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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 550 4GB get @ 1080p?

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Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit

Radeon RX 550 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 550 4GB Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old Radeon RX 550 4GB while playing Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit we quickly see it can return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. Note that those results would be running at High and 1920x1080 screen res.

Following on from those 1920x1080 screen FPS, we know this GPU is of a much higher performance than the recommended system specs. Even 4K Ultra returns 200+ FPS on Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit . But it’s still worth considering the $0.02 per Ultra 4K FPS you would get compared to the $0.01 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 R3 1200X’s performance to get a smooth experience.

To summarise, Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 200+ FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $0.01 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $0.01 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $0.02 per frame.

Radeon RX 550 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit

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AMD R-400 Series Low Vs Ultra for Need For Speed 3 Hot Pursuit
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