[Originally posted on 09/20/17.]
It’s been seven years since the last Quake game and id Software is back in a big way with Quake Champions. Paying homage to the original Quake games, Quake Champions is a fast-paced arena style FPS that keep you on your toes at all times.
The game has a current roster of eleven unique champions and it continues to grow. Each champion has a unique ability and characteristics for competitors of all playstyles. If you prefer agility in the arena, try out Slash or Nyx. If you prefer a beefy enforcer, Scalebearer or Clutch may be the champion for you.
Performance looks great on the Radeon™ RX Series products. I was able to push above 100 FPS at various resolutions and quality settings with all of our gaming graphics cards paired with my AMD Ryzen 7 1700X system.
Recommended System Requirements:
- CPU: AMD A10-7870K or Intel i5-2400
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7 and later
- Video Card: Radeon™ R9 390X or higher
I tested the game in live team Deathmatch battles as Nyx with our exclusive Radeon Ruby skin.
One thing to note are the minimum framerates I saw when testing each of the cards. Even in the chaotic arena with eight people, minimum framerates stayed above 60 fps. I didn’t run into any stuttering or graphical hitches. Quake Champions is the fastest and most responsive shooter I’ve played. It is a true test of your FPS ability and there is no room for error or graphical glitches. A fraction of a second determines if you frag your opponent or get fragged.
For serious gamers, I highly recommend a 144Hz display with Radeon™ FreeSync technology to help ensure you have a competitive edge over your opponents by having a smoother and responsive experience.
Settings below are what I used to achieve 100+ fps on my AMD Ryzen 7 1700X based system. Auto Detect Settings changes the resolution scaling which has a significant impact to fps. If you’re looking to tweak performance be sure to experiment with both the resolution scale and graphics quality.
Adam Kozak, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.