Last week BioWare revealed 4K screenshots of Mass Effect Andromeda, this time we’ve got 4K HDR footage straight from Nvidia. It showcases BioWare’s sci-fi RPG running on PC at a pin-sharp resolution with all of the graphics settings cranked to ultra. From Nvidia’s point of view it’s also a bit of a showcase for its suite of GameWorks features. Those features are no longer exclusive to GeForce graphics cards either; Nvidia just recently made the GameWorks code open source, meaning AMD can optimise its video cards for Nvidia GameWorks features.
DICE’s Frostbite engine is truly being pushed to the max here. Mass Effect Andromeda is looking absolutely gorgeous if you’ve got the hardware to crank the visuals up. Hopefully the reports of bugginess and bad animations don’t filter through to the game as a whole because as an RPG purely about exploring strange, alien worlds, this is looking incredible.
Players will be able to take advantage of all this with Nvidia’s Ansel screenshot capture tool. This lets players capture screenshots at up to 130K resolution, which is frankly insane. Be prepared for a huge wait to actually render it.
As for performance, Nvidia recommends the following:
If you meet the Mass Effect Andromeda minimum system requirements, which are a GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 with a Core i5-3570 / AMD FX-6350 then you can play the game on Low settings at 1280 x 720p resolution.
If you meet the Mass Effect Andromeda recommended system requirements, which are a GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 480 with a Core i7-4790 / AMD FX-8350 then you can play the game on High settings at 1920 x 1080p resolution.
There's no doubting Mass Effect Andromeda is looking lovely. Is this enough to let you see past the flaws you may have heard about?