Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC Performance Review

Company: Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: March 25th, 2015

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is the latest in the horror subseries. Originally released in episodic form, the PC version packages all of the content together.

The game has been receiving steady patching for months leading up to its recent retail release, and continues to even now, so this is as good a time as any to evaluate its performance.

Test Setup

Unless otherwise indicated, all performance measurements were recorded while using maximum in-game settings (On/High in all cases, except where Highest is possible). Framerate was set to Variable (121 fps cap), and V-Sync was turned off.

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.12 Omega
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

Note: these are not finalized.

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700, AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 23GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS, AMD Radeon HD 3850
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.7 GHz, AMD Phenom™ II X4 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 23GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560, AMD Radeon HD 6950