Honorable Performance, Benchmarking on Video
Although not my style of video game, I did still find For Honor fun to play. More importantly, for those of you who love action fighting games, the title appears to be well optimized on PC.
Gamers playing at 1080p should have little trouble maxing out the visuals as last season's R9 380 and GTX 960 both delivered playable performance in our tests, while the RX 470, GTX 970 and R9 390 all delivered a satisfying experience as well.
Those last three cards were also rather capable at 1440p, though for a truly smooth experience you will want something like the Fury X, 980 Ti or GTX 1070. As always, 4K gaming is best left to the big boys, making the Titan XP and GTX 1080 the only really relevant GPUs here, at least for now.
The game isn't hugely CPU demanding but it does take full advantage of quad-core processors and you will want at least four threads available. The Hyper-Threading-equipped Core i3-6100 worked just fine and was able to push the Titan XP surprisingly hard.
As for the AMD FX-series... well, we're nearing the end of that long and bumpy road. AMD is no doubt eager to conclude that chapter of its history with the arrival of Ryzen next month and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us.
Watch Steve as he benchmarks 'For Honor' in the video below...
In the meantime, it looks like Core i5 owners have the most optimal chip for this title and overclocking the Core i5-2500K will even allow it to rub shoulders with the newer i5 models as well as the Core i7-7700K.
For Honor worked flawlessly with hardware from both GPU camps and while we're happy to see such a well-polished triple-A title on the PC, we hope Ubisoft can do something about the performance of next month's Ghost Recon Wildlands release.