Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a gorgeous looking game that shows off just how good the idTech 6 performs, and a testament to the Vulkan API, too. You don't need a powerhouse gaming PC to play it at 1080p 60FPS, or even 1440p 60FPS -- and hell, the older-gen Radeon RX 480 is still taking big swings around the place offering 1080p 60FPS without breaking a sweat.
You don't need anything too over-the-top to run the game, but if you want to try it out with ray traced shadows and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) enabled, then you will want to grab an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card and try that out in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. I have an entire article on Wolfenstein: Youngblood where I benchmarked it with RTX and DLSS technologies enabled, if you want to check that out here.
Without these technologies enabled, you're still getting some truly kick ass performance in a game that hasn't been that well received. I'm not here to review the game itself, and it's not something I'd play -- but from a technological and benchmark perspective, it was a fun ride in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
In wrapping up, NVIDIA constantly dominates at the upper echelons of performance in all resolutions -- but man, do those 1440p and 4K tests stress out the GPUs and see NVIDIA climbing up the top near effortlessly.
NVIDIA offers up an insane 194FPS average at 2560 x 1440 in Wolfenstein: Youngblood with its flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, while the $2499 graphics card in the insane TITAN RTX (which packs 24GB of GDDR6 by the way) pushes up near 200FPS with 198FPS average. This is no easy feat, as AMD has nothing that can come close.
Even with AMD's flagship enthusiast Radeon VII (with its 7nm Vega GPU and 16GB of super-fast HBM2 memory) Team Red manages just 131FPS average -- not even beating the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER at 1440p. Things go to the next level at 4K.
4K sees AMD bleeding even more, barely managing to beat the GeForce RTX 2070 (non-SUPER) with the flagship Radeon VII offering up 78FPS average versus 79FPS average of the GeForce RTX 2070. NVIDIA flexes its muscle here, with the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti offering 119FPS average at 4K which is a stellar achievement, while the $2499 TITAN RTX is 6FPS faster at 125FPS average.
Overall, NVIDIA wins the benchmark war in all resolutions in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Below, I've got a list of graphics cards in separate categories for 1080p 60/120, 1440p 60/120, and 4K 60/120FPS -- and the cards that find their performance falling into, or near those FPS averages. There's some surprises below with the Radeon RX 480 still offering kick ass performance in 2020 in an idTech 6-powered game like Wolfenstein: Youngblood, while NVIDIA consistently kicks ass with its Turing-based GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX series graphics cards.
Best Graphics Cards For 1080p 60FPS
- AMD Radeon RX 480 - 64FPS average
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER - 58FPS average
Best Graphics Cards For 1080p 120FPS
- AMD Radeon RX 590 - 113FPS average
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER - 132FPS average
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 - 145FPS average
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 154FPS average
Best Graphics Cards For 1440p 60FPS
- AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT - 56FPS average
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER - 73FPS average
Best Graphics Cards For 1440p 120FPS
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER - 120FPS average
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - 125FPS average
Best Graphics Cards For 4K 60FPS
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 - 57FPS average
- AMD Radeon RX 5700/Vega 64 - 65FPS average
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - 73FPS average
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER - 75FPS average
Best Graphics Cards For 4K 120FPS
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - 119FPS average
- NVIDIA TITAN RTX - 125FPS average
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT