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Juhu_0815
22-02-2017, 18:15
Hi,

did Ian mention how the new fetaures of PCars2 will affect the CPU requirements compared to PCars1? E.g the new tire model is a pure CPU feature.

So far my i3770k was enough even for up to 50 cars.

Regards
Mike

Mahjik
22-02-2017, 20:22
It will likely be a little closer to the release date when the final system requirements will be released.

ryandtw
23-02-2017, 03:52
Yeah, we'll just have to wait and see. Maybe it could marginally support my i7-860, but we'll see... And I heard about Ryzen just earlier today, which is eight cores - I'm not sure if Project CARS will try to use up more than four cores efficiently (e.g. eight-core Ryzen 7 processors)...

honespc
23-02-2017, 07:35
Any recent i5-i7 that live up to modern standards will be more than enough regardless the full two core use. 10 years old i5 and i7..., I'd say not enough at all

However I just wonder how it will run on the already jurassic ps4-xbox1 consoles after the full 2 core use reveal. I think old pc1 used one for tyres, and game didn't run well with weather.

For console users I guess the game will run well on both the ps4 and the skorpio, but not on ps4-xbox1

Alan Dallas
23-02-2017, 07:54
Any recent i5-i7 that live up to modern standards will be more than enough regardless the full two core use. 10 years old i5 and i7..., I'd say not enough at all

However I just wonder how it will run on the already jurassic ps4-xbox1 consoles after the full 2 core use reveal. I think old pc1 used one for tyres, and game didn't run well with weather.

For console users I guess the game will run well on both the ps4 and the skorpio, but not on ps4-xbox1

Actually pCARS1 will use 1 thread PER tire when asked to do so. I've recorded multiple CPU usage sessions on my FX 8350 of it doing just that using the -pthreads command line switch. I leave it at -pthreads 4 btw. The FX 8350 being an 8 core processor with 1 thread per core and all that. The MADNESS engine was written to work that way.

honespc
23-02-2017, 13:33
However it doesn't work like that on intel as I've also monitored. I have an i7 4790k, and although having hyperthreading enabled doesn't have a negative impact at all on project cars, i certainly recommend to have it disabled and use 4 physcial cores only, as with most games too with the exception of gta5 and some other exception around

Alan Dallas
23-02-2017, 15:57
Disabling hyperthreading you're basically forcing 1 thread per core... basically. :)

brasstacks
23-02-2017, 15:59
I have an i5 2500k right now @ 4.4ghz which has served me very well. It's never been a problem until I added simvibe to my cockpit. With SimVibe running in the background I'm pegged at 100% usage on all 4 cores (about 80% usage without) which equates to about 15% less fps for the same graphics settings by running simvibe. (75 vs 65)

With telemetry addons and a IR tracker I am building, these new ryzen chips are looking VERY attractive. Their multi-core performance seem to be off the charts compared to their blue brethren. If their single core performance is on par I am going to do a Ryzen build soon.

breyzipp
24-02-2017, 11:40
It will likely be a little closer to the release date when the final system requirements will be released.

Indeed, all those coming months will be mainly for polishing the existing content and make improvements. Only afterwards the final required specs will be assigned.

Azure Flare
25-02-2017, 07:15
I can't imagine they'll be much higher than PCars 1 since the recommened CPU was either a Core i7 3700 or FX 8350. I have a 6600K, so I'm not going to worry about it.

brasstacks
01-03-2017, 20:13
IM looking to build a new computer soon as my i5-2500k is already showing signs of age with maxed out graphics. Coupled with SimVibe software, IR head tracking, telemetry and other add-ons, idk if an i5 will cut it anymore. The question is what kind of cpu project cars will favor, single core performance or multi core/thread performance. That would be the deciding factor between an i7 or the new Ryzen chips.

Azure Flare
04-03-2017, 23:50
IM looking to build a new computer soon as my i5-2500k is already showing signs of age with maxed out graphics. Coupled with SimVibe software, IR head tracking, telemetry and other add-ons, idk if an i5 will cut it anymore. The question is what kind of cpu project cars will favor, single core performance or multi core/thread performance. That would be the deciding factor between an i7 or the new Ryzen chips.

The Ryzen 7 CPUs are like X99 CPUs. They're essentially home workstation parts. I wouldn't recommend anyone get a Ryzen 7 for a gaming rig. If you can wait for Ryzen 5, you might be better off. Or, just get a 7600K or 7700K if you can;t wait.

bporion
09-03-2017, 22:13
getting ready for Pcars 2 so looking at my signature what do I need to change . I know we don't have the systems requirements but best guess please .

brasstacks
16-03-2017, 17:16
getting ready for Pcars 2 so looking at my signature what do I need to change . I know we don't have the systems requirements but best guess please .

I can't imagine pcars 2 be more demanding than pcars1 by very much, but I think everyone is in the dark right now until the game releases. I'm going to wait until benchmarks are out myself before upgrading. How are your FPS with a 4k monitor and at what graphics settings/aa? Im thinking about going up to 4k for pcars 2.

ryandtw
17-03-2017, 01:48
I'm guessing the CPU requirements could be a little bit more demanding because of the Live Track 3.0 implementation...

honespc
17-03-2017, 13:50
getting ready for Pcars 2 so looking at my signature what do I need to change .nothing if you plan on 1080p gaming. "Just" the gpu if you truly aim for your native 4k tv (then I would recommend you to wait for the nvidia 1080ti, which will display 4k graphics all maxed out without suffering like the standard 1080)

what's your psu? I don't see it in your sig. It's just in case you would go for the 1080ti, to recommend you a good Seasonic :)

Martinbooker
26-09-2017, 10:04
Old thread but, now it's out and had time to breathe, does anyone have any findings CPU wise now that would sway me towards a Ryzen over i7 for a new pc build?

FS7
26-09-2017, 14:55
Check the thread below for info on PC requirements:

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?50724-Project-CARS-2-PC-System-Requirements

Tbolt
26-09-2017, 15:01
Old thread but, now it's out and had time to breathe, does anyone have any findings CPU wise now that would sway me towards a Ryzen over i7 for a new pc build?

I'm waiting for the 8700K to come out next month to see how it performs as I'm after a new PC as well.

Mad Al
26-09-2017, 15:06
Old thread but, now it's out and had time to breathe, does anyone have any findings CPU wise now that would sway me towards a Ryzen over i7 for a new pc build?

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Project-Cars-2-Spiel-55773/Specials/Benchmark-Test-Grafikkarten-1238952/#a3

graphs should say more than the words

And some info on the next gen Intel https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/09/intel-coffee-lake-price-specs-release-date/

Martinbooker
26-09-2017, 15:15
I'm waiting for the 8700K to come out next month to see how it performs as I'm after a new PC as well.

Nice one, I shall keep an eye out on that then as it will be out a looong time before my savings will stretch to anything like what I'm after :)

Martinbooker
26-09-2017, 15:15
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Project-Cars-2-Spiel-55773/Specials/Benchmark-Test-Grafikkarten-1238952/#a3

graphs should say more than the words

And some info on the next gen Intel https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2017/09/intel-coffee-lake-price-specs-release-date/

Thanks dude, appreciate it