Can I run Blade & Soul On My RIG?
Blade & Soul was developed on modified version of Unreal Engine 3 which at the time of development was a powerful game engine. Though the game performance fall short when it comes to scaling with newer hardware for better game play performance.
I have played in all official servers and I had similar performance in all of them. Although I was previously playing on a AMD R9 290x GPU, I have recently upgraded to a NVIDIA 980 Ti and there was no significant performance improvement when it comes to Blade & Soul, even when tweaking the settings from High to Low or disabling advanced settings. I have put "Other Players Effects" to the lowest setting for personal use rather than performance improvement. Hiding other players' characters will gain me from 5 to 15 fps depending on the area.
Settings used in game
My System specs:
CPU: Intel i7 4790K OC 4.5GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti OC 1250/1427MHz
OS: Windows 8.1
The videos below were recorded with Shadowplay for less performance impact from 1440p downscale to 1080p60.
6men Dungeon @ BOSS
24men Instance @ Boss