Ultra Quality Preset

Playing Absolution on maximum quality at 1680x1050 requires some impressive GPU power. The HD 7970 averaged just 50fps, while the GTX 680 was slower with only 43fps. Mid-range cards such as the HD 7870 and GTX 660 Ti rendered merely 36fps and 31fps.

Unsurprisingly, Absolution demands even more horsepower at 1920x1200, as the GTX 680 averaged just 35fps and the HD 7970 offered 42fps. As we have seen repeatedly, the best value card for playing Absolution is the HD 7950, which averaged 38fps in this case.

Finally, at 2560x1600 with the ultra-quality preset enabled, we found it to be impossible to play Absolution using a single GPU. Those hoping to play at this resolution using the maximum quality settings will want to use a Crossfire or SLI configuration.