When ZMS first switched from Zwift to RGT in 2020, we noticed something different on our multi screen setup. 2 years later, it is still a huge difference today - rider positioning accuracy.
On RGT what you see is what everyone sees. And here is the proof of this crazy concept. This is nothing fancy, just a quick setup to show the same angles across 3 PCs on different networks. GUI on each is different to show we aren’t just playing the same PC 3 times!
For those interested, top left to right GPUs.
Thanks Damon, apart from the consistency between devices which is welcome. One thing that stood out for me in this video is that the riders move/lean in a much smoother fashion than the jerky behaviour I see.
I’ve only tried RGT on Apple TV 4K and a non-gaming laptop with integrated graphics, so I understand that running it on those potato devices limits the detail I see.
I don’t particularly want to go out and buy an expensive machine just for RGT, but if I was looking for a PC or laptop that could run it at a decent standard is there a good-value spec you would recommend?
I’ve seen the recommended spec page, but wasn’t sure how accurate it is:
The spec page should be fine to go from although I have 2 lower spec PCs running off 6th Gen Nvidia GPUs. They’re only just on 30fps at 720p.
My first recommendations for built in graphics:
- set windows display settings to 1280x720. Its a huge reduction in processing power needed compared to 1920x1080, that most are set to.
- search Graphics Settings in the windows search bar. You can then select/addRGT in the drop down list. Click Options. Select High Performance.
- in RGT when in game, click Menu/Options then select medium or low graphics settings. Medium you dont see a huge difference in graphics but Low is very basic. It may make things smoother.
Low spec 2nd hand kit is where I started out. The lowest CPU thay does well is an i5 4570, with the GTX660 graphics card restricted to 30fps on High RGT graphics. A PC with that level spec probably around £100.
I would recommend a GTX1050ti for a decent experience though. Full setup 2nd hand with the above CPU at a guess, around £140.
These are only my opinions and what looks good or not, is subjective! My main PCs are much beefier (RTX2070) as I use them for the broadcast production too.
Perfect, thanks @Damon. It’s been many years since I’ve built a PC so I’m getting my head around the numbers again. This gives me a good baseline to start from
It might be easier and cheaper to buy a refurbished Mac Mini and hook it up to your TV.
Yeah, that could be a option too, but apart from the ATV I don’t have any other Apple devices so I’ll probably stick the devil I know…