Weekly review and outlook: Ada and RDNA 3 bite their teeth twice


Forspoken and Dead Space's remake have two things in common: Both games need particularly powerful hardware and the associated tests aroused great interest among readers. But the survey on video streaming services and Fritz!Box devices at the support end was also a big topic in the community.

This week saw the arrival of the first two major new game releases of the still young year: Forspoken (benchmark test, rating overview), a new fantasy action role-playing game from Square Enix, was released on Tuesday, before the long-awaited remake of the horror Classic Dead Space (test) started. In terms of content, the two titles have little in common and there is a strong difference in the first ratings – Dead Space is well received by most critics and players, while Forspoken is not by many. However, there is one thing in common when it comes to hardware hunger: The two games show that even high-end graphics cards of the new generations Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 are no guarantee for high frame rates in UHD.

High hardware requirements and short loading times

In Dead Space, the mark of 100 FPS on average at 3,840 × 2,160 pixels can only be taken with the GeForce RTX 4090 (test) – and with activated upsampling via DLSS 2.5 Quality. And with native UHD resolution, all graphics cards apart from the Nvidia top model slip below the 60 FPS limit. In Forspoken, the GeForce RTX 4080 (test) and Radeon RX 7900 XTX (test) take this hurdle again, but only with active upsampling and without ray tracing. And by the way: Neither in Dead Space nor in Forspoken do the rays impress – both implementations do not bring much visually and are more like a checklist feature.

In terms of technology, the verdict on both games ultimately reads very similarly: The given graphics cannot justify the high hardware requirements; especially with Forspoken, the developers urgently need to improve. The title is technically interesting despite the poor performance: The loading times are impressively short, not only thanks to Microsoft DirectStorage, especially when using an NVMe SSD, but also with a SATA SSD. The test by the editors also surprisingly showed that DirectStorage does not have a negative effect on performance, as has often been said elsewhere in the past few days due to a measurement error, but – quite the opposite – without DirectStorage, sometimes serious performance losses occur, the cause of which has not yet been determined .

Most read tests & Reports

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    534 Comments Wolfgang Andermahr 100%

  2. Test

    Forspoken Update 2 The PC -Premiere analyzed by DirectStorage

    245 comments Wolfgang Andermahr 89%

  3. Report

    TV and video streaming Which streaming services do you use and how much does it cost?

    439 Comments Fabian Vecellio del Monego 53%

  4. Report

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    135 comments Nicolas La Rocco 32%

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  6. Retro

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Meanwhile, the Sunday question on the streaming services used by the community for films, series, sports and videos ranks third among the most-read tests and reports. The most used services are unsurprisingly Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+, followed by YouTube Premium. Voting runs until February 21, 2023.

Router at the support end and the ideal gaming PC

In the news and notes of the past week, the announcement of the end of support for three Fritz!Box routers and repeaters met with great interest. The Fritz!Box 3490, the Fritz!Box 4020 and the Fritz!Repeater 1750E are affected, all of which are at least eight years old. Also popular was the update to the reader's article “The Ideal Gaming PC”, which was updated and expanded to include Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3.

Most-read news & ; Notes

  1. 1 Fritz!Box and Fritz!Repeater Several routers and repeaters reach the end of support 100%
  2. 2 AMD, Intel and Nvidia The ideal gaming PCs have received an update 82%
  3. 3 Market check SSD prices are in free fall and yet the HDD remains cheaper 79%
  4. 4 Microsoft Azure Network error paralyzes numerous services worldwide 76%
  5. 5 Tommy Hilfiger Gaming Set Simplest input devices for maximum fashion price 67%
  6. 6 Intel has a network problem I226-V controller often loses the connection 63%
  7. 7 next-gen graphics cards The RTX 4070 Ti sells best on Mindfactory 63%
  8. 8 ratings for Forspoken Fun fights in a competitive open world 62%

CB radio and an outlook for the next week< /h2>

Apart from that, the editors Jan and Fabian in the ComputerBase podcast CB-Funk devoted this week to the practice of selling old hardware under a new name, which Intel and AMD recently sold with the Core i5-13400F and Ryzen 7000 Mobile. In addition, it was again about alleged problems with RDNA 2 graphics cards, speculation about fundamental problems with RDNA 3, new wireless gaming mice and first insights into the test of the Core i9-13900 KS.

The finished test report will finally appear at the beginning of next week. Tests of the Ryzen NAS Synology DS723+ and some new microphones are also planned.

With this reading material in your luggage, the editors wish you a relaxing Sunday!