Wrap Up: Scalable Engine, But Still Demanding
Those with triple monitor setups or high resolution monitors may require multiple GPUs as the GTX 980 was limited to 51fps at 2560x1600 while the R9 290X managed just 46fps. That said, at these higher resolutions you can probably get away with dialing the anti-aliasing down to 2xMSAA or even use FXAA.
We recommend playing with a quad-core CPU but as the Pentium G3220 proved, the game will run on a dual-core and it isn't terribly CPU-dependant so those with an AMD FX or Core i5 are probably only going to see 50% CPU utilization or less.
It was great to see AMD's processors matching and even beating Intel's with the FX-8350 being the most impressive, matching the Core i7-4960X. Again, you shouldn't read too much into that considering The Crew's predominantly GPU-bound results, but it's nice to know that folks should be fine playing with a solid GPU and a relatively weak CPU.
Until the next one, you can check out more PC gaming benchmark tests here, including GTA V, Far Cry 4, Battlefield Hardline, Evolve and more.