City Skylines 2 is all set to join the ranks of 2023’s broken releases. This city simulator runs worse than any other game that we covered recently. NVIDIA’s mighty RTX 4090 manages a meager 29 FPS at 1440p “High,” while AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XT gets flatlined at 23 FPS. The former averages 18 FPS, and the latter 16 FPS. The previous-gen GeForce RTX 3080 nets a 16 FPS average, while the Radeon RX 6700 XT barely makes it past 10 FPS.
With things looking so horrible at 1440p, I’m curious how it’ll perform at 4K. Although granted, PCGH used an entry-level CPU with DDR4 memory for this test. Yet, I don’t see the performance making any drastic leaps with a newer DDR5-based system.
Full HD or 1080p is tolerable, but just. The GeForce RTX 4090 nets an average of 38 FPS with lows of 24 FPS. The Radeon RX 7900 XT makes it past 30 FPS with lows of 20 FPS. Older GPUs don’t do so well, either. The GeForce RTX 3080 huddles at 24 FPS with 1% lows of 19 FPS, while the Radeon RX 6700 XT averages 18 FPS. The Intel Arc A580 also makes an appearance with a stuttery average of just 10 FPS and 9 FPS lows.
City Skylines 2 is slated to release on Steam in the next 24 hours. We’ll do a more thorough test once the game launches later tomorrow.
Benchmark source: PCGamesHardware.