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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition receives a free performance benchmark tool for PC

Better late than never I suppose

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 4, 2020 at 6:27 a.m. PST • Comments: 28

Fighting games on PC used to be an even bigger niche market than the genre already was on consoles and in the arcades, but that's been rapidly changing in recent years to the point where computers may be its biggest growing market.

In a slightly unexpected move, Capcom has released a new tool for the Street Fighter 5 and PC gaming audience with a free benchmark program which shows how well the fighting game can run and at what settings.

This program launches just like the actual game bringing you to Champion Edition's start screen where prospective players can select their resolution and graphics settings before running the actual test itself.

For the benchmark, three demonstration matches will be played on the display with a box under the one player health bar which shows the current FPS, the average FPS during the test, picture quality, specs and resolution.

A match results screen will then pop up display much of the same information as the test along with a perfect at the top if it thinks the game can be run well on the PC.

After trying it out for myself, I can say it's not the most complex benchmark around since it offers a suggested running settings, but doesn't do what some others can manage like starting low and cranking up the graphics until it finds the limit of the machine it's running on.

We don't really know why Capcom is just now releasing a benchmark tool for a game that's been out for over four years, but it seems like it might be tied a bit into the Intel World Open qualifiers; the registration page has a prominent link leading to the program's page.

You can find out more about the Street Fighter 5 benchmark tool on the game's website where it also includes a current recommended spec list.

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