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Homeworld Remastered Collection Benchmarked, Performance Review

By Steve ยท 17 replies
Mar 4, 2015
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  1. homeworld remastered collection performance review amd intel nvidia gpu cpu homeworld homeworld 2 homeworld remastered collection

    Having been a fan of real-time strategy games since the mid-90s, there aren't many titles in the genre that I haven't played. The original Command & Conquer had me hooked and I also spent my share of hours with Dune and Warcraft releases. At the time, RTS games were so similar in look and feel that it was relatively easy to move between them.

    That changed in 1999 with the arrival 'Homeworld', the first RTS that allowed players to move through three-dimensional space. Built on the custom Homeworld engine, Relic Entertainment's 3D RTS was praised for its mind-blowing graphics, gameplay and other features, winning both IGN and PC Gamer's game of the year award in 1999.

    Given Homeworld's success, and an equally well-received sequel in 2003, it's been too long since we've heard about the series. Although Homeworld fans haven't been lucky enough to receive a brand new game, they are able to relive the magic at high resolutions with a full graphical makeover. The remastered versions have high-res textures and models, new visual effects, recreated cinematic scenes, and support for HD, Ultra HD and 4K resolutions.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,689   +1,090

    I vaguely remember installing Homeworld back in the day and quickly realizing that a 3D RTS in empty space really didn't interest me. What *would* interest me is an MMO or even a single-player strategy/sandbox of this type. Something like EVE Online, but actually good. A single player experience would be fine if the AI was suitably advanced and relied on smarts rather than cheating. I tried X3 and literally couldn't get beyond the very first tutorial part. All I was supposed to do was fly into a beam of light. Every time I got near it I was teleported away from it. Quality programming, right there (LOL).
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    I'm with you there brother. That and the original Red Alert (and expansions). That would be so boss.
    robb213, Jos and Steve like this.
  4. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 200   +61

    A dual thread aware only game in 2015. We have these 1000s $ CPUs yet they only ise 2 threads >_>
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,359   +1,521

    Yeah it's a 12 year old game :p
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  6. Arceles

    Arceles TS Rookie

    Lol, I like how they don't put the 4790K, as with the clock speed and with 2 threads usage I think it will easily overcome the broadwell ones.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,140   +632

    Why is 650Ti better than 750Ti?
  8. ct1615

    ct1615 TS Rookie

    Hi Steve
    Good hardware review as always. I noticed in the last few games you are not testing at high or medium graphic settings (such as Dragon Age). I, personally, find those results informative as many of these AAA titles push post-processing, shadows, draw distance to absurd levels in their "Ultra" settings that seems better designed to sell more video cards then make a game playable for most PC gamers.
  9. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Maniac Posts: 253   +103

    So this game only uses 2 cores.
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,359   +1,521

    Yes, it is 12 years old.
  11. Man, I remember those graphics. They were definitely mind blowing at the time.
  12. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 251   +79

    I loved that game! Definitely going to buy this remastered version!

    Happy to see things like that happening. Wish we had the old DOS based Master of Magic remastered. I know Age of Wonders 3 is very similar, but still...
    Also X-COM: UFO Defense would deserve a remastered version! ;-)

  13. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Addict Posts: 231   +72

    There is/are remastered C&C. Granted its fan made but the quality is top and with working and alive multiplayer. Just head over to CnCNet. For a "remaster" one of either mods: The Dawn of the Tiberium Age, Return Of The Dawn, The Red Alert.
  14. Biostud

    Biostud TS Rookie

    More likely it is the memory bandwidth since the L2 cache isn't shared between the cores.
  15. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,417   +884

    Wow, wasn't expecting it to demand that much.
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,919   +595

    It's good to see you didn't continue listing the GTX 970 with the split memory pools in your charts. :)
    Peter Farkas likes this.
  17. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 2,359   +1,521

    Yeah why is that? To be honest I just haven't updated the labels in that Excel file.
  18. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,919   +595

    I thought we were passed that.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015

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