AMD GPUs perform well
Various reviews of the Starfield game have long flooded the Internet, but Digital Foundry specialists, known for their meticulous reviews, have only now published their reviews. The authors paid attention to many aspects, including performance.
Like everyone else, Digital Foundry found that Starfield performs much better on AMD graphics cards than on generally comparable Nvidia cards.
If you’re using Intel and Nvidia, you get a noticeably inferior experience compared to AMD GPUs, which is completely out of the norm.
AMD graphics cards destroy Nvidia graphics cards, which is far beyond the norm
The authors found that the Radeon RX 6800 XT outperforms the RTX 3080 by an impressive 46%, although the cards are very close on average in many games.
The AMD GPUs destroy the Nvidia GPUs in this game in a way not typically seen in rasterized games, which is truly way beyond the norm.
But it’s not all weirdness. For example, enabling Hyper-Threading on Intel CPUs results in worse average frame rates than if it were disabled while disabling SMT on AMD CPUs does not have the same impact on frame rates but does result in longer frame times. At the same time, Intel processors perform better than AMD processors in the game, which looks strange given the dominance of AMD video cards.
The review authors also showed a comparison of FSR 2 and DLSS 3.5 (added via a mod), a comparison of graphics at different quality settings, and the game’s performance on Xbox consoles.