Project CARS at 4K: Recommended Graphics Cards for the Best 4K Experience

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Project CARS is stated for a May 8 2015 release, and finally racing fans will get to experience the genre defining new simulator. Touted as a truly realistic racer from its physics to the insane amount of detail and realism  present in everything from the accurately detailed cars to the beautiful environments.

Project CARS at 4K is undoubtedly a visual experience closer to real life than any other racer. Being able to render the game at such a resolution though would surely require quite a beefy setup, with a capable graphics solution. has provided some benchmark results, that can be viewed below:

Project CARS: Maximum quality settings 4K Resolution:

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2 GTX 980 SLI Min 45 Avg 52
2 GTX 970 SLI Min 38 Avg 44
Radeon R9 295X2 Min 35 Avg 41
GTX Titan X Min 35 Avg 39
2 GTX 780 TI SLI Min 33 Avg 40
2 GTX 780 SLI Min 29 Avg 34
GTX 980 Min 27 Avg 30
Radeon HD 7990 Min 24 Avg 28
GeForce GTX 970 Min 23 Avg 25
Radeon R9 290X Min 21 Avg 24

ProjectCARSChart2Below you can view the 1080p Benchmarks: 

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A variety of setups can provide the power needed to enjoy Project CARS at 4K with playable frame rates. For the time being though the Titan X is the only single GPU that can sustain a rather good experience at 4K. Opting for a dual card solution could prove cheaper in some cases but it can bring with it certain limitations or issues of the SLI or Crossfire configurations.

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Still the GTX 970 SLI setup is easily the best value of the lot, and provides a quite good gameplay experience with Project CARS at 4K.


Below is the complete list of the cars available in the game at launch.

Car list for the standard edition of the game:

  • Alpine A450
  • Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged
  • Ariel Atom 500 V8
  • Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4
  • Audi R18 TDI LMP1
  • Audi R8 LMS Ultra
  • Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • BAC Mono
  • BMW 1 M CoupÈ (E82)
  • BMW 320 Turbo Gr.5 (E21)
  • BMW M3 Gr.A (E30)
  • BMW M3 GT (E92)
  • BMW M3 GT4 (E92)
  • BMW Z4 GT3
  • Caper Monterey Stockcar
  • Caterham Seven Classic
  • Caterham Superlight R500
  • Caterham SP/300R
  • Ford Capri Zakspeed Gr.5
  • Ford Escort RS1600
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Ford Mustang Boss 302R1
  • Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA TransAm
  • Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Gr.A
  • Formula Gulf 1000
  • Ginetta G40 Junior
  • Ginetta G55 GT3
  • Ginetta G55 GT4
  • Gumpert Apollo S
  • Lotus 49 Cosworth
  • Lotus 72D Cosworth
  • Lotus 78 Cosworth
  • Lotus 98T Renault
  • Marek RP219D LMP2
  • Marek RP339h (PM 06a) LMP1
  • McLaren 12C
  • McLaren 12C GT3
  • McLaren P1
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo2 DTM
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ400
  • Oreca 03 Nissan
  • Pagani Huayra
  • Pagani Zonda R
  • Palmer Jaguar JP-LM
  • Radical SR3 RS
  • Radical SR8 RX
  • Renault Clio Cup
  • Renault MÈgane R.S. 265
  • Ruf CTR3
  • Ruf RGT-8
  • Ruf RGT-8 GT3
  • RWD P20 LMP2
  • RWD P30 LMP1
  • SMS Formula A
  • SMS Formula B
  • SMS Formula C
  • SMS Formula Rookie
  • SMS Kart 125cc (Kart01)
  • SMS Superkart 250cc (Kart02)
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A number of special editions and packs are also available with additional cars.

Limited Edition Car Pack:

  • Sauber C9 Mercedes
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM
  • McLaren F1
  • Ford Mk. IV
  • BMW M1 Procar (E26/1)

Modified Car Pack:

  • Ariel Atom Mugen
  • Ruf CTR3 SMS-R
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

Free Car:

W Motors Lykan HyperSport – Free Car #1


Project CARS will release on May 8 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We will bring you any new information on the title as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information here and here.


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