Project CARS in 4K: Recommended Graphic Cards

Project CARS is scheduled to be officially released on May 7 2015, and it’s expected to push the limits of racing game.  The game is realistic on every aspect, from the physics of driving, to the level of details and realism of the graphics and environmental details.  Combining this level of details and realism with a 4K display, gives an astonish racing game experience, closer to real life than any other racing game.

However, to be able to play the game in 4K resolution you would need the computer version of the game and a good graphic card.  So to have a better idea of what graphic card gives the best performance for Project CARS in 4K, we have collected a series of benchmark results, from GameGPU.ru and shown on the next table.

Project CARS: Maximum quality settings 4K Resolution

 Graphic Card Min FPS Average FPS Price
 2 GTX 980 SLI  45  55
 2 GTX 970 SLI  38  44  ($214 to $799 US)
 Radeon R9 295X2  35  41
 GTX Titan X  35  39  ($0 to $8629 US)
 2 GTX 780 TI SLI  33  40
 2 GTX 780 SLI  29  34
 GTX 980  27  30  ($319 to $2699 US)
 Radeon HD 7990  24  28
 GeForce GTX 970 23  25 ($214 to $799 US)
 Radeon R9 290X  21  24  ($0 to $8629 US)

 

Benchmark 4K ( Image courtesy of GameGPU)

Benchmark 4K ( Image courtesy of GameGPU)

So as you can see the best performance is obtained using two cards in SLI and the  two GeForce GTX 980 in SLI and two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI are a good choice, however two Geforce GTX 780 Ti and even two Geforce GTX 780 in SLI, can be sufficient to play the game in 4K with some tweaks in the game settings.  If you want to use a single video card, then the Radeon R9 295X2 or the GTX Titan X can handle the game in 4K and 30 fps, or as a minimum a single GTX 780 can achieve 4K at 30 fps with some graphic tweaks.

If you don’t have a 4K display or the minimum requirement to play the game in 4K resolution, then you can always play the game in 1080p, and we recommend a video card superior to the  Radeon R9 280X, or the GeForce GTX 780 to play at 30 FPS with maximum quality settings.  To play in 1080p at 60 fps however, we recommend two Geforce GTX 780 or  the  Geforce GTX 780 Ti in SLI, can achieve this. Nevertheless the Radeon HD 7990  or the GeForce GTX 980 video cards can be good to play 1080p and 60 fps with some tweaks in the graphic options.

Benchmark 1080p (Image Courtesy of GameGPU)

Benchmark 1080p (Image Courtesy of GameGPU)

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  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Were there just the standard SLI setups tested and no Tri/quad tested, or are these other configurations just not supported? I’d love to get my hands on this game and would like to know of actual hardware support. Running quad cards is more or less hit or miss, but it is all to easy to swap out a SLI bracket and flip a switch to get dual or Tri SLI.

    And why are there no more TITANs in the benchies of today…? I guarantee some OC’d Titans will keep up with most of today’s cards.