Horizon Forbidden West is up to 16% Faster with Re-Size BAR and the Latest Patches

Even higher frame rates than before!

Horizon Forbidden West had a smooth PC release. We tested the game at launch and were pleasantly surprised by its performance. The game ran well on all GPUs but had a thing for Radeon hardware. The RX 7900 XT delivers similar frame rates as the RTX 4080, while the 7900 XTX comes pretty close to the 4090. Since then, there have been multiple game updates, and the Resizable BAR profile has been enabled for GeForce cards (v552.12 GR Driver). Subsequently, we see some healthy performance uplifts across the board.

Horizon Forbidden West Resizable BAR

We see the largest gains at 1080p. Using the latest driver/game patches, the GeForce RTX 4090 is 16%, 14%, and 10% faster at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K, respectively. Previously, we observed minimal performance gains with DLSS 3-based Frame Generation over standard temporal upscaling. The recent updates help on that front as well.

Horizon Forbidden West Resizable BAR

Upscaling performance gets a subtle boost, while Frame Generation is 15-20% faster than before. This is still far from ideal (we usually see a 2x improvement in frame rates), but it’ll do for now.

Our Test Bench

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-13900K.
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z790 Maximus Hero.
  • Cooler: Lian Li Galahad 360.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
  • Memory: 16GB x2 DDR5-6000 CL30.
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM1000e.


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