Digital Foundry brings a new performance comparison for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex using an Intel Core i7-4790K processor accompanied by a GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon R9 390 running the game at a 2K resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels with high graphic quality (MSAA 8x). Being a DirectX 12 game, it is really interesting to see the comparison between both graphics cards.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (DirectX 12): Radeon R9 390 vs GeForce GTX 970
AMD graphics cards are performing better under the DirectX 12 API, despite being released in 2012 and received several renames with optimizations over time, while the Maxwell architecture is choking this API.
In races with sunny weather, both graphics cards yield the same performance, but in rainy weather the AMD Radeon R9 390 comes to providing up to 15 additional FPS, the average difference is about 10 FPS.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open beta is now available for the PC (exclusive to the Windows 10). The open beta is a step towards a proper launch this summer. Turn 10 will be improving things, boosting performance, adding features, and so on. They explain:
“For example, wheel support is coming to Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware. In addition we plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable Vsync and an in-app framerate counter.”