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TEKKEN 8 test on ASUS ROG Ally Extreme

BASIC GAME INFORMATION

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We tested the release version of TEKKEN 8 at low, medium, high and ultra graphics settings on the ASUS ROG Ally Extreme portable console. Also, during the tests we conducted, we assessed the performance and quality of the graphic display of the game itself.

ASUS ROG Ally Extreme

ASUS ROG Ally is an exceptionally beautifully balanced gaming device that promises high performance in the most demanding games.

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ASUS ROG Ally is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, making it capable of handling the latest games without slowdown. The RDNA 3 graphics engine delivers excellent graphics and supports AMD upscaling technologies such as FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and Radeon Super Resolution (RSR), allowing gamers to enjoy high-quality images and smooth gameplay.

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The 1920x1080 resolution on the 7" IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate ensures games are crisp and vibrant. This allows for stunning visual emotion in the most dynamic games.

With 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of PCIe Gen4 storage, ROG Ally is ready to run the most demanding games and access data quickly. The Zero Gravity cooling system allows you to maintain high performance even in the most loaded games, while minimizing heat generation and noise.

ASUS ROG Ally is not just a portable device; It is the art of performance that will bring you unforgettable gaming moments anywhere and anytime.

A detailed review of the device is available here.

THE GRAFICAL PART

This subsection of our review highlights the main graphical aspects of this game. Particular attention is paid to the version of the graphics engine used, the version of the API used, graphic settings and the quality of development of the main visual aspects.

SUPPORTED OS AND GRAPHICS API

TEKKEN 8 is supported by Windows 10/11.

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The priority and main graphics API for TEKKEN 8 is DX12 .

GAME ENGINE (SCREENSHOTS TAKEN ON ASUS ROG Ally CONSOLE AT HIGH QUALITY SETTINGS)

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Powered by the Unreal Engine 5, Tekken 8 represents a significant technological breakthrough for the franchise and the fighting game genre as a whole. Published by Bandai Namco, the game features enhanced graphics, animation and innovations in game mechanics that raise the bar for quality and player engagement.

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One of the key achievements is the optimization of the game for various platforms, including Steam Deck, where, despite the need for compromises in visual presentation, the game retains brilliant image quality and HDR, delivering a stable 60 fps even on the mobile platform. To achieve this goal, the developers offer players to use various settings, including lowering the resolution and graphic settings.

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"Tekken 8" also introduces a number of innovations to the gameplay, including the "My Replay And Tips" mode, which analyzes your game and offers tips to improve your skills, and "Ghost Mode", where the AI ​​adapts to the user's playstyle, creating a more personalized and evocative experience. Despite using Unreal Engine 5, the developers decided not to use some of its key features, such as Nanite or Lumen, in order to maintain the 60 frames per second target. This decision underscores the team's commitment to delivering the smoothest and most responsive gaming experience possible, even as the game looks visually impressive.

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Reviews from critics for "Tekken 8" have been generally positive. The game was praised for the quality of its combat system, the addition of a new "Heat" system that adds new depth to strategy, and the visual enhancements provided by Unreal Engine 5. New characters such as Reina and Azucena complement the already diverse cast of fighters, keeping the game interesting for both newcomers and series veterans.

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The cinematic story mode, which focuses on the ultimate confrontation between Jin and Kazuya, has also received improvements over the previous game, offering a more immersive and emotionally rich experience.

Ultimately, Tekken 8 represents a significant step forward for the series, demonstrating how technological innovation and creativity can work together to create a unique and memorable gaming experience.

DIFFERENT QUALITY MODES

Well, the difference seems to be small, but the dynamics are brighter and playing at high quality settings is much more pleasant.

TEST PART
Test configuration
Test benches

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Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD 1 TB - the optimal solution for testing different configurations     ki

Multimedia equipment

Monitor LG 32 4K

Software configuration
operating system Windows 11
Graphics driver

AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.10.2

Monitoring programs

MSI Afterburner

 
  Here is our test bench, in which the tests were carried out:
 
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  Below is a video of the test segment:

 Our video cards were tested at resolutions of 1920x1080 with low, medium, high and ultra  graphics settings and the default graphics quality settings in the game. Tests were carried out in operating modes of 10, 15W and 25W:

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Silent mode (10 W)

In this mode, the console operates at reduced power, which ensures minimal noise and increases battery life. Designed for use in environments where silence is critical or where maximum battery conservation is required.

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In this mode, performance, especially in graphics-intensive AAA games, will be reduced. This mode is ideal for less demanding applications or games where high graphics performance is not required.

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Performance mode (15 W) :

Performance mode represents the golden mean between energy efficiency and performance. This mode runs the console at moderate power, balancing battery life and graphics performance.

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This mode will suit most gaming scenarios, providing enough performance for most games without draining your battery. This is an ideal choice for long gaming sessions where the balance between performance and battery life is important.

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Turbo mode (25 W) :

Turbo mode is designed for maximum performance, especially in graphically intensive games and applications. In this mode, the console runs at maximum power, delivering high frame rates and improved graphics quality.

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This is an ideal mode for demanding games where maximum image quality and smooth gameplay are important. However, it should be taken into account that this mode will consume more energy, which will lead to faster battery drain.

In Performance mode the game runs for about 1.5 hours, and in Turbo mode just over an hour.

 LOW QUALITY

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This test used low default graphics settings

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At low quality settings the game has acceptable FPS even in Silent mode .

 MEDIUM QUALITY

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This test used medium default graphics settings.

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At medium quality settings, the game has a comfortable FPS only in Performance and Turbo modes .

 HIGH QUALITY


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This test used high default graphics settings.

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At high quality settings, the game is also playable; at quality settings, the game has a comfortable FPS only in Performance and Turbo modes .

 ULTRA QUALITY

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This test used ultra default graphics settings.

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 Well, with ultra graphics quality settings, the game is still fully playable in native resolution with Performance and Turbo quality settings , although the FPS is acceptable, not comfortable...

CONCLUSION

ASUS ROG Ally becomes the ideal companion for fans of "TEKKEN 8" and similar fighting games. Its sufficient performance guarantees smooth gameplay, and the integrated display with a resolution of 1920x1080 provides excellent image clarity and detail. This way, your favorite fighting game will always be at your fingertips, wherever you go!