Earlier today, Kotaku released their benchmark and analysis for the PC version of Project CARS, a game that has pushed our tiny site into viral territory with our scathing review of the hype and marketing tactics surrounding the unofficial-yet-official third entry in the Need for Speed Shift franchise.
Both Slightly Mad Studios and Kotaku place the poor performance of AMD hardware during benchmark tests solely in the hands of AMD themselves, saying they hadn’t bothered to work hand-in-hand with Slightly Mad Studios to optimize the game for AMD cards.
You know why I don’t buy any of that? Here’s one of the splash screens you see upon booting up Project CARS:
And here are some examples of trackside advertisements, the full gallery of which can be found here:
One user on an Australian PC hardware forum seems to have some answers as to why this huge performance gap exists, but unfortunately I’m not a tech guy so I have no idea if he knows what he’s talking about or not.