Rainbow Six Siege is packed full with Nvidia Gameworks

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Rainbow Six Siege Gameworks

Nvidia Gameworks has been a contentious issue amongst PC gamers this entire year, with some games exhibiting an affinity to Nvidia hardware when implemented and others showing no such bias. Ubisoft has been using Gameworks extensively for their titles this year, and the recently released Assassin’s Creed Syndicate shows some fair performance across the board. So Gameworks shouldn’t be a problem in Rainbow Six Siege right?

We won’t know that until the game is out next week, but Nvidia have given us a sneak peek at what their exclusive technologies will bring to the multiplayer-only online shooter. It’s pretty standard stuff at this point, with support for TXAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing), which reduces shimmering at the expense of image crispness. There’s also the fancy HBAO+ shading and my overused downsampling, so that Rainbow Six Siege looks as good as it possibly can on your Nvidia hardware.

It’s not a huge difference, especially for a multiplayer shooter, but they appreciated additions. All anyone on AMD hardware can hope for is parallel performance across their cards too, and none of the performance gaps that led to the controversy surround Gameworks in the first place. If you need a reminder of Siege’s PC specifications, they’re listed below:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: 64-bit version of the following operating systems: Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5770 (1024MB VRAM)
  • DirectX:  11
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
  • Supported Controllers: Xbox One / 360 Official Controller for PC, PS4 Controller, any controller compatible with X-Input.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating System: 64-bit version of the following operating systems:  Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 @ 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD7970 / R9 280X or better (2048MB VRAM)
  • DirectX: 11
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
  • Supported Controllers: Xbox One / 360 Official Controller for PC, PS4 Controller, any controller compatible with X-Input.

Are you jumping into Rainbow Six Siege next week?

Last Updated: November 24, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

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