Gaming | September 21, 2023
The PlayStation 5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is already here for those who purchased the more expensive editions (and later in 2023 for Xbox Series X/S), allowing players on this platform to enjoy one of the best role-playing games made in the last decade.
With this version just around the corner, Vandal has already provided our own review of Baldur’s Gate 3 for PlayStation 5. In this news article, we want to expand on that by offering a performance comparison between the console port and the PC version, thanks to the video published by ElAnalistadebits.
As seen in the video, on PC, the game can be played at up to 4K and +60 FPS, thanks to a high-end setup featuring an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card and an i9 12900K processor. On the other hand, on PS5, the quality mode allows gameplay at 1440p and 30 FPS, while the performance mode opts for a 1440p resolution with dynamic upscaling from 1080p, achieving the desired 60 FPS. In both cases, the PS5 version maintains a fairly stable frame rate in most situations, although the comparison does show some occasional drops during graphically intense moments or transitions to cinematics.
Regarding overall quality, it’s evident that the PC version benefits from slightly better draw distances and somewhat improved graphics on its highest settings. However, at first glance, the difference compared to the PS5 version doesn’t appear to be too significant. If we look at load times, continuing a game on PC takes 20 seconds, while on PS5, it takes 37 seconds. This may be one of the more noticeable differences compared to the PC version.