unreal engine 4 Unreal Engine 4 is more powerful but requires less horsepower

The Unreal Engine (UE) 3, which powers a variety of high profile video games, requires some major horsepower to pull its dynamics and particles, but all that may change with the upcoming UE4.

The Unreal Engine (UE) 3, which powers a variety of high profile video games, requires some major horsepower to pull its dynamics and particles, but all that may change with the upcoming UE4.

During the last E3 event, the UE3 “Samaritan” demo ran off not one or two, but three GeForce GTX 580.  At the 2012 E3, however, UE4 ran an impressive “Elemental” demo using only just one GTX 680—that’s right, one. 

A single 580 is not as powerful as a single 680, but three 580 is.  What does this mean?  Yes, you’ve guessed it; upcoming games utilizing the UE4 may not require some extreme rig to pull off all the in game fancies.  Furthermore, the UE4 will include real time visual scripting (Kismet 2) so users edited codes will be in effect immediately. 

Reference: develop-online.net