Ultra Street Fighter IV PC Technical Review

Company: Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: August 12th, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

The original Street Fighter IV launched all the way back in 2009 on consoles and PC. Capcom has breathed new life into it periodically with expansions, updates, and DLC, and is doing it again with Ultra Street Fighter IV, which released last week on Steam.

Ultra features all previous content, plus more of everything: characters, costumes, modes, moves, and levels, plus a balancing overhaul, among other changes.

If you're curious on how the game fares in terms of PC features, performance, and more, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 RC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Storage: 12GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better (except NVIDIA GeForce 7300)
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better