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Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is a 1998 racing video game, developed by Electronic Arts Canada and published by Electronic Arts. It is the third major title in the Need for Speed series, significantly incorporating police pursuits as a major part of gameplay. Hot Pursuit remains focused in racing using exotic sports cars, but features races that primarily take place in locations within North America, including varied settings and climates. In addition, police AI is significantly improved over its predecessor, utilizing several tactics to stop both the player and opponent. The game was released for PlayStation in March 1998 and later received an enhanced port for Microsoft Windows in September 1998. A PlayStation 2 version was developed, however it was cancelled. During the Electronic Arts Keynote on June 14, 2010 EA announced that a new Need for Speed game under the same name, scheduled for released on November 16, 2010. The game title's suffix, "Hot Pursuit", is a term for a police pursuit.
Low vs Ultra Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 580 4GB get @ 1080p?

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Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit

Radeon RX 580 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 580 4GB Performance Review

Playing Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit on the Radeon RX 580 4GB, which is a 4 year old graphics card will likely return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. Note that those results would be running at High and 1920x1080 screen res.

And so following those results you could of course play this at 1080p, but this GPU is somewhat wasted at that resolution. We would suggest running Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit at 4K Ultra instead, where the Radeon RX 580 4GB would still get 200+ FPS at these performance hungry settings and resolution. When considering the GPUs release price, this comes in at $0.03 per Ultra 4K FPS or $0.02 at 1440p Ultra.

This is a powerful graphics card for Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit and we can certainly recommend it to deliver 4K screen res at ultra settings. Get a system with at least 0.032GB of RAM though. The PC’s processor would also want to be around the AMD Ryzen R5 1600X’s performance to get a smooth experience.

To summarise, with this graphics card you do not need concern yourself too much regarding Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit frame rates. Because Ultra graphics setting can be turned on across all resolutions up to 4K quite comfortably.We are seeing 4K getting 200+ FPS, 1440p will get 200+ frame rate and if you are interested then 1080p gaming can get 200+ FPS. Based around the Radeon RX 580 4GB launch price, we calculate the cost per frame at different resolutions. 1080p Ultra frames will cost $0.01, 1440p frames cost $0.02 each and then the 4K costs $0.03 per frame.

Radeon RX 580 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit

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