Forza Motorsport Xbox Series X|S vs PC Comparison: Which Platform Is Best
Xbox Game Studios and Turn 10 Studios’ sim racing game, Forza Motorsport, is now available on Xbox Series X|S and PC, and if you’re on the fence about which version to pick up, read ahead.
The game offers 3 display modes on Xbox Series X, namely Performance, Performance RT, and Quality, and 2 on Xbox Series S, namely Performance and Quality. Performance mode on Xbox Series X runs with all ray tracing settings disabled, while Performance RT mode has ray traced reflections on the car model only along with ray traced ambient occlusion. Lastly, Quality mode on the Xbox Series X has ray traced reflections on the car model as well as the track along with ray traced ambient occlusion. Meanwhile, neither of the Performance and Quality modes on the Xbox Series S have any of the ray traced settings enabled. On PC, it is possible to run Forza Motorsport at Ultra settings and get a graphical experience similar to Quality mode on Xbox Series X.
In terms of image quality, Forza Motorsport runs at a resolution of dynamic 4K (2160p) on the Xbox Series X across all three modes. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X runs the game at a resolution of dynamic 1440p in Quality mode and dynamic 1080p in Performance mode.
With regards to performance, the game targets a frame rate of 60 fps across Performance and Performance RT modes on Xbox Series X, while the Quality mode runs at a frame rate of 30 fps. Similarly, Performance mode on the Xbox Series S targets a frame rate of 60 fps, while the Quality mode runs at a frame rate of 30 fps.
In terms of load times, the Xbox Series S version loads into a race notably quicker than the Xbox Series X and PC versions, with the former being a bit quicker to load than the latter.
All in all, Forza Motorsport delivers a great experience regardless of platform. The Xbox Series X version in Performance RT mode offers the best balance between visuals and performance on console.