out an average of 53 frames, a bit shy of the GTX 1060 but not too shabby overall.
On the AMD side of things we saw that the R9 380 only managed to push 43 FPS but it was able to keep those frames consistent. It only went down to 38 FPS which is impressive. The RX 470 was able to muster up 53 FPS like the GTX 970 but was not consistent and FPS dropped down to as low as 33 FPS. Which is not great.
How To Run Dead Rising 4 PC At 60 FPS
When it comes to the 60 FPS sweet spot the game is inconsistent but here is how you can hit the 60 FPS mark using the GPUs that we tested.
The GTX 1060 can run the game perfectly at the very high preset. The GPU is more than capable of keeping the average FPS at 60. You can go one step ahead and ensure that by tweaking the shadow setting but that is all that you will need to do with this GPU in order to get 60 FPS.
In order to get 60 FPS with this GPU, you will need to use the high preset. We have mentioned before how this will not affect the game much and the difference between high and very high is not noticeable. You will also need to bump down the shadow resolution and shadow quality settings to medium.
You will need to use the high preset and play with the shadow setting a bit to get the game running at 60 FPS on this GPU.
This is not as powerful as the RX 470 and it does struggle a bit when it comes to running Dead Rising 4 PC. But you can get 60 FPS on using this GPU as well. What you need to do is use the high preset.
After that, you will need to reduce the shadow quality and shadow resolution to medium. Also turn off ambient occlusion and reduce the antialiasing to FXAA. These settings will allow you to run Dead Rising 4 PC at 60 FPS using this GPU.
Dead Rising 4 PC does run decently on PC but there are FPS issues. You will see that there will be FPS drops in the game for no apparent reason what so ever. The PC version of the game does look a lot better than the console version though.
The game does run on PC but it does feel more of a console game that what we would like. There might be a fix coming up but we are not sure of that yet.