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Triad Wars Beta: PC Performance Benchmarks for Graphics Cards and Processors


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Developer : Square Enix
Publisher : Square Enix
Platforms : PC
Genre : Action/Online


Triad Wars is an MMO/Action/Strategy game set in the Sleeping Dogs universe. After the original game's release on PC and consoles, many expected United Front to do a sequel, as the original was quite successful for a GTA clone. However, the team turned to the MMO Triad Wars instead.


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

Supported OS and graphics API

Triad Wars Beta is supported on major Windows operating systems, which include Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Other operating systems are not currently supported by the developers and will not be supported. 

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The priority and primary graphics API for Triad Wars Beta is  DirectX 11

Game engine 

The game is based on its own game engine, which was developed by Square Enix for use in its own products.

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We did not find more detailed information about the game engine, except for the above data ...


Advanced game settings


Triad Wars Beta has a sufficient range of graphic settings, which are subject to all aspects of the graphic component of the game. Basic and advanced graphics settings are available.

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Below we have provided screenshots of the game at various graphics settings, where our readers can see the difference between the minimum, medium and maximum graphics quality settings. 

Various quality modes
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The picture quality between different settings in Triad Wars Beta is quite noticeable.

Comparison of FullHD and 4K
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In 4K, Triad Wars Beta looks pretty good, but without high-resolution textures, it's very poor.

Comparison of anti-aliasing modes
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There is no anti-aliasing mode in the game. There are FXAA and SSAA. With SSAA mode, the picture is much clearer.

Общее визульное оформление и игровая физика

Triad Wars Beta это по сути тот же Sleeping Dogs, за исключением того, что сюжета практически нет. Графическая составляющая идентична предшественнице, и даже игровой город практически в том же виде перекочевал из оригинальной игры.

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Далее мы перейдём непосредственно к игровым тестам и определим, какое влияние оказывает данная игра на современное компьютерное железо. 


Тестовая конфигурация

Тестовые стенды

Тестовый стенд № 1 на базе платформы Intel Soket 2011 v3

Тестовый стенд № 2 на базе платформы Intel Soket 2011

Тестовый стенд № 3 на базе платформы Intel Soket 1155

Тестовый стенд № 4 на базе платформы AMD Soket AM3 +

Тестовый стенд № 5 на базе платформы Intel Soket 1150

Мультимедийное оборудование

Монитор Dell U3010 

Монитор ASUS PQ321QE

Программная конфигурация

Операционная система

Microsoft Windows 8.1

Графический драйвер

Nvidia GeForce/ION Driver Release 347.88

AMD Catalyst 15.3 Beta 1

Программа мониторинга

MSI Afterburner v 4.1


Тест GPU

Все видеокарты тестировались на максимальном качестве графики программой MSI Afterburner. Целью теста является определить, как ведут себя видеокарты от различных производителей при одинаковых условиях. За показатель производительности брался средний и минимальный FPS. Ниже приведено видео тестового отрезка:    

Наши видеокарты тестировались при разрешениях 1920х1080, 2560х1600 и 3840х2160 при максимальных настройках качества графики, допустимых Triad Wars Beta. SLI работает без проблем, а вот AMD CrossFireX и на данный момент игрой не поддерживаются.


Тестирование при разрешении 1920x1080


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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 1920х1080 

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При данных настройках приемлемый показатель FPS показали видеокарты уровня Radeon R7 260X или GeForce GTX 660. Оптимальными решениями станут  Radeon HD 7850 или GeForce GTX 660.

Тестирование при разрешении 2560x1600

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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 2560x1600

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При данных настройках приемлемый показатель FPS показали видеокарты уровня Radeon R9 280X или GeForce GTX 970. Оптимальными решениями станут  Radeon R9 290 или GeForce GTX 970.

Тестирование при разрешении 3840x2160

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Тестирование при максимальных настройках качества 3840х2160

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With these settings,  video cards of the GeForce GTX 780 SLI level showed an acceptable FPS. The optimal solutions will be   GeForce GTX 780 Ti SLI and higher.


Testing of the video memory consumed by the game was carried out by the  MSI Afterburner program. The results on top video cards from AMD and NVIDIA were taken as an indicator at resolutions of  1920x1080 and 2560x1600 with various anti-aliasing settings.

Testing at maximum memory GPU quality settings

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The recommended amount of video memory usage for 1920x1080 resolution will be 1536 MB of video memory, for 2560x1600 resolution - 2048 MB of video memory and for 3840x2160 resolution about 3076 MB of video memory. 

CPU test

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We tested processor dependence on 16 models of basic configurations that are relevant today. The test was carried out in those places where the value of the video card for the game is minimal and its load was less than 99%, this time at a resolution of 1920x1080 with maximum graphics quality settings. 

Testing at maximum quality settings 1920x1080


The CPU performance in the game is sufficient for all models.

Loading of processor cores at maximum quality settings 1920x1080 Intel % 

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Loading of processor cores  at maximum quality settings 1920x1080 AMD % 

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Triad Wars Beta is disproportionately capable of supporting up to 8 compute threads, but fully utilizes 4 compute cores.

RAM test

The test was carried out on the base configuration Core i 7 5960X @ 4.6 GHz with 16GB DDR4 2400 MGz pre-installed memory. All used RAM was taken as an indicator. The RAM test on the entire system was carried out on various test benches without running extraneous applications (browsers, etc.).

Testing the game's RAM consumption at various quality settings 

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As we can see, with various quality settings, the amount of RAM consumed in Triad Wars Beta is at the level of 1400 megabytes.

Testing system RAM consumption  

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With a 6 GB system, Triad Wars Beta consumes about 3 GB of RAM. In the presence of a system with 8 gigabytes, the RAM consumption of all RAM was 3.4 gigabytes. With a 16 GB system, total memory consumption was almost 3.9 GB. And with 32 gigabytes of RAM, the system consumes 5.2  gigabytes of RAM.